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Any one use their dogs to pull game from a den

Discussion in 'Patterdale Terrier' started by KYBOY88, May 2, 2017.

  1. KYBOY88

    KYBOY88 Puppy

    I was reading were a lot of terrier hunters seams to see patts to drew game from the den and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this I know of a guy that used his APBT for it but said some time a smaller dog might be better
  2. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    Terriers are used to bolt/flush animals from the ground not draw them. Bulldogs would rather tackle/fight an animal below ground so are fairly useless for the job. Hard terriers or those that fight below ground tend to spend a lot time of, recuperating from injuries.
  3. KYBOY88

    KYBOY88 Puppy

    Ok maybe the guy I was talking to had his dog x with something else because he saidthe dog would catch and pull it out of the den and a hunting froum form Europe I read called a dog that would do that a Drew dog with the staff and patts being the most common ones used for it
  4. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member

    There is several videos on youtube of bulldogs digging, damn near upside down trying to get to the prey.
  5. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member

    If it were me though i would prob run a dog more geared to the type of prey i am after. When i hear digging and rooting out vermin, i would think Jagds to be honest. I know a guy who runs his all the time and they are tough little sumbitches.
  6. KYBOY88

    KYBOY88 Puppy

    Yeah I thought about them and the only thing is keeping them busy on the off season heard they tend to be a hand full in the off season
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  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member

    Just work em.. Plenty to do to keep em busy but you are right, they can high strung and intense. If im not mistaken, he has one as a house pet but he also works them, training them, running them in woods, let them swim in the pond ect. He went ham there for awhile and bought several of them lol.
  8. Noah George

    Noah George Little Dog

    Haha, a "hand full," at the least, sounds like any decent terrier to me -- especially one suited to working and going to ground. There are a number of breeds that can still be found that will go to ground and most will flush or, if it comes to it, fight and then drag up the quarry (sometimes with varying degrees of pelt damage: apparently Lakelands and Lakeland-crosses aren't recommended if you're after the fur, last I heard). Jagds and Patterdales seem to be some of the "sturdier" (for lack of a better word) and more popular of late. As said, they also tend to be pretty intense, but also really versatile as far as hunting with them goes. They seem particularly appealing to those used to larger dogs (relatively larger dogs).

    That seems to be the way it goes for a lot of people with terriers, I've noticed. x'D A lot of other people seem to think terrier people are crazy...but, I guess it does help when fond of and living with these types of breeds. (Said as someone who considers himself a terrier guy.)
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  9. KYBOY88

    KYBOY88 Puppy

    Ok which would you think would be better for flushing coon and beaver from the dens would long walks swming and tracking practice would be enough to keep them busy in the off season
  10. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    Jagds, Patterdales, a good Rat terrier or good working Jack Russel can all do hole work.
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  11. Noah George

    Noah George Little Dog

    The best dog may depend on what you're planning to do with the animals you're hunting, perhaps first and foremost, and a number of other factors besides that (your desire for friendliness with other dogs, energy levels, perhaps even your hunting style). Beyond that, I'm afraid, I don't have near enough experience hunting with terriers to be of much use. Most of what I know is from what I've read from others. I might be able to send you in the right direction to find out more, if you wanted (and I'm sure a number of others here could do the same).

    As for off-season, haha, that depends on what you consider to be long walks and just how many, as well as how much swimming and tracking practice. This may depend on the dog as well. Generally speaking, most terriers are Energizer dogs, but I imagine there are some out there with more of an off-switch or a propensity to chill a little bit. The same tricks for keeping APBTs busy would work for them, though: flirt poles, spring poles, treadmills, mental work...giving them something to destroy.

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