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    Hello folks

    Hi everyone. I got referred to this site by the song of the paddle newsletter. What a great idea for a site this is. Well identified as an interest/activity that has been sadly under represented on the Web. .. until now that is
    I live in South Wales with my seven springer spaniels who regularly descend on the Pembrokeshire beaches and keep the seagulls on their toes.
    Walking with them is always an adventure (some might call it a military operation in fact). Just keeping tabs on everyone with miles of beach to disappear in makes life 'interesting'.

    Looking forward to posting on the forum soon.

    All the best to everyone here.

    Neal

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    Welcome to Dog Walk Bloggs

    Seven of any mix of dogs would be a handful. Do you work them or do you just like to have a pack of dogs? I have a couple of cats but I prefer to have just one dog at a time so I don't feel guilty about having a favourite.
    John

    I started at the bottom and I like it here

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    No I don't work them. They're just
    'family'. I just like the company of lots of dogs.
    They're all bitches from 3yrs to 10yrs old. I know what you mean about favourite though it is hard not to do that despite my best efforts. When I go wild camping the is always the same one who comes with me.
    Even when I just sort through my camping gear, or do some maintenance on it she gets excited because she thinks it's going to be 'just me and her' time.
    She is highly intelligent and has learnt how to close doors and the house and will tidy her toys away into a box on command.
    But the main thing is that because they're all so different is great to watch them socialising and interacting with each other

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    All those Springers and no pheasants???

    Lovely breed, even when they don't work for a living.


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    On a wet day that must be a lot of drying. I do like short coated dogs for that reason and that is with only one.
    John

    I started at the bottom and I like it here

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    Yes funny you should mention pheasants sk8r. Our neighbour bred some last year and it did cause a fair bit of chaos. One of our dogs has never been quite the same since. She runs off a lot more often now (presumably still looking for last year's pheasants). Just after he released them we would sometimes have rows of them sitting outside our back door first thing in the morning. You can imagine the hopelessness of even trying to gain control in the middle of that lot once the door had been opened. All hell broke loose!!
    A couple of the dogs would be missing then for the rest of the day. God knows how far they must have roamed. We made various attempts at fencing but, typical Springers, they usually found a way out somewhere

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    Yes it can be awkward in winter as it gets pretty muddy where we are, and if there's one thing Springers like it's mud!!

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