Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Which breed? #14472986 01/16/20
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,497
J23 Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,497
These days, the majority of my hunting outside of deer, is for squirrels and raccoons, though the latter I usually just trap.

I have been thinking long and hard about a dog. Seeing as we don't have "birds' in the Upper Ohio Valley anymore, I was considering some type of treeing dog. I have Googled a bit, and come up with Mountain Cur, Black and Tan Coonhounds, and perhaps other breeds of coonhound.

Are there any breeds I'm missing?

Does anyone have any experience with running a dual purpose squirrel dog/coon hound?

300 BP

Re: Which breed? [Re: J23] #14473079 01/16/20
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,811
JPro Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,811
Most squirrel dogs I see around here are medium-sized mix breeds (Feist), although some people here use Blackmouth Yellow Curs for squirrel dogs. They are somewhat of a bigger version of the Mountain Cur and are a general purpose game dog. I believe Ol' Yeller was supposed to be a Yellow Cur in the book. We had a big female that was a squirrel hunting fool, even though she came from hog-dog stock. We shot a few squirrels with her and she took to it with enthusiasm. I know other local guys who use them for running hogs and still others that train them specifically for blood trailing deer.


Now with even more aplomb
Re: Which breed? [Re: JPro] #14475686 01/17/20
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,342
pointer Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,342
Originally Posted by JPro
Most squirrel dogs I see around here are medium-sized mix breeds (Feist), although some people here use Blackmouth Yellow Curs for squirrel dogs. They are somewhat of a bigger version of the Mountain Cur and are a general purpose game dog. I believe Ol' Yeller was supposed to be a Yellow Cur in the book. We had a big female that was a squirrel hunting fool, even though she came from hog-dog stock. We shot a few squirrels with her and she took to it with enthusiasm. I know other local guys who use them for running hogs and still others that train them specifically for blood trailing deer.
My understanding is what he posted. Squirrel and coon, most folks use curs. Squirrel alone and lots use a feist. I'm thinking lots of fun could be had with a squirrel dog and for me the choice would just be between what size I decided on between the cur and feist.

Re: Which breed? [Re: J23] #14475712 01/17/20
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,766
wilkeshunter Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,766
Check out a mountain cur. They are much like a black mouth cur, only a bit smaller. Neat dogs, for sure.

Re: Which breed? [Re: J23] #14479249 01/18/20
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 12,108
johnw Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 12,108
When I was younger there were quite a few smallish terrier mixes or beagle terrier crosses being used for squirrel dogs. Don't recall that anyone bred litters to hunt, but most dogs can do the job OK. Youngest son used to take our little female [bleep]-zu. She was a great squirrel dog and aspired to be a cow dog...

Edit; The little [bleep]-zu was maybe the biggest tick magnet of all time...

Last edited by johnw; 01/18/20.

"Chances Will Be Taken"

If you could reason with a Democrat there wouldn't be any Democrats...
Alpha


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
746 registered members (1beaver_shooter, 1OntarioJim, 1moredeer, 01Foreman400, 1bigdude, 70 invisible), 1,769 guests, and 667 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.13 Page Time: 0.074s Queries: 14 (0.005s) Memory: 0.7869 MB (Peak: 0.8562 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-01-29 21:13:28 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS