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PostSubject: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 9:57 am

Miss Pixie caught another bush rat this morning ,in my scooter , they get in from underneath ,and perch on the batteries .Faye has to lift the seat off and remove the cover which forms the base of the scooter ,then the rat runs out .Miss Pixie has it DEAD in 3 seconds flat.
We have to put Mr Bean in the house as he gets in the way and is not a ratter.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 10:08 am

laughing wit tears laughing wit tears laughing wit tears she certainly is a clever little Miss Pixie flower
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 11:08 am

I expected a photo of the mighty hunter standing over her victim and instead Miss Pixie is standing there like she's just been to a Groomer's, not even a tiny spot of blood marring her immaculate coat. LOL. Good girl though. thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 11:45 am

Well how clever is that Gwen... thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 3:46 pm

Go gettem girl thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 6:34 pm

No time for pics when Miss Pixie has a rat.The ratter never gets blood on her ,its one bite to the neck and its all over rover.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 8:58 pm

She's an expert, obviously. My cattle dog, Shady, used to amuse me, Gwen, if she caught a mouse she would nibble it to death. Death by incisors.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Sun May 03, 2009 9:06 pm

What a terrible way to go Betty.. gasp
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 7:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 9:38 am

Pam, Gwen is not going to give you Miss Pixie! Laughing (Just joking.) I would have thought that mini foxies and Jack Russells would all be good ratters? Gwen, did I read where one of yours stands back? That could just mean Miss Pixie is the alpha dog there. One thing I noticed here was the way one dog would appoint itself the guard dog, while the others chilled out so to speak. Snoopy was the guard until Blue-Boy got old enough, then she just became everyone's friend. When Blue-Boy died, Snoopy took over again until the next male was old enough. Because he was so anti-social, she became apologetic almost it seemed, going out of her way to be really nice to people. LOL.
You know, I can't see the words rat trap now without thinking of how they use them in a local town, I was told at the hardware store that some people use them to trap blackbirds. gasp I love blackbirds and that is such a dreadful thing to do to them.

Mary-Anne, a nibble from a cattle dog is about equivalent to what Miss Pixie does, they are very hard biting dogs. I was once told by a Doberman breeder that the reason she got out of cattle dogs was because with just a nip, a cattle dog can leave a dinner plate sized jet black bruise on you. That is true, my mum's dog(bred by me) got me a couple of times. Incredible bruises!!
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 5:38 pm

Bush Rats are natives. Are they a problem?
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 6:10 pm

Just to put the record straight Miss Pixie is a pure bred Mini Foxie Mr Bean has alittle of this and that breeds .
Yes bush rats. are a big problem when you live in a rainforest , they eat electrical wiring and anything else they can get.

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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 7:12 pm

My S-I-L has a Tenterfield Terrier (Mini Foxy). I was quite sceptical at first because they have 4 young rowdy sons, and I have met some Tenterfields with nervous yappy temperaments, but he's an absolute gem.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Mon May 04, 2009 8:02 pm

Lovely looking dog, Pitta.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 9:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 11:45 am

So cute Gwen... I love you
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Bubba .Mini Foxie and Tenterfield are 2 quite seperate breeds. Of course Mini Foxie are the best.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 2:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 6:13 pm

Pitta wrote:
Bubba .Mini Foxie and Tenterfield are 2 quite seperate breeds. Of course Mini Foxie are the best.

There's so much conflicting info on the net. The QLD club says it depends on which state you live in.

http://www.tenterfieldterriers.org/background.html

And to confuse the issue more the Australian National Kennel Council doesn't recognise the name Mini Foxie as a breed but they do accept Tenterfield Terriers.

They aren't a breed I know much about (whatever they may be LOL).
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm

I don't know Bubba if you see the 2 breeds together they have so many difference .compared to a mimi foxie thetenterfield is a stockier heavier dog with a lot of head differences . another breed they mix up with mini foxies is jack russell of which my other daughter has and those two are completly different.THERE IS A SITE WHERE YOU CAN VIEW RESCUE DOG AND PUPS OF MINI FOXIES I was looling at it awhile ago by googling mini foxies and scrooling to you find it .
If we ever lost one of our dogs we would get a rescue mini foxie .
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 7:26 pm

I wouldn't confuse them with a Jack Russell. To me they're very different.
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Tue May 05, 2009 9:22 pm

thumb2 BUBBA What a wonderful site you have put up .so much explained by people who know facts.Loved it Thank You .
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Wed May 06, 2009 4:31 am

I think the mini foxie isn't a recognised breed with ANKC yet but they are working towards it... and doing everything the right way by the mini foxie club working with ANKC.

Years ago we used to have a little Jack Russell x mini foxie/tenterfield (I don't know which one). It was a great little dog with the kids when they were small but was terrified of the dark and wouldn't go outside at night to go to the toilet Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The great ratter   Wed May 06, 2009 11:16 am

One thing about that site still confuses me. They talked a lot about matching the standard, especially the feet, but does that imply that if a MF matches the TT standard it can be called that? Or if a TT more closely matches a MF that's what it is? It's a bit ambiguous. My SIL's is, according to the breeder, a TT but to me it looks more like a MF. Does that mean it's a bad TT or eligable to be called a MF?

I think I need a lie down. Question
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