Id like to find a squirrel dog or someone who trains them but i havent found much of anything. Im leaning toward a fiest but i dont know much about curs. Are they hard to train or should i lean toward one that has already been trained?
Most any dog with a high prey drive will chase and tree squirrles. I have sled dogs that I hunt squirrels and snowshoe hare with. They are silent but I keep them in visual contact at all times.. I didn't train them. I just let nature take its coarse.
Fiests and curs are probably best at it. I know a guy who uses his wife's Jack Russell Terrorists.
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