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Discussion in 'Hunting Dogs Talk' started by Lowcountry Boy, Jan 11, 2008.
I am looking for a Squirrel dog and wondered if any specific breed is better than an other?
Don't really know that much about them other than alot of people use mountain feist to hunt squirrel, I have a dacshund I thought about trying but he is pretty gun shy. I think it would take alot more work than I have time for.
i have owned many squirel dogs over the years some purebred small terriers but the best one out of them all was a heinz 57 best i can tell it was a cross between an english bull terrier and a fox terrier . man that dog was death on small gameoooh:
I owned a fiest and it did a good job. Never looked at any other breeds.
any kind of dog will make a squirel dog if its got the drive and you keep it in the woods.i perfer curs and feist myself but ive had all kinds.my first at age 6 was a boston terrier we call them screw tail bulldogs back then.i now have a cur female thats a good dog and im working on 2 feist both females.i do this cause i like to hunt and i like to train my own dogs.
We have a little Jack Russell Terrier that I think would be a good squirrel dog. We have all kinds of them around the house here and she loves to get after them and put them up the trees. If I was able I'd take her out and try her,but the way she likes squirrels,I'm pretty sure she would be an excellent squirrel dog if she's not gun shy.
I hunt Mt Curs on squirrels. If you need to find out about squirrel dogs go to www.sqdog.com Everything you need to know is there. I am Redtick on that board also.
I really like the rat terriers for squirrel dogs and are just a great all around dog. But as mentioned above if they have the drive you can make a squirrell dog out of just about any breed.
I liked the smaller dogs for Squirrel hunting and the smaller Beagles for rabbit for most of my life.I do not believe this to be a option any longer in my area of S.E.Georgia.We now have Coyotes.Single Coyotes will kill and eat small dogs,Fox and puppies.They can and will pack to kill a large hound size dog.I have personally seen one with a small a dog that I knew and had petted repeatedly,plus other small dogs.I have had two very close calls with my small dogs and only blind luck prevented it from happening to my dogs.My job had me on call 24 hours a day.I was coming and going at all hours of the day and night.I observed many animals.Bobcats too will do this.Foxes and Coyotes will live and hunt in the city limits of Savannah Georgia.Bobcats in small towns and crowded residential areas.I saw them.Opossums will kill and eat puppies,kittens,small dogs and cats when the opportunity arrives as will Great Horned Owls and Red tail Hawks.This is from 62 years of observation.I have had it happen to me and/or seen it.
Alsur Squirrel season starts September 15.Gators are still out and still feeding!We have Gators large enough to kill and feed on Great Danes.They will too!
When voluntary(I was in my 50's) taking my "Hunter,Safety course" in Pembroke Ga which borders Fort Stewart we were told by our Sheriffs Deputy instructor of a pack of Coyotes Attacking a hunter on the reservation.Extremely rare yes.Possible to happen again yes.Keep a constant eye on your small children around the woods and even in your yards now days.Late evenings and dark are the most dangerous times.We take our children hunting.These animals are extremely good at killing silently and at using teamwork while doing it.Please do not ignore their potential for causing you grief that can not be undone or that will never heal.Please respect their potential danger to the small fry just as you do your loaded gun.
I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
I've had retrievers, pointers, coonhounds and squirrel dogs. My new pup Molly is a black mouth cur. I can not say enough about the breed she is the smartest dog I have ever had. They aim to please, I do not think there is a cap on their ability. I highly recommend black mouth curs. Squirrel, coons, and home protection.
i've got a border collie/ ausie shep, does pretty good, need to keep her at a tree thougbh
I have a treeing feist to hunt squirrel very hard hunter
treeing warker/mountain feist
I have two mountain curs and have hunted catahoulas in the past. I have hunted with people that owned all kinds of breeds including pure mongrels.