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Be pretty good at fitting underneath pallets

Hi Huckleberry,...I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying your rat hunting forays👍 I used to do a lot of ratting with terriers, collies, whippets, etc , indeed, at one time in my life, I would

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2 hours ago, huckelberry said:

what type of breed is that? do you hunt rats with them yourself? how much do they weigh and how tall/small are they. 

Jackahuaua, I have hunted with a few of them over the years, a few mates have them or had,  some are used with hawks to flush rabbits etc which is what they was bred for originally, some are used for ratching about, ratting rabbiting and bolting fox to guns, I don’t know the weight, the smallest ones I’ve seen like the one on the right are tiny, but they will put some terriers to shame they are busy little things, atb A-t 

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6 minutes ago, All-terrain said:

Jackahuaua, I have hunted with a few of them over the years, a few mates have them or had,  some are used with hawks to flush rabbits etc which is what they was bred for originally, some are used for ratching about, ratting rabbiting and bolting fox to guns, I don’t know the weight, the smallest ones I’ve seen like the one on the right are tiny, but they will put some terriers to shame they are busy little things, atb A-t 

They that small,they can run over cow pat's and not leave prints 😉👍

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1 hour ago, Daniel cain said:

They that small,they can run over cow pat's and not leave prints 😉👍

Haha, yeah there’s nothing to them weight wise, 👍 , atb A-t

 

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The one downfall I can see where very small dog’s are used for ratting is when you get into big numbers or long hours as a small bodied dog that’s lifting and shaking rat after rat after rat and is obviously going to work harder to kill them is going to get tired a lot quicker than your average ratting dog. 

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like said before it is not always a numbers game for me also today it was just one rat that we caught. but it was in the ceiling of someones daughter.   so they where more happy than a farmer where you catch 50 rats. 

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Personal I think you will struggle finding a small enough terrier to fit under a pallet. The only thing would be to cross a working miniature Jack Russell with a tea pot Yorkie or maybe a miniature Dachshund if you can find a working strain in this country. DC54C93F-C6A4-4CB8-81A3-54CB7220287F.jpeg.e5a4eecf807361b400e5f80b1934be60.jpegADA79BA5-814F-4B93-9867-847353822D4E.jpeg.c95b5a346c1af8e5315305ddd219e4ca.jpeg33EDAF0B-89AE-4B5B-86F2-BEE9F870B918.jpeg.a8e91677c01649d08f6e24a974e1858e.jpegHere some pictures of my dogs on left is miniature black/tan Jack Russell in middle is a 9 month old 3/4 Teckel x Patterdale and on right pure Teckel.  I know the pup still has a little maturing to do but is a good 2”-3” lower than the Jack, and mostly get under a pallet. If all else fails get a stick and poke them out. 

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On 11/07/2021 at 20:17, steve66 said:

Handy looking trio there Devon 👍

Thank you. The Russell has a loverly size and hellish double coat on him but zero prey drive. Where the Teckel have fantastic noses will go through any under growth and would go to ground if I went down that road. Yes slower than a terrier but far better for walking up with a .410 and unbelievable stamina 

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