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Old 12-13-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default The best dog for blood tracking deer and hogs.

I'm going to be getting another dog soon to blood track wounded deer and hogs. I want to have it trained and ready for next deer season. I had a Jagdterrier that was awesome! She could track and was fearless. I just think if she ever found a deer that was still alive then size could be a disadvantage. I've seen my Jagd bay a 180 pound boar though. I'm not sure if size really matters with a Jagd. I've also tracked with a 120 lb timberwolf hybrid. He was great at finding the animals and would finish them off if they were still alive by breaking their necks! He was a little greedy after he found it and didn't really like to share.

I've been looking into breeds again and really don't know what I'm going to go with. It won't be another wolf that's for sure. I'm definitely not ruling out getting another Jagd. I'm interested in the Blue Lacy, Black Mouth Cur, Bloodhound, Catahoula and a couple others. I know some folks like the Dachshund, and Jack Russel Terrier. I think those smaller breeds won't be as good as a Jagd on a wounded hog still wanting to fight. Any suggestions about breeds, breeders, or any input would be appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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I've got a beagle with a gps collar that keeps showing up on my game cam, free if you want him.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:26 PM   #3
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:30 PM   #4
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Jagd- Ive never been around a dog with more grit. They are determined trackers and mine worked tracks after other tracking dogs had been on it the night before with success. Bloodhounds will be a better cold nosed dog as their nose cone is elongated more. Not agile enough for me at the end of a track. Im sure you will get lots of answers but you had about the best there is if you also want a dog at the end that will show some grit.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:42 PM   #5
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Timberwolf hybrid? Never heard of that but if it has the nose of a wolf then you can't beat that at finding wounded game...

Where did you get that dog?
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #6
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #7
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I had a catahoula for 10 years and he was a great blood tracking dog. He even found a few wounded deer that honestly were not mortally wounded but kept them at bay (or even physically pinned down ) until help arrived to dispatch the animal. He was a handful but extremely smart, trainable, loyal, and honestly even did well with small children. Catahoulas are also big and ornery enough to handle any pigs or coyotes etc. they could run into here in Texas.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:08 PM   #8
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Get a.blackmouth cur out of working stock.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:09 PM   #9
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I was going to say Jagd....
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:15 PM   #10
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:17 PM   #11
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:18 PM   #12
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I'm sure you will get plenty of opinions on this one!
But here's mine...I absolutely love my catahoula. She has a ton of drive and is great on a blood trail. Great nose and big enough to take down or bay a wounded deer. I don't let her run hogs but she would sure like to one of the most important things is that they come from working stock no matter what the breed is.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:25 PM   #13
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I'd just pick a dog that I liked, most all have the capability (of course this doesn't include purse poodles, never tried any of the barking cat breeds) but I've seen most everything else used. Myself I'm a short legged dog guy me gettin a little long of tooth and all.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:49 PM   #14
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Timberwolf hybrid? Never heard of that but if it has the nose of a wolf then you can't beat that at finding wounded game...

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Old 12-13-2017, 03:51 PM   #15
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i've heard jack russels do a really good job
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #16
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I was going to say Jagd....
You did say it

I'm leaning towards another Jagd, but I can be talked out of it. I want the best dog I can get for blood tracking and baying
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:18 PM   #17
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You did say it

I'm leaning towards another Jagd, but I can be talked out of it. I want the best dog I can get for blood tracking and baying
IMO Jagd is the honey badger of the dog world. My uncle hunts with 3, and they are some of the best hunting, tracking, hard headed/determined/won't give up, killing dogs I have ever been around.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:15 PM   #18
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Just picked up couple Lacyís couple weeks ago to give it a shot. If donít work out, kids love them.


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Old 12-13-2017, 06:52 PM   #19
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:02 PM   #20
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Drathaar, best nose around very versatile dogs!
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:20 PM   #21
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I have had both and if you want a dog that can stop a wounded animal a Lacy is a much better dog.
My jagd was fearless but didnít have the size or speed to stop a deer
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:34 PM   #22
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My vote is Lacy or cur. We have a ridgeback pup that would be bad arse if we seriously worked him. Lease buddy has a Bavarian hound, name may be wrong but it’s close. Supposed to be one hell of a tracking dog but not sure if they have enough grit to stop and bay a wounded animal
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:41 PM   #23
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #24
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In general hounds will always be the best at tracking.
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I have had both and if you want a dog that can stop a wounded animal a Lacy is a much better dog.
My jagd was fearless but didnít have the size or speed to stop a deer
GSD, Doberman or Rottie.

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Old 12-13-2017, 09:42 PM   #26
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Just buy a jag and a lacy and problem solved ��
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:57 PM   #27
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IMO Jagd is the honey badger of the dog world. My uncle hunts with 3, and they are some of the best hunting, tracking, hard headed/determined/won't give up, killing dogs I have ever been around.
What's he hunt with them? Blood dogs?
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:19 PM   #28
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I have had both and if you want a dog that can stop a wounded animal a Lacy is a much better dog.
My jagd was fearless but didnít have the size or speed to stop a deer
Thanks Marty. I'm glad you chimed in. I knew you had both. Pound for pound the Jagd is as fearless as they come. The downside is their size. All things equal as far as purely blood tracking would you pick the Jagd or the Lacy?
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:23 PM   #29
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #30
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I had a Plott hound that was good on deer, he stayed on the track he was put on and we recovered a lot of deer with him.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:33 PM   #31
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What's he hunt with them? Blood dogs?
Pigs to rats and everything in between.

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:16 AM   #32
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:10 PM   #34
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:04 PM   #35
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This a great thread. I'd never heard of a Lacy, now I want a third dog to go with my beagle/harrier (great nose and stamina if you can find one) and cattle dog/rottweiler mutt.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:21 PM   #37
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I decided on a Blue Lacy over another Jagd just because I wanted to try a breed I've never had. The Jagd imo is still one of the toughest dogs on the planet for its size, and an excellent tracker.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:37 PM   #38
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:43 PM   #39
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Ive got a young rottie that im training to track right now. he's 5 months old and tracking blood scent and a deer hide at 1\4 mile after 2 hours as of last weekend.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:57 PM   #42
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I have raised catahoulas since the 80's and I suggest a dachshund......

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Old 05-02-2018, 03:03 PM   #43
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Pit bull or lacy.
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Walker and lacy
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:48 PM   #47
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I bred my Bavarian to a friends female and she had pups last week. They should be available soon. My male is the most natural scent hound I've ever seen and took very little training. They are not catch dogs but if the deer is bleeding, they will find it.
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I decided on a Blue Lacy over another Jagd just because I wanted to try a breed I've never had. The Jagd imo is still one of the toughest dogs on the planet for its size, and an excellent tracker.
Can they track pine trees

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Old 05-04-2018, 02:42 AM   #49
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You made a great kill shot on that tree, no tracker needed
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