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  1. it wants shutting down
  2. Very very nice. Looks like your doing a good job with rearing them. Is this the 1st litter you have bred?.
  3. After you have dressed them,Try soaking them in salt water over night , then drain off and rinse carcass under tap before cooking
  4. What a shower of w###ers who ever has done that. What goes on in their f###in heads
  5. Christ, looks like the Michelin man.lol
  6. You have a valid point there in regards to your comment that a lot of the show bred whippets never get a chance to run game. Just a month or so back I was out with my lurchers, just for a walk after work. Bumped into a women with a black whippet on a lead. I stopped to admire her dog . He was 3 years old and she said came from a very good line of pedigree dogs, father , grandfather show champs etc etc. My dogs were off the lead at the time so I asked her if she ever let's it off the lead as we were,well way from roads,and cattle. She said she didn't like to really as it keeps catching the local rabbits. Lol. I managed to talk her into letting it have a run with my dogs who are no slouches speed wise, this little dog was trying them up in knots . Unbelievable tight turns and pace. Great to see it running free. Felt sorry for the little tyke stuck on the lead
  7. Yep they can't outrun a bullet, that's for sure
  8. Used to be quite a few that colour up in the penines other side of Macclesfield
  9. Parents to my little bitch also
  10. Mine cost me a fiver in 1980.collie ,greyhound x whippet . Bought it off some travellers. Went to the site ,the head man's Mrs said he's in the pub next door on a lock in had to bang on the pub window to get him out lol. Never forget that, thought I'd cocked up when they all come rolling out pissed !.
  11. Nice post lads,enjoying it. Some very interesting points raised and observations made.many thanks
  12. Well them pups look well cared for john. I hope that they go to good homes that will continue to look after them as you have. I met your mate Ian Clayton at the game fair a couple of years back. Real nice fella, sorry to hear about his dog,he told me he had retired him at the time,think he said simon whitehead s dog was bred from him. Good luck with them.
  13. thats a shame, always enjoyed your posts showing the dogs at work. sad news , such is the life of a working dog. if its any consolation, at least you gave them a good life mate. Atb
  14. well i enjoyed the article, good read that, many thanks. Nice to see or in this case read about any working dog actually doing the job it was bred for. ATB
  15. I can understand your frustration mate. There used to be plenty of game around me locally. Now it's almost devoid. I look at the land and wish it were the same as it used to be. I was working for a local farmer last wk,he has been farming there around 20 years on that particular farm. We used to hunt that land 30 years ago and it had reasonable numbers of hares,partridge and rabbits on it then. In Feb you could often see 5 or 6 hares boxing regular. I have not seen a hare on there for the last 15 years. He says his farming methods haven't changed, he puts it down to predators.i.e. badges,foxes buzzards. I remember walking that land when I was younger and stepping over leverates in there forms.
  16. if it carries on like this , it makes you wonder if it will be worth owning a lurcher and ferrets. There has been a massive decline over the last 2 seasons locally, where i was counting 50 plus on some fields of an evening i am now seeing one and twos. it reminds me of the seventys , used to walk for miles with the dog, only thing we run then was the hares, now that jobs buggered as well, Reckon they will see a big decline in raptor numbers now up there, its happened here with the buzzards already.
  17. as about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike
  18. if you catch a weasel, piss in his ear
  19. Great vid. Looks like the lad enjoyed himself
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