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Blackston

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FB2B2A78-9F94-45EB-A7DC-F21BF7E4CA88.jpeg The best breed thread got me thinking 🤔 about Bonnie . I got taken hog hunting with my cousin and after one outing I was hooked!!! So I went and bought a catahoula pup for 100$ . I took her home and began to “ train “ her ( more or less sicking her on feral cats at local boat ramp ) . By 5mos old she could put a cat in a hole or up a tree just about every time . So I took her to a pen to show her a hog , she caught it through the wire and pulled its ear off ( I didn’t get invited back ) I acquired a shoat and started turning it out and letting her find him ( he didn’t last long .... So I borrowed a old catch dog and me my 9 month old pup went hunting.... we caught big Nasty first time out ... Bonnie could do it She found a lot of Hogs for me and trained a bunch of pups , I fell on hard times and sold her to a Great friend for 1000$ ( he told me he’d buy 10 more ) Bonnie lived to be 10 and her Kidneys shut down ( I often wonder if to much IVOmec did it ) .... But I wrote all this to ask the question..... Who was that 1 DOG for you ?
 
Good lookin dog. I’d have to say its a hard decision for me but overall I’ll go with this 1 never trained him in a pin or anything due to not having places to work him in a pin but he will ride on a truck all night or u can walk hunt him he doesn’t have any k9s I think it’s a birth defect. But he will hold 1 and have caught a lot of hogs with him solo and I’ve had him run a hog for 3 hours and toned him off of it . Not a long time compared to hounds but not bad for a bulldog I have put him on a track and caught the hog as and far as being versatile and well mannered with other dogs never had to worry bout him fighting when I hunt with new dogs And for me the main reason a dog stands out is going beyond what a typical dog of that breed does.
 

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Ole Sam was by far the best hog dog I had the pleasure of raising. He was born to be a natural hog dog with no training except being turned out with his mama. I’ve spent many hours waiting on him to quit hunting so we could go home. We caught a pile of hogs with him and a bulldog. By the looks of him in the one pic you’d swear Frankenstein sewed him together
 

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Ole Sam was by far the best hog dog I had the pleasure of raising. He was born to be a natural hog dog with no training except being turned out with his mama. I’ve spent many hours waiting on him to quit hunting so we could go home. We caught a pile of hogs with him and a bulldog. By the looks of him in the one pic you’d swear Frankenstein sewed him together
That old boy , been on a few !!! Ol Bonnie was the kind of Dog that a hog had to make her bay him .... Sam looks like he was pretty Rough as well !! I love Dogs that earn a seat in the front of the truck !!
 
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Blackston

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Bred Bonnie a bunch .... she threw some dogs people called “ good” .... But nothin like her ... we bred back to her uncle once ... some were too tight some were OK
 
Amos was the best one I ever had . Campbell dog from Gary . He needed no help could do it all at 9 months . sadly never produced a pup worth a crap.

Old buddy of mine was good buddy’s with Gary and he had two young dogs of his hunting them one weekend when I was up there. We turned them out that morning and neither one of them acted like they even knew what a hog smelled like. One wouldn’t let us catch him and when the one that would let ya touch him came up he turned around and bit my hand. I’ve heard some good things about them but I’ve heard more bad than good. I’ve got a pink nosed female here at my house that’s mean as all get out that’s out of some of Michelle mears dogs down in Fl
 
I’ve heard those stories too most dogs i got were young never had any issues with pups I raised . Had one come out fluffy like a setter . He was off Amos and the best pup he threw not a deep hunter but solid dog .
 

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I looked and will keep lookin for some pictures But I will tell ya'll bout one the best ones I had. Ol' Zig a good catch dog not much nose but solid when he got there he was a big old Fla Cur Black an tan colored built like a Bulldog with a big cur head. What I think made him one of the best was he would do anything you ask him to do I caught a neighbors bull with him one night when he got out. When my kids were little they camp in the backyard and ol' Zig would sleep in front of there tent all night. I have eased out in the morning and he would have frost settled on him from being there all night. He was the kinda dog that sit on the tailgate of the truck and drink a beer with you. He lived to about eleven years old and a rattlesnake got him he was to old to survive treatment according to the vet and I was going to put him down, I ask the The Good Lord to spare me this chore and when we got to the woods he was gone. I thank the Good Lord to this day for doing that for me and letting me have a ol'dog like him. When he left some of the fire went out in hoghunting I have had other really good dogs but none as good as him.
 

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I've got a mtn cur female about 18 mos old. 30 lb dog ran loose first year of her life, runs pretty much anything. Quiet and super clean in pen. Doesn't like to tree and I don't hog hunt. Free if anyone is interested. Will bay a hog not gritty enough to catch.
 
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Fancy was another goodn .... She wasn’t fast wasn’t fancy but she’d be the one when everything else was convinced there were no hogs around ... we’d all say where’s Fancy ( no Garmin just a beep beep box ) We always knew when we found her she’d be bayin a hog , she’d bay em small or LARGE!!! ( Best built GYP Catahoula I’ve ever seen) F32E20DC-B77D-4B26-B0A7-52FFD73B6F06.jpeg
 
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