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Old 07-03-2012, 08:40 PM
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Any one have experience with a number of these and dont mind me picking your brain? :P

and/or know any breeders they recommend that I could email to pick their brains.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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I have a 12 year old one from FireMnt kennels. I can't say enough good about them.







I will definitely get another eventually. Hannah has never been a healthy dog but she's a fluke, they tend to be pretty healthy dogs. I do worry about their knees though, they tend like most terriers to have pretty straight knees.

I have my eye on a few kennels here and there, these are two of them:

http://imageevent.com/ratpkken;jsess...n16to1.tiger_s

http://imageevent.com/pecatonica

I have owned 2 and dealt with a few others, do you have any specific questions?
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:29 PM
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How their drives, temperament ect. are different from hunting line Rats mostly, I grew up with SRT and I like them but Deckers seem to be more of a fit. Ive talked to a few owners breeders but I want as much info as possible. Also the average size range for them.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:47 PM
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I have a 12 year old one from FireMnt kennels. I can't say enough good about them.







I will definitely get another eventually. Hannah has never been a healthy dog but she's a fluke, they tend to be pretty healthy dogs. I do worry about their knees though, they tend like most terriers to have pretty straight knees.

I have my eye on a few kennels here and there, these are two of them:

http://imageevent.com/ratpkken;jsess...n16to1.tiger_s

http://imageevent.com/pecatonica

I have owned 2 and dealt with a few others, do you have any specific questions?
I'm so very confused...
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:51 PM
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Hannah lives with my mom across town, she stayed there when I moved in with 5 roommates, she hates strangers and it was too stressful for her. Does that help? We borrow her occasionally now and then, she's still my heart dog right along with Shamoo, but she's healthiest where she is, where it is quiet.

She's in the background here, she loves Backup.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:02 PM
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OHHHH. hahahah yes, that makes much more sense XD

I thought I was going crazy
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:07 PM
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As for drive, they tend to be very similar to other RTs. They can be a bit more aloof and I have found a more serious attribute to them. They are still as obsessively devoted to their owners. To this day Hannah doesn't light up with anyone like she does with me, which is depressing sometimes but she's healthier where she is now.

Hannah was a ball player but never obsessive. She was great in agility but extremely sticky, she hated distance. When presented with a fight she was in for the kill, Shamoo my white/black pit bull has a funky ear from Hannah mutilating it in a fight (another stellar reason it's safer they are apart). She's also gone under the water, almost drown, and continued fighting my friends corgi mix. Hannah was tested on hogs but was seen as "too careless".

Her sister, Terra, was much more level and cocky and social. I think she went on to work hogs after she was returned (the two tried to kill one another as pups).

Basically, tough little dogs, driven but not obsessive. Intensely devoted but not needy and SA suffering. Smart dogs, not hard to convince to work with you but rarely silly dogs.
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Yeah that is pretty spot on to what Ive been hearing. Your girl is GORGEOUS. Looks like need to start reading more peds.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:08 AM
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Thank you, of you don't mind Id love to be kept up to date on your search. Not many know what Deckers are let alone want one and they hold a special place in my heart.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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I know there is one that kicks some serious butt on the agility field.

We had one at the daycare I worked at. Didn't generally do any serious playing with other dogs, but he liked to be there and just do his own thing. I know I have pictures of him somewhere, though of course I can't seem to find them.
He was all terrier though.
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