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A few months ago I had to get my jack russell put down because she had a tumor and now I'm starting to think about getting another one. She made an amazing friend but was terrible when it came to fishing and would have to be left at home. Not sure if its because it was in her nature, but she wouldn't settle, she would walk around sniffing everything until she got scent/sight of something and just give chase. Also had selective hearing and wouldn't come back when she was focused on something lol.

My question is do different breeds of dogs do better than others and is there any I should look at in particular? 

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Elliot gray has a jack Russel that goes fishing with him, seem to see a lot of French bulldogs on the bank too,

I think a lot of it comes down to training. Far more qualified people than me that can give advise though 

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4 hours ago, jh92 said:

A few months ago I had to get my jack russell put down because she had a tumor and now I'm starting to think about getting another one. She made an amazing friend but was terrible when it came to fishing and would have to be left at home. Not sure if its because it was in her nature, but she wouldn't settle, she would walk around sniffing everything until she got scent/sight of something and just give chase. Also had selective hearing and wouldn't come back when she was focused on something lol.

My question is do different breeds of dogs do better than others and is there any I should look at in particular? 

Sorry to hear that fella. As spr1985 said I think it really comes down to training a close friend of mine takes his Golden lab with him but they tend to be fairly docile by nature. 

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Its a no, no, for me, have experimented in the past and found it to be very trying, could be breed specific, i only do working breeds, collies mainly farm bred not pet or show orientated, rough customers, chase and kill all the little furries around, get bored and clear off for miles. That brings me to Labs, once again, black gun dogs, but with an annoying habit of trying to retreive every thing thrown in to water, real fun, and lastly to the German Shepherds, intimidate anyone approaching dad, fight with any intruding dog and smash your kit up whilst trying to examine any capture, some anglers dont do dogs, leave them at home.

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It's mainly down to the owner, if you've had training in how to look after your dog and are confident in doing so then you should be alright. I had an Alsatian I used to take fishing and he was fine, unfortunately the dogs I've had since have been family dogs and my family is not trainable. I currently have a re-homed lab / lurcher cross and she is skittish and there is no way without tying her down that I could keep her in one place.

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7 minutes ago, carpmachine said:

lastly to the German Shepherds

Cross post :lol:, when I had my GSD he was with me all the time, I took him to work and fishing so we were together all the time.

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Mate, we are pretty good, my wife was a volounteer at a colly rescue, farm dogs from Ireland, still got one, My current GSD came from the same source, some of the dogs have been so badly abused they cannot even be approached, they are turned around thanks to the expertise of Sarah Carey and husband Paul along with the volounteers, they will never be your average puppy dog, we have had those, easy to train. The GSD had been expensively trained to protect an old couple living on a remote farm in Wiltshire, she was badly starved after one of them died, she had also been hit many times, when i got her she trusted no one, but her nature was lovely, she wanted affection and gets piles of it but she regained 20 kilos in weight and resumed being protective as her training dictated. She was 5 and no ammount of input will change her at that age, 2 years is the max, similar problem with the colly, badly abused pup, she was wild , too small to be a sheepdog, chained up and shot at with air guns, taken to be put down, 12 months old, took a long time to trust us and that was down to her role model the big lab, we would not have been given the chance to have her without owning him, she is well trained but trusts no one apart from me and my wife, if you get a pup, its easy, rescue dogs are a whole different ball game.The colly is now 11, the GSD 10.

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Real sorry to hear about your dog JH.... I too have a Jack. I've only took him a couple of times as most of the waters I fish don't permit dogs, but they are great pals and good company.

Best dog I've had for company, obedience is this little fella... (Below)

He's a Jack Russel cross [censored]zu..(Rescue Dog).... "Chalkie", he's obedient to a fault, mega intelligent..... Has some Jack traits when he's over the fields (caught a rabbit or two), but the [censored]zu in him, means he's happy to curl up on a bed and just sleep, giving the odd yap if anyone comes near. Incredibly loyal and affectionate, willing to please, cheap to keep. It was his obedience that helped me train my little Jack Russel. Not sure if he's a one off, but based on his nature/temperament , I would certainly look for similar when his time is up.

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15 minutes ago, smufter said:

Jacks, by their nature, will chase after anything and everything.

Mate of mine has got a well behaved one, but even she will be off at the merest whiff of a rabbit or rat.

 

Funny thing is, they'll chase it if it moves.... If it stops they are clueless..... The cat learned that one..... Archie just looks confused when the cat stops and stares at him..... Rodents will keep on the move, that's why they get caught 

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On 29/01/2018 at 23:22, B.C. said:

Real sorry to hear about your dog JH.... I too have a Jack. I've only took him a couple of times as most of the waters I fish don't permit dogs, but they are great pals and good company.

Best dog I've had for company, obedience is this little fella... (Below)

He's a Jack Russel cross [censored]zu..(Rescue Dog).... "Chalkie", he's obedient to a fault, mega intelligent..... Has some Jack traits when he's over the fields (caught a rabbit or two), but the [censored]zu in him, means he's happy to curl up on a bed and just sleep, giving the odd yap if anyone comes near. Incredibly loyal and affectionate, willing to please, cheap to keep. It was his obedience that helped me train my little Jack Russel. Not sure if he's a one off, but based on his nature/temperament , I would certainly look for similar when his time is up.

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What a little blinder 

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9 minutes ago, Dannygooner said:

What a little blinder 

Yeah he really is... The original owners thought he was  vicious. But it was because they'd fed him loads of sweets and biscuits and some of his teeth were rotten and his jaw was swollen as a result... He wouldn't let anyone too near him, especially other dogs. But once I got his teeth sorted and a few taken out he was a completely different dog. I think he's just grateful to have a pain free life now. He always looks scruffy, he's got real character.

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2 hours ago, Dannygooner said:

I love dogs, and have a few. Would I take them fishing? I tried once, never again. @salokcinnodrog takes his I believe. His must be better behaved than mine. I saw a video online with a guy in the uk that takes his ferit with him, again, better behaved than my dogs.

Sky has her moments! :shock::?

 

Like when a muntjac comes past. She is out after it like a shot. She ran out of the bivvy so fast she managed to bend a storm pole, as the long lead was attached to my bedchair, which also got moved towards the bivvy door. Siberian Huskies are a breed that aren't usually able to be  let off the lead at all. They get something into their head and just run, their recall is also terrible. They only follow or behave to a dominant owner, so although people may think I am overly strict with her, she respects that. 

 

 

 

I have managed to get her to behave when she is off lead in the swim, the camou screen now serves another purpose, although she has managed to go over it, but a very sharp shout made her realise not to go anywhere.

 

Huskies as well as being able to jump a 6feet fence, can dig very quickly. I have seen her dig a hole to her back legs in soft soil in 2minutes. While most people think of huskies being sledge dogs, they are also hunting dogs for the Siberian Chuchki people.

The heterochromia, one blue and one brown eye is a husky trait as well. They can have either blue or brown eyes, unlike most breeds who have brown eyes, but they can have one of each.

 

Even on a walk at home I don't let her off the lead unless in a fenced enclosure!

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Not the same without my old girl with me especially on the long sessions , my new water allows dogs witch is great as she's getting on now bless her & want to make the most of the time left with her & fishing is a big part of that  . she's been on a load of socials over the years with old members off here never been a problem in fact quite often the first thing mentioned is " are you bringing Jess " 

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She's a goodun lads no doubt, her legs have just started to play up this last year or so . Been giving her a supplement the last few months & have definitely noticed she's not quite so stiff/ lame after exercise & is generally moving a little easier, there' no miracle cure for old age but think it's making her more comfortable so going to stick with it .

Mans best friend without doubt. 

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4 hours ago, chillfactor said:

She's a goodun lads no doubt, her legs have just started to play up this last year or so . Been giving her a supplement the last few months & have definitely noticed she's not quite so stiff/ lame after exercise & is generally moving a little easier, there' no miracle cure for old age but think it's making her more comfortable so going to stick with it .

Mans best friend without doubt. 

You arnt wrong mate. They truly are 

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Cheers for the replies lads. Some lovely dogs you have there!! I've decided I'll leave it for a few more months and then think about getting one. It's mad how big a hole they leave when their gone 

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