Why are there no GSD "Hog" hunters - Page 8 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #71 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
LARHAGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oak Hills, California
Posts: 2,116
Send a message via Yahoo to LARHAGE
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
Rhodesians would be great dogs to use for hunting hogs! Fast, agile and strong.
I have a neighbor up here who uses them to kill Coyotes, they are gorgeous dogs.
__________________
INTCH, U-GRCH V Alta-Tollhaus Gavin schH3, UWP, KKL1a, OFA EXCELLENT, DM-Clear
MHDW ( Most Handsome Dog In World)




To err is human, to forgive, is canine.
LARHAGE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-02-2011, 05:40 PM   #72 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,601
Default

Does anyone know what the term "gritty" refers to in description of these dogs. I was looking at ads and one dog was described "might be too gritty for some".

Just read about a dog described as "rough as a cob". Love it!
Samba is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2011, 05:49 PM   #73 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lilie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 11,628
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samba View Post
Does anyone know what the term "gritty" refers to in description of these dogs. I was looking at ads and one dog was described "might be too gritty for some".

Just read about a dog described as "rough as a cob". Love it!
Gritty : John Wayne-like (True Grit).

I dunno, makes sense to me!
__________________
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA
Lilie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #74 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canton,ohio
Posts: 327
Default

GSDs are not on "hog hunters" because they are on "K9 cops"
TriadGSD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2011, 09:20 PM   #75 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
LARHAGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oak Hills, California
Posts: 2,116
Send a message via Yahoo to LARHAGE
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
Gritty : John Wayne-like (True Grit).

I dunno, makes sense to me!

Lol !!! I would think maybe too feisty?
__________________
INTCH, U-GRCH V Alta-Tollhaus Gavin schH3, UWP, KKL1a, OFA EXCELLENT, DM-Clear
MHDW ( Most Handsome Dog In World)




To err is human, to forgive, is canine.
LARHAGE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #76 (permalink)
The Rescues Rule Administrator
 
JeanKBBMMMAAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 23,835
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samba View Post
Does anyone know what the term "gritty" refers to in description of these dogs. I was looking at ads and one dog was described "might be too gritty for some".

Just read about a dog described as "rough as a cob". Love it!
Quote:
From my experience most Catahoulas are medium range dogs, and can be pretty rough or "gritty", meaning some will try to catch even big boars.
Cur Dog History

That terrier info - LARHAGE - yes, these are why breed traits are so important (I think) to understand or at least be aware of. I have seen a lot of people with Terrier/mixes who are starting "go time" with another dog and they haven't a clue.
__________________
IMOM is...
JeanKBBMMMAAN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #77 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1
Default

Hello guys,
I'm writing from down here in Australia. The reason being is because I've been searching to see weather a GSD would suit pig hunting. I have always loved this breed.
I found this thread and wanted to share a little.
I know most Americans run two types of dogs when hunting pigs. A finder bailer, and a holder.
I find it very interesting as we use dogs down here that are more multi purpose in the way that our dogs ( well the ones myself and mates use)
Are finder holders.
So not only do they work out to kilometers away they will also stand there ground and hold the pigs in the one spot until we arrive.

Boar Dogs with Hog dog action and huge boars
This site is very well used and has some info on the dogs we use. And equipment
As you'll notice some fully trained dogs are selling between $1500 -$3000.

I run two dogs only and can catch up to 10 full size pigs in a cool night when they are fully fit.
There breeds are.. Rocky= bullmastiff x sharpie . 33kg working weight
Bud. =. Australian bred paulsens bull Arab 40kg working weight

Our main style of hunting is driving country with the dogs on back of ute nosing the air until they pick scent.
And walking think srubb running the ground.

Now to the question about GSD as hunting dog. I think they would be more then able. Most dogsout hunting dogs are a mix bred and are usually cheaper to buy then pure breds especially when you don't know if they will hunt from a young age.
most dog with the correct training and enough work would be more then capable.
Of course each dog has its very own personality and not all will be cut out for the job.
Jared is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #78 (permalink)
Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
 
Chris Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 13,570
Default

The temperament of a dog bred to *herd*, which may include some gripping (but for a completely different purpose) and the temperament of a dog bred to catch and hold a hog are completely different. The sort of aggression of the two types, that which protects flock and handler vs that which goes looking for a fight with another animal and stays in the fight no matter what, are also very different.

Most hog hunters have 2 sets of dogs.. the hounds that track them and the "catch dogs" that trap and hold the hog. A GSD really isn't best suited for either of those. Hounds will track better, especially when working in packs, because it's what they've been bred for for generations. Bully breeds with catch better because it's what they've been bred for for generations. The GSD was never designed for either of those purposes and while sure there are no doubt some GSDs who could do this, they wouldn't be the best choice for a number of reasons.

When their livelihood, and in some cases very life since hogs are dangerous, depends on the dogs they are going to get the dogs who are the best at this sort of work, have been bred for this sort of work, and which also happen to be cheaper and more readily available.
__________________
Wildhaus Kennels
Chris Wild is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #79 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Chicagocanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,449
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackGSD View Post
If you had ever seen the difference between a breed bred for hunting hogs, and a GSD up close and personal, you would KNOW why they use the breeds they do.
I think even seeing the difference between a GSD and a working type of terrier, it should be pretty obvious how different the temperaments are, which should give you an idea of why different dogs are used...
__________________
Chicago Canine
Jubal/Tesla (Beauceron) 3/14/14
Bianca HIC CGC TT (GSD) 4/24/04-10/23/12
Chicagocanine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #80 (permalink)
Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
 
Chris Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 13,570
Default

I just noticed that the original thread is 2 years old and was just bumped today by a newbie.
__________________
Wildhaus Kennels
Chris Wild is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum