Those in the equestrian game will know Dhurringile's Sue and Duncan Terry well, but here at the Country News we believe it's their five jack russell-fox terrier crosses that deserve equal recognition. The oldest dog is now aged 22, but it was only last year that he helped produce a litter of pups.
What are their names and how old are they?
Sue: Zac is 22, Gizmo is 12, Josie is nine, Dot is four and Bernie is two.
I hear they are all related. Can you explain how?
Sue: Josie is the daughter of Gizmo and Zac, Bernie is the son of Zac and Dot is the granddaughter of Gizmo.
How many pups has Zac fathered?
Sue: Zac's had 79 pups. He was 21 when he had his last litter. He's had five, at most, in one litter.
How do they get along?
Sue: They are very much a family. They feel it when one of them is at the vet - the dynamics are quite different.
What are their personalities like?
Sue: Josie is quite sensitive.
Duncan: Gizmo is more of an outdoors dog. He loves the tractor.
Sue: Dot is really my pup. She's extremely goey on the cows. She's got the most guts.
Sue: Bernie is one of the kindest, nicest pups we've ever had.
Do they have any funny habits?
Sue: They all open doors by running into them and they are besotted with anything they can chase.
What's the best or worst thing they've done?
Duncan: The best thing is they're so friendly. The worst thing is the little mistakes they do inside from time to time.
What would you do without them?
Sue: We wouldn't exist. It would be like losing a family member.