GOOD !!!!! there is so much we do alike.... My dogs run down feral pack dogs, coyotes, and coydogs as well as a lobo, if its wild canine its lunch in their eyes. I do all that same drag, flirt, run, swim.. :cheers: tobad I aint in OKLA anymore I might have to look you up for a hunt. I use the drop command too and notice the same extraordinary feats of physical and mental nature that you describe :cheers:Thanx Fire Hazard. The Frankinstein dog, mom to KU, is command aggressive lol. If she has worked with the dog first on hogs or was introduced to it and told to be sweet she is fine. If she has never met the dog and isn't told to be sweet it will usually depend on how the other dog acts. If she is told to "get that Mofo" she will get it. Whatever it is, trees, cats, hogs, dogs (we use bulldogs to run down feral mutts that kill calves), ropes, coyotes, armadillos (their favorite lol) you name it.
Yeller is usually good with the crew. He's getting more territorial by the day though, but usually has a one track mind when it comes to pigs. He's a hard worker. I like that he won't quit. On a jenny he will run and run. I take him off he will collapse where he stands. I clip him back on he will run and run some more. Craziest thing I ever saw.
I hook a drag sled (a wheel barrow bucket) to him he will pull as long as I'm walking/calling him. I stop he collapses. I start, he gets back up and if he can't pull it, he sure tries!
KU won't be a year till late september. She is good with the pack as well, but will get rough over a scrap of meat (if she has it already) or if she is tired and don't want to play anymore. I see the bulldog coming out in her more everyday.. With a flirt pole she is INSANE! She will go over the car, all in the creek, on the flat bed, over the cab and down the hood, climb partially fallen tree tops, bale off the top of a tree top catch it in the air and have it in her mouth when she hits the ground lol. She's even damn near yanked me out of the tree top once by jumping and catching it and hanging mid-air waiting for me to pull her back up in the tree. I wasn't ready for that and almost busted my ass. One of the best things I like about her is she will hang from that thing till her jaws tremble and give out, but if I say drop it, she instantly releases her hold. Some may not like that, but when we're in a bind with a pig, it is a Task to pry her mother off.
I had to eat my words on the white pup for sure. I went on and on about how we shouldn't keep her. I said you just want her because she is the only white pup of the bunch. I had my eye on her brother a nice black pup, who is turning out quite nicely today on a friend of mine's yard. But noo.. We had to keep the white one. And I'll be damn if she aint a good one too.