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Old 01/16/15, 03:57 PM
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You do not always catch lots, depends more on feed sources and other factors
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I am not squeamish about rodents, but those pictures give me the heebie jeebies. Ugh.

Good dogs. Happy dogs too, I bet.
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Old 01/16/15, 04:05 PM
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Slow interwebs, sorry for double pictures posts. I got plenty originals I don't need to double count dead rats
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I am not squeamish about rodents, but those pictures give me the heebie jeebies. Ugh.

Good dogs. Happy dogs too, I bet.
Look mom no gloves
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Old 02/04/15, 11:56 PM
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Old 02/15/15, 10:18 AM
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Old 02/17/15, 10:37 PM
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fun links ......

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There are three sizes of rat terriers--standard, miniature, and toy. If you are looking for a rat terrier for varmint control, be sure it is a standard, like the dogs in the photos. A miniature, which is a more commonly found size at 11 pounds, will be at risk going after a cornered rat. Mine will bark and harass the resident possum and cottontails, but has sense enough not to get too close. She much prefers watching TV.
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Old 02/20/15, 11:35 PM
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There are three sizes of rat terriers--standard, miniature, and toy. If you are looking for a rat terrier for varmint control, be sure it is a standard, like the dogs in the photos. A miniature, which is a more commonly found size at 11 pounds, will be at risk going after a cornered rat. Mine will bark and harass the resident possum and cottontails, but has sense enough not to get too close. She much prefers watching TV.

One of my best hunters ever is only 8 lbs and her mom is 12 lbs, while these dogs might not deal with varmits they can certainly fit into tight spaces better and are more than enough to kill large rats well. They need experience but once learned are excellent hunters. The bitch pictured left is 8 lbs and the bitch pictured right is 12lbs. Neither of them hesitate to kill any size rat.
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Old 02/20/15, 11:39 PM
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There are three sizes of rat terriers--standard, miniature, and toy. If you are looking for a rat terrier for varmint control, be sure it is a standard, like the dogs in the photos. A miniature, which is a more commonly found size at 11 pounds, will be at risk going after a cornered rat. Mine will bark and harass the resident possum and cottontails, but has sense enough not to get too close. She much prefers watching TV.
the small one also loves killing and eating cotton tails
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Old 02/24/15, 09:41 PM
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Why am I anti show dogs or anti AKC?

When people ask me why I call my dogs " Mongrols " an double entendre of mongrel. I have a long reply

mongrel
A cross-breed, can be a derogatory name for those of mixed heritage.

A breed name and wicki post do not define a dogs actions. The actions of my Mongrol Hoard are what define my Rascally Rat Wranglers. Quality terriers are not for everyone and a small size does not denote calm demeanor. Working dogs are not for pet homes and numbed down show dogs are not for a working ratting pack.

I am constantly bombarded with requests to purchase dogs, or inquiries as to what breed my dogs are. Recently as the " RAT TERRIER " has entered the AKC and also the show ring at Westminster, the breeder pool has exploded as the RAT TERRIER has now hit the big time. Sadly this takes dogs off farms where poison has largely replaced them anyways, and also turns them into pet quality dogs by gentrification and numbed down terrier qualities. This is not the only reason I call my dogs Mongrols and I can easily furnish proofs.

The corruption and closed registry breeding systems of the dog show world make anyone with a working dog recoil violently when faced with simple facts. When asked why I am anti AKC besides the obvious facts I actually hunt my dogs. Here is a concrete and conclusive answer and example.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/p...dog-shows.html

I am not anti AKC because it is full of bad people.It is not because it is wrong to breed or sell dogs, or to breed purebred dogs.

Instead it is because the close registry breeding system that easily breaks down a healthy dog breed into a genetic mess. It is also because of the known acceptance of puppy mill registrations that make the bulk of the AKC income and funds. The AKC knows and clearly overlooks animal abuses and rights. Here is a example that ties this post all together.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/brea...operators.html

http://www.thedogpress.com/SideEffec...07_Andrews.asp

AKC judges and breeders were charged with more than 20 counts animal cruelty charges in 2010 a month after a AKC kennel inspection. The sick part of this sad story is that in 2015. Jim Deppen the owner and breeder charged with abuse in that kennel in 2010. Was in the working breed ring at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Show. He was showing a best of breed mastiff from that same kennel born that same year. 2010. THIS IS SICK, DISGUSTING AND WRONG. Why is he not banned from breeding, showing, judging and owning dogs? Why is he allowed to continue at all? Its clear the AKC is not concerned with the functionality, health, or welfare of its dog membership.....

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org...015&day=2#work

6 GCH Ironwood's Papparrazi
Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff
Sex: Dog
AKC: WS 36654701
Date of Birth: July 01, 2010
Breeder: James R Deppen & Mimi Winkler
Sire: Vanguard's Rockbusta Travis
Dam: Ironwood's Macarena
Owner: James R Deppen & Susan Van-Spruill
Photos: Breed judging

That is more than enough for me to be anti AKC

Positively proud to be found working happily spade first in the earth. Filling buckets with dead rats, preserving traditional methods, and enjoying the love of hunting with good dogs. Northern California

Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers

pics are reposts of past hunts
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Old 02/26/15, 11:00 AM
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nocturnal activity. 1.272 lbs on that big buck rat
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Old 03/01/15, 10:47 PM
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in pig pens and chicken coops with cats goats birds and pigs all unharmed and new friends
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Very impressive!
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Old 03/09/15, 11:39 AM
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took a few new people and dogs out to a spot with not so many rats, still a good time especially for the new dogs
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Old 03/17/15, 12:42 AM
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I did not get to go out this past weekend so I took the time to dig up some pictures from past hunts to post ...
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Old 03/21/15, 11:51 PM
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A squirrel bite from this week
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Old 03/28/15, 09:46 AM
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A little onsite consultation for a future hunting location, a farm with rats. And also some biological work collecting dna for science research.
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Wow.....

I live in Oregon
I want one of such beautiful dog
Should it be more than one?

Btw I have chickens and goats
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Old 03/30/15, 11:15 PM
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Wow.....

I live in Oregon
I want one of such beautiful dog
Should it be more than one?

Btw I have chickens and goats
I don't personally recommend terriers to anything thing less than experienced homes and owners, they can be a recipe for disaster in the wrong hand's.
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