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2 hours ago, Countryman62 said:

Entering a dog to fox before it’s mentally mature is a sure fire way to ruin it and you don’t get two chances

Never known a dog ruined by holding it back a itte bit seen plenty ruined started to young 

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I once Bred a terrier bitch out my best dog and bitch I had at the time...was out 2/3 times a week ,clipped up next to the digs, listening and taking it all in..every other pup from the litter was fly

Never known a dog ruined by holding it back a itte bit seen plenty ruined started to young 

Don’t listen to anybody but your gut, try it when you think it’s ready an if it do it do an if it don’t it don’t, pointless getting all hung up on it, it’s a funny ole thing but iv saw the skinniest s

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7 minutes ago, stonewall said:

it can take 2yrs to make em and 5 mins to break em.same as terriers

Can also take 2 years feeding tk find out it not what you wanted, like I said everybody wants an expected diff things when entering dogs 

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28 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

Can also take 2 years feeding tk find out it not what you wanted, like I said everybody wants an expected diff things when entering dogs 

Been there my self in the past mate near 2yrs playing by the books giving a dog time an fair shout gradually bringing it on to find out its not what I needed or incapable of what was expected of it it’s waisted time an kidding one’s self in the long run I’m a believer in early entering (not to early) but to give a dog a bit of experience earlyish on  what will be expected of it even if it’s with a up an running dog or by other methods like watching so that the young un has some positive experience I personally think that’s what sets a up an coming dog up for a bright future for going solo but like you’ve said we all got different ideas when entering 

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I once Bred a terrier bitch out my best dog and bitch I had at the time...was out 2/3 times a week ,clipped up next to the digs, listening and taking it all in..every other pup from the litter was flying by 16 month old except the little rough bitch I kept 🙈 had no interest in fox,dead or alive...I kept feeding it because to be honest I liked the little bitch...she was almost 4 yr old,when the one day,was out walking checking spots, she was off the lead(never been to ground)when she got on a line and  knocked one out of some cover and it went to ground, a short distance away in a reasonably small place...we could hear her sounding away like a pro,looked at my mate and said get digging....got down to her in no time...I bagged the fox,and dropped it in a bigger place further along the bank... dropped the bitch in,dug her again,then again the same day...that bitch became 100% fox only, could put her anywhere she would only go to them...few different folks told me to knock it on the head before that day...don't be in no rush,and don't let anyone else dictate how and what you should be doing WITH your dogs👍

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I have a sstaghound soft and thick around home the terrier beats up on him. But show him a fox and look  out hes a machine. He started at 14months and hasn't looked back.

 

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My mate had two English Mastiff/Danes that would run away if confronted by other dogs, even a mini fox terrier one time. The same dogs used to kill boars by crushing their skulls. It's a good thing for hunting dogs to be not dog aggressive.

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2 hours ago, Aussie Whip said:

My mate had two English Mastiff/Danes that would run away if confronted by other dogs, even a mini fox terrier one time. The same dogs used to kill boars by crushing their skulls. It's a good thing for hunting dogs to be not dog aggressive.

Excuse my ignorance I didn’t thing dogs had the power to kill boars mate

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If your dogs are bred right why would you wait till 2 years of age to show them a fox, if a lurcher that's bred right and reared right isn't ready for a look between 14 and 18 months then there's something up. 

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1 hour ago, dogmandont said:

If your dogs are bred right why would you wait till 2 years of age to show them a fox, if a lurcher that's bred right and reared right isn't ready for a look between 14 and 18 months then there's something up. 

Wrong ! Different breeds take longer to mature , it’s up to you as a own to know if you dogs immature for it’s age 

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7 minutes ago, Sammyballer said:

Wrong ! Different breeds take longer to mature , it’s up to you as a own to know if you dogs immature for it’s age 

Im not trying to rub anyone up the wrong way Sammy but if a dog is bred for the job and has had a bit of work put into it then at anything over 18 months it's the owner that's not mentally ready to give the dog a go. Lol. 

I've seen young dogs show no interest but that's different from not giving it a look. 

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2 minutes ago, dogmandont said:

Im not trying to rub anyone up the wrong way Sammy but if a dog is bred for the job and has had a bit of work put into it then at anything over 18 months it's the owner that's not mentally ready to give the dog a go. Lol. 

I've seen young dogs show no interest but that's different from not giving it a look. 

Depends doesn’t it , has the owner not showed it or the dog just wasn’t ready for the one it saw? 🤷‍♂️ If the owners not atleast shown it abit of something by 18 months that’s different to the dog not showing interest till then 

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