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Postby bill10979 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:35 pm

As we have an open season on them here in OH, I have considered another breed besides DDs and GSPs-my 2 loves.
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about Argentian Dogo or Jagd Terriers or BM Cur, or Airedale(Hicntry). Personality, handling, hunt style including range, catch or bay, and what dog is the best choice.
How many dogs to have an effective pack? Could 2-3 dogs do it?
Ive sen pics of Dogo killing a mountain lion. It blew me away. Are they that tough? ALso, had cut vests that had been nearly ripped from boars. Maybe I should take up golf but pig hunting sure is fun.
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Postby hicntry » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:13 am

Bill, there are pros and cons to most. If that is the same picture of the lion and the dogo I saw, look carefully. The lion is a starved bag of bones with a club foot, no canines, and a huge growth on the rear. Probable declawed also. Guaranteed, NO lion will sit there like that wile a dog chews on it. I have also seen pictures of what hogs can and will do to a dogo. The dog is just as dead as any other dog. Dogos are good dogs in many ways. The problem with them is that they are the only bull breed capable of effectively hunting for itself. What this does is, on many occassions, put the dog a considerable distance fron you and he is going to catch. A bad hog will kill him before you get there to save his but. Generally bay dogs do the locating and the catch dogs are walked in on a leash. Catch dogs ar largely a waste of time and good dogs unless you want to catch them live to castrate them. Jags are more of a waste of time than anything else. They may work the way hogs are hunted in Germany where the hogs are herded to the hunter but they work in that scenario because the hog are not stopped unless they stop to laugh. Good BMC's are good dogs all around. They are not catch dogs but can put the brakes on them and keep them at bay. They are probably easier to get started if there is a limited supply of game although, the right dales are tough to beat. Airedales may or may not catch but they hunt silent and closer in normally like a cur. If it comes to a showdown and they are bumping heads with the hog, a good dale won't back down so it can be pretty touchy. My catchy dogs used to at least wait till they heard me coming. Two dogs can bay and hold a hog with no high pressure and no one getting hurt. Stay away from using a lot of dogs and if you are with someone else that has dogs also. take turns running the dogs. Don't get more than two on the ground. They can do it and get to walk away unhurt more often.
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Postby S_J_KENNELS » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:13 pm

Bill I know of some guys from OH that hunt hogs with dogs. They use curs and Dogos. If you like PM me your information and I will get it to them. In fact here is their web site:


Postby shawnsgriff » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:22 pm

Almost look like a Pit....
No matter how little money and how few
possessions you own having a dog makes you rich.....

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Postby KYgsp » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:52 pm

S_J_KENNELS wrote:Bill I know of some guys from OH that hunt hogs with dogs. They use curs and Dogos. If you like PM me your information and I will get it to them. In fact here is their web site:


Bill has probably been kicked off this sire at least 3 times since he posted that so don't expect a reply.
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Re: Hog Dogs

Postby one trick pony » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:34 pm

a few years ago I saw a video of a hog hunt and there were 4 or 5 hounds baying this big boar hog and hangin off it's ear like an earring was this little terrier that happend to be a Jact Terrier :D The guy on the video was talking about how incredible this little terrier was.
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