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    There's some great feedback there fella's and very encouraging. I'm off to look for litters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I had an excellent huntaway by one of Les's dogs (Bully, I think). He was a great mustering dog, useful at the trials and would wind deer for me.
    @Tahr i doubt there's many shepherds in the whole of NZ without some form of Bully blood in their team. That man was a legend!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I had a bit to do With Les in the late nineties when he was at Rakanui(Kawhia). I remember him telling me that he much preferred breaking heading dogs because they were quiet and didn't annoy him, so he tended to take them everywhere with him. Whereas a Huntaway pup would usually yap and some days it was just best to leave them at home.
    Speaking of the Bully blood, I got a Huntaway off a mate which Les had bred. She was a very useful bitch and I was often getting requests for pups out of her. I remember Norris Philburn looking over her blood lines and announcing with surprise that she was one of those rare bitches that didn't have Quinn in her history.
    I lived opposite Norris and went to school with his daughters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    yep les knight was legendary in dog trialing don't think I ever saw him run a dog at a trial but heard plenty.

    did see jimmy hay and doug at the alfredton trials.

    on a particuly sticky trio doug dropped his noise and looked back at jimmy who replied'' don't worry doug we,l educate the bastards''

    jim blinkhorn the concrete shepherd was a aquaitance of ny gradndfather never really rated bloke that high tho.
    @gsp follower I had a lovely black bitch by Doug out my Nan I called "Wake". Ran her at Alfredton a few times. She was inclined to drop her nose too. She would have likely been ok on deer, but never tried her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    @gsp follower I had a lovely black bitch by Doug out my Nan I called "Wake". Ran her at Alfredton a few times. She was inclined to drop her nose too. She would have likely been ok on deer, but never tried her.
    small world tahr
    doug was some .dog
    the Alsatian they called him but not to jimmys face
    perhaps the only one more impressive I saw live was paul sorensons fake.

    what a dog he was black and dark brindle
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    Gidday @Danny, I was just talking to a very good friend of mine recently about your Grandfather and how he used to go help with dog training up at Smedley Station, where I trained back in the early 2000s.

    I had his book that he put out years ago, but buggered if I can find it. I'm out of the shepherding game now, but dog training is something that I love passing on to others. His method of training was a lot more natural than a lot of the methods now and it showed in the amazing dogs he'd run. Would you happen to know where I could get a copy of his book, as it's great for showing younger guys getting into dog training. Would pay handsomely to get my hands on one, or even a donation to Te Kuiti trial club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNotty View Post
    Gidday @Danny, I was just talking to a very good friend of mine recently about your Grandfather and how he used to go help with dog training up at Smedley Station, where I trained back in the early 2000s.

    I had his book that he put out years ago, but buggered if I can find it. I'm out of the shepherding game now, but dog training is something that I love passing on to others. His method of training was a lot more natural than a lot of the methods now and it showed in the amazing dogs he'd run. Would you happen to know where I could get a copy of his book, as it's great for showing younger guys getting into dog training. Would pay handsomely to get my hands on one, or even a donation to Te Kuiti trial club.

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    Hi mate yep good to hear, Iíll have a hunt around, we also have saved a bit on DVD also.
    Youíre right he was a natural and had a sense with his dogs.
    Great to hear as that always appeared his passion was sharing on to budding young Shepherds...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Hi mate yep good to hear, I’ll have a hunt around, we also have saved a bit on DVD also.
    You’re right he was a natural and had a sense with his dogs.
    Great to hear as that always appeared his passion was sharing on to budding young Shepherds...


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    Bloody legend, thank you. Let me know what you need if you do find some material.

    Cheers

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    Will do mate.
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    My main pig dog for a few years was a strong eyed bitch given to me by a mate when she was five. Dream would work sheep and cattle for him. He would muster goats in the weekends with her and if he saw any fresh pig sign he would go back in the evening. When she had the tracking collar on her and he had the 44 she wouldn't touch a goat. When mustering goats she wouldn't catch a pig. A really smart finder on pigs and a hard stopper. Everything comes down to the intelligence of the dog and the handler and then just consistency and repetition.
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