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Bob Scott said:
Don Turnipseed said:
Bob, from reading your posts, you seem to be a terrier man. You mentioned a Border terrier. Dow you know Wayne Waggoner or Henry Johnson? I believe they were going to bring the working Border Terriers back.
Love the terriers! My 12 yr old JRT is the only one I have left. I'm getting to old to be digging 3-4 4-5ft holes a weekend to do anymore earth work though. ...
Where's that photo, Bob, of you upside-down in the hole checking on a BT's progress?
 

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I have read something by Wayne Waggoner in an Airedale e-magazine, but so far I haven't found it.


EDIT: Found it. It was in "Full Cry," from the Working Airedale Terrier Assn.

Also Henry Johnson wrote a little essay about his Border Terrier's near-death experience here:
http://www3.telus.net/airedales/newsletters/oct2003.htm

Scroll down about 1/3 to the part that starts with "A while back Henry Johnson of Fults Cove had a narrow escape," about twelve lines down from "Bob, don't you know."
 

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Terriers

Connie, thanks for giving me the kick in the butt to start posting p[ics in the hunting forum. Procrastination is my middle name :oops: :D .

This is Pete when he was 10 months old at his first terrier trial, and I still had dark hair and my sixpack hadn't turned into a keg yet.
If ya can't see, get a better seat!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Petegettiingabetterview.jpg

Same time period! Pete (JRT) in my left arm. Polly (Border) in my right arm. Rags (Border) along my right leg. Grizzly (Norwich) in my lap.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/naptime.jpg

This is Shooby (Petes grandad). He loved working ***** and would track them anytime, anywhere he could. He once stood on a large limb and bayed one in a tree den.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Shooby-PetesGrandad.jpg

Rags on the way down in the middle of a winter den in a soy bean field.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Ragsonthewaydown.jp

Monty and Rags on a tieout while we dig to another dog.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/twodognight.jpg

This is Pete telling me to stick my %$^&*(@ head in there if I don't believe him. :eek:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Itsrightherestupid.jpg

Yep! He's in there!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Bottomsup.jpg

Look close. The ground hog's nose and teeth is in the upper left. Pete's wiskers are lower right. I stuck my arm in along side Pete in order to take this pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/oldearthdog/Petefacetofacewithahog.jpg
This is what makes a good hog dog (ground hog). The dog has to be right up to it in order to keep it from turning away and digging itself in. They often do that with a young dog. With a good dog, the dog will give the hog a nip in the a$$ when it turns around to dig away.
Pete also had the knack to find dug in dogs that more inexpierienced dogs let dig away.

More to come later!
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
I have read something by Wayne Waggoner in an Airedale e-magazine, but so far I haven't found it.


EDIT: Found it. It was in "Full Cry," from the Working Airedale Terrier Assn.

Also Henry Johnson wrote a little essay about his Border Terrier's near-death experience here:
http://www3.telus.net/airedales/newsletters/oct2003.htm

Scroll down about 1/3 to the part that starts with "A while back Henry Johnson of Fults Cove had a narrow escape," about twelve lines down from "Bob, don't you know."
Thanks again Connie! The Bob in that article is not me, unfortunately. Although I've met Henry Johnson, I never had the pleasure of hunting with him.
Henery wrote/writes regularly for "Full Cry" magazine.
 

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Bob Scott said:
... The Bob in that article is not me, unfortunately. Although I've met Henry Johnson, I never had the pleasure of hunting with him. ... Henery wrote/writes regularly for "Full Cry" magazine.
He's a pretty cool writer, I thought!
 

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Re: Terriers

Bob Scott said:
... thanks for giving me the kick in the butt to start posting pics in the hunting forum. Procrastination is my middle name :oops: :D . ...... More to come later!
I have been waiting for 8 months for these pictures, so I say "Thanks" to Don for bringing up Borders and earth dogs in general.

I do hope there will be many more pictures!! 8)
 

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The picture of Pete arranging his own perch at the trial, and the one of his grandfather up in the tree -- those are great pictures! :lol:
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Bob Scott said:
... The Bob in that article is not me, unfortunately. Although I've met Henry Johnson, I never had the pleasure of hunting with him. ... Henery wrote/writes regularly for "Full Cry" magazine.
He's a pretty cool writer, I thought!
Definately a cool writer!

I've got a few more pics but it's one of those things that you always look back and say "WOW" I sure wish I brought the camera today".
Fact is, the first time I brought the wife's really nice camera, I wound up bringing it home full of mud. :oops: :D
Didn't go over well at all. :oops: :D
 

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I also hope Don posts some of his Airedale hunts.
They are frickin AWESOME dogs!
 

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Great pictures Bob. I have spent the last half hour looking at them. I have to agree with Connie, the picture's of the JRT at his first trial and the one in the tree are priceless. Didn't know this thread had opened up so quick. My sweetie just went back home( because she can only stand me for a few days at a time) but I am back on line now.LOL I may be able to dig outma few pix's of my own but most will just be special dogs. many of the hunts are posted on the site. Maybe manana. Great pixs Bob...and Henry was great for the airedale breed and had a great column. To bad the era ended.
 

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Debbie High said:
Great photos Bob!!!! 8) Looks like fun!
Me and my terrier are to dern old for all that digging to be fun anymore. :lol: :lol:
It's been almost 2 yrs since I've done any earthwork.
 
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