6 replies [Last post]
Offline
Location: maryland
Joined: 09/08/2009
Posts: 11
first time hog dog hunting

hey guys im 18 and new to the forum, I headed down to florida from maryland to help my mom move into her house and one of her friends down there invited me to go hog hunting with dogs, it was a great expirence and i had a lot of fun, so much fun that im hooked.....i have read all about dogs that are used, training, equipment, ect... my question is that i have not heard about specific dogs and i want to know if someone could clear some things up for me

dobermans, presa canarios and cane corsos? has anyone used these dogs for hog hunting?
im planning on getting two dogs and training them in florida, living in maryland its hard to find dogos and other top hog dogs(i also live in pg county so no pitbulls either Cry )
also like i said im new to hog hunting with dogs so any other good sites or training tips that you guys could show me would be awsome
thanks for all the help and info guys

Offline
Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
first time hog dog hunting

First off Welcome to BGH hogDog!!! Second off...My reccommendation would be to PM tnhoundsman...He is very up to date on dog hunting hogs and would be more than happy most likely to help you figure out your needs. You will want to know what kind of hog hunting you will prefer to do as well. I.E. Catch hunting or simply trail and bay. If Catch hunting then good pits for catch dogs would be my reccommendation along with a couple of good trailers. There are several bloodlines to choose from and some are great in some situations while they may be pitiful in others.. Now as for Trail and bay hunters a good cur or catuahla (not sure on that spelling) Are rugged as hell and have great noses and sight hunt very well too. Some like to use Walkers as well (more of a coon hunting hound but still MASSIVE foot speed and tough as nails too) But its all about how and where you are going to hunt.. You may wish to have more of a silent trailer that will only sound off when on sight and not just on trail. Private message tnhoundsman and Im sure he will be more than helpful. Good luck and again welcome to BGH!

Offline
Location: maryland
Joined: 09/08/2009
Posts: 11
first time hog dog hunting

k sent him a PM, so anyone every use a doberman for hog hunting?
its so hard to fing good hog dog breeds in maryland, the most readily avaiable dogs within a reasonable distance of me are dobermans, rottweilers, and some american bulldogs Think

Offline
Location: maryland
Joined: 09/08/2009
Posts: 11
first time hog dog hunting

by the way love the signature cam69conv Thumbs up

Offline
Location: northeast tn
Joined: 12/28/2004
Posts: 493
first time hog dog hunting

i replied to your pm. stay away from the dobs and rotties they are not hunting breeds. and a bulldog will do you no good at all if you don't have bay dogs to get a hog stopped so a bulldog can do its job.granted i am kinda bias but a couple good plott hounds will do both jobs on most hogs. cur dogs are popular in flordia but they are mostly hot nosed and don't tend to do much grabbing of hogs and normally just enough to make it stand and bay and tend to have several broke bays because they just ain't real catchy. granted you will probly have a hard time finding dogs close to you so you'll have to either travel to get them or have them shipped and if you want to make hog dogs do your homework and make sure they come from big game breeding. i'm very familiar with the lines of plott hounds that make good big game dogs and hit and miss on some other breeds. so decide what kind of dog you want and i can point you in a good dirrection. like do you want a dog that can take an older track and show you a hog or do you want something that will pass up a little older track and find something a little fresher

Offline
Location: northeast tn
Joined: 12/28/2004
Posts: 493
first time hog dog hunting

and dont take me as tryin to discurage you! im not and wouldnt do anything but try to help someone wanting to get into the sport we are few in the grand scheme of things as far as the hunting community goes! i'm just stateing facts so you don't get something useless in your hunting prusit!

Location: Sunriver Oregon
Joined: 09/18/2009
Posts: 29
first time hog dog hunting

take a look at huntingfootage.com...there is new video clips of dog-hog hunting of a man and his son on his sons first hunt.....way cool Thumbs up

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Missouri hog hunting?gcpd35604/04/2006 14:26 pm
looking for hunting partner so calalesix611/09/2011 15:47 pm
Anyone hunting in Chama,N.M. ?laelkhunter209/13/2007 20:12 pm
1st time elk huntingjohn1970607/15/2009 22:07 pm
Flat Tops Advicenorsecelt410/08/2009 14:27 pm