ok so i guess i'll add my two cents to this. regardless of your opinion with regards to the actual hog hunting, remember that this is one of the big things that makes the ab the dog we love. kind of like fighting made pits the smart and determined dogs they are today. personally i think hog hunting is an amazing test for these dogs. my american is a hell of a runner to and i have seen him attempt to run down deer, thankfully he has a really good recall. he's taken out birds, rabbits, and squirells my boy can beat cheeks when he wants to. these dogs will hunt or chase just about anything it seems so if i had hogs around here and lots of cut gear i'd do it in a heartbeat.