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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Named Chiko but became known as "the Beak", on account of his finding ability
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Once you manage to communicate to a dog the things that they aren’t supposed to do I find that they obey and respect your wishes, as long as they are giving a legitimate outlet for their natural instincts. Never succeeded in stopping them rolling in shit though. Not if they discover the shit at a far enough distance from me so that they have time for a good role before I can get to them.
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    When I hear or see the name Patterdale that’s what I see in my mind’s eye. Not saying that they should all look like that and thank goodness they aren’t yet bred to conform to a breed standard, but that’s the type I class as a Patterdale. I know bugger all about the type and no doubt I’ll be embarrassed if told it’s a bull/Russell mix but looks an original stamp.
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    Would a dog or pup from a rescue centre not be an option? If you have no particular criteria for the dog to fill, other than being dog lovers who want a dog to love, rescue one and break the chain.
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Another old picture that I did and found in the shed today. I realise that this is not Tony Heart's show us your pictures, but I did share an actual photograph of this lurcher on the thread. One of the best threads on here but has been a little quiet of late. Summer, I know. Once again a friend's dog not mine but the terrier was. A very naïve attempt at art I fully realise but I'm bored and don't mind the critics, this is THL after all and not a Hare Krishna love in.
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Have you been taking to one of my ex’s?
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Thanks, very kind of you to say. Just a coloured sketch rather than a proper painting of course and I never progressed beyond that. A long time ago but hope to start the learning again one day before time is called.
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    Laddie, belonged to friend many years ago. Lurcher x lurcher and God knows what else. Always looked like a small fat greyhound. Cannot find the photos that I used to have of him but found this that I did when trying to learn how to paint. He did not retrieve rabbits to hand, and was not much good a catching them, I used a little imagination for the picture, but he loved a challenge and was good on other stuff.
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    mooching in the rain

    This usual (used to be unusual) out of season rainfall is yet another thing that is knacking the rabbits. In areas that I know the rabbits do a great job of coping with outbreaks of myxi, season to season. RHD seems to be evident but not, if that makes sense. But constant heavy rain during the "breeding season" is f#####g them up more each year. I have no idea what or who is causing it. I honestly believe that no one knows for sure. The influence of man can make sense, but also the argument that it is a natural cycle of the planet and we can do nothing to prevent it. What ever the cause of it, the climate it is a changing. But dwindling rabbit numbers are an inconsequence when people's homes are being destroyed. Anyone in power working on short term prevention/damage limitation of this? Don't think they are.
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    dopey !@#$🙈

    Always had terriers and occasionally whippets in the house. None of them ever seemed to be able to see the images on TV. Only seemed to happen with the flat screen technology thing. Or maybe my dogs in the past were even dafter (or more clever?) than those in recent years? All have been wasp catchers though, funny how they instinctively know that there’s danger, chopping and flicking rather than crunching and eating, but still can’t resist them.
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    Show Us Your White Dog's

    A comment on the recent photographs from Stop.end, a quote that I cannot remember exactly or it's origin but along the lines of "not light or weedy in any way". Working terriers aint toy dogs. Nothing light or weedy about those two.
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    show leads

    No probs, Terriers included?
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    show leads

    Did you buy them to use and had no luck?
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    He should have been allowed to attend. He has become one of the most important and powerful people in the UK at present that is influencing the general public and ultimately the fate of a land that we love. I don't know the details but assume it would have been high profile? We have nothing to hide or be ashamed of but our greatest weakness is that we have no voice and the only publicity that we get is negative publicity. Packham has a massive influence on the general public through his BBC programmes and social media. Our greatest strength is that when land is managed traditionally it is being managed sympathetically to the benefit of everyone and everything that lives there or visits. True conservation at no cost to the tax payer. And the general public are not aware of that. They are ignorant, in more ways than one, but their only education is from the likes of Packham.
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    Looks like I misinterpreted the Thread. Thought there had been some soul searching going on deciding whether to get another dog in your life. My mistake. The sentiment still stands though, for me personally life has always been better with dogs than without them. And the more the merrier. Lovely looking pup and I wish you the very best of luck with her.