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Old 12/26/14, 11:05 AM
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Mongrol Hoard, terriers and rats

Just thought I would take a moment to share my dogs and side work, in addition to a professional job. I am a certified sheep shearer and also use terriers to keep rodents of homesteads and farms. My dogs are all poultry and livestock safe. I also have livestock guardian dogs and herding kelpies. I can not figure out how to upload photos, so I will post a link instead. If anyone uses Facebook I have a dog page, search for Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard. No dogs sold. Jreed


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Old 12/26/14, 12:29 PM
 
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I have considered getting a rat terrier. The Boston terriers do nothing to kill the occasional rat or the voles. We now have a cat. The only rat terriers I’ve seen have been on Amish farms and they do not do justice to your hoard.

By the way, I have read that they are good dogs with the elderly because they are gentle with people and enjoy cuddling in one’s lap. True?
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Old 12/26/14, 05:35 PM
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Old 12/26/14, 08:17 PM
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Maura, I do not consider myself to be a breed expert of anykind. I would consider myself more to be a vermin expert than a dog or dog breed expert. My own dogs are more hunting dogs than pets as I need them to perform consistently. The rat terrier as a breed is now excepted in the akc and more likely to be found in show rings than farms, and many are good pets. I can not say that any rat terrier will catch rats, my own dogs are indoor and outdoor and not allowed on laps or furniture as they are usually dirty as can be from living a dogs life. We also have considerable poison oak that is transferable to people another reason to limit excessive lap time. My own dogs also require loads of exercise or they will become destructive but they were once loved as america's all around farm and vermin dog. Jreed
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Nice! good to see a working breed being.... WORKED!!!! Great! Good job and thanx for your Posting!!!
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Old 12/27/14, 07:14 PM
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Nice terrier pack you have there.
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Old 12/27/14, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the compliment .These are my 4 dogs, and one is young. I only own and work 4 dogs, it's impossible to work more effectively than that. I work lots with other people and dogs that need training and socialization.
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I expected them to be smaller but I guess with rats that size they can't be too small.
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Man, that's ALOT of rats!!
Good Job!

BTW...it should be Mongrel Horde...sorry spelling peever here.

Although you do seem to be hoarding rat corpses...lol!!
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Old 01/05/15, 12:00 PM
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[QUOTE=aart;7336063]Man, that's ALOT of rats!!
Good Job!

BTW...it should be Mongrel Horde...sorry spelling peever here.

Entendre. Possible triple and spelled exactly as it belongs. Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers , my treasure of bad attitudes. At your service
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There not so big compared to a big dog, and I hunt lots more than rats and they work for me
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It's good to see another using terriers for what they are meant for. We run jagd terriers and hunt fur and feather along with some blood trailing.
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Old 01/06/15, 01:40 AM
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We know know about those things too
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Bet ya find a bunch in those grapes. Your dogs have any decker blood in them, they look heavier built than your run of the mill rat terriers?
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Bet ya find a bunch in those grapes. Your dogs have any decker blood in them, they look heavier built than your run of the mill rat terriers?
Mongrols * wink* .... not run of the mill terriers, they actually get worked on a regular basis.
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Old 01/15/15, 11:13 PM
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A little press action......

http://www.farmshow.com/view_articles.php?a_id=1567
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Old 01/16/15, 07:01 AM
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Man, that's ALOT of rats!!
Good Job!

BTW...it should be Mongrel Horde...sorry spelling peever here.
Entendre. Possible triple and spelled exactly as it belongs. Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers , my treasure of bad attitudes. At your service
OK lol, great, I love word play..still don't get the Mongrol part, but I'm old and it maybe a reference outside my realm of experience, so I need an urban dictionary?
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Old 01/16/15, 03:47 PM
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OK lol, great, I love word play..still don't get the Mongrol part, but I'm old and it maybe a reference outside my realm of experience, so I need an urban dictionary?
Not worth stressing about. Mongol is a fierce asian, a Mongrel is a dog of unknown origin. A MMongrol is a new slang , noun and adjective and yes available in the urban dictionary. The Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers, is certainly my treasure of bad attitudes
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