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Hog hunting with game bred dogs

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MajorPain, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. MajorPain

    MajorPain Big Dog

    I have seen a fair amount of questions asked about how people hunt hogs with game bred dog being as they have to be around other dogs. So i have decided to make a post about what works for me.

    I never hunt 2 males together. Weather its my own dogs or one is friends. I always ask what dog they are bringing and choose the dog I bring accordingly.

    I never bring more then one of my dogs when going with friends because they can pack up against the outsider if something goes wrong.

    I always bring a break stick.

    I dont introduce my dogs to the other dogs we are hunting with. (Which probably sounds crazy) but we let the dogs meet in the woods where they know their job is go find hogs.

    And If we are ever standing still for a period of time I leash my dog.

    I am not claiming to know everything, this is just a few things that have worked for me
  2. ursaminor

    ursaminor Premium Member Premium Member

    Good info pain. Game gets thrown around quiet a bit here. Can u clarify what you mean? Are you using apbts that descended from game dogs or are u employing game dogs for hunting? Can u post some peds on how they bred etc. Have u had any occurances during a hunt where a stick was needed and how often does that happen? Finally, why are you using game dogs? Do you think a 40-50 lb dog is superior for hog compared to outcrosses or other breeds?
  3. MajorPain

    MajorPain Big Dog

    My yard right now consists of 5 dogs from 35 to 65 pounds used for hunting and two yard dogs that keep predators away from my chickens.

    Only 2 of them are pure APBT (one male and one female)

    I bred my APBT female to a black mouth cur redbone cross in an attempt to dumb down the dog aggression and add a little nose. I have 3 from that litter still around. To my disappointment most of them were extremely dog aggressive but I was happy they turned on really early so I didnt have to waist years figuring who would work.

    I have hunted larger catch dogs (in the 80 pound range) but I dont prefer it. I would rather run two smaller dog if need be then one large dog. They tire more quickly.

    I have needed a break stick. But the dogs are dressed like this so if there is an accident no one is usually hurt. [​IMG]
  4. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Its no perfect solution and the short answer is use what works..There are winners and champs.that could easily get along with n other dogs..Start working with them young and hope.for the best , like.anything else some will make and some won't..I have a close friend that will not use or try a rednosed dog from any line for hog hunting lol.Every one he tried turned out way to DA..And yes I have saw.dogs with rednoses do just fine at catch work..Again train , cull and use what works.
  5. MajorPain

    MajorPain Big Dog

    And I have found that incidences are more likely to occur when you are standing still and the dogs are all surrounding you and if they catch a pig that is small and are able to kill it before you get there they're likely to fight over the body
  6. ursaminor

    ursaminor Premium Member Premium Member

    Good writeup. I agree use what works and above all have fun doing it the rest will fall into place.
  7. lansford101

    lansford101 Banned



    Good read and nice pics MajorPain...
    When breeding bulldogs and curs, I think the first generation seem to be more "mongrels"...
    Like Bamaman said, use what works and remember its not only the cross but the families that are behind the cross that will get you closer in generations to what you want... In other words start with a family of bulldogs that are not fight crazy and can tolerate others in stressfull situations, sol start them young working together...
    A friend uses an old dog that has a mello dispisition as lead catchdog that helps mold the youngins...
    If you have couple in the litter that work, thats seems good on bulldog standards and a great start to uniformity...
    Keep us posted on how they develope, great looking dogs!!!
    I enjoy reading about those type crosses on the easttexas hoghunter forum also...
    What blood is behind the bulldogs and curs???

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