eebstein wrote:When I was in Munich I went to the Hunting and Fishing Museum there (best museum in the world BTW). They had an awesome video of the Bavarian Mountain dog hunting and tracking game. What was interesting is in the video the dog did more than just track the shot deer. It silently tracked the live herd of deer and layed down next to the hunter so he could get a shot off. After the hunter shot the deer it was off to the races.
I've been to Bavaria many times and have seen a few people with these dogs as pets but I have not had the pleasure of seeing them hunt in peron yet. I think it would be an awesome dog for a deer hunter.
Its unbelievable for me that someone puts up such a video
The worst mistake you can make with a bloodtrailing dog is let him search live game and shoot it in front of the dog and than let him have a race!!
If the dog is used in his real job ,bloodtrailing wounded game, such an experience will distract him so much that he will follow EVERY fresh track crossing the bloodtrail.
I own a couple of Kopovo hounds (slowakian wildboarhounds) and they are excellent bloodtrackers by nature and need only a little exposure but not excessive training to do it,but their first and foremost job is find boar and bay it up or move it to the gun and once they have had their first season under their belt you can forget bloodtrailing or you have to know the dog so good that you can recoqunize EVERY time he is fooling you and follow fresh scent!!
That's hard to tell when you shot a pig out of a herd and they run all together!