RE: Pig Hunting Dogs
Tom, like I have mentioned before, I hunted hogs with dogs since 1965.
My buddy and I have expirenced with crossing many breeds and have ordered
pups from the best breeders in AK.
We finally came up with a cross that was the best, Catahoula & Pit Bull &
Rhrodesian Ridge Back. The Catch dog pups we trained with a hog skin and
teased them with it. The Bay dog pups, we taught not to catch and the Trail
dog pups to trail only.
The dogs usally pick-up the wallow scent from thier dog boxes and let you know
when to release the Trail and Bay dogs.TheTrail dogs will start to make a
whimpering sound when the hogs are real near and when the Bay dogs hear the
Trail dogs, they start tobayand lets you know to release the Catch dogs.
You have to run with them and try to get there right after they do or the hog
might cut or kill a dog.
I always kept 2 of each dog at home and ready to go at anytime, day or night.
We use to sell the pups for $200 each. In 2000 I gave my dogs to my buddy.
I am 65 and he is 71 and just can't keep up the hard hunting habits. He still has
over 20 dogs for breeding on his farm.
I forgot one part of your question,one Catch dog will attack the hogs snout and
the other will attack it's gonads and hold the hog from getting away. Then the Bay
dogs will grab the hog by the ears till you get there, but you haveto be quick on
getting there or you will have dead dogs.
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