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Dewclaw69 last won the day on September 7 2015

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    I got my first lurcher at 8 yrs old. I'm now knocking on 50. i spent all my spare time in the woods with my scruffy looking beddyxwhippet and learned ferreting and lamping from my uncle.
    i've seen some cracking dogs over the years and love the rewards that working dogs brings. i learn new things every day from my dog. i'm currently running a 3/4 collie grey.
  1. Just an update. I think someone is coming over tomorrow. Thanks for all the replies
  2. Ive little time for folk attempting to get rid of the majority of lurchers,you seem to be a tad more genuine than most and i hope the mutt ends up in the kennel it deserves,good luck. He just deserves more than I can give him at the minute Morton. He's my only working dog and I won't be replacing him.
  3. with a lot of regret I'm looking for a new home for my lurcher dog. He's just turned 3 and this will be his 3rd season on the lamp. He's a 3/4 greyhound collie with a broken / rough blue merle colour.coat. dewclaws surgically removed as an older pup.and he's microchipped recall is good and he knows basic commands - sit, lie down he has a staggering amount of prey drive but with work as it is at the minute I just can't get enough rabbits in front of him and get him out enough (on the lamp). He's well exercised and fit.. He is kennelled out but will live in or out and is no trouble indoors day and night. Fed a good raw diet backed up by good dry grub He can be narky around male dog's .he doesn't know I want him to go to a good working home with a sensible owner. I'll ask a token amount of £50 for him. Collection from North Devon Please message with any questions Thanks Rob
  4. he's got the gears, the wind, the drive (in spades) and the smarts ( maybe a little too smart). 3/4 line bred grey / collie x
  5. Just for the record Steve, I've far from given up. I stated from the beginning that i did not want to be on any committee. I stuck to what I said. My withdrawal from the steering group is for my personal reasons and in no part due to any lack of commitment to the cause of the promotion of the working lurcher. To state that i've given up is incorrect. If you want to know why i've withdrawn. please pm me and ask rather than assume and refrain from making comments based on assumption and stick to facts
  6. sorry but the tears are still rolling down my cheeks after reading this. Class "If it was missing something in it's diet, then eating it's own sh*t is the last place it will find it............it's missing" seriously though, I have a bitch that has a spot on diet and still likes the odd warm turd from a variety of mammals. as said before, just try to remove them before the hunger pangs set in
  7. Facebook groups / pages can be dodgy. They are there to represent the views of those originating the page. no likey - no lighty -banned
  8. cant see any problem with that as long as they were wrapped well . I've eaten meat thats been frozen longer than that
  9. would that be the same decorum as that used to re brand and elect a committee without approaching the group that was already looking into starting a group, something that yourselves accused that group of doing without consulting yourselves, speaking for myself. what is the point in re instating a group that has consisted of one man for over 20 years that very few of the new generation of dog lads have ever even herd of, who you say has done so much for the last 20 years that we find our self still under represented and look upon as the dark sheep of the hunting world. where was this when the media was informing everyone that all lurcher work is illegal etc all over national tv and the press, where was this when the animal welfare bill was brought in so the rspca could use it in place of the hunting act to get lads banned for keeping dogs for life and extortionate kenneling and legal cost. google search shows nothing from the association since about 2000, i am sorry to say that a change and a united front is the only way to move forward the old ways never worked back then so why stick to them now. everybody wants the same thing as far as more representation goes but using the same old methods will only achieve what has happened in the past 20 or more years, a vote for change is a vote for the future Well, Well, At last after nearly twenty years the dragon awakes. the Association of Lurcher Clubs is accepted by both the Countryside Alliance and the Council of Hunting Associations as the governing body for Lurcher/Longdog work. As Chairman of the Association I sit on the board of the Council of Hunting Associations on whose behalf I have attended meetings in the House of Commons and At the head office of the Countryside Alliance in Kennington road in London and have direct contact with the Countryside Alliance. Before the Ban the Association of Lurcher Clubs (ALC) was one of the biggest hunting associations affiliated to the Council of Hunting Associations, (CHA) One of the reasons for it's popularity was the "Forley Cup" which brought coursing men/women from all parts of the country to test their Longdogs in the biggest and hardest competition for coursing Lurchers the coursing world had ever known. The competition and membership fees enabled the ALC to take the fight for hunting with Lurchers to the forefront against the hunting ban. We along with other hunting associations lost. After the ban was put in place, membership of all the forms of hunting suffered. We, the ALC most of all. Since 2004 I have done the best that I could with no club income. I have attended every CLA and Midland Game Fairs at my own expence, with a display within the Countryside Alliance marque, promoting the repeal of the hunting ban with special interest for the Lurcher/Longdog owner. In short, you already have a organisation that is already in a position and has the contacts to represent the working Lurcher/Longdog Hunter. As I have stated I attended the CLA Game Fair to represent Lurcher work for twenty years, and yet, this year I found that my attendance was not needed!! I went any way and spoke to Tim Bonner who stated that due to cut backs the marquee was smaller and there was no room. I stood by the massive stall selling various Items and wondered If this was the truth of the matter. There you have it. The Association stands ready to do your wishes, But the ALC needs Membership and finance. If there are enough of you that really want to fight let me know and I will organise a venue for a meeting. So come on stand and be counted. Alan Tyer Chairman Association of Lurcher Clubs. from the locked topic Your obviously speaking for the lagbi as no one has stated your right or wrong from the steering committee Why are they so keen to speak to AT if hes done as little as you claim? Could they need him? What did Tim Bonner say to them and what did he offer to lagbi? AT submitted the AWL article several weeks prior to the meeting with TB to the CMW would it have made any difference if it had been published earlier? Y.I.S Leeview As you are aware, I have withdrawn from the LAGBI steering committee and really wanted to see the best progress made. There are plenty of lads who are only just coming on to read this topic and you just can't stay out of it can you ? All the while causing trouble. You sit on the committee of the AWL and you come on spouting like you do ? You should have more common sense and decorum. You are a f***ing PR disaster for the organisation you represent
  10. when the new group first "popped up" it was populated by folk from here and moochers.
  11. I'd say a whippet x for sure . I'm running a 3/4 line bred greyhound collie. Gives it everything but a little too big for the fields on my permissions.
  12. Your crazy Rob, I had You down as one of the good guys. Hi . There's always been better placed folk that me to go ahead with this. I never wanted a place on the committee of anything. Positive changes are starting to happen and that's a good thing for everyone.
  13. For the record, I have personally withdrawn from the LAGBI steering group as of NOW. From the original post by Giro all i wanted to do was to help change something for the better. That change has now started My continued involvement serves only to irritate bad feeling caused by the split of the original group. I wish the future of working lurcher and those striving to promote it all the best. Rob
  14. At present we are a group of like minded individuals striving to achieve something to promote the future of working lurchers with the aims and code as previously published. The intention has always been to set up a structure which can then be handed over to a democratically elected committee and to be inclusive for all. So to answer that directly along with the explanation above - No And after all the good advise from some good people that know what the score is, on this topic, you chose to ignore it all and got stuffed good and proper, flick back a few pages and re-group. I was reiterating a point already confirmed by Trenchfoot and gave an honest answer to an apparently genuine question. As have I. So can you still run with the LAGBI club on it's own merits, or is it tied to AWL? the intentions of LAGBI are made clear in the post by Trenchfoot both on here and Moochers
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