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What a cute puppy. I’m sure she will be much happier with a normal coat than with cords.
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Old 11/24/16, 04:19 PM
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A Few Things I am Thankful for

While impossible to make a full and comprehensive list, it is possible to share a few.

I am thankful for the love of good terriers in all breeds and sizes.

I am thankful to the folks who have entrusted me with the dogs of the Mongrol Hoard, dogs past and present.

I am thankful for the support of friends and family and also seasoned terriermen that have helped with everything from basic daily dog life, emergencies, and affordable medical care.

I am thankful for for all my friends and fans 4 legged and 2 legged that comment and post and share on a regular basis and make FB fun. Without you it would only be keyboard warriors and google search experts and " aint nobody got time for dat " .

I am also thankful for dead rats in buckets courtesy of The Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers the terriers I love working behind.

This video is a small thankyou for following along and sharing in our adventures as a Modern Day Rat Catcher using Traditional Methods.

https://youtu.be/nNElKbcoNMk
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Old 12/12/16, 12:56 AM
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Took a little 2 night 3 day mini trip to some areas south of Portland OR to catch rats.

If you know anyone in the Pacific Northwest with rat issues make sure to put them in contact with me.

I am always looking for farm locations to camp and hunt as well as make new farm family.

http://themongrolhoard.com/index.php/hunting-inquiry/
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Old 12/18/16, 08:04 PM
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need to test out my new signature .... been enjoying this forum lately.... here are some photos of actual working bedlington terriers or beddy's from the UK. Jreed
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Whoa! They look nothing like american Bedlingtons. American ones look like sheep.
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Old 12/19/16, 09:59 AM
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When I was a kid we had a pit bull who was an incredible hunter.

She learned to catch mice and hold them for me without killing them. I loved catching mice and would often keep them till they died.

We killed a lot of mice.
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Old 12/19/16, 12:18 PM
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When I was a kid we had a pit bull who was an incredible hunter.

She learned to catch mice and hold them for me without killing them. I loved catching mice and would often keep them till they died.

We killed a lot of mice.
a pit bull by its full name is an American Pit Bull Terrier and that terrier is usually enough to give them a great hunting drive, unfortunately large dogs dont fit into tight spaces and small dogs are usually much more functional for rodent hunting .....
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I know they're all terriers, so probably related right? But those Beddys look kind of like little Airedales. I'm thinking maybe no, but is there a jaw strength advantage with that muzzle shape?
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Old 12/22/16, 04:59 PM
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I know they're all terriers, so probably related right? But those Beddys look kind of like little Airedales. I'm thinking maybe no, but is there a jaw strength advantage with that muzzle shape?
all dogs bred for a similar job should look somewhat the same, this is why all small rat catching dogs all over the world share similar features. Form follows Function everywhere except a show ring. Jaw strength is based on head width, but I think the bigger muzzle is an advantage with dealing with larger game. The Beddies were often used as running dogs to catch fox bolted from under the earth by much smaller terriers and were able to dispatch them much quicker with the large jaw.
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Honestly, pits are more suitable for boar hunting. They are a cross breed between any sound bulldog and an American Staffordshire Terrier and would probably make great large game hunting dogs. Gotta, be careful, though. They're not actually a "real" breed, they're a cross between any number of breeds, bred to several different standards, and are super diverse. Aside from short (wiry) fur, a pretty blocky head and wide shoulders, they vary wildly. Some are mean, some wouldn't harm a fly. Some are small and stocky, some are large and lean... Some are only 30lbs, some are 80. Some are very unsound (bad hips, too wide shoulders, awful mouths) some are extremely fit. They have no standard so they are about as varied as dogs can be.
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A 10 day trip leaving snow behind and falling in OR and headind south into CA monsoon weather has over. Back here at home there is still snow on the ground.
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Old 01/17/17, 08:55 PM
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periodically I try and write little blurbs for FB and also my bog, when you are trying to self manage as much as I am you use the info on all mediums.

I keep getting asked about how to keep terriers from killing chickens so I wrote this for my blog so I would have a permalink.

http://themongrolhoard.com/index.php...-and-chickens/

I get asked this a lot ” how do i keep my dogs from killing chickens ” and it is simple really.

The best way to keep a dog from killing chickens, is to put it on a leash.

99 percent of bad behavior is lack of exercise or lack of supervision.

A supervised dog on a leash, can not kill a chicken, and can be corrected and rewarded for positive and negative behavior.

I start all young dogs on a short leash attached to the carpenter hammer loop on my pants. This is how the dog travels around the farm meeting animals on all daily chores. The leash has a carabiner and can easily be hooked to fences or gates as they progress. It is typically just a matter of time until they graduate to a longer leash and eventually running free and still dragging the leash.

The dog will never ever, be loose, off a leash ( minus a way to catch and control ) or unsupervised until it is safe around chickens.

All lunging, staring or excessive interest in livestock or poultry will be met with a strong vocal command and a leash tug.

I have struggled with one dog killing guinea hens until I started crating her overnight in the guinea pen, and after a week and a half of crated nights inside the coop she has never looked at a guinea again as they apparently bored her to tears.

A cat is much harder to train dogs to be safe around, unless you have a cat that will not run and trigger the prey instinct.

Buy a good bell and cats will be warned of the dog and stay far away from him/her

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Swiss.../dp/B003NYWUA8

I keep typically keep a few small, good flying bantam roosters that are free range to test the resolve of young dogs and monitor the progress of their interest in poultry. It allows me to have the dogs run free without the leash, because there will be a lot of commotion long before the death of a bird . If a bird is harmed common which in not uncommon with a terrier pup ,it is not a prized fowl on a job site.

I use biothane straight leads no handles when dogs are running free, they are almost impossible to tangle

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Old 01/17/17, 09:12 PM
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O the work of having a non smart phone, a tablet, and a comp, who knows where the pictures are or how to get them to where
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The dogs got to take a step forward into some traditional terrier work. Traditionally terrier work is classified as work that is a terrier engaging prey underground. The only terrier that made the grade was one that never left its prey once engage. Different regions and quarry led to different breeds. Some that only bayed or barked and kept the prey from escaping or digging away. Some that actively tried to chase out the prey to a waiting sight hound. Some that actively engaged and attempted to remove the prey from is lair, this happening especially in rocky areas that are not suitable for digging. The chosen prey of this trip, is the Nutria, an invasive non native specie of semi aquatic rodent.
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Old 02/03/17, 01:45 AM
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Starting the shearing season for 2017 and also snuck in some ratting on the way. Most of my small farm visits were boring. The last day of the trip with a great hunt on a dairy
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Old 02/04/17, 01:13 AM
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Some more photos of our rat catching adventures, Quinn the shepherd along for the action.
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Old 02/12/17, 11:55 PM
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Really big rats .....

Well almost, certainly semi aquatic invasive rodents

These are nutria
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