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  1. Lloyd90

    Mincer

    I used a manual one recently to mine a Roe deer with some belly fat and it was a tight bother. The meat came out more like mush than mince. Id never get one. Maybe an electronic one be better.
  2. Youd have more luck / better chance buying a Euromillions ticket... at least then if you win you can buy the land. They don’t want to do any actual work, and looking into the insurance details etc etc of letting someone run about their land with a firearm will be the last thing they want to do.
  3. I’d stick an auto feeder, or even two on it considering it looks a decent size. Get the feeder to spray food out about an hour before dark, as duck (I believe) will flight in as it gets dark and feed overnight. If you can push them off in the morning. I’d leave it until October to establish, if you can get there regular to push them off in morning you should see how many are about. Come October shoot it once a fortnight, don’t over shoot it as they’ll just leave. Stick some wooden pallets up if you can to make a nice hide .
  4. He’s not overweight or really unfit but I don’t walk or run him on ground with nothing for hours on end, as I want him to run in trials ideally and he has to come out running. If you run them too long or on ground with no game they can start to pace themselves and just plod about. My mates done it with his two cockers, he takes them on big walks and walking holidays they might be out for 3-4 hours at times, when he brings his dog out to hunt now it just walks from cover to cover don’t run at all, so I am trying to avoid that. In the season I imagine hunting on gam
  5. It’s finding the spot with plenty of rabbits that’s the hard part.
  6. They need to be running alongside a bike or similar then really?
  7. Just at walking speed? thanks for replying
  8. Does walking the dog for a long time on the lead say along the roads/pavements build fitness? I am wanting to build fitness in my spaniel, however I don't want to hunt him endlessly as I know this can create a dog that just plods along when set off to hunt (my mates does it as it's used to being taken on 3-4 hours walks regularly). I want to maintain that hunting intensity but also need the dog to be fit enough to run flat out for a good period of time without being knackered. I imagine when the season comes real hunting will help put that peak performance in, but until then
  9. My mate;s from Mayo over the South, he said they still tar and feather folk who are too much bother, they soon learn to behave or f**k off!
  10. A couple decent bloke with a few spades and a bit of land in the corner of their bog and the c**t be sorted and society would owe them lads a debt.
  11. "Part trained" ... means they probably taught it to sit for a treat. I wouldn't buy anything off the internet etc. If I wanted an older dog I'd only buy it off trainers I know personally as I woudn't trust any f****r. Hence easier to get a pup.
  12. They reckon rabbit fed whole (skin and all) is great for dogs and reduces the need for wormer.
  13. Lamb hearts are offal and I think can make the dog stools looser. A variety of meats needs to be given, as well as roughly 10% bone, and 10% offal (5% liver and 5% other organ/secreting organs). This combo should ensure the dog has everything it needs. I found heart makes mine loose. Adding more bone will firm them up and more offal makes them looser if needed.
  14. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019EAJ2NW/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B019EAJ2NW&pd_rd_w=ENDhJ&pf_rd_p=1055d8b2-c10c-4d7d-b50d-96300553e15d&pd_rd_wg=NqfT9&pf_rd_r=QP3K59AT5AVV2RC07J4M&pd_rd_r=84e6fb18-4b44-46b2-bc31-afc1a8dbe97c&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExR0hLVVUzVjVaVU5ZJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTY1MTE2TExFSFI3RENPSlJOJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyMjM1NjZSQ0hOSDIxOThGMFomd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWwmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl Is this the same kinda stuff?
  15. I thought the raw bones, as well as egg shells add calcium... perhaps others feeding raw are giving meat only and not bones as well? Liver I believe is full of iron which is added to the food I will try and get some of that keepers mix, what is it and is it any good?
  16. Currently feeding my dog (springer) on DAF raw complete mixes, got different variety of meats, mince with the 10% (sometimes 15% but rarely) bone content and added liver (5%) and other organ meat (5%) to make blocks. I also often add raw green tripe, chicken wings, drumsticks, raw eggs (including shells) and both raw fish like sardines, as well as tinned fish in oil to the dogs diet. I have recently also started adding some kibble to his diet as he was a bit inconsistent on raw only and he has been much better on this. Only give kibble added to the evening meal and add some tree ba
  17. Where's that from? No news coerage yet.
  18. If my Mrs passed I'd dig her up and shoot her again! Just to made sure the bitch is dead! ... don't tell her I said that mind!!
  19. Those complete minces with the bone and offal in them n all?
  20. Any of ya lads get too bored can come build me a tiny little kennel for 2 spaniels
  21. No she is a Jones by marriage. Where about in the country are you? Re health testing. I would ideally want parents to be tested, but these days people seem to be bragging about how their dogs are health tested clear, when they might be shit workers. People will advertise litters with long lists of health tests that the parents have passed as if that’s the be all and end all of the decision to buy their pups ... and have almost no mention of the parents working ability. Also as Balaur hinted to, some dogs can be neurotic and wired all the time, whe
  22. I apologise Balaur ... I meant it in jest, just teasing and having a bit of fun not meant to be taken the wrong way. Sorry if it came across like that The point I was trying to make was ... I know a lot of people with very well bred trialling dogs, who are worked very regularly on shoots, beating, picking up, and being shot over. Personally I find people's excuse of their companion being "just a shooting dog", to often be short for a dog that they haven't really trained, a dog that runs in, chases birds into the next drive, doesn't stop when told, and hunts 100 yards ahead
  23. Do trialling dogs work in the office or something?
  24. Good work mate Anita Jones has a litter coming up from her bitch that’s run in the championship, Jeremy Organ was planning some litters this summer and Andy Platt and Jamie Reed up in Scotland are both good names but hell of a trip up there. If you don’t trial yourself it can be difficult to get one off the big names, as they want them going to other trial homes who they know will win awards because it gets their kennel names out there. Easier if you want a dog pup as triallers don’t seem so keen on them.
  25. I thought lads on here were dog men ... but who recommends having a pup because of what they look like (or the parents look like) in a picture? I wouldn’t give a flying feck what it looked like, or what colour it is!! I’d want it to hunt like a demon, retrieve to hand and work within shot. Id be looking for parents that will hunt cover ... you’d be surprised how many cockers (and springers) are being bred that won’t hunt proper cover (or cover at all). It’s harder for cockers from the off as they’re smaller and less powerful. Then I’d be trying to find o
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