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  1. There are folk still breeding decent whippets for the right reasons and not charging the daft prices, but a google on pets 4 homes etc won’t find you one tbf the same as it won’t for any dog type. Most decent bred whippets are lunatics runners ime heart in your mouth stuff. I would agree plenty of dross being bred though but again same for any breed. But if homework and waiting time will find most a decent rabbit dog imo
  2. My oldman and grandad were into racing back in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and we owned a few greyhounds most came from Ireland as youngsters from what I remember. The two I can really remember at home, one tomahawk (Tom) was an excellent dog on the track and grade A sprint dog, big powerful fawn dog who my dad ruined in the field, much to my grandads annoyance lol he still had a good shortish career despite losing a few toes from what I remember. Speaking to my dad he ran him sensibly in the field and says he was a very clever runner but never retrieved anything. The second a bitch Lady Poppin
  3. Yes I meant living with as during off time in the home. I am not a fan of dogs flying around the house prating around lol tbh barring when they are very very young I don’t encourage any play indoors at all. It has worked for me as the dogs I have had (variety of different types) have been very chilled out indoors. As I say I have always exercised my dogs well and put the chilled ness down to this as apposed the breeding, but not having owned a spaniel before I wasn’t sure if they have an off button
  4. That’s good to hear, in fairness my other dogs are 100mph out working but complete door mats in the House but never had or grown up with spaniels.
  5. Not much by the looks of things lol
  6. I am looking at sourcing a pup to work alongside my little terrier and lurcher and would like to give a cocker a go, as Iam rough shooting more and more and have always fancied one to train up. I am lucky in that I own a dog walking co and am out daily covering the miles so can offer plenty of exercise when it’s not working. My question really is more about living with one, having walked a fair few and there xs I can see they can do a job, but having been used to mainly owning and growing up with lurchers and terriers, I like the fact they have an off button when not working. I put this down t
  7. I am looking at sourcing a pup to work alongside my little terrier and lurcher and would like to give a cocker a go, as Iam rough shooting more and more and have always fancied one to train up. I am lucky in that I own a dog walking co and am out daily covering the miles so can offer plenty of exercise when it’s not working. My question really is more about living with one, having walked a fair few and there xs I can see they can do a job, but having been used to mainly owning and growing up with lurchers and terriers, I like the fact they have an off button when not working. I put this down t
  8. In all honesty they are few and far between in working homes imo plenty warming peoples feet mind. My bitch is decent without being spectacular imo can’t fault her temperament though and very biddable. I would/ will get another but sourcing a decent one might be the issue atb
  9. Few recent pics on mooches with the snow on the ground.
  10. https://app.photobucket.com/u/Papa8512421/p/23b62edc-8e54-4d93-829b-e13e25e26d8c https://app.photobucket.com/u/Papa8512421/p/1e94569f-6447-4189-b943-0fc82ef8d6db this little fella has served my well and small enough at 22tts to accompany me anywhere without to much interest. Whippet x collie x grey took a bit of gamble on him 5 years ago but glad I did suits me fine atb
  11. My oldman has a decent fawn rough coated grey x bed that stands at around 23.5tts he has been a very good dog over the years well past his best now at 11 yo but still got the drive for it. He has mainly been used for edible game but is a capable allrounder and had some good pace back in his prime. I can ask if interested he has featured in fair few earth dog running dog articles over the years. Based in staffs, sounds like what you were after at b ps at 11 yo he might be during blanks mind.
  12. <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
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