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had to bid farewell to once a good terrier that sadly got far too hard for the job and spent most of his days in the sick bay. If it wasn’t for the fact he was such  a good dog at home & in the kennels I wouldn’t have persevered as much as I did but over the weekend I knew enough was enough.
 

wondered if anyone had been in a similar position? Im riddled with guilt and saddened to see an empty kennel. I’ve parted ways with a  few over the years for various reasons but these circumstances made things sting the most. Sorry for the long winded message 

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20 hours ago, Oshea said:

@Daniel cain

 

Deleted original post as I didn’t know how people would respond to that sort of post. 
 

had to bid farewell to once a good terrier that sadly got far too hard for the job and spent most of his days in the sick bay. If it wasn’t for the fact he was such  a good dog at home & in the kennels I wouldn’t have persevered as much as I did but over the weekend I knew enough was enough.
 

wondered if anyone had been in a similar position? Im riddled with guilt and saddened to see an empty kennel. I’ve parted ways with a  few over the years for various reasons but these circumstances made things sting the most. Sorry for the long winded message 

Had to do the same with one of the best I've ever owned after a 12 footer in running sand, it was dangerous for us on the shovels but proved a lot worse my little bitch, unfortunately there was no way back for her after that dig and she was buried in that earth.

Fcukin broke my heart if I'm honest and I blame myself for putting her in somewhere I knew was deep so early in the season as it usually took a few digs before she'd settle and work sensibly, we'd had digs of 3 and 4 foot in that place but I knew it ran deeper so I was an asshole for chancing it.

Out of all the dogs I've owned and worked that one still stings. 

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A lad rang me a few weeks back...had a dog I bred off me 10 yrs ago...dog entered a drain on his daily walk(been through it hundreds of times in its lifetime,engaging and  bolting foxes) this particular day it was holding something else...dog wouldnt give an inch...the rest is history....I was gutted,and it wasnt my dog...every single male  dog from that line was too hard for its own good,thats one of the reasons I would ship the dogs out to good lads and predominantly work and keep the bitches...some of them never learnt any manners and would spend most of the season in sick bay and cost a small fortune in meds etc🙈I enjoyed 30  yrs out digging every season and have owned a few real ones in that time,you could drop in and always get a result,even when multiple dogs had failed....I buried my last chocolate bitch last October,and gave everything I had around me away to a young lad I go out with...Im done with it all, promised my mrs when I first met her that when I hit 50,all the dogs will be gone...and we be able to f**k off and go away as we please...when you got kennels full of dogs you dont have a life👍IMG-20170219-WA0007.jpg.b9834b625c9ed107a3f176c1817a93fb.jpg

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22 hours ago, Oshea said:

@Daniel cain

 

Deleted original post as I didn’t know how people would respond to that sort of post. 
 

had to bid farewell to once a good terrier that sadly got far too hard for the job and spent most of his days in the sick bay. If it wasn’t for the fact he was such  a good dog at home & in the kennels I wouldn’t have persevered as much as I did but over the weekend I knew enough was enough.
 

wondered if anyone had been in a similar position? Im riddled with guilt and saddened to see an empty kennel. I’ve parted ways with a  few over the years for various reasons but these circumstances made things sting the most. Sorry for the long winded message 

That happened to me mate a good few years ago with my border dog,broke through and he was dead but to hard,mute and 4 digs a year.But a cracking dog in the house and kennels and with the kids. But knew his job it’s like loosing apart of ya family mate and gut renching 

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2 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

A lad rang me a few weeks back...had a dog I bred off me 10 yrs ago...dog entered a drain on his daily walk(been through it hundreds of times in its lifetime,engaging and  bolting foxes) this particular day it was holding something else...dog wouldnt give an inch...the rest is history....I was gutted,and it wasnt my dog...every single male  dog from that line was too hard for its own good,thats one of the reasons I would ship the dogs out to good lads and predominantly work and keep the bitches...some of them never learnt any manners and would spend most of the season in sick bay and cost a small fortune in meds etc🙈I enjoyed 30  yrs out digging every season and have owned a few real ones in that time,you could drop in and always get a result,even when multiple dogs had failed....I buried my last chocolate bitch last October,and gave everything I had around me away to a young lad I go out with...Im done with it all, promised my mrs when I first met her that when I hit 50,all the dogs will be gone...and we be able to f**k off and go away as we please...when you got kennels full of dogs you dont have a life👍IMG-20170219-WA0007.jpg.b9834b625c9ed107a3f176c1817a93fb.jpg

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I’ve never had a holiday for touching 30yrs for that reason mate.After my split 2yrs ago I used to not having a dog but once I got this house and moved out my parents I had to have another border.Its hard sometimes to say no like I did as I could go and do what I wanted and not have to rush back for the dogs.

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9 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

when you got kennels full of dogs you dont have a life

Me and my mrs have never had a decent holiday together and while we regret it we have had a great life with the dogs. We only have two terriers now and a grew so we are planning a strictly human holiday together. We probably won't know what to do without them though, lol.

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@lurchers @Aussie Whip @Daniel cain

There have been some very honest and lovely points made.  Having a kennel full of working dogs requires great sacrifice, no holidays, not trusting anyone to safely look after them and keep the kennels how you like it whilst you’re away with the wife. But for the short twenty years I’ve been messing around with them I wouldn’t change it for the world (my wife and kids would probably say different).

thanks to those who shared they’re similar experiences when it came to saying goodbye to a terrier. It’s reassuring to see it’s a struggle shared by so many across the country, and the whole situation became that little bit easier to deal with. 
 

Keep up the good content and helpful information, 
 

ATB 

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9 hours ago, Aussie Whip said:

Me and my mrs have never had a decent holiday together and while we regret it we have had a great life with the dogs. We only have two terriers now and a grew so we are planning a strictly human holiday together. We probably won't know what to do without them though, lol.

Thats why we bought a motorhome Whip,can chuck a few of the dogs in and take them away with us every weekend come summertime 👍

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On 05/03/2024 at 17:37, Daniel cain said:

A lad rang me a few weeks back...had a dog I bred off me 10 yrs ago...dog entered a drain on his daily walk(been through it hundreds of times in its lifetime,engaging and  bolting foxes) this particular day it was holding something else...dog wouldnt give an inch...the rest is history....I was gutted,and it wasnt my dog...every single male  dog from that line was too hard for its own good,thats one of the reasons I would ship the dogs out to good lads and predominantly work and keep the bitches...some of them never learnt any manners and would spend most of the season in sick bay and cost a small fortune in meds etc🙈I enjoyed 30  yrs out digging every season and have owned a few real ones in that time,you could drop in and always get a result,even when multiple dogs had failed....I buried my last chocolate bitch last October,and gave everything I had around me away to a young lad I go out with...Im done with it all, promised my mrs when I first met her that when I hit 50,all the dogs will be gone...and we be able to f**k off and go away as we please...when you got kennels full of dogs you dont have a life👍IMG-20170219-WA0007.jpg.b9834b625c9ed107a3f176c1817a93fb.jpg

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Same here dc Iam 50 in august been at this game since a teenager ….. just 2 lurchers there now and once the big black dog goes that’s me il keep a wee knockabout lurcher….. when you think what our mrs have put up with over the years Iam surprised any us got a woman haha 

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