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Old 08/12/15, 01:29 PM
 
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Are the dead rats used for anything or just disposed of?

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Old 08/12/15, 08:34 PM
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Are the dead rats used for anything or just disposed of?

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The dogs were hurt? (Aug 8) What do you do for them?
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Old 08/13/15, 09:31 PM
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The dogs were hurt? (Aug 8) What do you do for them?
Clean them up, stitch them up when needed, use antiseptics of various types preferring tincture of bee propolis or natural variety, and feed them well
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Old 09/02/15, 11:38 PM
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It's wine grape harvest season so dogs are on the back burner but the home bred boy is growing and a new German terrier is in the Hoard
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Don't know why the pictures wouldn't load before .... well here they are this time
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We had a rat terrier when I was a kid. Her name was Tiny, but her personality was anything but tiny. She was a hoot.

When a thunderstorm came, you knew to watch out. If the door was opened, she would zip right in, head under the bed, and whoa to the person who tried to get her out from under the bed.
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Old 09/04/15, 02:05 PM
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My girl has been taking the dogs out to do consultation when there is not serious levels of infestations
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Old 09/04/15, 03:42 PM
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Congrats on the jagd pup. I would love one.
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Old 09/08/15, 12:13 AM
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My Mrs. Took out the dogs while I am busy turning grapes to wine.... even the new puppy got to play with some rat fur .....
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What would you suggest to someone interested in having 1-2 small working terriers for a farmstead? Where would you tell them to start and where to look for dogs. Alternatively, is there an organization or website listing services like your for small farmsteads across the country?
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Old 09/10/15, 11:01 PM
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What would you suggest to someone interested in having 1-2 small working terriers for a farmstead? Where would you tell them to start and where to look for dogs. Alternatively, is there an organization or website listing services like your for small farmsteads across the country?

I am hard pressed when asked these questions..... I don't usually recommend terriers to people I don't know.... my personal dogs are high drive performance hunters beyond average farm dogs as i demand consistent result. If you want a dog find one raised on dirt, on a farm where both parents are visible and with proof both parents kill rodents.... I personally prefer mountain feists to most terrier lines. Breed does not make the dog, genetics , instincts, and training make the dog. I would avoid all akc type purebred dogs, and focus on farm dogs that the energy level of the parents suits your lifestyle. Get one dog st a time and invest the energy into training and 2 or 3 years on get another if you have a handle on the dog you have. Terriers are not for everyone, not for inexperienced owners, or the faint of heart and real terriers are not pets. They demand jobs, activities and stimulus or are increasingly destructive..... as a side not there are not many people interested in the hard dirty work of catching rats. While there are many good, dogs catching rodents I do not know of any packs for hire in the USA, there are fun groups and game groups where people pretend to catch rats but I am not aware of any serious ratting packs. This is not common in the USA where many gun sports and hunting are available, it is common in the UK where hunting is limited and poison on farms is discouraged....I have limited oportunity to excerise my cultural heritage and fell into this passion accidentally, and embraced it where few others are willing to...
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I own a dog boarding kennel, one night a mouse raced in when I opened the back door and ran along between fencing & the wall with every dog (goldens, labs etc) looking confused - until it got to the kennel with 2 yorkies. Yep, they even had pink bows on their heads. They instantly went to separate sides, cornered the mouse & actually ripped it in half! All took about 2 seconds. New respect for them for sure. I bet these ratting terriers are amazing in action.
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I own a dog boarding kennel, one night a mouse raced in when I opened the back door and ran along between fencing & the wall with every dog (goldens, labs etc) looking confused - until it got to the kennel with 2 yorkies. Yep, they even had pink bows on their heads. They instantly went to separate sides, cornered the mouse & actually ripped it in half! All took about 2 seconds. New respect for them for sure. I bet these ratting terriers are amazing in action.
I've en a few cairn terriers and also Australian terriers that were good at rodents.... also more than a few min pins and chihuahua crosses... ive got a nice video on my Facebook page... https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433275496912764
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Old 09/14/15, 11:42 AM
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Dogs out on a farm evaluation for rodent control......
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Old 09/20/15, 12:32 AM
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Hunting in the heat

Got to visit a certified organic dairy here today in northern California, it was a first time evaluation and was hot hot hot out. We will be back for more fun.....
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Old 09/21/15, 12:19 AM
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More dead rats...we visited a small farm where the rats left a hay field and came to the farm when it was stubble and got tilled.
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Old 09/24/15, 12:34 PM
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I can believe the size of these buggers, the dogs wouldn't come close for a photo they smelled so bad
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Old 09/27/15, 11:40 PM
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Afternoon of work, took 3 hours to force all these rats to bolt from under a chicken coop and green house
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Old 10/13/15, 02:53 PM
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rat are not helpless

Look at this bugger.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...sby-video.html
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