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Old 11-11-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
 
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Default Whats a good breed for Squirrels/Rabbits?

Hello all I am looking for a type of dog that I can keep in the house but yet still take hunting and train to hunt Squirrels and rabbits, preferably one not to high strung as I am disabled and would have a hard time keeping up. Any suggestions? Thanks so much Jimmy
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Old 11-13-2004, 06:55 AM   #2
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IMHO,you are talking two different style of dogs. Treeing and,or,ground scenting.It may be able to get one dog to do both,but I have yet to see one! For squirrels,there are a few medium size breds,as are rabbit dogs,all make good house dogs.
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A little Treeing Feist squirrel dog will tree squirrels as well as flush/roust rabbits and pheasants and such. But it won't trail a rabbit and circle it back around like a beagle will.
You are talking about two different types of dogs. Some will tell about a friend of a friend of an uncle who had a beagle that they taught to tree squirrels. But I never saw one. The treeing instinct is just that. It's not a trained task.
Here's my little Feist treeing a squirrel:
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Well I would rather have a squirrel dog are Feists good house dogs also? Where would I look to try and find a pup? Thanks Jimmy
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I keep mine in the house and he is a very good dog. He's also a fine watchdog. I believe there is a fella in Wisconsin who breeds Feist dogs.
Try going to www.sqdog.com and follow the links page to breeders.
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Thanks jumpshootin I will check it out
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