Small terrier recommendation

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Postby sixgunner455 » Tue May 16, 2006 6:25 pm

Introduce the pup to a live prey critter. They hunt both visually and by scent, and the movement gets the brain working or turned on to connect the scent to the need to kill it. If it runs away, and they chase it, that's good too.
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Postby sixgunner455 » Tue May 16, 2006 6:30 pm

That sounds like a gameness check on a terrier, Bill. And what I would suggest.

They are not so interested in dead critters, unless they are hungry. The hunting/fighting genes aren't interested in dead critters.
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Postby dualgwp » Wed May 17, 2006 6:53 am

guess I'm off to the Rat Store.
thanks for the help
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Postby volraider » Wed May 17, 2006 7:48 am

try this link


http://www.linruffkennels.00go.com/custom.html

Jeff is a local legend and has some really nice working dogs. Stay away from any kennel that doesn't hunt their dogs!
1 Year old male Shorthair from Westwind kennels.
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Postby bill10979 » Wed May 17, 2006 8:40 am

Vol..that was a great site. The red Patts were very cool looking-ugliest dog Ive seen but looks very capable on fur.
Id say they had a real problem in that barn-39 coons!
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Postby terryg » Wed May 17, 2006 9:48 am

i can second that. love watching dogs work.
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Postby dualgwp » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:09 pm

just like everyone told me... the Border Terrier instinct has woken.
Today while hubby was out walking the herd... (3 GWPs' and the BT) they got a ground hog. Two of the GWP's (a 12 yr old and a 2 yrs old) were working it and the BT got right into the middle of the fight.

The old GWP bitch got a nasty hole in her leg, but the two youngsters finished it off. Hubby was amazed at the tenacity of the BT bitch in the battle. First time she has shown her talents in this area.

Guess one just has to wait till the time is right. Oh my..... I may be sorry.
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Postby DrahtsundBraats » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:38 pm

I grew up with Borders. My folks imported dogs from England in the 1960's and we hunted with them as well. I have shot pheasant and rabbit that have been driven by BT. They are gamers but you had best get to your shot game before they do!!!
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Postby denhamjr » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:09 am

I had a fox terrier and a toy fox and they were great dogs. Although they did shed a little it was not to bad.

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Postby Wolfgang » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:26 pm

My family has Jagdterriers since more than 40 years and any time I heard from another terrier breed I gave it a try to compare:!: Russels,patterdales my first dog over 40 years ago was a wirehair Dachshunds and my uncle bred these bastards over 30 years I don't like them :evil: :twisted: :!: For my hunting needs nothing could match the Jagdterrier :!: :!: Had to shoot my best one this morning since she suffered from ratpoison since 3 weeks now and seemed to be recovered but had some brain damage was disoriented and walked like a drunken person :!: :cry: Too bad :cry: Now I have 2 females left for ground work (fox) and together with my Kopov hound as a tag team on wild boar :!: If hunting comes first in your consideration and you are looking for a smaller version of the DD Deutscher Jagdterrier is the match :!: :wink:
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Postby bill10979 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:20 pm

Thanks for the input Wolfgang,
Ive yet to see a JT or working dachshund here. They are pretty rare, except the show line dachs.
Of those 2, is there one that is more stable in terms of being a family member and good around well behaved kids? I cant afford a biter or nasty temperement.
Im also considering a beagle, basically its between the 3 breeds.
How do the Wire dachs and JT do at tracking hares for the gun?

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Postby Wolfgang » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:22 am

Both breeds have had a bad reputation in the past as being aggressive and bite people :!: I've seen quite a few dachs from my uncles breeding who had that bad habit and also knew a few weired DJT's but I have never had a problem with it and breeders have done their share to solve it :!: But must say a Jagd is not necessary a dog for everybody :!:
Both breeds will track a hare to the gun dachs maybe even better :!:
Todays dogs from both breeds will have an outgoing temperament,but hunting wise Jagdterriers a 100% bred for the job Dachs will be 5% the rest is show and pet :!: :wink:
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Postby BlueCollar » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:51 am

I have several types of terriers and I would say by they types of hunting you do and how often you plan to hunt a Feist of any kind would be GREAT for you.. They make great pets and hunting partners good watch dogs and are smaller and easy to keep.. If I was getting a new one it would be from Jack Buckly or Mike Croucher....


Here is a pic of mine from Mike.. he is 15in 17-18lbs...
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Postby hicntry » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:32 pm

Darn Christian, those posts your answering are 2 years old. Never can get anyone to answer your phone. You ever get that dog settled down?
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Re: Small terrier recommendation

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