Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS - How an Armed Citizenry Deters Tyranny & Atrocities

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hannah RIP by Justin Cobb

Two things come to mind here: genetic predisposition to hunt, and it passes from generation to generation to generation. And #2 A hunting dog is only as good as the man who hunts him! Rejoice in a life well spent, and do not grieve my friend. ~ Marcus

The post below was shamelessly stolen from Facebook and posted here for all of us and especially newbies who are just getting into it, to consider the importance of genetics.

I don’t even know where to start with this post except my bad luck with my hog dogs continues for another weekend.

 “RIP Hannah”. 

You were not only one of the best dogs I’ve raised and hunted behind for the past 11 years but you were also by far the best producer I will ever own. When I bred Ringo to Yella that day to get you I had no idea that it would forever change my definition of what a great dog is nor that you would give birth to a bunch of dogs over the years that woul d allow me to raise, own, and hunt behind some of the best dogs to ever be called a hog dog. 

You were not only one of the best hunting dogs but you also passed that heart you had down to every puppy you raised. Things will defiantly never be the same with you gone but I know for a fact that the hogs in heaven don’t stand a chance anymore now with you, wheelpack, and Ringo up there together. 

Y’all keep them bayed until I get there one day to catch them just like you did for over the last decade for me here. Thank you for giving me everything you had for not only the last 11 years but especially for giving me all you had this weekend to help our team win these nice buckles. 

You went out doing what you lived, loved, and were bred to do. This buckle will always be a memory of you. 
P.S. we caught the hog that got you so “Sooie go find another one”

Justin Cobb


Editorial conclusion: If you are  just getting into hog hunting or not satisfied with the results you are getting presently you should consider breeding up genetically. If you are hunting hogs and not breeding, you need to get the 'right stuff' and breed 'em, raise 'em, and let them train you.Because if you have the right stuff they were born to hunt, and never TRAINED!


Below is de la Houssaye's Whiteboy

This is Marcus de la Houssaye, and if you want some of the bloodline I developed over the last 30 years, call Chris Garza in Tildon,Texas @ 830 570 2065. He is in south Texas and has all my dogs on a ranch with children, hogs, horses Whitetail, and wild cattle.Best to call in the evening, Chris is a working cowboy, and is busy in the saddle this time of the year during daylight. 

if you are just window shopping, please don't waste the man's time.

He has puppies right now, and he will be breeding more soon, but you should really consider putting money down for the future, because they are going fast, last I checked with him.

Friday, January 4, 2019

The One Dog Wonder

A descendant of Diamond Cutter in Italy

In the beginning, I believed hog hunting required two dogs minimun in case a dog got into a bind like the two below in the bay pen.

Photo above courtesy of Mr. Charlie Tucker, of Toshimingo, Mississippi

Photo above courtesy of Mr. Charlie Tucker, of Toshimingo, Mississippi

But after I started breeding Blair bred dogs, I had to agree with the old timers, who told me, "If you got the right dog, you only need one dog!'

Jesse and Gus(at six months old) during a 'training' session at my bay pen in Carencro, Louisiana

       Well the right dog is often hard to find these days because a lot of people are breeding for show, and not performance.

Mr. Amos Mann of the Two Diamonds Ranch and Blair's Diamond Cutter

Blair bred dogs are not only capable of winning the dog show, they can also be the one getting it done in the pen, woods, swamp, marsh and on the prairie rounding up cattle.

              de la Houssaye's Arnold, a great grandson of Blair's Diamond Cutter

Delight Catahoulas working cows in Hungary, Europe

I have spent litterally hundreds of hours talking to old timers like Sherry Bando, Charlie Fontenot, and Amos Mann. And lately I have been talking a lot with Mr. Charlie Tucker of Toshimingo, Mississippi.
Sherry Bando is honored every year in January @ the East Texas Hog Baying Championships 

A few years ago, I was talking with Sherry Bando and I advised her that I don't put my dogs in harms way until they are 2 years old, and she asked: "Where did you get that from?" I said, I had learned the hard way and watched too many dogs die before they were a year old. And that led to us discussing a lot of things most people do not know, because they won't listen to the old timers like I did.

Diamond W Scudder of Sherry Bando's Campawhile bloodline

One thing that I did not believe is if you got the right stuff there is no culls. 100% performance is not common in working dogs, because most people don't have Blair bred dogs when it comes to Catahoulas.

Two Diamonds Cayenne Rose @ my bay pen in Carencro, Louisiana

 But that is not the biggest problems with Blair bred dogs. Most who DO have Blair bred dogs don't know how to handle them!

de la Houssaye's Jesse and Gus in training...

The 'one dog wonder' is what Charlie Fontenot called 'em!

Sherry recommended that we run one dog at a time because if you got the right dog, you only need one!

de la Houssaye's Ruby showing the youngsters how it is done

 and.... here is the kicker: they have a higher survival rate because one dog by his self will not get killed and die by being too close and or catching before you get there.

I am Marcus de la Houssaye, and I breed Blair bred Louisiana Catahoula dogs. My cell phone is temporarily down so I can be reached by email:

Here is a couple of my hog hunting friends at the Sherry Bando Memorial baying at the East Texas Hog Baying Championships a few years ago, with some good advise!

"RUN YOUR DOGS, NOT YOUR MOUTH!" Thanks for that one Jake Loiacanao!