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  1. Dan Newcombe

    Stud cocker black

    Depending on what you are really looking for Kiltonbeck Rollo might be a good option but he is in North Yorkshire. Belter of a dog and taking my bitch to him back end of this year hopefully and he won the cocker championship in January he is the real deal
  2. Dan Newcombe

    Labs

    Definitely would use him over a running dog, the theory behind using our bitch was as much because finding someone who would want a litter of lab crosses out of their running bitch would have been less likely than someone with a decent dog using it over my lab. I agree that there is probably a reason that they haven't stayed the course and undoubtedly a 3/4 cross would be a better running dog but as an all rounds i like the sound of them - if it turns out OK then a 3/4 could be on the cards in years to come.
  3. Dan Newcombe

    Labs

    I suppose that's the issue with most cross breeding, you don't quite know how they are going to throw in the first instance. Its a way off just now so plenty of time to try and find a decent stud to do the job.
  4. Dan Newcombe

    Labs

    I’ve seen a few racier but IMO (obviously because we breed the line) they are a solid, agile and good to work with temperament. Good mix and she chucks that dog (her brother) around like a rag dog rubbing flat out, really co-ordinated somehow, has a knack. There are a lot of the wire/lab crosses up this way but to be honest I’ve seen very few I would kennel, they would maybe lend a bit of something extra to a running dog though. Never really thought about a Spaniel cross, wouldn’t have thought that they would bring much to the party running wise, they are quick but no top end really - just see them on a running cock bird compared to a lab etc.
  5. Dan Newcombe

    Labs

    To be fair it is right that a lot of issues on shoots are caused by labs kicking off but as a percentage it’s still pretty low. Out of interest. The picture on the forestry track is the Bitch I have in mind and one on the concrete is her full brother. they are both absolute machines out working. Entirely accept that they are unlikely to be a flat out coursing dog, it’s more a mooching, ferreting, bit of lamping and ideally a bit of picking up if possible - proper all rounder and train ability is important. Hadn’t thought of trying to keep them lighter with some saluki, was thinking grey/whip cross because I want to keep the size down a bit.
  6. Dan Newcombe

    2 x 20 bore sbs

    2 x 20 bore sbs View Advert Looking to sell 2 x 20 bore sbs shotguns. My wife bought these by accident a few years ago at Holts and we have used them for dog training since then but have got to the point we have too many guns and something has got to go. Denton Kennel - non ejector, one of the firing pins needs a bit of work as occasionally it soft strikes other than that decent condition - £50 AYA (not sure which model but basic) - non ejector, nice gun, decent used condition, would make a good first gun - £125 PM me and i can email pictures. Based on Deeside, Aberdeenshire Thanks Dan Advertiser Dan Newcombe Date 31/05/19 Price £125.00 Category Shotguns  
  7. Dan Newcombe

    2 x 20 bore sbs

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    Looking to sell 2 x 20 bore sbs shotguns. My wife bought these by accident a few years ago at Holts and we have used them for dog training since then but have got to the point we have too many guns and something has got to go. Denton Kennel - non ejector, one of the firing pins needs a bit of work as occasionally it soft strikes other than that decent condition - £50 AYA (not sure which model but basic) - non ejector, nice gun, decent used condition, would make a good first gun - £125 PM me and i can email pictures. Based on Deeside, Aberdeenshire Thanks Dan

    £125.00

  8. Dan Newcombe

    Labs

    I am thinking about crossing one of our lab bitches to a running dog in the future. She is a hellish racy thing which is what we try to breed for the heather hill up here. Fast and Athletic but covered in muscle - she almost looks like she has some running dog in there. At the moment she is 2 so not looking to do this for at least another couple of years - we have a kid on the way and my half plan is to do the cross when it is about 5 for its first dog (so the bitch would be about 7 and we wouldn't register more pups anyway). In my mind i was thinking a grey / whippet cross or a hard blood whippet - of the bigger stamp. Don't want it to be too big but has to go well with the lab. Anyway - my question is that, given the right lab would this likely make a useful mooching dog - only really interested in rabbits up here but would be handy if it would pick up as well if need be and Ive also never even heard of people using these as a cross - is there a reason and would actually we be better off juts buying a collie cross type thing instead? I can imagine that you might throw some heavier stuff but our lines are lighter built so hopefully would throw something useful. Thanks Dan
  9. Dan Newcombe

    How to tell a good ferret

    Agreed, ideally i would like to think that mine are doing this because that's what we are after, clear warrens but you just never know unless you manage to get a fix and dog to a dead rabbit that the ferret has been at and left. Like i say, they seem to be doing a good job but i was wondering how people tend to decide how good a ferret is as once they are underground you struggle to know whats going on. Thanks
  10. Dan Newcombe

    How to tell a good ferret

    I am happy with how they are working and we have cleared quite a lot of ground but i just cant help but think in the back of my mind that we are leaving odd ones behind. I know that they cant get every single one every single time but i like to have good stuff so was trying to see how people judge them. They are coming with fur in their claws but usually they have bolted stuff before hand BUT there have been times when something has 'hole hopped' and then we haven't seen it again so there is something being missed down there sometimes. They are working probably 2/3 days a week so they are seeing work and they are getting the job done, I'm just not sure if we could be getting it done quicker/better and if there is something that we are doing / not doing that could improve things! To be fair, id rather a bolter over a killer because the main bit we are working currently has a 3ft pan about 18 inches down and the warrens are all under the pan so digging is a pain but to get the job done id take either obviously. I think that i will just have to try being a bit quicker on the locator and might well go back to nets a bit to see whats going on with the 'carrot' - problem being that there are very few rabbits about now following a winter of hitting them hard so its a bit of a double edged sword. Thanks for the replies so far
  11. Dan Newcombe

    How to tell a good ferret

    Really stupid question but ..... How do you all tell how good your ferrets are at the job. Happy to admit that other than ferreting when we were kids with vicious little horrors we have recently got back into the game and have a really nice pair of hobs - friendly as you could ever ask for and seem to work away just fine. I was just wondering how you guys judge the quality of a working ferret and how good a job they are doing. Our two go to ground well, stay down and we have decent success bolting to guns mainly BUT we rarely have to dig to them and although i have seen them kill rabbits that have gone back down a hole and they have come out with fur in their claws ive not had to dig to a body many times. They do pop up a bit initially but will then go back to ground when you approach (seems that this is usually a reflection that there is something there and you often get a bolt after. Im wondering if we are not being quick enough to get the locator out and they are coming away from rabbits in stop ends, they haven't come out with blood all over them so im not convinced they are killing underground. To be fair to them we have killed a good number of rabbits over the last winter in forestry compartments and they have done a decent job but I'm just wondering if we might have done it a bit quicker if a) the ferrets were better (and I'm trying to figure out if that's the case) or b) we were quicker with the locator - we have tended to give them a chance to do their work before getting involved, maybe 15/20 minutes before we start looking. Any thoughts appreciated, we are happy with them so far with what they have done but going forward we are going to get a couple more to keep ourselves stocked up and able to do the job and i want to make sure we are improving rather than getting average stuff. I suspect that we have decent but not world beating stuff. Thanks Dan
  12. Dan Newcombe

    Seven mk3 problem

    Bought a Duracell 9v so had assumed it would be fine. We we shall see. Hopefully This means there isn’t a common thing with them being totally FUBAR
  13. Dan Newcombe

    Seven mk3 problem

    Bought a Duracell 9v so had assumed it would be fine. We we shall see. Hopefully This means there isn’t a common thing with them being totally FUBAR
  14. Dan Newcombe

    Seven mk3 problem

    Not even a little bit, would make sense though! Il see when I get home. Cheers
  15. Dan Newcombe

    Seven mk3 problem

    Just put a new battery in this morning and still nothing. Cheers
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