Here are just a few of the best dog breeds for hog hunting.
Dogs have the upper paw when it comes to a few things: sniffing, running, and finding wild animals.
The Lacy Dog has to be first on this list because dog is bred specifically for hog hunting. They are incredibly high energy animals that don’t always make good family pets, but they sure are fast and good at what they do. They are easily trainable; Lacy Dogs are easily trained to blood trail hogs.
Black Mouth Cur
Talk about a strong dog built for work. Black Mouth Curs are incredibly intelligent and athletic. They are wonderful family pets as well, as they love being around people and getting lots of attention. Their coats are generally a brown-gold and they have black snouts.
American Bull Dog
The American Bull Dog has always been considered a work, or “catch” dog, meaning they are dependable and obedient. They can be very protective of their land and their master(s). American Bull Dogs have a long history of hunting, especially when it comes to wild hogs.
Remember Where the Red Fern Grows? Well it’s true that the Redbone is an excellent choice when it comes to a hunting dog. They are very smart, strong and sensitive to smell, making them great hunting partners.
Yes, you were probably expecting this at some point in this list. They resemble the Black Mouth Cur in appearance, except their history goes back to Africa where they used to chase down lions. This breed is sensitive and loving.
Florida Cracker Cur
The Florida Cracker Cur is bred for its hunting abilities specifically and has proven its worth in the south. It is bred to hunt, and they come in all different colors.
Walker Hounds are awesome. Initially they were bred to hunt small game such as foxes, but they are popular in the south for hog hunting, as they are easily trained to know the scent, and hunting is second nature to them. They love cuddling, too.
If your hog dog is not on the list, which breed do you have and why do you like it?
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