10 October 2007

Zac a real working puppy
This is Zac the son of Bisbee Painted Lady (Bonnie) and Lowbrook Llaffan (Harry) he is going to be a working dog with an environmental health officer. Zac is coming on very good at work he has chased & caught his first rat 2 weeks ago, didn't kill it but i'm sure he will get the hang of it. What was good about that day was he went straight in to a area where rats had been and proceeded to follow the scent's and trails straight away. He hasn't missed a day at work yet. Zac is owned by John and Sandra and many thanks to Dorothy and Derek Owen for the photograph.

15 comments:

ed and becs said...

What a handsome fellow, and he's earning his keep (Ralphie are you listening?)! Mind you if anyone's got a problem with too many carrots Ralphie's your man....

Anonymous said...

He's a cutie, but I fear his coat will let him down on those cold wet winter ratting trips.

Tricia said...

He is just as cute as he can be!

Anonymous said...

To call this little chap "a real working puppy" is misleading on a number of levels, and poosibly against the trades descriptions act lol.
To take a puppy from Bisbee/Lowbrook lines and end up with a true worker , may not be impossible,but will be more of a lottery than his new owner might think.
More often than not,people who buy
dogs of similar breeding for work purposes end up with their hopes dashed and severely disillusioned
in the Bedlington breed as a whole.
Should have gone for a Gutchcommom,
Rillington or Minkstone bred dog
- and even they have a failure rate.

DB

peter gutchcommon said...

DB, just who do you think you are??
gutchcommon this, rillington that.
a working bedlington wannabe maybe!?
my great grandfather would have encouraged this.

Dorothy said...

The puppy owners came to me for a puppy as they were looking for a dog that came from DNA tested parents. They lost their last Bedlington who was a "working"
dog to Copper Toxicosis.

Although I dont work my dogs they still have the instinct to hunt for vermin and I am sure that many owners of show dogs will say the same thing.

dawn said...

here here dorothy i have a young bitch that is half bisbee and she is as good a worker on vermin as my guthchcommon bitch and will tackle enything if i let her but after all she is a terrier a bedlington terrier why these people say thier is two kinds of bedlingtons i just donot no it was the same when my old bedlingtons went to so called working shows becaues they were cut out they ues to say they carnt possible work john proved them wrong every time he invited them to a days work

nothingincommon said...

bold as brass kicks a.. this dog looks so much like his grandfather who can be traced back to rillington rinty george newcomes hardest dog ever [according to george]do some home work d.b you are letting us working enthusiasts down!!

Norman Sandra said...

We have 4 show Bedlingtons when taken up the fields they will all hunt and kill given the chance this is natural terrier instinct

Stu said...

Harry's pedigree goes back on both sides to Gutchcommon / Rillington lines through Gutchcommons George and Rusty, also Rillington Resolute. John Holden's Granitors also feature heavily. Good conformation and a show trim don't prevent a dog working.
Get your facts right before commenting D.B.
How long have you been a Bedlington owner/ breeder to be so critical?

peter gutchcommon said...

very much agree stu.

nothingincommon said...

d.b has read a few books and his dogs have killed a few hedgehogs.so therefore he is an expert on working bedlingtons.

Anonymous said...

He is a clever little bedligton catchin a rat.But my dog could do better he has killed 3 rats all ready i think thats better than catchin one.

Anonymous said...

44 years, on and off. ;-)

DB

dawn said...

here her stu total agree