Friday, February 17, 2017

The Right Stuff Genetically Speaking

I am about to start posting more 'good deals' on some hog dogs because I want to help you if you are a novice and are trying to find your first hog dog.

                                                    Kanakli and a boar this past weekend

But the first and biggest problem you are going to have to over come when getting a well bred, elite, high performance dog is the belief that 'you' are gonna have 'to train' the dog to hunt or it will not be a hog dog.

The truth is if it wasn't 'born' to be a hog dog, you are not gonna 'train it to be one'!

The second major problem you must confront if you have the right stuff is you are not gonna have to 'train them to hunt', but actually you will have to train them 'to survive' hunting hogs. And I advise you to do that in a pen before the pup is a year old, and with a 'safe hog' that won't kill your pup.

The third problem you may have if you have a well bred hog dog puppy with the right stuff is:  What if your dog is not interested in hogs or 'hogs in pens' as a puppy?  And.. you 'think' you have to train 'em, and if they are not interested, then you 'presume' they are not gonna be a hog dog. What if your dog may be a 'late bloomer', and will fire off in time.

And... guess what? The 'best' dogs in a litter of Blair bred pups are almost ALWAYS late bloomers.

The fourth and largest problem I have seen with people who 'try' to hunt and own the right stuff is for them to wait 2 years before putting them in harms way.

Thats right, I advise you to 'wait' 2 years, and 'feed' em for 2 years, and wait for the dog to be mature enough to survive a confrontation with a deadly wild hog in the woods, who has already killed dogs.

Why two years? Because these elite, high performance, well bred dogs are gonna get themselves killed before they are two years old, if you do not protect them and 'teach them' to respect a boar hog and very important: never take their eyes off or turn their back on a boar hog.

And I know hog hunting is dangerous, but if you have the right stuff and you properly, raise, train, and 'handle' them, they live long lives. But what is the point of getting a well bred dog as a puppy, which has a 90% chance of getting killed before it is two years old, because it is so game, and prey driven?

On the other hand, if when you wait two years to put them into harms way and then they have at least a 90% chance of survival, your two years is well invested because you got a dog that your friends will envy, and you will catch more hogs in the short term, and the dog will live a long life and put more meat on the table!

About 6-7 years ago, after all the hog hunting reality TV shows came out, I got disgusted with all the newbie hog hunters 'studying' hog hunting on Youtube videos and thinking they know it all, so I stopped breeding and selling hog dogs and focused on breeding and selling blood tracking dogs.

 I want to share some of my experiences with these dogs going into a domestic environment as a family pet for 8-9 months out of the year, and then being used to track blood during hunting season.

For instance, her is Scotts story about a pup he got from me to be a family pet and 'planned' to use it primarily as a blood tracking dog. Below is a picture of Molly as a pup with her first deer.

"I was deer hunting and I brought Molly to my deer stand to confirm a clean miss, and she took off on some fresh hog sign and no longer acted like a family pet. I had to grab her and put a leash on her to get her back to the bike. She wanted some pork, if there was no venison laying around!"

The point I want to make here is if the dog was bred right, you do not need to train them to be a hog dog if they were bred to be a hog dog in the first place.

I will be advertising some of my hog dogs for sale soon, but the first dogs I want to offer for sale is from a friend of mine who is down sizing and selling some started dogs that are very well bred.

Mr. Charles Tucker can be reached @ 662 424 3099 and is located in Toshomingo, Mississippi.

As posted below, some of these dogs are started and some are not. I am cutting the number of dogs that I own. $200 each at my place in Tishomingo, Ms.





                                     Eli NALC registered

                              Topper       You can't beat the breeding on this one.

             Gritty Running Catchdog     About a year old, not started. 1/8 Dogo 7/8 Cat. $75

         If you are interested in buying a hog dog for the pen or the woods...

Mr. Charles Tucker can be reached @ 662 424 3099 and is located in Toshomingo, Mississippi.

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