Dogs for Hogs??

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting' started by kc, May 12, 2011.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    It came to my mind a few days ago, how would a Pit Bull be for a Hog Dog?
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    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.:D
  3. Coy Franks

    Coy Franks Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    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.
  4. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    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.:)
  5. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    That's all they use around here. Curs to bay and Pits to catch.....
  6. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    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.
  7. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    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.

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    The L3 Outdoors , one of the trapper group for Hogs Gone Wild, uses all kinds of breeds and seems to be very effective.

    Riddick - is a four year old registered Boarhound.

    Wolfgang - is a Irish Wolfhound Scottish Deerhound cross.

    Roo - is a Staghound cross.

    Harly - is a 10 month old registered Boarhound.

    Ammo - is a BullMastiff/Black Mouth Cur cross.

    Cutty Sark - is a three year old female Wolfhound/Deerhound.

    MacGregor - is a 11 month old Wolfhound/Deerhound.

    Glenfiddich - is a 10 month old Wolfhound/Deerhound.

    BTW, looks like they name most of them after Scotch. :)
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  9. MEV

    MEV Active Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    Back when we were lousy with hogs, I use Boarder Collies and McNabs, quick short range dogs to track and bay. Never used a Pit Bull and would never.
    Got rid of over 500 hunderd hogs since the mid 1974's with bay dogs, never more than three on a hunt. Usually just one. My two cents worth.
  10. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Here's a few extra breeds to google that are similar to the catahoula:

    Black mouth cur

    Texas blue lacy

    Both these breeds tend to be smaller and quicker. Generally used for tracking and baying pigs. They have great-to-good noses, are very fast and nimble, and they can easily move through the thick stuff where pigs like to hide. also has some great videos of these dogs baying pigs in the pen for training and competition.
  11. skydiveblake

    skydiveblake Active Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Find a local guide and see if he has a litter. They have tried and true dogs. The trick is training 'em, armoring 'em up, and then stitching 'em up later!
  12. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Full blooded, inbred, or mixed, if a dog isnt trained properly they wont obey. Proper training is what makes a dog listen and do what you ask.