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  1. Cheers, do you just use the red bulb?
  2. Not looking for other recommendations eg saying get a tube heater etc, just want a lamp for switching on briefly when the dogs get back from work and they are wet etc, give them a blast to dry off and warm up before bedding down. Does it make a difference which lamp you get? Does the bulb matter? These ones on sale are cheap, I was thinking just buy the shade and get a ceramic bulb separate as I am sure I read ceramic bulbs are better? Maybe that the glass bulbs can shatter but the ceramic ones don’t? Also if you get a 250w shade and 250w bulb, with the
  3. Are bull dog shovels still the go to? Is this the one? https://bulldoghandtools.co.uk/bulldog-spades/bulldog-rabbiting-spades/bulldog-rabbiting-planting-spade-28-ash-t-shaped-handle-5514t28n?gclid=Cj0KCQjwk7ugBhDIARIsAGuvgPZ_hPFI_aHnS4wFBcl5Npz7EI7eBwvesa9IF_AyER1bJMo9BWgF7xkaAraBEALw_wcB
  4. Anything else? I’ll give it a go
  5. What's so good about it then? For dogs and humans ...
  6. I’m flat out over Xmas working in the emergency social work team… however for the first time in years I’ve got Xmas day off. Home with the Mrs, will take the dogs up the common early morning to give them a good run out, might chase a hare like they did last year , … I shouldn’t laugh they’re bloody spaniels… then back home to cook a goose and all the veg. One of our mates was due to go back to Ireland but her plans collapsed last minute so we’re dragging her over to our house as we won’t have her spend Xmas home alone.
  7. Tell ya teenager the benefits of cold air and cold showers for sexual performance.
  8. I see loads of people bringing young dogs on shoots. They say it’s nonsense to wait and how the dog is brilliant, or they bring it along and just keep it on a lead etc … I go back a year or two later, the dogs pretty much always have major faults and they either don’t bring the dog anymore cos it’s totally wild, or even worse they still bring the dog and they think it’s brilliant, when in reality it’s out of control and totally shit.
  9. Some of the worst dog's I've ever seen on shoots belonged to the keepers
  10. Just a word of advice, take it or leave it. More dogs are ruined by doing too much too soon, than waiting for them to mature a bit. It's nice to get your dog out but at 9 months working on a shoot, it's the perfect melting pot for problems to come up and be learned for life. I shot over my young spaniel too young, and have lived with the concequences ever since. I still managed to make him into a trial winner but would of been a lot easier if I didn't have to correct the faults / bad habits that were learned when rushing in too soon. I am glad to
  11. My mate with indoor kennels has noticed the dogs coats aren’t as thin and weather resistant as they were when his kennels were just outside pens.
  12. Im waiting to move house as want to get more dogs for trialling and working. I’ve spent ages looking at loads of different options but think there’s big pro’s and cons between different setups. I’d avoid wood totally now, and myself I am leaning heavily to the KM engineering setups, as if you ever do move you can take them down and move them with you. It’s a lot of money for a block / brick building and all the time I hear of lads splitting up with the Mrs or anything.
  13. Alright baker boy, Apologies he’s 3/4 whippet 1/4 beddy.
  14. I believe so I’ve just sent him message to check. What I will say is it’s well worked, he’s out several nights a week and the dog takes all sorts.
  15. My mates got a cracking beddy x grey cross dog, takes anything you’d want, if anyone got a tidy bitch they want to use it on send me PM.
  16. Is she half cross kelpie greyhound?
  17. That bred the same? Collie lurcher x collie lurcher?
  18. Anyone know the breeding on these dogs? Kelpie cross or collie?
  19. Just spent 11 weeks travelling the USA. Loved NYC, make sure you get to Ground Zero early as they shut around 5 and will literally Chuck you out, there’s quite a lot to see inside. We saw 2 broadway shows which was good experience. The Empire State, Statue of Liberty etc all worth a look but absolutely rammed full of people, to the point they were a bit off putting. A very intense place but the energy is electric.
  20. One of the gundog lads had a family nearby who come for lessons, not farmers but had a small holding, few out buildingd and a shed with some collectable cars and a few gundogs. They got a Neo thinking it would protect the land, cars, kennels etc. Said one day, for what they saw was no reason at all, it just grabbed their toddler and started ragging her about like a terrier does to a rat. Luckily it was winter and she was wearing a thick puffed up coat. She got thrown out of the coat and the dad rushed her off to hospital as despite the coat it had broken her collar bon
  21. What you have described is not hard mouth. Hard mouth would be if the dog was picking the bird and crunching the ribs in. What you have is a dog that is unsure / a reluctant retriever. Possibly caused by you telling the dog off when near game / flushing or chasing? It can be sorted out, there’s various tricks, put the bird in a stocking, let the dog run in whilst enthusiastic etc. Go and see a (good) professional for a lesson if your not sure.
  22. Vet won‘t do it. It’s got to be done before the pups 4/5 days old. Count’s as an amputation after that and they won’t do it just because you fancy it. This is why it’s important to choose the right pup from working parents, who’s breeder bothers to dock them / raise them properly.
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