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snizle68 just a quick one but how do you knowe the depth of the dig before the dog is entered to say deep or shallow john

snizle68 just a quick one but how do you knowe the depth of the dig before the dog is entered to say deep or shallow john

youd have a good idea looking at it but woudnt know if it's always like that, unless it's a very small size and depth. Tripod, I'd say the task was no push over and you probably couldn't pick ,choose ,many Burrows ??

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he's still being talked about because he was a great dog that produced great dogs, just out of interest foxbolter , what terriers do you keep , what blood line ?

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hi snizle 68 no mate it did not matter how big or small or shallow or deep the dog was entered the only ground that was not liked was ash pits as you could jump on the top and hear it give way father down and smother your dog john

Would it not be tempting fate to put a mute terrier in an earth you dont have an idea of its depth pre-locater days,like if the earth went 3-4 metres in depth you were not going to hear a bump no matter how good the hearing was,hard enough to find a sounding type then let alone the silent ones.

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Bottom line why are we talking about this dog he wasn't the only terrier about back then was he

Because the thread is based on Smithy,?

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Glyn I got two black dogs blood line has been worker to worker for years and would it matter if I didn't know the line because nobody knows how smithy was bred and they abit unsure of the dogs name also

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That's what I was thinking fatman.

Tripodcrest one could hazard a guess if a place looked deep or shallow granted you will be wrong from time to time also local knowledge if the earths had been worked before. I have seen mute dogs work and even with a locator it can be hard to know if they are on sometimes.

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Here's a spanner in the works I think the popularity of the mute terrier has deminised some of the working ability of terriers in general you now get a lot of terriers with poor voice having been breed down from mute dogs I personally would prefer to sit on a bank listening to a good strong bay rather than crawl around with my head to the floor trying to hear a bump or grunt no doubt some very good dogs have come from this dog have a bitch here now that does everything I want from her has one fault weak bay but with the collars and locators of today not such a issue just hope the battery's don't pack in but still like to hear a good bay maybe I am getting to old lol

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Lets rap this up, I would go as far to say that 99% of black dogs will have in there peds smithy blood in some way! Most people cant trace that far back so will say in all honesty they don't know. At the end of the day the dog threw workers at a high percentage to the amount of bitches he went to. End of story.

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