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  1. matt1979

    show me your collie whippet

    <a href="http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Morrell1979/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8acomnth.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q788/Morrell1979/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8acomnth.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo image_zps8acomnth.jpg"/></a> Few on my fella whippet collie grey x got his limitations but a real tryer and suits me fine atb
  2. matt1979

    Rip George

  3. matt1979

    Rip George

    Sadly had the old fella pts this afternoon not 2 months since I lost my old bouvier molly, they grew up together so in a way it was fitting but had expected George being a bit younger to stick around on our wanders for good while yet, alas the dreaded c got a good on him and the sight off him not wanting his food or a walk signalled the worst. Vets confirmed my fears this morning and at 11 yo rather than major surgery thought best to pts and end his obvious discomfort asap. George was by no means working dog but he enjoyed his walks and has tagged along all over the country. he came to work with me in the armed forces and has lived with me and mol in god knows how many places without any fuss. Sadly he proved a great dog at finding anything dead, the longer dead usually the better for him which wasn't much use to me out amusing all the same. In his more agile youth though he did have a skill for the tree rats and was a tough bugger at times in various scenarios he was breed for. Few pics of him over time rip i will spread your ashes with your old friend molly you will be sorely missed. <a href="http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Morrell1979/media/george_zps5caf5bf2.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q788/Morrell1979/george_zps5caf5bf2.png" border="0" alt=" photo george_zps5caf5bf2.png"/></a>
  4. matt1979

    Strange bred

    Lost my old bouvier recently and in her youth I did toy with the idea of putting a greyhound or racer lurcher to her for a while, but sadly timing was never right being in the military at the time. I was also worried where the pups would end up as well and hadn't at the time heard of any lurchers of this type. Great to see your updates and I always look out for them, your dog seems to have matured into a fine looking dog and what I kind of envisaged a bouvier type lurcher could look like, my old bitch had many qualities that I often thought would compliment a lurcher, despite testing my patience to the ltd as a pup, she has been missed and was a one off for sure. Remember seeing an article about a bouvier bitch breed to a grey in the countrymans up in Scotland if I remember rightly a good few years back by a gamekeeper, but haven't heard anything about how they hit on atb
  5. matt1979

    Pure Greyhound

    My old man used to race greyhounds when I was a kid, but he ruined a few working them as well from what he tells me. The two pure racing greys i can remember first-hand faired differently, the first a good grade one track dog (sprint) ended up towards the end of his track career with fair few toes missing and despite his ability in the field he was knocked up a fair bit. The second which I went out with a fair bit, a smaller but solid bitch (out and our stayer in greyhound terms) never had much trouble tbh but and I suppose it's a big but they were all run on sensible ground. The same sprint dog did produce, from what my oldman tells me (I was a toddler) some excellent lurchers, when x with the old grey deerhound types and he and my uncle had a pair of rough coated lurchers off him which were far more durable and better dogs.
  6. matt1979

    Single pup

    Dam 3\4 grey x collie sire line bred lurcher grey, saluki, Wheaton in the line both parents proven atb should make around 23tts
  7. matt1979

    Single pup

    £200 i think from what I remember, most have been gifted tbh to those known lads but I think the breeder is covering the cost of the c-section the dam had not bred for money. Fair price for the breeding imo atb
  8. matt1979

    Single pup

    went to see them again the other day got some energy and pretty much ready to go more recent pics, cracking pup for someone and sounds like a bloke off here might be struggling to take his bitch pup (black and tan) as well for personal reasons might be a second available atn
  9. matt1979

    Single pup

    Went to see a mates litter of pups again today at about 6 weeks old they are bouncing around full of beans. I know one or two are going to people off here in the next few weeks and I have no doubts when they see the pups now they will be happy folks. Be great to hopefully see how the pups grow over the summer months and work in the future, got a few staying locally including with the dam and sires owners and the rest going further afield to working homes. Unfortunately not in a good position for a pup myself at the moment despite losing my old bouvier bitch recently ,otherwise this last little bitch would have been coming with me. Be good to see her head to a working home as both parents are crackers and the sire is very well breed and my dad rates him highly, I have seen the bitch work and she is very impressive if anyone can offer her a good working home get in touch, otherwise she may well be heading for a pet home, which given her parents would be a shame in my eyes atb
  10. matt1979

    dogs eating fruit

    All mine feast on blackberries when in walks, never discouraged it tbh as they clearly enjoy them atb
  11. matt1979

    Lurcher Pup

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    A friend has a single bitch left from a litter bred to keep some pups back, dam (left of pic) 3\4 grey x collie and sire is lurcher grey, saluki, Wheaton in the mix, both parents are racy and have been worked well. This pup will make a lovely worker for someone and should make around 22-24tts. If anyone is interested and can offer a genuine working home for life pm and will forward further details. Pup ready to go in couple of weeks time atb added some more recent pics seen them the other day lovely litter raring to go atb pup now gone to good home atb

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  12. matt1979

    Lurcher Pup

    View Advert Lurcher Pup A friend has a single bitch left from a litter bred to keep some pups back, dam (left of pic) 3\4 grey x collie and sire is lurcher grey, saluki, Wheaton in the mix, both parents are racy and have been worked well. This pup will make a lovely worker for someone and should make around 22-24tts. If anyone is interested and can offer a genuine working home for life pm and will forward further details. Pup ready to go in couple of weeks time atb added some more recent pics seen them the other day lovely litter raring to go atb pup now gone to good home atb Advertiser matt1979 Date 23/02/18 Price Category Working Lurchers  
  13. matt1979

    Knowing the right time

    Thanks again folks, she was pts this afternoon and despite it being heart wrenching decision i am comfortable it was for the best. i have not long lost my grandad and he didn't half suffer towards the end, he told me more than once before he passed that no dog would be made to suffer like he was and he was a tough bugger. He along with my old man is the reason I love running dogs and terriers. Share One story that sticks out and makes me smile when I think about Molly, I was lucky enough to take her to work a fair bit with me during my time in the raf, she came to work at the gym with me one night on a late shift and she used to chill out behind the counter whilst I did my duties, one evening I left her behind the desk whilst I went downstairs the the main gym when I returned she had the station commander (big boss) pinned against the office wall lol, he had decided to try and grab some climbing kit out from the back storeroom behind the office, but mistake. Molly had a great habit of not making herself known until needed, lay down like a shagpile rug but burst up into action when required luckily he appreciated she was just doing her job and had a laugh about it, great guard and loyal friend too Mol gone but never to be forgotten atb
  14. matt1979

    Knowing the right time

    Molly back in her prime proper beast back in the day lol
  15. matt1979

    Knowing the right time

    Cheers for the comment folks, she will be heading the vets at the end of the week and having stewed on things I am at peace with my decision tbh. She has had a great innings with me and despite the fact she would probably bimble in for a few more months, she just hasnt been right for a good while now and despite eating well she isn't wanting to move and has had a few accidents in the house lasted weeks, which stresses her and the other dogs out. I have had her since 9 weeks old she will never forgotten and I could write a book about some of her antics in her youth, including some funny moments out with her in the field, I can not recommend this breed enough as a family dog that will guard with great loyalty. Thanks again the the words and poems much appreciated atb
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