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Old 03-08-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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What breed of dog is best for what kind of game?

Depends on the game you want to play?
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I have never had a dog trained for hunting or retrieving, but I did have an old hound once. He was a beagle mixed with some other hound, and never had a days training in his life but did he have a nose on him. He'd get a scent and follow it until I decided I didn't want to walk any longer. It became common to get home from work to a mesage that someone had found my dog and I'd end up driving five miles to get him back. He was real good at retrieving "presents" from the cat box, too!

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Old 03-09-2008, 08:35 AM   #13
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i have english mastif x pitbull, will swing all day on pigs upto 200kg

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Old 03-13-2008, 04:28 AM   #14
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dogs r good
i like dogs
and different dogs r good 4 different hunts this is hard 2 answer

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Old 03-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #15
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Blue Tick, Walker, and Red Bone Hounds are good coon dogs. I've also seen them used in Fox Hunts, Wild Boar, and Cougar Hunts too. I knew of one guy who trained Blue Ticks for hunting bear. When they're young and being trained, they might pick up the scent of a deer and run on it; might be days before he's found. A buck will mess a dog up real bad; A coon will too, if they meet up crossing deep water.

My father in law, God Bless his soul, won several Grand Night Championships running coon dogs; he just past away a few days ago.

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One thing I failed to mention about the Blue Tick, Walker, and Red Bone Hounds is that these dogs run on the scent in the air, rather than the ground as found with Blood Hounds.

Running the scent of a raccoon is very deceptive because the coon will go through water, back track, and do everything possible to throw the dogs off their trail, or in making the chase more difficult. The fact that the hunts take place at night, it makes it even much harder through the woods. You can't keep up with these dogs as you would a Blood Hound, these dogs have to run on the scent; they have to be because the scent dissipates in the air much faster than on the ground.

And there's always a lead dog in the pack; That's right, these dogs work together as a team. They also work together in training the younger pups. Natural hunters.

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wow never used any of these dogs for hunting(prob cuz my buds dont have that breed)
the hog dogs we use are (and sorry for the spelling) Weiseneimer????
like i sed i cant spell it and it did not come up woth spell check
and our personal fav is the Pit bull for pigs on to occasions the dogs killed the pigs b4 we did

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wow never used any of these dogs for hunting(prob cuz my buds dont have that breed)
the hog dogs we use are (and sorry for the spelling) Weiseneimer????
like i sed i cant spell it and it did not come up woth spell check
and our personal fav is the Pit bull for pigs on to occasions the dogs killed the pigs b4 we did
I've seen some good hounds get messed up from going after things that didn't climb trees. When they go after bears, if the bear don't make it a tree, the entire pack will form a circle around him . It's good to have a dog that might lead you to something, but letting him loose on his own will sometimes get him killed if he's not trained right.
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haven't hunted bear
and this goes with out saying the vet bills have been a problem at times

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Golden retrievers are great for ducks, geese and frizzbys.

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