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Old 10-02-2013, 02:19 PM
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what are some of your favorite breeds. i was thinking a cur or feist but i have no idea. what are some of the best training methods.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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Rat terriers from hunting stock usually make fine squirrel dogs. I am going to try to post a photo later of one that I hunted along side for over 12 years. This dog, "Bullet", is now 17. He belongs to a great friend of mine, Huie. Just this week Huie and I and our wives sat down at dinner and the conversation came around to a wonderful trip to hunt squirrels where Bullet and my Dachshund Tex spent most of the day working hardwoods for squirrels. That was 14 years ago. His son was a kid then. We had 5 hunters and took the limit .... 60. Tex is gone long now. Bullet is now very hard of hearing and his eyesight is no longer sharp enough to spot squirrels moving through the trees. Huie has retired Bullet.

Since Tex, none of my Dachshunds since have shown any interest in tracking or treeing squirrels .... but Mojo's son and grand nephew of Tex that I gave to my brother in law as a pup is an ace squirrel hunter. "Grizzly" will track and tree til he drops from exhaustion. And like Bullet and Tex, if Grizzly is looking up and barking, there is a squirrel in that tree somewhere !
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:55 PM
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why a rat terrier vs say a mountain cur
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:44 PM
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I am a third generation squirrel dog hunter. I actually raise and train my own line of treeing feist. Check out my website at http://www.atomicfeist.com
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:58 PM
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Hunt from last year.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:45 PM
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Patterdales, Jagdterriers, Rat Terriers, Curs and Beagles make great squirrel hunting dogs.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:19 PM
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Own a 2 year old Kemmer cur, real good on squirrel and just starting him on coon.

Training tip for curs........have patience and don't be heavy handed........hitting a cur is moving your training backwards.
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