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Rnelson 01-28-2014 01:14 PM

Meet Freddy our Hog Dog
 
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Last week Freddy had his first two kills on Jumbo size hogs. For the last two years we have been hunting and he has experienced some smaller pigs. After last week he has 8 captures with his first trail and capture. He isn't a natural hunter because he has a driven instinct to stay next to us instead of going on his own to hunt. He is a great gun dog and I cant wait for our next fire fight...

Lilie 01-28-2014 01:23 PM

Is he baying or catching?

Sp00ks 01-28-2014 01:35 PM

This is the first Shepherd I have seen as a hog dog. Congrats. What caliber? 6.8?

Rnelson 01-28-2014 03:08 PM

Catching... He doesn't bark much so when he has one its the pig letting us know the location. That rifle is 7.62x39 AR. My rifle is a Ak SBR.. Just waiting a couple more weeks for a AAC suppressor and I am sure Freddy cant wait either. I am sure its really loud for him when we are shooting.

Lilie 01-28-2014 03:28 PM

Do you use other dogs as well? There are reasons why it's unusual for a GSD to be used in hog hunting.

erfunhouse 01-28-2014 03:42 PM

That's awesome! I didn't think he did that. I know it's ok for dogs to eat supermarket pigs, but can they eat wild pigs?

bill 01-28-2014 04:18 PM

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I know a guy that uses a border Collie too catch hogs! Here is mine!:)

Lilie 01-28-2014 04:21 PM

Bill - now THAT looks like a catch dog!!!

bill 01-28-2014 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Lilie (Post 4921994)
Bill - now THAT looks like a catch dog!!!

Haha thanks " I haven't seen anything if he caught he couldn't hold! He can crush a cow leg! Bill:)

Lilie 01-29-2014 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by bill (Post 4923410)
Haha thanks " I haven't seen anything if he caught he couldn't hold! He can crush a cow leg! Bill:)

I don't think I'd send in anything less to 'catch'. Bay dogs are a bit different, IMO. I'm too weak nerved to use my Lacy as a bay dog. Therefore, I use him stricktly for tracking wounded game. I do work him in the hog pen to reinforce commands with distractions (in the field while tracking).


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