I think most of us find Kangaroos hopping around to be very fasinating I live in the city and we don't have any boars, just allot of beggarsI live in "suburbia" and the biggest pest we have around here is rabbits and the occassional fox. I found this fascinating and now have a better idea of what you guys mean when you say "working dog" (though I know there are other sorts of work as well) I couldnt view either of the videos on here so went on youtube for myself. I saw a video of pups being trained - chasing a little pig etc etc. For anyone involved in this could you tell me do you train the dogs to bite a specific area or do they bite where-ever they want? As I said this has fascinated me and I have a million and 1 ??? lol Over here we cull kangaroos but it is usually by helicopter and gun. Thanks
Where did you shoot the hog that it was able to keep charging you?If my dog was big enough to take down a hog I would let him out of the truck to get a hog. But even though he is rather FAST and really aggressive for an EBDG, I don't think he would stand a chance against a full grown hog.
The German Shepherd and German SH Pointer I plan on getting, however, would be perfect for hog hunts.
And yes, Texas has declared war on feral hogs. My county in Texas was offering a cash reward for whoever killed the most hogs for the year.
And FYI, it takes MUCH more than a dog to take down a hog. I have personally unloaded half a magazine into a male hog and he still insisted in charging me.
Yes, dogs can take down bears. Youtube it.For some reason I keep finding myself on this topic ( a sadistic morbid fascination or general curiousity??) reading and re-reading. Having only ever owned pet aka fur children type dogs I think it is wonderful to see a dog doing what it has been bred to do. Cant see Newman or CoCo taking down a bull lol. I dont know how to multi quote so please bear with me.
1. Bodazafa - talks about a big racoon. Are they really bad? I visited the states when I was 10 and went to Yosemite and saw a racoon. IMO they are so cute = dumb aussie who dont know s**t. lol And there are dogs trained to catch these like the pigs?
2. Paulnzeus "if a dog cant perform a task that it was bred for should we breed them as a pet" I have 2 british bulldogs that originally were bred to catch bulls. My guys cant even catch a ball. Should they not exist?
3. Forever pit - love the pictures of Dylan in his flak jacket. Told hubby all about it. Great looking dog. And I like you would be very proud if my dog took down a pig if thats what he was bred to do.
4. Tina - the video you put up of Dogo Argentino, I couldnt view it here. Also, unfortunately that is another breed that is illegal here.
5. Someone said something about running deer. Does that mean the dogs catch them like pigs?
6. Finally, someone said something about bears. Can dogs take down a bear?
Your wildlife, feral or otherwise is fascinating. Only thing I have to try and kill here is mice and I have 2 cats that do that for me lol. Please forgive all the stupid questions.....just really curious. Thanks.
Humans happened to this breed. I watched a documentary on youtube called "Dogs 101" : English Bulldog that says todays bulldog (ie. my guys) are 100% man made. There is nothing that looks like this naturally, everything has been modified so badly from what it was originally. We did a lot of research before getting Newman mainly re health issues, Had I been better educated (most of the knowledge I have has come from this forum) I wouldnt have got him. Not saying I dont idolise my boy but have now had my eyes opened to things I never knew about. Thanks.Yes, dogs can take down bears. Youtube it.
As for whether or not a bulldog can run down a deer. Never say never. Bulldogs can be pretty determined
Raccoon can be pretty nasty critters. I say let the dogs have '
em. Though there are better breeds suited fir this a bulldog can easily dispatch a **** should it decide too.
As for Pauls comment. I agree for the most part. I also think breeding of EB type bulldogs should stop. One only needs to read the health section here to determine that something terribly wrong happened with this breed.
X2I have hunted game birds n the midwest for the last 45 years and I have owned several GSP dogs. A feral hog would have done deadly damage to all of my bird dogs. These dogs are bred to cover distance, find,point , and retrieve game birds. There is a reason why the AB and similar breeds are used to hunt these critters. I have a vivid memory of one of my GSP dogs getting his butt kicked by an average sized raccoon. People should not take ***** lightly. A big one is a formidable opponet for any dog.Those hog hunting videos are interesting to watch but making the decision to actually hunt your dog should not be taken lightly. Dogs are injured in this type of hunting almost every day.
lmao!!!i will agree somewhat about the "*******" comments. Being from a farm in oklahoma i know the cooter lifestyle well (in fact my brothers would fit that stereotype perfectly lol) and the hillbillies are definitely going to be the ones to get it made illegal! whenever you have ********, camo, beer, weapons and a videocamera all in the same place.... Well, enough said!