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New deer dog

Post by SPEEDY » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:46 am

I just arranged today to pick up a new pup next month, a little Fox terrier bitch.
I wanted a small dog to use on deer that would compliment my Whippet at home and be a keen and enthusiastic little hunter.
My choices were small I had to decide between a Jagdterrier, JRT and the Fox terrier and dog that fits me the best was the little Fox terrier.

I'm looking forward to picking her up, I even got the all important ok from the missus. ;)
She's the runt of the litter and I've always found the runts to be the pick of the litter for some reason.
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Post by Olsen » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:09 pm

Cute one, you be happy with her :)
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Post by Blasernovice » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Foxies are great little dogs, I knew a guy that used his to retrieve ducks.

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Post by 9.3x64 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:55 pm

I have owned 2 fox terriers over the years. Great little dogs. The Brisbane city council used to use them as rat dogs many years ago. Very enthusiastic and keen nose.
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Post by mchughcb » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 pm

Should be fun. I hunt with one every week. And got plenty of videos of him working.

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Post by sav338 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 pm

They are a gutsy dog, that don't understand they are small. I had one when I was a teen . She would take on a fox , go down a fox hole (which I hated her doing).
I read a hunting book a while ago, where two hunters were hunting with guns for pigs and a foxy. The jack runs off over a dam wall and all the hunters would hear is the dog bark then a squeal . When the ran onto the wall what did they see . the jack bailed up a boar barking at it and every time the boar got up he would scramble around biting the boar on the nads that was the squeal then it sat down again.
Im sure you will enjoy her.
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Re: New deer dog

Post by SPEEDY » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:27 pm

I'd have gotten a pointer, but they are to big for my yard and to big for my whippet. I also looked at spaniels but while they might have done the job and not been too big they are however to hard to find especially from hunting parents.
Both this dogs parents are working fox dogs so that a big bonus, being one of the easiest dogs to train might have made them the #1 circus dog but it should mean that I can train her to sit when she sees something and to follow a trail only so far ahead of me.
But the important thing will be to take her hunting twice a week and get her used to gunshots.
I will probably shhot some targets before I come home giving her a treat after each shot.
I want her keen for gunshots.
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:55 pm

They sure do give a new meaning too small mans syndrome that’s for sure. I call them piranhas as there that quick and before you know it 20 puncher wounds :lol: :lol:
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Re: New deer dog

Post by SPEEDY » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:48 am

I wouldn't mind flushing a few fox burrow too, I haven't done that since I was a kid with the mini Fox's.
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Post by canalrifle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:54 pm

My Mother said that most everything is cute when it's a baby. Your new pup certainly qualifys.

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Re: New deer dog

Post by SPEEDY » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:32 pm

I had a few to choose from, I think the others are better looking, but like with me looks aren't everything. :lol:
I went with the runt irrespective of looks because female runts in particular have the qualities I'm looking for.

This was my other options.
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Re: New deer dog

Post by sav338 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:08 pm

SPEEDY wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:32 pm
I had a few to choose from, I think the others are better looking, but like with me looks aren't everything. :lol:
I went with the runt irrespective of looks because female runts in particular have the qualities I'm looking for.

This was my other options.

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Have her vet checked prior to taking her home, to make sure there are no long term health issues. Her eyes look a lot smaller compared to the rest of the litter ? could have eye issue .

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Re: New deer dog

Post by SPEEDY » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 pm

I'm not worried, the others have black around their eyes, she's all white in the face and the runt, I'd guess it's just a visual illusion.
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I will soon know if she has any problems seeing, but they do look smaller.
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Re: New deer dog

Post by sav338 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:45 am

SPEEDY wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 pm
I'm not worried, the others have black around their eyes, she's all white in the face and the runt, I'd guess it's just a visual illusion.ad_1531898082461.jpg.
I will soon know if she has any problems seeing, but they do look smaller.
Its not seeing issue
im referring to turned eyelids that have a tendency getting irritated and infected . be it from the eye lashes or dirt.
It could be an illusion from the photo.

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Re: New deer dog

Post by TheoR8 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:42 am

sav338 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:45 am
Its not seeing issue
im referring to turned eyelids that have a tendency getting irritated and infected . be it from the eye lashes or dirt.
It could be an illusion from the photo.
You should be a Vet mate. :animals-chickencatch: :handgestures-thumbup:

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