Thread: Check this guard dog or draft
03-23-2012, 12:55 AM #1
Check this guard dog or draft
Here are some fun pictures for you all of the pulling power of American Bulldogs. These dogs make great Hog catching dogs,family dogs,guard dogs,protection attack dogs.flock protectors,can learn to heard, and they can be used as draft animals. They use to be owned by butchers in England used for pulling the wagons in the narrow streets. They can pull several thousands pounds up to 10K pounds.To me this is the perfect prepper dog. They are used in florida,texas,etc to catch and hold wild hogs till the hunter comes to kill it. I think I am going to keep a pup back from my next litter to train in weight pull.apbapu11.jpgimages-1.jpgIMG_1529.jpgP4186985.jpgTonka_2017.jpgapbapu11.jpg
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03-23-2012, 06:24 AM #2Valued Member
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Why would anybody have a dog pull that kind of weight, personal satisfaction? I believe in the versatility and utilitarian nature of the American Bulldog, and also on its value as a family pet. I also believe that, under all circumstances, you would be better served by a draft animal (small jack ass would do) to perform this type of tasks than to burden your family pet in this unrealistic way...
03-23-2012, 10:58 AM #3
You could have your dog pull you from harms way if you were injured to a point you couldn't on your own.How Do You Like Me Now
03-23-2012, 01:01 PM #4
The only positive from these pics is the animals dedication .... to an undeserving species.
This is pathetically .... pathetic.
O.W.Things are seldom what they seem.
03-23-2012, 04:14 PM #5
it is catching a hog. Wild hogs damage crops in several states and they are very dangerous and destroy the ecosystem displacing several natural wildlife. Most wild hogs are domestic pigs crossed with wild hogs or in the places where idiots released urasian board to hunt for sport and they bred.It isnt animal crulety to hunt them. They hold the hog by the ears until the hunter gets there. I do not weight pull myself but think of the potential. You have a guard dog that you feed. Why have a ass or a mule that can only pull? Dogs can pull small trailers to haul water or bring in what you hunted. A very versatile dog. I was just showing the potential pound for pound it is cheaper to feed a dog than a horse.
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03-23-2012, 06:01 PM #7
This isn't about culling the hogs this is another blood sport for human entertainment.
You don't strike me as a bad person and I'm not suggesting that you are. I don't see the need for a draft dog and in reality there is no such thing .... more entertainment for those who are physically incapable of rising to any sort of challenge but do so vicariously through their mastery over lesser creatures.
You have beautiful dogs, why subject them to this sort of nonsense. I think it a great thing if you can train your dogs .... and your kids .... to perform work to aid you in your efforts but this serves no purpose.
Just my measly $0.02.
Last edited by Oscar Wilde; 03-23-2012 at 06:10 PM.Things are seldom what they seem.
03-23-2012, 06:23 PM #8
here is about wild hogs...Feral hogs, descendants of farm animals that escaped or purposely were set free, are wreaking havoc on farm crops and pastures and destroying wildlife habitat. Wildlife officials estimate the nation’s feral hog population at more than 4 million, and estimates are they cause more than $1.5 billion in damage each year.
Chris Jaworowski, a wildlife biologist for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said there are few things wild hogs won’t eat.
“A hog is an opportunistic omnivore,” he said. “Pretty much anything they can get in their mouth, they are going to eat.”
Feral hogs will eat wild turkey eggs and those of other ground-nesting birds, Cochran said. They also eat birds, frogs, deer fawns and other animals they are able to catch.
In addition, feral swine can destroy endangered plants by rooting and wallowing. Erosion caused when the hogs root up the soil can lead to silt in nearby streams and harm rare fish and other animals, Cochran said.
Jaworowski said feral hogs have spread throughout the state in recent years.
“We now have feral hogs in pretty much every county in the state,” he said. “It’s not just a problem in Alabama. Since 1982, feral hogs have spread from nine states to 45.”
here is the link to the story...
I dont intend to use my dogs as draft animals now I was saying in a pinch these dogs can do what they were bred for. They were bred for guarding,and pulling loads. Of course there are boots by the dog that is caught the way of boar hunts with dogs are the dogs catch and hold them the hunter comes up and kills it by hand(knife) or a shot to the head. Lucky me there are no wild pigs in Indiana but they are used for this purpose. Not as a cruel sport but a valuable service. and you will see. Now if you came to my house you would see a bunch of lazy dogs that look pretty.lol I do not work my dogs just show them but that is their potential. It is ok if you do not like that type of hunting and I myself do not like weightpulling loads like that for fun, I do like know that if SHTF my dogs can help me if need be. Like now my husband will not get me a horse as they are just pleasure animals for most people to just ride. We have 10 acres it doesnt justify having one so it has no purpouse. If worse comes to worse and there is no way to get water but my kids pulling a wagon of water or my dogs I will be going mush and holding a big steak for him from one of our cows we will butcher.I bust my butt every day to feed and care for my family im sure hannibal wont mind pulling a small wagon with 55 gals of water if it ever comes down to it. After all it will be for him as well.
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