It started somewhere on a field no doubt, spoken by a man with gray in his hair and a limit of birds in his vest.
While it was probably first spoken literally, it's evolved into slang and buried itself in country culture like a rooster pheasant in a tuft of switchgrass.
Nowadays when a man bites into a good burger he says, "That dog will hunt." Or, when a woman is test-driving a new Chevy, she looks at her husband and says, "That dog will hunt."
The meaning has evolved, but one thing has remained the same: that dog will. The will of a dog is the reason they have the ability to raise our blood pressure when they disobey, raise our cheeks into a grin when they make their first retrieve, and bring us to tears when they breathe their last breath. A dog's will is the reason we love them.
That dog will always be special
That dog will listen ... sometimes
That dog will point me in the right direction
That dog will hunt, and so much more
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There are three ways to enter:
- On our website, via the "Enter Now" tab.
- On Instagram, by posting your dog photo. In the caption, tell us what your dog will do, use #ThatDogWill, and tag @SportDOGBrand.
- On Twitter, by posting your dog photo. In the caption, tell us what your dog will do, use #ThatDogWill, and tag @SportDOGBrand.
One winner will be chosen each month, and at the end of 12 months we'll let our followers pick the best of the best for a grand prize.
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