mick mclaughlin wrote:
I was mainly just throwing out my belief that large dogs are not needed, unless ya have wolf problems, which most of us dont.
Now if ya like a big dog, that is your choice
mick mclaughlin wrote:As i said, personal prefrence.
No matter how big a dog is, they will have issues with a bear ...
Dogs are the good guys!
mick mclaughlin wrote:A dog that has breeding to run game up a tree and stay there. I hunt racoon, squirrels and bobcats with my dogs, in addition to their homesteading duties!
Bmc's are primarily bay dogs, i believe. All dogs have some ability to bay or to tree, but many have had that ability enforced, through selective breeding.
Same with retrieving, herding etc.....
I became interested in mountain curs, through hunting. I kept them, and became enamored with them, because of their versatility.
Honestly, i cant afford a dog now, that doesnt pull it's weight.