by TruAmstaff on 21 July 2013 - 19:07
by YogieBear on 21 July 2013 - 21:07
by melba on 21 July 2013 - 22:07
by fawndallas on 21 July 2013 - 22:07
(Just kidding. Not sure I could get pass the ewww factor.)
by dragonfry on 22 July 2013 - 00:07
I guess rat hunting is as much as sport as harassing sheep to go where you want them to. (herding)
by TruAmstaff on 22 July 2013 - 08:07
This looks like alot of fun for dogs with ALOT
of prey drive. At first I kind of laughed at this, as it is considered a sport, but the more I thought about it the more I realized its a perfect outlet for terriers or any dog who loves to hunt vermin. It used to be a sport way back in the old days. It tests the dogs speed, and ability to keep and follow a scent to where the rats are. I posted a pic of a vintage rat hunt, the breed is questionable, could be a Rat Terrier, or Manchester Terrier, but with barn hunt the rats are safe and there is no blood. So its humane, and it could be alot of fun. Were going to give it try. :)
by mollyandjack on 22 July 2013 - 09:07
They've started up some Barn Hunt trials near me, I would LOVE to go with my collie and GSD. I think Jack is short enough to fit....the last trials I saw advertised were combined with some farmcollie trials. Would be a fun day!
by Jenni78 on 22 July 2013 - 09:07
This does look fun- and humane. A good outlet for lots of high-prey dogs who otherwise would likely not ever get an outlet. Thanks for posting.
by TruAmstaff on 22 July 2013 - 15:07
by EuroShepherd on 22 July 2013 - 15:07
It's been a few years now, I placed the toy manchester terriers into new pet homes when I was getting ready to move out of that house and my precious cat has passed away. But if I ever move to a place that has a rodent problem again I will most certainly be getting more terriers to take care of the issue....unless my 2 mini doxie girls decide they have what it takes, lol.
Now that house is rented out to a happy older lady and it remains rat free :)