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#6869413 - 08/26/17 09:52 AM In Praise of Small Game Dogs
neal_david50 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 33


It seems that there aren't a lot of posts on here about hunting small game with dogs, so I thought I'd take a minute and brag on my little guy. Tippy is a 10 month old rat terrier who trees squirrels, jumps rabbits, and kills vermin. He is a 13 inch tall, 13lb hunting machine! Hunting small game with dogs is my favorite way to hunt! Anyone else have a dog they use on small game?

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#6869489 - 08/26/17 11:17 AM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6881
Loc: bastrop county
I was hoping my Jack Russell would be, but outside the yard there is no control hammer
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#6869669 - 08/26/17 03:57 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
bar-d Offline
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 889
Loc: Fisher County
Looks like Tippy is just waiting for that squirrel to make a false move. "Go ahead, make my day again."
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#6869708 - 08/26/17 04:32 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
rogerh Offline
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 251
Loc: Lampasas
Good job Tippy I hate them tree rats. One down many to go.

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#6870037 - 08/26/17 10:34 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 46
I had a few jagdterriers and one, Hilde, was just am amazing girl. I hunted everything with her. She was my girl. I had to put her to sleep last December and it still hurts. Always will inthink. I have a mountain cur girl now. This will be her first full squirrel season.

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#6883742 - 09/10/17 10:49 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
elephantman Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 155
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
Just started shooting squirrels over my 8 month old jack russel pup. Now he's got it figured out when I grab the gun, I'll post some pics soon!

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#6885093 - 09/12/17 11:31 AM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
neal_david50 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/14
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Here is my favorite shot of Tippy on tree.

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#6888948 - 09/15/17 11:40 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
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Registered: 08/14/13
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Growing up we always had a couple of mountain twists or cuts around. For a while, we even had a small pack of foxhounds. Because of this thread, I just spent an hour looking at first breeders, looks like my labs will be getting a little buddy in the near future.
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#6889350 - 09/16/17 05:34 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: machine73]
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Originally Posted By: machine73
I had a few jagdterriers and one, Hilde, was just am amazing girl. I hunted everything with her. She was my girl. I had to put her to sleep last December and it still hurts. Always will inthink. I have a mountain cur girl now. This will be her first full squirrel season.
R.I.P.
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#6889546 - 09/16/17 10:48 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: CitySlickerHunter]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 46
Thanks. Miss her a lot.

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#6889899 - 09/17/17 12:27 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
neal_david50 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 33
I'm glad to hear people talking about small game hunting with dogs. It seems like something of a lost art here in Texas. I had a nice hunt with my rat terrier the other day. It just makes me smile when he starts barking treed on a squirrel!

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#6890456 - 09/17/17 10:37 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 46
I think small game hunting in general is becoming a lost art in Texas.

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#6891051 - 09/18/17 01:44 PM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
neal_david50 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 33
machine73, I think you are right. I have nothing against hunting big game, but squirrels and rabbits are where it's at for me!

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#6891754 - 09/19/17 05:10 AM Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 46
Same here. It's a shame a part of our heritage is dying off like that.

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