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    Teckel

    I've been thinking about getting a teckel,

    I'm just getting back into country sports and I'm looking for a companion as well as a dog for stalking,

    Can anyone advise me

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    I've got three of them. Not long back in from from setting tracks. What information are you after mate.
    Your not far from me in Teesside more than welcome to pay a visit.

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    just what their like in their manner, I have neighbors and don't want anything that will keep them awake etc.

    Are they easily trained (I have experince with other dogs being brought up with dogs all my life)

    Any problems and good points that you have come across,

    Best place to go to get one and places to avoid if youve heard of any?

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    I've recently acquired a 3 year old Teckel who was having to move on from his old home. He worked on deer in his with his previous owner, although I haven't started training/working with him yet in earnest and in truth I didn't get him with that in mind (although I will, now that he's settled). So, I can't comment on his trainability other than saying that he picked up my house rules quickly and although a bit headstrong he does seem keen to please. He's as affectionate as any labrador I've met, and loves to have a fuss and a tickle. His mannerisms and personality are very easy to fall in love with, and he always seems to be one step away from mischievous antics. Holds his own against my 18 month old lab/GWP bitch when she's chewing his ears, jumping on him or pulling his tail. If they're all like mine, I'd have another one.
    See my blog for - My kindly sponsored DSC1 course and chart my progress from deer virgin to stalking veteran
    AND my new puppy progress DIARY
    Blog

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    Hey Sidney,

    teckels are highly intelligent but also as stubborn as a mule when they are in "the hunting zone"...they need a very consistent hand and will quite often only really see one member in the family as the boss. they are really good hunting companions as they are totally self sufficient hunters themselves (or will piss of happily the entire night on their own chasing boar while you are driving around in the car worried sick the bloody dog is run over).

    good points I would say:
    it is the most amount of dog you will ever find that fits in a knapsack and actually enjoys that as long as it gets to go with you
    highly intelligent and dare I say a sense of humor.
    generally quite healthy and will happily live for 15 to 16 years (oldest one I knew was over 20!)
    it will never seize to amaze you how they put any other dog 5 times their size instantly on the bottom of the pecking order
    fits easy in the car does not eat that much not a lot of grooming necessary
    you can teach them anything...if they actually want to pay attention

    Lesser points:
    Not always a "family" dog as they often are fairly focused on just the one boss
    when walking it on a lead, yes you are walking a cat sized dog..
    you need to train them NOT to kill chickens neighbors cats chickens etc especially when they are coming from a hunting bloodline.
    due to their shape, prone to discus hernia's and other back problems, cataract and deafness also in certain lines.
    they love to dig, so not always ideal for the perfect landscape garden (normally not to swim although mine would happily chase the swans round and round the pond and catch carps when people were feeding them)
    no task or prey is to big or to daunting (I think there is a nice pic of a rhino being chased on a thread somewhere on the site), that means that yes that huge stag is getting chased...and yes it is bringing it directly to you...

    They will often be a bit nippy to strangers, and definitely hate the vet ;-)....

    teckels are ideal for flushing animals from shrubs, or locating anything in dense growths. also really good for following trails or shot site follow ups. be aware that they normally are "spurlaut" when chasing of the lead so will be barking all the time.

    once you have had a teckel, nothing will ever "measure" up.

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martijn View Post
    Hey Sidney,

    teckels are highly intelligent but also as stubborn as a mule when they are in "the hunting zone"...they need a very consistent hand and will quite often only really see one member in the family as the boss. they are really good hunting companions as they are totally self sufficient hunters themselves (or will piss of happily the entire night on their own chasing boar while you are driving around in the car worried sick the bloody dog is run over).

    good points I would say:
    it is the most amount of dog you will ever find that fits in a knapsack and actually enjoys that as long as it gets to go with you
    highly intelligent and dare I say a sense of humor.
    generally quite healthy and will happily live for 15 to 16 years (oldest one I knew was over 20!)
    it will never seize to amaze you how they put any other dog 5 times their size instantly on the bottom of the pecking order
    fits easy in the car does not eat that much not a lot of grooming necessary
    you can teach them anything...if they actually want to pay attention

    Lesser points:
    Not always a "family" dog as they often are fairly focused on just the one boss
    when walking it on a lead, yes you are walking a cat sized dog..
    you need to train them NOT to kill chickens neighbors cats chickens etc especially when they are coming from a hunting bloodline.
    due to their shape, prone to discus hernia's and other back problems, cataract and deafness also in certain lines.
    they love to dig, so not always ideal for the perfect landscape garden (normally not to swim although mine would happily chase the swans round and round the pond and catch carps when people were feeding them)
    no task or prey is to big or to daunting (I think there is a nice pic of a rhino being chased on a thread somewhere on the site), that means that yes that huge stag is getting chased...and yes it is bringing it directly to you...

    They will often be a bit nippy to strangers, and definitely hate the vet ;-)....

    teckels are ideal for flushing animals from shrubs, or locating anything in dense growths. also really good for following trails or shot site follow ups. be aware that they normally are "spurlaut" when chasing of the lead so will be barking all the time.

    once you have had a teckel, nothing will ever "measure" up.

    good luck!
    100% correct. If teckels know you they'll love them. Keep them socialised. You need to be firm but fair. Mine are great family orientated. They have killed couple my chickens but they have entered the dog run. When they are put on a scent trail they switch to hunting mode. They don't listen and will work to they find the deer. They won't stop to they find it. I don't work mine on a leash as not needed to. Elma chases pheasants yesterday I set a trail I didn't know but 150 yards in it they flushed a pheasant out didn't even look up as though it wasn't there.
    I give mine plenty of fun play to keep there nature soft. But they know when I want them to work. You can even see it in there eyes.

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    If I were you, I'd use the "search" engine in the forum, lots of info about Teckels.

    Good reading.

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    They make good watch dogs. Nothing gets in our backyard without them knowing.

    Blaser K95 Stutzen - the ultimate deer stalking rifle

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    hi Simon,
    hope your keeping well, glad to see you've got a Teckel!, my little pup is coming on incredibly well, 7 months old now and trailing blood 50-60 metres quite easily, not pushing her too hard as I don't want to break her confidence, bu she is incredibly keen, let me know how you get on with yours.was your DSC ok?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanglier 857 View Post

    hi Simon,
    hope your keeping well, glad to see you've got a Teckel!, my little pup is coming on incredibly well, 7 months old now and trailing blood 50-60 metres quite easily, not pushing her too hard as I don't want to break her confidence, bu she is incredibly keen, let me know how you get on with yours.was your DSC ok?.
    Aye they're cracking little dogs, mine is a right little character. The chap I got him from was heartbroken to see him go but it was the best solution.
    Yours looked a wee star back when we met, I bet she's magic now.
    Passed my DSC1, hope you did too?
    See my blog for - My kindly sponsored DSC1 course and chart my progress from deer virgin to stalking veteran
    AND my new puppy progress DIARY
    Blog

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