by Ashley Rowe
I just read one of Jim Crainer's answers to the guy asking about bulldogs. I lucked out. I went to my local veterinarian and checked out the pound. They had a solid red bulldog, and i got him. He is about 4 years old, maybe more. I don't know exactly. We're pretty much positive he was a fighting dog, because of all the scars on his neck and the sides of his head. We also got some more evidence as you'll see later on in the story. We wanted to see if he would catch, so we put him in a pen with 8 hogs. The biggest one was only about 40 lbs. He chased them around, and would bite and hold one until i got to him, then he would let go. I would pet him and encourage him, and about the third time, he hit the hog on the ear and locked. We finaly got him off, and moved on up to a bigger hog. We had one in a trap, that we needed to get out. He was about a 70lbs boar. He had small cutters, only about 1/4 inch. My bulldog was trying to tear down the cage to get to the hog, so we just opened the door and let him in. Well, the hog went to tearing into my bulldog, and the bulldog would just fight him back. You know, biting and clawin, stuff a fighting dog does. He finally got tire of being thrown around, and decided to lock down on the hogs ear. That's all it took, and he has hit the ear every time. We worked him more, by letting the hog run, and lettin a couple dogs bay it up, and then we would turn loose the bulldog and he would hit ear every time. I havent had a chance to really hunt him yet, cause deer season started up, and we dont hunt hogs much during deer season. He is also the gentlest dog i have ever owned. He loves me to death, and would literally give his life to protect me. He has never growled at another dog since i've had him, and he's been crammed up with about 4 other dogs in a dog box. He is about the most hyper dog i've ever seen. He loves people to death. He isnt very tall. He is short and wide. He has a huge head on him though. I almost lost him the other night. We went on a night hunt, and bayed one up on the Sabine River. It runs through my land. We turned another bulldog and mine to the hog, and the hog jumped in the river. Both bulldogs and two curs went in after the hog. Everytime the hog came up, the dogs would hit him, and he'd go back under. The current carried them about 200 yards down river. We ran down to the bend in the river, and waited on them. All that came out was one cur, and the other bulldog. My bulldog never came out. The last we saw him, he was fightin the hog. We waited around for about 10 min., and he never showed up. We went walkin back up the river lookin. The boy that saw the hog last said it went under, and never came up. We walked up the river, and finally found my dog. He was under an embankment. We picked him up and went on hunting. I have big plans for him after deer season. I plan on catching hogs with him every weekend and during the week. I just wanted to let people know to check their local vets for impounded dogs. You never know what you might find. And good luck to all the hunters out there.