Thanks, they are certainly full of life ! trouble is they are starting to show their working sides now and spend most of the day shaking the living daylights out of each other !
As stated I only have two bitches left, I only had one dog and I could have sold 5-6 dogs ! very strange.
I am keeping one bitch myself but I may even keep two with the idea of training one up to sell at a later stage.
Does anyone think think there may be a market for part/fully trained deer dogs ??
I think there could be a market for part or fully trained dogs, Would you agree with me you need a bond with your dog whitch really comes from when you get a dog from pup ? Im a big fan of getting a pup as young as possible, 8 weeks. I love terriers and have only bought pups from people i know. your pups look fantastic, heathly and well looked after, and im sure you are one of the best in your area. I want a good pup for deer stalking but i need to learn, i have very good referances from people in your area PM me if you want to take this off line.
I will be perfectly honest with you on this one, over the years I have found it makes little difference whether you have the dog from a pup. The most important thing I have found is that you must actually like the dog, whatever the age. I have had dogs in from pups to two or three years for training, and have still "bonded" with most (with one or two exceptions )
My own Teckel was 10 months old when I imported her, and we immediately hit it off.
Some people actually find it an advantage to miss the puppy stage out, and all the " hassle " ( to some ) that goes with it. Especially the time involved.
But I must admit In an ideal situation I would prefer a pup as you say.