Had a Pup, Lost a Pup...

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  1. John Laidler

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    I wasn't going to post anything about this but it probably helps to talk about things so here goes.

    Some may remember we lost our Jack Russell of seventeen years in March this year. We didn't rush out and get another dog but decided to try being dogless for a while.

    After six months and realising being dogless didn't work for us we found a Patterdale/Border terrier cross near Monmouth and last Thursday we paid the owner a deposit and went off to a rally in Pembrokeshire, intending to pick the nine week old puppy on the way back.

    On Friday we got a call from a very distressed lady, the pup had been stolen!

    We dropped round there today to get our deposit back. The couple have an idea who might have taken it but have no proof. They were both, especially the husband, really cut up about it, as we were when we heard the news.

    So, if you plan on breeding from your dog keep the litter under lock and key. There are criminals out there!
     
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    What a shame,,im sorry. My best mate was a german shepherd for 11 years,another reason for my lifestyle change.. Hope you get luckier soon,,,
     
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    Several Springers from here in the Forest of Dean have been stolen and apparently ended up in Momnouth area.
    One of our lads is a dog trainer (x forces) and he says theres a notorious group / gang down there stealing dogs to order.
     
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  4. John Laidler

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    Yes, we are a bit sad about it, we "owned" him for less than 24 hours. A sort of canine miscarriage.
     
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    Is nothing sacred !!! F.......g people making money out of this !! sick f....s
     
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  6. John Laidler

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    We saw several posters of missing dogs when we were in the area. Didn't put two and two together at the time. The pup was from Trellech.
     
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    Patterdale? do they by any chance look similar to a Small poodle type dog? Sort of a grey very tight curl coat? I think they were breed to be a ratter in the Coal mines? if this is the same dog breed, they are very difficult to train, they have their own mind, and if they don't want to do it! neither hell or high water will make them do it
    Perhaps crossbred with the Border Terrier, it would have given it some sense.
    Anyway! sorry to hear about your disappointment, but, hey ho, it wasn't meant to be, and there will be another dog along soon to steal your heart, best of luck on that score(y)
     
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    So sorry to read about this DBK, both for you two and the breeder.
    Hope it gets sorted but not sure how......:(

    Would you have considered a rescue dog a la Mrs Dux? ( sorry if I'm overstepping the mark & other rescue centres are available)

    And yes, patterdales have a mind of their own....but then you were a JR owner (same as us) :)
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    Sorry to hear about the pup. Our little border went to the bridge in July but now have another little 18 month old border girl. Hope the pup lands up in a good home and your next one is your ideal pup.
     
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    Sorry I missed this earlier.

    I was building a kennel for the puppy my brother just gifted me.
     
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    Patterdale are are very recent breed, dating from only the sixties. They were bred for catching foxes as was the Border Terrier, which is an older breed and an ancestor of the Patterdale.

    All they need is lots of exercise and they should be fine. Without exercise they can go loopy as do several other breeds. We have come across a Patterdale recently which was owned by an elderly man, it was known in the family as the Devil Dog because it was vicious when it met other dogs.

    Whatever dog we get will get lots of exercise and be taken to classes to learn to socialise with other dogs. We are going into this with open eyes! :)
     
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    We will look at dog refuse centres, my father had a great yellow lab from one. :)
    It's a long story how we found this pup so won't go into it now, but in a sense it was a reject as it was the last of the litter to be sold as it had a slightly wonky tail!
     
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    So sorry to hear that Deebs - I'm a trainer and do a lot of work with the Kennel Club and various rescues. Dog theft is rife all over the UK and in parts of Europe. There are hundreds if not thousands of broken hearts over it - just another crime that police forces do not seem to have the resources to tackle seriously.
    Good luck, my dear, in getting past it and finding your future best friend.
    Jac
     
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    It seems a shame that the police do not investigate more thoroughly; not only is it heartbreaking for many people but I would guess that those criminals involved in dog theft are involved with other crimes and that crime statistics can be improved substantially by locking these scum up.
     
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    That's awful, sorry to read this.

    Dog napping seems to rife in the UK. There is a plea on Facebook nearly every other day about stolen dogs, it certainly makes me very wary about my little dog and will not leave outside a shop or anywhere.
     
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    Sorry to hear your sad news but a dog rescue or refuge might be a better place to start!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the puppy DBK , we had a heads up on Friday about a couple of guys trying to snatch a kitten off of a driveway in our area
     
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    Not for everyone - and I work with rescue groups, and have always had rescues, but I'm a very experienced owner and trainer. A rescue doesn't suit every circumstance so try not to judge....
     
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    Methinks thou needs to read the bold word in the DBK's quote I used!;) Predictive text or spell checker completely changes the meaning!
     
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    Aha!! Lol. Point taken!!! Apologies to you....
     
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