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Looking at Hog Dogs


Old 07-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Question Looking at Hog Dogs

I have had a few dogs raised and trained pointers and coon dogs.
I am looking to start a few dogs for running Feral Hogs which are moving into my area, I am at kind of a loss since I have not run hogs much. What breads of dog is best?
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:28 PM
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Hounds for tracking and pit bulls for hold dogs. Why don't you google hog hunt outfitters who use dogs and ask what they use.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:42 AM
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Catahoula Cur or a Blue Lacy are 2 of the finest bay hounds out there for hog. A well trained American Bulldog (pit) is about the best catch hound you can get. Pretty much any of the Cur dogs are great for bay hounds. Since you have worked with coon dogs I would imagine you are familiar with Red Bones. I've seen a few guys cross train them to bay hogs. Smart dog and really great nose but they aren't that fantastic in a fight with a hog. They are agile but being a little bigger that aren't as agile as you really want. The Cur dogs are some fast little suckers and bay a hog well and are plenty agile enough to stay safe from those cutters for the most part. Whatever you do, keep your dogs safe and get them some cut vests. Especially your catch dogs. Some people train their bay hounds to bay up close. If you do that, make sure they have cut vests too.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:48 AM
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I hog hunt, but never have with dogs, but from others I've met and talking to guides the advice above seems right catahoulas as bay dogs and american bulldogs or pitbulls as catchdogs.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:30 AM
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For a moment I though you wrote "hot dogs" then got even more confused when I read "breads of dogs"... I had a Massive confusion there.
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