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Anyone use just a full Cocker or full Springer for bushing fox mostly. I'm well aware of the terrier crosses work great but do the full breeds work just as good. 

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I’ve a full cocker that hunts fox scent like he does pheasant sent and I dare say pre ban they would get stuck in if need be, cockers are very versatile dogs you could bush,go beating or picking up with it but if it’s strictly bushing for bigger stuff then I would go for a cross.also if you get a spaniel from top working lines they hunt like f**k and if not trained it could end up three fields away while out bushing.

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I did get a beagle X spaniel puppies here a few months back but he unfortunately got poisoned and I couldn't save him. My only fear for not going for the same cross is with the beagle in the mix would it also travel a bit far ahead. I'm looking for something to stay relatively close I'll will getting 2. Just curious to opinions what would suit my type a bushing small coverts and double ditches that would be hard to get into 

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I would get one and train it then buy another two pups are not easy ,There’s a terrier x spaniel for sale in bushing section have a look at the vids to see if that style of hunting would suit you as it’s very spaniel like the way it hunts.

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6 hours ago, Str said:

I would get one and train it then buy another two pups are not easy ,There’s a terrier x spaniel for sale in bushing section have a look at the vids to see if that style of hunting would suit you as it’s very spaniel like the way it hunts.

I did a fair bit a bushing for fox when starting out  enjoyed it alot but it's a while now it was enjoyable but we had a mix of everything from some going to far away to some teagles going to ground. I suppose it is the spaniel type style hunting I was on about and just wanting to know had anyone hunted the full bred spaniel and how would they be rated Cocker or Springer on fox alone working as a small outfit as to a modest amount of bushing dogs.

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59 minutes ago, chrisbullx said:

Beaglexcocker is my preferred choice all day long atb cbx 

How are they on recall? Do they get there heads down and go or are they obedient?.

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3 hours ago, Str said:

How are they on recall? Do they get there heads down and go or are they obedient?.

The 2 i have had they been very good listeners mate but once they on they on thats the name of game like but I can walk both off lead at heel around the streets etc but like i said I've only had 2 but both great workers,listeners & the x has made a impact on me 👍Atb cbx 

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Be better with terrier spaniel or 3/4 spaniel 1/4 terrier for close in work 

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Got a little cocker dog here is mustard for a spaniel but they aint a patch on a good terrier for me.

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Mate showed me a short vid of a lad from up this way that uses his springers for foxes, bushing hedges and small covers and will bark on a line looked like very handy dogs they also marked earths like hounds. 

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My lads got a pure working cocker. It will bush what ever is in the cover. And take hold of it. Netmaker has seen it work 

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cracking little dog steady away not like some that run round like headless chickens I use a lab and she can get where a cocker or springer can

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Ended up with a beagle X cocker and a 3/4springer 1/4beagle . It's been a while since I bushed and will be a while before these start but all in good time. They got a real bad sickness shortly after I got them some type of virus. It took aweek stay at the vets thank god their over it now and eating again. 

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Nice pups, gonna have your hands full with that pair. Atb Joe 

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