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Dogs for Hogs??

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Unread 05-12-2011, 06:22 PM
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Dogs for Hogs??

It came to my mind a few days ago, how would a Pit Bull be for a Hog Dog?
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Unread 05-12-2011, 09:23 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

Generally piss poor.....

Good to have one in a pack as a 'catch' dog.

A single pit wouldn't be able to find his own hind end, me thinks.

My only experience is with Catahoulas. And it wasn't all that much fun. Way too close and personal for this old man.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 09:37 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

The guys around here use just about everything. One thing they do say though is not to get attached to the dogs because they don't last long even with vests.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

I be thinking a pit would latch on and not let go, even when they're getting stomped into the ground and their guts are getting tore out by those tusks.

At least some other dogs have the sense to back out and get back in again when the opportunity arises and things are more in their favor.

Just my opinion, but most pits I've been around are extremely (almost stupidly) stubborn.............or courageous, however you wanna look at it.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 05:56 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

That's all they use around here. Curs to bay and Pits to catch.....
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Unread 05-19-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

Down here every one uses curs and catahouls as bay dogs anywhere from 2 to 10 generally the more the better as long as they work well together. When they have a hog bayed the pits will be released, usually 2 or more and once they catch ear they won't let go even after hog is dead. Their mouths have have to be pryed off with pvc or if your not keeping the hog you can just cut off the ear. And yes they go through a lot of catch dogs that get injured and killed.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 04:56 PM
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Re: Dogs for Hogs??

Years ago, I watched videos of hog hunting and the guys did use pits to catch. The regulars, had special made vests for their pits, that were worn by the dogs to keep the hogs tusks from penetrating into their chests. The pits could stay on a hog longer and the vests also reduced the dog deaths. A full blooded pit can be controlled much like a dog of any other breed. It is the inbreds and mixed that can't be controlled as well.
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