A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» What are you preserving today?
by freebird Today at 11:06 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by freebird Today at 11:02 pm

» Hugelkultur
by Chilli-head Today at 8:08 pm

» Insect hotel
by Chilli-head 24th June 2017, 11:30 am

» Heat in the June garden
by Chilli-head 24th June 2017, 11:23 am

» What are you reading now?
by Dandelion 18th June 2017, 7:41 pm

» Bees Behaving Badly
by Dandelion 2nd June 2017, 5:52 pm

» Compost - question and answer thread
by FloBear 1st June 2017, 9:40 am

» The May garden - catch up time !
by Dandelion 30th May 2017, 11:18 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 30th May 2017, 4:01 pm

» This year's challenge
by Chilli-head 30th May 2017, 3:51 pm

» National Mills weekend
by Chilli-head 9th May 2017, 10:33 am

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by Ploshkin 5th May 2017, 11:06 pm

» April - busiest month of the gardeners year ?
by freebird 29th April 2017, 5:34 pm

» Amazing Hotels
by Dandelion 17th April 2017, 3:49 pm

» The art of enough
by Dandelion 13th April 2017, 11:04 am

» The Repair Shop
by FloBear 6th April 2017, 9:10 am

» Knitting in the round
by Ploshkin 2nd April 2017, 6:12 pm

» Marching into the spring garden
by Chilli-head 30th March 2017, 8:22 pm

» Birdbox cam
by Chilli-head 15th March 2017, 4:04 pm

Statistics
We have 631 registered users
The newest registered user is BrendaP

Our users have posted a total of 44345 messages in 2304 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Working dogs

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Working dogs

Post by Chilli-head on 12th February 2015, 12:37 pm

Go on.  I'll sneak these in here under the excuse that they are working dogs, which help to control the rats and rabbits at Wimpole estate.

These belong to my friend Simon, the forester there.

They are Jagdterriers, the German hunt terrier, and these arrived earlier this month.
For a bit more about them and their breed, you can explore Simon's blog here

They are quite nice little dogs, as hunting dogs go. Just don't get between one and the rabbit it has just caught !
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2277
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Working dogs

Post by FloBear on 13th February 2015, 1:50 pm

Have never heard of that breed before. Sounds like a good working dog.
avatar
FloBear

Posts : 289
Join date : 2015-02-10
Location : East Dorset

Back to top Go down

default Re: Working dogs

Post by Ploshkin on 13th February 2015, 2:35 pm

Pets shouldn't be dismissed as only carbon footprinters as they can be very important for peoples' mental health. Mine/ours (technically working dogs) are currently driving me insane. 2 is fine, 3 has a pack mentality with everyone wanting to be top dog and barking at anything that moves. With only 100ish sheep we don't really have enough work for one sheepdog. Anyway, here's my boy - a good cattle dog, full marks for enthusiasm with sheep but not much for technical merit. He's a Welsh Collie.
avatar
Ploshkin

Posts : 992
Join date : 2013-07-18
Location : Mid Wales

Back to top Go down

default Re: Working dogs

Post by freebird on 13th February 2015, 3:55 pm

Ploshkin wrote:Pets shouldn't be dismissed as only carbon footprinters as they can be very important for peoples' mental health.

Yes I've heard that too - 'fraid dog ownership does nothing for mine! Ours is a working breed (as many are originally), but kept as a pet, and if you so much as mentioned it the 'w' word to her, she would say Oh I couldn't possibly.....
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1466
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 60
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Working dogs

Post by FloBear on 13th February 2015, 4:30 pm

What an extremely handsome Welsh Collie! I live in a 3-dog household and know what you mean about pack mentality - though the 'old lady' being 16+, deaf, short-sighted and occasionally gaga (or is that me?!) doesn't do pack stuff any more.
avatar
FloBear

Posts : 289
Join date : 2015-02-10
Location : East Dorset

Back to top Go down

default Re: Working dogs

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum