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    Teckel pup arrives in 2 weeks

    Well my first tracking dog arrives in 2 weeks. He sounds like he'll be a handful. He's a direct descendant of Rastus and Flint, two seemingly famous tracking dogs. Seemingly Rastus was as famous for his tracking ability as he was for launching groin height attacks at anyone apart from his owner that dared to approach the kill. I'll have to watch out for that one. As removing my dog from someones groin may not endear me or lead to many return invites. Despite this I am looking forward to some good company and adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teyhan1 View Post
    Well my first tracking dog arrives in 2 weeks. ......
    Congratulations. As it's your first tracking dog, is there a book that you plan to use as your tracking dog bible? Thanks JCS

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    Have fun Teckels are amazing little dogs with bags of character.


    Nuttu

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Congratulations. As it's your first tracking dog, is there a book that you plan to use as your tracking dog bible? Thanks JCS
    I have read with much amusement the various tracking dog threads.
    Some people say this method is the one I use and it brings my dog to this standard and that's the standard the industry should have so my dog is the bees knees and your is a load of bol..cks.
    I'm not having a go but quite honestly I don't care about using one method or another. I'll take the dog as he comes and then I'll start to build on that. He has some seriously good lines so I've reduced my chances of getting a duffer.
    1. Introduce him to guns quite quickly. So as he know loud bangs usually mean fun
    2. Introduce him to sheep with lambs at first opportunity. They'll give him a beating but he'll never touch one after.
    3. Show him as many deer as possible but don't take him out in anger until he's at least a year old
    4. Buy a falconry bell which only ever gets attached when he is tracking, so he associates the two
    5. Teach him to bark at a deer he's next to
    6. Chuck out anything that involves him bring back bits of rag and listen to anything that allows him to just do what he was bred for. He lives in a world of scent that I could not understand but I may be able to read what he is trying to tell me.

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    Thanks, that sounds a good plan to me. Regards JCS

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    He's a lovely looking pup and i hope it goes well for you both.

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    Handsom looking pup . Great hunting companions, I have 3 i dont think you will regret getting one

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    Quote Originally Posted by dengreenhowe View Post
    Handsom looking pup . Great hunting companions, I have 3 i dont think you will regret getting one
    Bloody hope not given what they cost!!
    Here are his lines from an email if anyones interested. Extra is my dog

    The first two Teckels into the UK were given to me by two European Royals. Rastus via Prince Ysenburg of Budingen bred by Uve Vogel and XyXy from Prince Heinricht Reuss of Austria. Rastus was jet black and tan, very like Extra, XyXy was wild boar coloured. XyXy had only two litters, she died of poisoning whilst giving birth along with her daughter Pickle and we hand reared the pups after a caesarean section. From memory there were only about ten pups from these two original Rastus / XyXy litters. Rastus sired several other litters with Garrick Hawkes and Nick Valentine's dogs. Rastus was a fantastic tracking dog with a ferocious temper if anyone other than me went near a carcass he had found. He specialised in airborne attacks at groin level and was famous as much for his tracking ability as his temper. I bumped into a very good friend who I had lost touch with for over twenty years. He had been a PH in Africa and we had travelled a lot together. After the immediate cheerful greetings his first question? "And what happened to that little sod Rastus? He was just something else!" Everyone remembered him and Prince Charles ended up with a Rastus cross terrier puppy.

    Flint and Hannah were gifts from the Duke of Calabria and Marquese de Riscall of Spain. Both dogs went back to Austrian lines bred by Princess Alice of Austria. Hannah was a bit plain, a marvelous mother and clever tracker but once she'd had pups that was it, she was useless as a tracking dog. Far too dangerous and unladylike. Put her on a line and she'd just sit and look at you. Flint was a different matter, he was as good as Rastus which is saying something. He was also one of the best looking dogs I have ever seen and sired many litters, in fact Brenda Humphry of the Teckel Society reckons he is in over eighty per cent of all the UK Teckel pedigrees. Like Rastus, he had his ways and like Rastus he died aged twenty.

    Maggie, Extra's mum, was from Barbara Opitz line. She is an exceptionally intelligent and aware little dog, very gentle and pleasing but very strong character. She follows a line well enough but has never had a really difficult find to sort out. I suspect that like Hannah, she'd rather be a mum. Rhum is related to both Rastus and XyXy and Flint and Hannah. He is a really feisty little dog, well built, very muscular and a good tracker. I especially liked him because he looked straight back at me the way Rastus used to with a "Now what?" expression, and this was long before I knew Rastus was in his line.

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    He looks great. Is this the one you got from Dundee area? We have one who is now 5 months old and a great character with an excellent nose!

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