Mongrol Hoard, terriers and rats

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  1. Jreed

    Jreed Well-Known Member

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    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


    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/grd/4819180412.html


    http://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/rat-terriers-rodents-pests-killing-terriermen/
     
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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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    Tried again
     

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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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    CAjerseychick Well-Known Member

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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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    Nice terrier pack you have there.
     
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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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    aart HOW do they DO that?

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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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    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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    Another
     

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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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    Mongrols * wink* .... not run of the mill terriers, they actually get worked on a regular basis.
     
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    aart HOW do they DO that?

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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?
     
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    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