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About Corkman

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  1. Corkman

    Jibb or more time

    Scorpion you are obviously green to terrier work, but we all started at sometime or other. Many of us don’t start our “pups” until 16 or 17 months preferring to hold them back. A pup matures an awful lot between 12 months and 2 years in their short life. Different animal between those ages. Have patience and leave them make their puppy mistakes for they are only kids at that age! There is far too much bravado in this game with people full of dismal wisdom that has been to the detriment of many a young prospect. Sometimes I think the dogs are more intelligent that than the lads holding the lead. Patience costs you nothing. Sometimes people at in far too much of a hurry to prove themselves right and they can’t be wrong when the dog is gone????
  2. Corkman

    Show Us Your White Dog's

    Show stuff in them Gary?
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    Really like the black & tan
  4. Corkman

    Who do you admire?

    Sadly few men (Legends) live up to the expectations we have placed upon them. It can be a disappointment when you finally do meet them. I have to say Tommy O’Reilly was a great character that started off what a lot of white dog men in our area have today. What you saw is what you got from Tommy. Straight and to the point, but a gentleman all the same. Always pleasurable to be in his company. I had the honour to shoulder his coffin when he was laid to rest. Tommy’s son, myself and my digging partner slipped back to the jeep for a spade and back filled. Tommy would have liked that. RIP. Another living legend is J.A. One of the few men that fully lives up to his reputation. A true gentleman and such a knowledgable man that few will ever reach his stature. He has done it all. Sitting listening to J.A. is some craic and the stories from the past a pleasure to be told. These lads had some sport and craic in their day and more than happy to share with the next generations. And then there is Barrie Wade. A bloody immeasurable force that we all owe so much. So many don’t even realise the efforts he has gone too and spent a lifetime protecting. I don’t think I could express how much I think of and believe in this man. A great character, an honourable man and true gentleman.
  5. Corkman

    Ruin a dog

    Nobody does that as it would be illegal. Pest Foxes would need to be dealt with humanely. Moving live animals would leave Terriermen open to accusations of cruelty and baiting and can only be done under permit. It is sad that ANTIs don't realise the stupidity in what they wish for! As hunters now cannot move healthy pest animals safely to location they have to be dealt with. In the old days they could have been moved with little fuss or harm. The countryside needs to be managed and without hunting selectively removing the problem animals vermin species breed to epidemic proportions and the stupid government steeps in with Indiscriminate culs via shooting, snaring, poisons abd gassing at huge cost to the farmers and tax payers. When this was all done at zero cost or fuss for generations. The Antis should be ashamed of the unnecessary harm they cause and leave wildlife management to the hunting community.
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    Airedale Terriers

    When we all have only a finite time on this planet, so why you would bother to use such dogs when there would be far faster ways to succeed in breeding working dogs? Might as well use a giant schnauzer.
  7. Corkman

    Show Us Your White Dog's

    Hope you don't mind me asking why you put full English bull over your white dogs? What did the cross bring to the mix? Would have thought there was some in there already?
  8. 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.
  9. Only a few days to go. Final preparations underway. Looking forward to meeting a few older and newer friends on the day.
  10. 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
  11. There seems to be a good crowd coming from all over. And a good session afterwards up the road.
  12. 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?