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    A bit stuck....

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and fairly new to deer stalking (I've been once last April)

    I'll be looking to get a dog to take stalking, but I'm a bit restricted in terms size of dog I can get.

    realistically, what the smallest (yet manly grrr) dog I could train for tracking? I really wanted a lab, but my girlfriend is dead against it. She doesnt want a spaniel either. So I'm after a dog that will do the job, wont eat her cats and is fairly easy to train

    I know I'm not asking much, but anyone got any ideas?

    Cheers

    Oggy

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    Until you mentioned the cat, I would have said a jack russell,

    look at a teckel.

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    Re: A bit stuck....

    Quote Originally Posted by oggy
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and fairly new to deer stalking (I've been once last April)

    I'll be looking to get a dog to take stalking, but I'm a bit restricted in terms size of dog I can get.

    realistically, what the smallest (yet manly grrr) dog I could train for tracking? I really wanted a lab, but my girlfriend is dead against it. She doesnt want a spaniel either. So I'm after a dog that will do the job, wont eat her cats and is fairly easy to train

    I know I'm not asking much, but anyone got any ideas?

    Cheers

    Oggy
    no offence mate
    but why not do a little more stalking first
    no point having a dedicated stalking dog if you only go out stalking once or twice a year

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    if your serious about stalking and keen enough to train a dog sounds like you might need to get a more compatable girlfriend!!!!

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    Re: A bit stuck....

    Quote Originally Posted by stone
    no offence mate
    but why not do a little more stalking first
    no point having a dedicated stalking dog if you only go out stalking once or twice a year
    Fair point!!

    I'm doing my DSC1 in March, and I'm joining a syndicate too. hopefully by late spring I will have somewhere to shoot regular (well, as regular as I can which will be probably 1 weekend in 3)

    I went stalking in April with a guy whos been stalking for years (same guys whos syndicate I'm joining) and I was completley hooked!!

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    Davie
    Guest
    Oggy look at one of the coloured terriers Patterdale lakelands border etc ps use working stock all will track and hold deer if brought up from a pup they will be fine with the girlfriends cat. I worked both lakelands and Border terriers for years with great success.
    It is probably not the time to train a dog while you are in fact learning the basics your self.:

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    +1 for what 6.5x55 said i have a Cesky terrier that i use for finding deer.
    Train it to be cat friedly as a pup. My Teckle will hunt cats with a vengence. Mind you cats are cheap. May be easier to change girl friends

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    thanks for the info guys!!

    anyone got any experience of the Manchester terrier or English Toy terrier?

    or would they not be too suitable due to size?

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    And don't even think about a wirehaired pointer, I've had to bury two cats thanks to my soft old mutt.

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    Davie
    Guest
    Oggy I said go for working stock if you wanted a pot lick er or /fanny lick er then i can get you a goof laso apso

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