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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. Yes right place right time. I like these two as well which is was lucky with, but not my dogs or workers sadly
  9. Yes she has primarily been used for bushing over the years either to the running dogs or rough shooting. She suits me, they are a sharp type and easy to live with, pack well, plenty of drive without being headcases and is surprisingly obedient. Downsides coat isn’t ideal for bushing (too soft) and despite her efforts she was imo not upto/ suited working below atb
  10. No it’s a Sporting Lucas mate deceptive photo she weighs in at about 12lbs atb
  11. Few recent snaps out in the snow atb
  12. 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
  13. Few recent pics on mooches with the snow on the ground.
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