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In Praise of Small Game Dogs #6869413
08/26/17 02:52 PM
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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?

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6869489
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I was hoping my Jack Russell would be, but outside the yard there is no control hammer


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Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6869669
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Looks like Tippy is just waiting for that squirrel to make a false move. "Go ahead, make my day again."


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Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6869708
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Good job Tippy I hate them tree rats. One down many to go.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6870037
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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.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6883742
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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!

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6885093
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Here is my favorite shot of Tippy on tree.

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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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Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: machine73] #6889350
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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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Thanks. Miss her a lot.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6889899
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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!

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6890456
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I think small game hunting in general is becoming a lost art in Texas.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6891051
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machine73, I think you are right. I have nothing against hunting big game, but squirrels and rabbits are where it's at for me!

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6891754
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Same here. It's a shame a part of our heritage is dying off like that.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6896187
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Nice job Tippy. Been meaning to take my nephew out for squirrel

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6896933
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Nope. Have always just shot squirrels when I was out and saw them.

Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6900338
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We had one named bugger and we lived about 5 miles from where we hunted if Bugger saw us get in the truck with a gun and didn't load him he would run behind the truck until we stopped.

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Great pics. That a boy Tippy! cheers


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Re: In Praise of Small Game Dogs [Re: neal_david50] #6900546
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If Tippy sees a gun in my hand he starts spinning in circles with excitement! He lives to hunt squirrels! I appreciate all the comments. It good to see people talking about small game dogs!

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Here's my Layla. She isnt the most disciplined dog around and she prefers to babysit the kids but she sure does have a great nose for rabbit.

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Hunting rabbits with beagles is a ton of fun! I would like a brace of beagles in the future. I love listening to those little hounds!

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