|Posted by MSHogDogger on March 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
I was finally able to access a laptop, and do some tweaking to the site. Updated my dogs a bit. I have some young dogs new to the line up that I look forward to working with. I did an EBT breeding this month, that I am very much excited about. I am really looking forward to raising up the pups and seeing how they turn out. If they are anything like their parents, they will NOT disappoint. If she takes, pups will be due to drop mid May. Fingers are crossed! Gotta run, happy hunting to all!
|Posted by MSHogDogger on November 13, 2014 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
Just wanted to put a quick blog up for those who pop in from time to time. I'm having difficulties navigating the website builder via my iPad, so unfortunately I haven't been able to make updates on the site like I'd like to. As soon as I can access a desktop, I will be updating the dogs and such. Weather is starting to cool off now so hopefully we will be able to start running some dogs soon. I do have a new addition to my Bull Terrier crew. A nice young adult brindle bitch. Time will tell but I think she's going to make the cut. Anyhow, hope everyone and their dogs are doing well. Happy hunting!
|Posted by MSHogDogger on May 30, 2014 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
It's been super busy around here. Not much time to post updates. Just wanted to take a second to introduce my newest aquisition, "Bayou." She is just a wee pup right now, but has a very desirable temperment/demeanor, very driven. She's successfully killed her first two rats at seven weeks old, lol. I'm really looking forward to the journey ahead with this pup. Updates to come. IF she works out, the plan is to back her to Shiner. I'll try and post progression updates on her as times goes by. In the meantime, happy hunting! ~K
|Posted by MSHogDogger on February 9, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Well, turns out my bitch did take, but we only got one solo pup from her. A little male, leopard w/brindle mixed with a white ringneck and feet. One glass eye. I've named him "Chozen." I'm happy I at least got him out of the breeding! My husband's old retired cat was bred by our male Stag as well, and she is looking promising, fingers crossed. This little one was born on January 3, 2014. He is 5 weeks and 2 days old as of today. What a puppy he is. I have not seen a pup of his age as inquisitive, active and confident as this puppy is. And MY goodness is he FAST!!! His photo that is on my dogs' page is when he was just a wee one. I will try and get updated photos soon. I can indeed see that physically, he is favoring the Stag. Long snipey muzzle, longer in the body. It will be interesting to watch him grow. He is the first step towards our final goal. He is of course missing the bull or the EBT blood that we will be adding to our final products. He should make a FAST bay dog though! He already bays my house dog from outside of his crate, lol. Updates to come.
|Posted by MSHogDogger on December 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
Well, in another couple weeks from now I should have a pretty good idea if this breeding took. This breeding is the first step toward our long dog aspirations. We paired one of my Catahoula bitches to my husband's Stag male (boy was that fun, haha.) Still too early to tell, but, she's got that 'look' to her already, so our fingers are crossed. I'll know by the end of this month. .....
|Posted by MSHogDogger on December 9, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Just wanted to introduce a new member, this time to my husband's pack. Jagd terrier, male. Finished blood trail dog, and has been on small game as well as hogs. He will be a hog dog here. Giving him time to adjust right now. Can't wait to hunt behind this guy! Out terrier crew just got even stronger.
|Posted by MSHogDogger on November 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
Ever since I was a child, I have always been infatuated with the Bull Terrier. I grew up in the Spuds McKenzie era, and used to watch Homeward Bound...the black and white version, where 'Chance' was an EBT. Then, in my early years as a veterinary technician, I was priveledged enough to put my hands on a few through clients dogs. The aura surrounding these dogs, each and every one I met, was like no other. There's this intensity...and mischevious air about them. I always enjoyed listening to clients' one of a kind stories of all the 'trouble' their EBTs would get into. I'd always dreamed of owning my own one day. I've done alot of research on the history and origin of the breed, and exhausted all the limited resources I could find. In doing so, it was actually depressing to see the physical state this breed has evolved into, as 'today's' EBT. Looking at the build and head structure of the early examples of the breed, (pre 1980's) compared to today's build and head structures, it's almost shocking. The bodies are getting frumpier, and the heads more and more parrot like, all in the name of the 'show standard.' Not to mention that any time you see photos of EBT's in the show ring, they are ALL over weight. 'Maximum substance' they like to call it. Overweight is overweight. People nowadays seem to aquire the breed for the novelty of having a dog that is 'rare' and 'exotic' looking, only to find that the temperment of the original EBT still exists in some of the modern day specimens, which is very off-putting for most that want a rolly-polly couch dog. I've chatted with many modern day sporting dog enthusiasts in regards to the breed, and most have already come to accept that the English Bull Terrier is a doomed breed. When I share with these folks that we use ours to hunt small game, as well as catch dogs on feral hogs, it's such a great yet pleasant suprise to some. Our hope is to revive the EBT as a working breed, and create and conserve a line of these dogs, through hard work and culling when need be. I have had countless people get in touch with me that were made aware that my husband and I both own and work our EBT's, wanting to know if we have pups available. We do have plans in the very near future to do an EBT x EBT breeding, but depending on how many pups drop, there may or may not be one or two at the most available, to an active, working/hunting home only, with a handler that is prepared to handle the level of drive that these dogs posess. We also have plans in the near future to cross our EBT's to the Stags, as well as EBT x Catahoula, then the respective offspring of the aforementioned, to each other. There are alot of folks that run dogs in our general vicinity, and the hogs have become smarter. Seems like most of them (with exception of the ocassional bad boar hog) run run run and run some more when they hear the dogs coming. I have always admired the crosses and types of hog dogs that the folks in Australia run, often consisting of long dog/EBT/mastiff type crosses. These dogs wind/find/catch their own hogs. Speed, determination, heart....we hope to create this general type of dog over here in our part of the world, and produce an all-in-one hog stopping fool of a dog. I respect the existing tradition and current way of hunting here, but I want to be able to produce pork in the quickest, most efficient way, using the least amount of dogs possible. Why run a whole pack of dogs, when you can run two that will do the job quickly, and efficiently from start to finish. Anyhow, I just want the EBT enthusiasts out there to know, the working BT is still alive, and we will do our best to keep it that way. Long live the working Bull Terrier! ;-)