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Maximus Ferret

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  1. On the upside you've got all summer now. I would get him around sheep as much as possible (at least once a week, preferably more). On a long line at first then maybe an e-collar. I'd use the e-collar on a low setting just to keep in touch so he never thinks you're far enough away to ignore. I've heard it said that if that doesn't work you should turn the collar up to 10, wait 'til he's right up the arse of a sheep and let him have it. ?
  2. I'm guessing this always happens when he's on a leash. Am I right?
  3. Don't know about blown dogs but rhabdomyolysis is common enough in overworked lurchers, even in this part of the world. To my shame I have had two dogs suffer from it myself when I was a lot younger and lived in good hare country. Both were collie bred lurchers that ran multiple hares. The first was retrieving a hare after a good run and another hare got up. She chased it, beginning with the first still in her mouth. The second was a first cross dog, not yet fully fit and running on a hot day, early season. Both recovered to work again, seemingly none the worse but it could have been a lo
  4. Got it!!!!! It's called "The Lurcher", by Frank Walker. Jukel was the dog's name. The Lurcher by Frank Walker - AbeBooks WWW.ABEBOOKS.CO.UK The Lurcher by Frank Walker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.co.uk.
  5. I have a copy of that somewhere. If you like that you'll like a book....."Jukel" I think it was called, possibly by Frank something??? Years since I read it. It's about a lurcher that goes feral on north york moors, I think Helmsley area. I've tried to google it for you but no luck. Copy I read was borrowed from Malton library in 1987.
  6. Blitz variable. The old type variable with the little turn wheel. I'm very careful with it and keep it on a cord round my neck and even hold it up short in my teeths when climbing over gates and the like.Worth more than gold now ?.
  7. Boris is doing to the conservatives what Tony Blair did to the labour party.
  8. Labour..... Conservative..... , all either care about is getting the most votes. I very much doubt that either care about the fact that many areas suffered a decline in hare population after the ban. Even Richard Course knew that would happen and was thrown out of the LACS for saying so. So the countryside alliance is supporting this? Doubt they ever cared about the welfare of wild hare populations in the first place. Keep on as best you can. You only live once.
  9. And in future, when her heat's coming up, have her in fit and hard condition beforehand and throughout, then you'll find the heat affects her much less. ?
  10. There are variables here. If the bitch was a sighthound breed like saluki or deerhound then a fast hard striking type. Maybe fendog or quarter bull. If the bitch was a gundog, herding type, or bull type, then almost certainly a pure greyhound, preferably from lines tested on track or field. If there were more of Sandy's galgos around I'd definately be considering that. Are you thinking of breeding a litter?
  11. By bad ones you just mean "ones with character". I have the books ordered but they may take a day or two longer to reach Ireland. Can't wait! Get your book/books out soon mate. The minshaw thread was epic and photos on it are gone.
  12. You never do know though. Wasn't covid 19 a virus that only affected pangolins and bats or something like that. Don't think they ever sorted out for sure where it came from. Seems a big coincidence that it popped up in the town where the CCP viral research lab is located.?
  13. As a bit of jargon "pilot dog" is a reasonable description of an experienced dog showing a young one the way to go? Like a pilot boat leads ships to their berth in a port? Was a funny thread though.
  14. A day or two like that can be the making of a young dog. Well done.
  15. ?Nothing wrong with them at all. I just don't like the colour. If i was looking for a coursing dog I'd have one if everything else was OK.
  16. Nice change from all them white and cream ones anyway?
  17. Best not train the release too soon as it puts some pups off tugging altogether. You can let the dog pullit out of your hands regularly to build it's drive for the game and if you play with the pup on a long lead it can't feck off with the tug. Use the lead to gently encourage the pup to bring the tug to you and the game resumes. If/when the pup starts to get keen, watch out for your fingers. Think of it as a game between you and the pup rather than between the pup and the tug. When you want the tug back you have to hold it solid lifeless and immovable. The pup will then let go. I cr
  18. Always the case but I'm not that bothered myself. I'm more into catching stuff I can eat. Edible stuff's a bit thin on the ground too after the two lockdowns.
  19. The new books to be posted on the his site first week in December. Anyone know what they are about?
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