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  1. See you and your workers tomorrow at the show. Easy enough to find the showgrounds. They are just off the South Ring Road (N40) Exit number two. If you go through the Jack Lynch Tunnel just keep going straight for a 15 minutes until you reach exit number "2" off the motorway. The showgrounds will be sign posted from exit number 2. Showgrounds are 2 minutes from the motorway exit.
  2. Only a few days to go. Final preparations underway. Looking forward to meeting a few older and newer friends on the day.
  3. I'll be too busy working at the show. My son might take one or two. Just as well mine are damn ugly because if they won I could be accused of a fix. A session and sing song and pints galore
  4. There seems to be a good crowd coming from all over. And a good session afterwards up the road.
  5. Some great prizes for the show. Bellman and Flint locating collar.
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    Would you breed from a jacker?

    Kaiser, would you have bred off that bitch?
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    Was he white before you shaved him Wedgey
  8. Irish Working Terrier Federation Working Terrier Show on Saturday 21st July 2018. Details attached. Looking forward to seeing you all there to support the IWTF.
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    Dogs not tieing

    Sound Andy. Read through the rest of the posts even the irritating bitchy ones. FFS. When lads like you are trying a good cross the bitches will be watched like a pervert. All bitches are different. So the time when they are right will be different. I had an old bitch that bled for 20+ days and same bitch was like Mother Earth as she would produce milk when not in pup too. If this bitch is kennelled with other dogs try her with them first as she'll be used to them and more likely to show how ready she is with them before trying an outside dog. The usual 10-14 days goes out the window with some bitches. If the bitch is aggressive sometimes leaving her run free around the yard with the stud while keeping a close eye on things leaves the bitches settle. Do a bit of dancing (fore play) fanny licking, some like it rough as old bitch and her daughter did too. The dog would have to knock the head off her a little then she would then happyily leave the stud get on with it. Mother Nature often knows best. I have often stood back after too much interference and let them at it! Collar on bitch and ready with a lead when tied. I prefer the tie myself but it's not absolutely necessary. Raping the bitch if too early might be the reason she's not tying?? Lots of variables. We had a genius of a man down this way (Blondie Paddy) that could get any bitch crossed. I would love to have his technique but he was like lightning and wham bam the deed down before you could study the job Best of luck mate as it can be frustrating.
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    Dogs not tieing

    Try what Lew said. Once he's in keep him in.......
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    MORE BAD NEWS......

    Brilliant king
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    MORE BAD NEWS......

    Can't argue with that MickC. But anyone misusing this information is in serious trouble. One thing for sure these laws will be getting more and more stringent as time goes by. And as I mentioned in a previous post wouldn't be a fan of licenses. But if it was a choice between nothing and a license it would be a license. It's the same thing with microchiping, tail docking, dog breeding establishments, etc..... all storing your information online. No doubt you have your trusty workers chipped and registered in case they get lost. Name, address, dog breed, DOB, etc, it is the law of the land since around 2015 U.K. You can be fined without chipping your dog.
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    MORE BAD NEWS......

    Apache... said: All the marches and paperwork can only do so much maybe if the right foundations were put in a long time ago hunting may not be where it is today.  I agree Apache it's not that hard to comprehend. Apologies I quoted your previous post by mistake. Above is the extract from your post regards paperwork not making a difference I took issue with, but as you stated we are all entitled to our opinions. So here is mine hopefully put a little better. It is this very paperwork that the NWTF puts together on Terriermens behalf where no one else bothers makes all the difference. Fighting everything that affects what we all do. That paperwork in its various presentations and one of the most important pieces of paperwork being the NWTF code of conduct is what made and currently makes the difference. There would be no terrierwork today without it. So there lies the difference between doing nothing and standing up to attacks on what we do with paperwork, proper knowledge and having an able organisation being able to put the two together counteracting all the paper arguments the ANTIS put in front unknowing politicians who can write us off without knowing the what they are doing. Totally agree too about distancing themselves from any illegal activity. Sure you couldn't condone that carry on As it's against the law
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    MORE BAD NEWS......

    Hard to comprehend some of the statements and beliefs of people on here at times? Barrie's response explained quite adequately the huge effort that the NWTF and indeed Barrie and others have put in to keeping "your" pastime legal and that's a fact. Doing nothing and hiding your head in the sand achieves "nothing". The amount of hours and commitment is to be commended, where thanks is rarely given and never sought. The fact this work is not broadcast on the WWW doesn't mean nothing is being done or the many achievements made over the many years. If it was not for men like Barrie standing up for the likes of "you" then it would be a very one sided conversation and things would have drastically changed years ago. The balance that the NWTF puts to such arguments and political decisions is and has been the very reason "you" can still practice terrierwork legally. Ask yourself what have "you" personally done to protect "your" pastime? Are you a paid up member of the NWTF? I doubt it along with many others on here! If you paid up the few quid and bothered to attend a meeting you might just find yourself being actually well informed and knowledgeable instead of countless hours on here with many of the misinformed. Dont want to start an argument Apache but seriously have a good think man and everyone should get themselves properly informed and I bet it would reduce the negativity on here to zero. Cheers. P.S. Maybe zero would be too much to hope for.