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Yeh I understand what your saying but the Americans took British breeds and altered them to what they needed teckels are just a import it seems a shame that people are using foreign dogs when so many old British breeds are being destroyed by the kc but if they are doing they're job and people are happy with them then good luck to them and it is good to see dogs that are capable of doing the job they were bred for British or foreign

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a bit of help for you all on the teckels

WORKING
TECKELS
Brenda Humphrey
- UKTSBS


As in any breed of dog, if your interest is showing;
then you buy from champion show-bred parentage; that is the same for any
working dog, you buy from good working parentage. That doesn't mean to say that
a show-bred dog won't work, but why take that chance?


In most European countries it is illegal to hunt deer
without a trained dog with you, and as I understand it you can show a Teckel
without a working certificate, but it cannot become a champion without one. The
foundation stock of The UK Teckel Stud Book Society are imports from Germany,
Spain, Sweden, Belgium and Iceland and, of course, their progeny.


The Teckel is worked on all legal game, and is able to
hunt a wide variety of animals, ranging in size from a field mouse, to tracking
down wounded or dead wild boar, and deer by blood trailing. They dig and go to
ground on fox and rabbit, and will flush out pheasant and tight sitting grouse,
from dense thickets. They will also retrieve duck off water.


A working-bred Teckel makes an ideal family pet. In
temperament they are sensitive, and inclined to be self-willed and stubborn, so
they require firm, but fair handling, and should never be treated roughly. As
it is the written law of the UK that you must not sell or receive a puppy under
the age of 8 weeks (I prefer a pup at the age of 10 weeks) that is when your
basic training begins: at toilet, house, lead, sit and stay. At all times, make
the training fun. There is no hard or fast rule to discipline, as each dog is
an individual, and if treated too harshly, it will never work for you. Also at
this time, the pup is subject to a starter pistol being fired at a distance of
about 30 metres. Distance is an important factor, as the pup can be easily
frightened. As the pup gets older the distance gets nearer, until you are
firing over the dog by the time it is 6 months old.


Whatever name is on the pedigree is immaterial, but
your field name should be short and sharp such as 'Jip'. Once you've had your
dog inoculated, and it walks on a lead, your training to livestock begins; e.g.
chicken, sheep, cattle and horses. All working dogs must be steady to
livestock, as a farmer wouldn't want you working his land if your dog is
chasing his sheep etc.


Blood trailing training can begin as early as 4 months
old and can be fascinating and fun, but live-work for the Teckel starts no
sooner than 8 months old. Digging, and going to ground, is a natural thing to
the Teckel. If you want your dog to work with deer, then it must be married to
it for one to two years depending on how much work experience it is receiving,
then you can let it work on fox and rabbit etc.


My three Teckels are worked on a regular basis of one
week on and one week off, to deer, as Trevor my husband; (co-founder of UKTSBS)
is a professional deerstalker, for Herne Woodland & Wildlife, based in
Dorset. Bowe my male Teckel has earned himself a good reputation in the
deer-stalking world.


Mr Nick Valentine (co-founder of UKTSBS) has done 20
years of hunt service, and is Master and huntsman of his own private pack,
called the Ryeford Chase, based in Hereford. He has formed the largest pack of
working Teckels in the UK today and his pack can usually be seen parading at
the Houndshow, held at Stafford.


For more information on working Teckels, visit the UK
Teckel Stud Book Society website at: http://www.teckel-society.co.uk

hunting teckels
One of the main hunting purposes of the
Teckel is the hunt under ground (Baujagd). The name
of the breed indicates what the breed was intended for: "Dachs" meaning badger and "Hund" dog. In the old days, German foresters used
Teckels to reduce the predators (foxes and badgers) of small game the German
royalty enjoyed to hunt (pheasants and hares). Teckels are still used to control
the fox and badger populations in many European countries. Lately raccoon dogs
(originated from Asia) and raccoons (imported from North America) are added to
the list of quarry hunted with Teckels in Europe due to lack of natural enemies.

Trailing teckels
A
highly valued trait of a hunting Teckel is the ability to systematically search
an area, followed by trailing and flushing out game ("stöbern"). Stöbern is considered an
innate trait which cannot be
trained.


In Europe, the Teckel has been utilized in this setting
mainly for roe deer and wild boar. The advantage of using a Teckel over larger
hounds is that large game will not flee as swiftly and remain tighter on site.
In wild boar hunting, smaller dogs are less likely to get fatally injured.



Being
descendants of the Bracken, a required trait for the hunting Teckel is being
loud on scent ("spurlaut"). This trait is tested on hares or foxes in Western
Europe.

my teckel is tracking at or around the 400mtrs now on drops of blood

hope this clears things up a little

shay

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we meet brenda and trevor at shropshire years back ,very well trained teckels,about 10 years back now and they were importing some teckels in from germany i think??

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Got a mate in france who hunts a teckal team he goes out evry weekend and gets 7 or 8 badgers with them regular with no locators not seen them in the flesh yet only pics but he gets a lot of quarry with them

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i have a german import to she is a darswed breed fantastic dog loving and hard working

my bitch is 8 months old now and she is great very quiet in the field shocked I know but she really is very steady I worked her on rabbits to start with so she would be a little less shouty lol but again she works well her tail goes high and wags fast now when she picks up and thing even on mice lol as I use her for my pest control job (yes a pest control mouse finder and she is great at it ) they just want you to be happy with them hence why they bark so much when I go in to see her if she is in the kitchen or first thing in the morning.

these are getting more and more popular and work very well with other dogs as well.

I love mine she is a great hunter and friend

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Wouldn't you (those following the thread) think that due to their size and posture a teckel wouldn't be the best bushing dog when rabbit is the chosen quarry?

I can see them being a usefull member of a pack, to work thick bramble/cover/hedges etc but to really get the rabbit moving, don't no if they will be fast enough to provide enough pressure. I realise you can't get more dog in such a small size, but use is it if it's not the right dog for the job.

If using one, I'd probably try to find one with the most leg as possible. I've seen some being used below ground and tracking wounded game but never as a dedicated bushing dog.

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hi ya pal

yeah she is used more for tracking work than anything else.

as for using her I needed to see what she was good at and its like a very few she can turn a paw to most things which is good for me as I only need one dog at a time with me not a pack unless I am going for big game then the dogs bet bigger

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Bloke on collie curs got a teckel, he's put a GPS collar on it, looks a great bit of kit, hand set shows you where it is/heading to.

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Bloke on collie curs got a teckel, he's put a GPS collar on it, looks a great bit of kit, hand set shows you where it is/heading to.

 

 

Is it conn your on about :hmm: If so i seen a vid or two of his teckel, seems to be a good un :victory:

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Bloke on collie curs got a teckel, he's put a GPS collar on it, looks a great bit of kit, hand set shows you where it is/heading to.

 

 

Is it conn your on about :hmm: If so i seen a vid or two of his teckel, seems to be a good un :victory:

That's the one!

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Bloke on collie curs got a teckel, he's put a GPS collar on it, looks a great bit of kit, hand set shows you where it is/heading to.

 

Is it conn your on about :hmm: If so i seen a vid or two of his teckel, seems to be a good un :victory:

That's the one!

 

Shame he got rid of it: I enjoyed his vids.

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