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chickenstu

Bedlington

Our scruffy bundle of joy, been talking about getting a bedlington for ages, and he is better than I imagined. He is a nutcase for sure, but he has loads of character and is a great companion , not the easiest dog to get a decent photo of sorry!




conundrum

Great dogs, one of my favourite breeds...will you work him?
bodger

Show him as Southdown, you might have more luck Stu.
chickenstu

conundrum wrote:
Great dogs, one of my favourite breeds...will you work him?


He has had one rat so far, but he is really just a companion !
magnet

Bedlington

Great dog    i live 3miles from the town of Bedlington that gives its name to the terrier...................Magnet
kaz

I bet that most people haven't got a clue what breed he is
chickenstu

Only those in the know come and talk to us, marmite breed I think.
12Bore

Great example of a lovely breed
confused

Nice dog , never had one but I've had 2 crosses , 1 whippet x beddy , and 3/4 whippet x 1/4 beddy , both of them were lovely doga and great workers ,
Seabird

I've only just seen this, I've always wanted a Bedlington. I've got an allergy to some dogs and have always hoped that a Bedlington, like poodles, would be OK for me. One day perhaps....
sod

Thank you  I have never heard of or seen one. Looks a great dog but I love all dogs  
barraboy

ooooh i like him  
chickenstu

The breed has really got to me, reckon I will always have one. They deserve to be more popular, but not too popular


He looks much better after a trim
hopefullbry

I ve had a few beddies in the past, all working type, Never had much luck with them ( either health reasons, or early  tragic circumstances ).

Also had a few Beddie / whippets too  
horace

chickenstu wrote:
The breed has really got to me, reckon I will always have one. They deserve to be more popular, but not too popular


He looks much better after a trim
He will look a lot better the right way  up
kaz

Upside down dogs!
darbo

Just a few pics of mine stu.

darbo

chickenstu

Lovely mate! How old?
aseel

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Hey Darbo there cracking could you tell me how there bred please
darbo

The dog is 7 now, He is not Kc reg.The mother was gutchcommon lines but i have no  breeding history of her.The sire i have the breeding on paper going back to the GT GT GT Grandparents a lot of g.newcombes old dogs in him.There is some fell and border blood in him way back.You couldnt compare him to a lurcher or a whippet ferreting but a running dog is not allowed on the permissions i have. A good marking dog holds in the net till i get there very good temperament easy to live with. All the land i ferret is in woods/copses/scrubland he does ok for me. Thanks. atb.
aseel

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Love the beddys and there crosses we have a sooty Sam whippet but I am determined to get a bedlington whippet in the near future
darbo

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aseel wrote:
Love the beddys and there crosses we have a sooty Sam whippet but I am determined to get a bedlington whippet in the near future
I worked lurchers from the early 80s till a few years ago saw quite a few whippet/greys and whippet crosses. In all that time i have never seen a pure whippet work i know a lot of people rate them highly. i have seen a good number of beddy/whippet types good ferreting/mooching dogs i like them a lot. atb.
aseel

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The grandfather of my whippet was a decent enough dog at lamping and ferreting think the most he had whilst lamping was 10 but sadly he had to be put down as he was kicked by a horse whilst out ferreting my whippet isn't the dainty ones we usually see though he's about 20 inches high and stronger built
darbo

Yes ive seen a lot of pics of people with whippets with sooty sam lines as you say strong looking little dogs.
aseel

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Yes we're taking ours easy have only had a few rabbits up to now but don't want to ruin him
darbo

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aseel wrote:
Yes we're taking ours easy have only had a few rabbits up to now but don't want to ruin him
Theres nothing wrong with taking your time with a young dog patience will pay off good luck with him. atb.
aseel

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Thanks Darbo all the best cheers shane
captainhastings

Your beddy darbo gives the impression of being quite calm and relaxed at ferreting ?
I got the impression they could be stubborn little buggers who went tearing off and did there own thing.
Yours looks a cracking ferreting companion
darbo

captainhastings wrote:
Your beddy darbo gives the impression of being quite calm and relaxed at ferreting ?
I got the impression they could be stubborn little buggers who went tearing off and did there own thing.
Yours looks a cracking ferreting companion

Im always honest about anything Terry when he was a young dog he was very full on and i had to have the patience of a saint. He works close to me a good marking dog. i always trained pups with a gundog check cord for recall/stay/ direction etc that way i am in control not the other way round.Not everyone would agree but it has worked for me over the years.He is very calm when out ferreting etc.A lurcher/whippet would be much more versatile especially on open fields but all my ferreting is around brambles woodland scrub etc so he does ok marking holding in the net etc.i have used russells also for the same job and 1 i had was a cracker got him in 1985 lived 17 years a sad sad day when that dog died. atb,
darbo

Also i forgot to add the downside is the dogs coat it picks up everything. Ok in cold weather but no good in cold wet weather. ive seen bedlingtons with better coats than mine the dogs coat is very linty.
bodger

Smashing pictures, they bring back treasured memories. Unless you've been an avid rabbiter, you wont understand the thrill and pride that having your dog perform well brings.
darbo

bodger wrote:
Smashing pictures, they bring back treasured memories. Unless you've been an avid rabbiter, you wont understand the thrill and pride that having your dog perform well brings.

The lurcher on your website Tilly is she yours?She has some length to her a lovely looking animal.Is she a whippet/greyhound?atb.
bodger

I bought her to make about 40lb. She's three quarter whippet, one quarter greyhound but went on to make 60lbs. She's a smashing pet but turned out to be useless.
I've always had non pedigree racing whippets before and they've made fantastic lamping dogs. The one before her, was a dog called Jimmy and he took hundreds of rabbits, if not thousands.
darbo

bodger wrote:
I bought her to make about 40lb. She's three quarter whippet, one quarter greyhound but went on to make 60lbs. She's a smashing pet but turned out to be useless.
I've always had non pedigree racing whippets before and they've made fantastic lamping dogs. The one before her, was a dog called Jimmy and he took hundreds of rabbits, if not thousands.

Sounds like you had some crackers bodger did you prefer the non peds to the kc whippets a lot of people are working these days.atb
chickenstu



He has come on a treat
12Bore

 
chickenstu

Cheers, was tempted by a bully again or a border, but so pleased we went for a beddy. Good fun with vermin and He rides on the atv with me.
darbo

what lines are in him stu is he kc reg ? good to hear you are pleased with him atb.
chickenstu

Sorry for the delay, I could not find his papers. He is kc registered, he has a lot of bakabaks and gnejnabay in him. Means nothing to me
darbo

i have read the kc  lines mentioned but know little of them. keep up the good work with him atb.
maltoid

I have a lovely beddy bitch, hows the best way to post pics on here?
bodger

Here you go, I look forward to seeing pictures of your dog
http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about584.html

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