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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    Reading back through the last few pages of this (mostly) enjoyable thread, ghouls and ghosts? Really lads? The only things that I have been wary of and possibly feared when out and about after dark in the British Isles have been very real. Two legged, bloodthirsty and aggressive yes but most definitely human and of this world. Having said that, on occasion when a Barn Owl rises to clear a hedge in front of me when lamping on a night with a bright half moon they do look 3 times their size and have a cartoon ghost like silhouette. And when a horny fox screams close by it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up for a second. And a Heron rising in a half light from a stream below field level as you approach it can almost stop the heart. But there is nothing out there that is not of this world. I would love to be proved wrong but have had no luck to date.
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    Funny Joke Thread

    Can vegans eat carnivorous plants?
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    Fair comment, even though I stand by my original statement. I see that look in working terriers, intelligent terriers, and most of them are but it's not always recognised, appreciated or used. Open to interpretation of course but I think I know what you mean and I agree. Thank you to Moocher 71 for sharing the photographs.
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    An intelligent terrier expression? They’re always deep in thought, dark thoughts!
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    Even the KC standard reads "blue, liver or sandy with or without tan".
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    And that brindle beauty looks like a keeper of the gate...I wouldn’t open that one without being invited in
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    Strange animals Shrews. Never known a dog that could follow their scent, seriously, even proven hunting dogs when out on a walk that would hunt anything. And ferrets do not like them. Strange little things.
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    I remember the Beddy boom in the 80's, 90's. There were some genuine people around that were not looking for fame or fortune and just trying the breed and work Bedlingtons as proper terriers. I do not know if they or their dogs are still around but it will be a shame if both have gone. There were others around during that time. The plan seemed to be to buy a pair of Hunter wellies, a Barbour jacket, a Bedlington dog and bitch, and hey presto you were in the working Bedlington Terrier breeding business. The hard work was done during the Summer months at working terrier shows holding court and spinning yarns and taking orders for pups. Those Bedlingtons were KC show bred stuff with different hair cuts. The males were huge and way too big with strangely thin skins and appallingly open coats. The bitches the opposite, frail tiny headed things with tiny teeth but also the poor coats. Despite that I did see some nice lurchers bred from those Bedlingtons when put over racing dogs, scratch dogs, but the ability maybe coming from hybrid vigour and the sheer quality of those "non-pedigree" racing dogs than the Bedlington stud.
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    Sunderland AFC ☺️

    Jumping on the back of this, cannot resist it...Sir John Hall once said that his dream for NUFC was to see 11 Geordies on the pitch managed by a Geordie. Today has been the closest that we have been to that dream, ended up with 3 local lads playing and 1 managing. Still won nothing of course and the 2 young kids will be sold if they are the real deal and the manager will probably be sacked before the season ends. But loved the game today
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    Bedlington x Greyhound

    19" and 28lbs, kind of sums up the enigma that is/was the working Bedlington. It would take a brave and dedicated man with a long term plan to use a dog of such a size with the intension of producing working terriers. A better prospect for producing lurchers, but the risk being that such a large dog had much smaller ones in it's make up. I know that they were famous dogs in the kennel of one the most respected terrier men of all time, just find Bedlingtons an odd/fascinating breed.
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    "Meat is Cancer!"...............................NOPE!

    If you're ok then then you're ok. Do not overthink it. If you're f****d then you probably will always be f****d. Diet has nothing to do with it. Deal the cards that you have been dealt. The only person who made me doubt myself was a Czech ballet dancer that turned my world upside down when I met her. My eating habits, my morals my ethics. She tried but failed to make me a better person. I ended up saving her life in more ways than one.
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    "Meat is Cancer!"...............................NOPE!

    All these years of ignoring popular medical advice and continuing to eat bacon sandwiches and beef steak, that has caused no end of domestic grief, not to mention a nagging doubt at the back of my mind that they could all be right. Who do I sue? Apparently, according to a medical professional friend of mine, it is not possible for a human being to be a 100% vegan as we cannot survive without certain things that are not available from plants. Even yeast, from an idealist ethical point of view is classed as an animal. But let them have their day. When land goes over from meat and cereal production to vegetables then the need for control of pest species also increases, rabbits and deer have nothing to thank their veggie friends for.
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    Fell types

    Looking at the pics she looks like was a type that was once certainly popular. I don't recall anyone using the term fell type though and they tended to be referred to as border/lakelands. At least were I lived. Coincidently I bumped into an old friend a few days ago who used to keep and work that type. He no longer has them, more into ESS' and out of he terrier game unfortunately, the only earth dog he has now is a teckle.
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    Show Us Your White Dog's

    That is a strange one Daniel cain. Seen people do that but not dogs. It must of gave up half way through? Shoulders through then then the rest will follow. Hope it's ok and the bairn hasn't been put off. And the Russell looks genuinely embarrassed