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Re: Wolfhounds

Postby WAARHEID » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:30 am

Calvinator wrote:Does anyone use wolfhounds to hunt coyotes?? Can anyone refer a certain breeder or line of wolfhounds that may be better than the typical "show" lines? Also interested in info on training a sighthound for this purpose.


If you aren't willing to settle for a Deerhound, or better still, a Staghound, you may be in for an uphill battle.

I'm not aware of any IW breeders who are producing working dogs. That doesn't mean that there isn't someone out there doing it... so keep looking, you may stumble onto one.

As for training, that can pretty much be an 'on the job' affair because most of the guys that run state licensed coyote training areas, won't allow a silent running dog on their property. Since most sighthounds work as catch-and-kill dogs on coyotes, they usually only allow scenthounds to run their properties - you can understand why 8)

I use Ridgebacks that are bred for baying - not catching - so I was able to finally find a guy that would let me train with his coyotes, but I have to drive several states away to get there :shock: So depending on whether your dog turns out to be a catchy dog or a baying dog, you may be able to do some running-area training.

I have some coyote tails I'm not using for anything at the moment. I've thought about stringing them on a coursing machine for the puppy. Not sure if I'll try it though. I usually train on upland game first, then rabbits/squirrels, then raccoon. By the time that's all done, the dog is 18 months old or better, and ready for real coyote hunting exposure anyway.

BTW, the correct address for "Larry Bull's" site is http://www.geneticspecialties.com/index.html

Let me know if I can help you in anyway.
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Postby sevendogs » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:00 am

Calvinator, if you want to hunt coyotes, think of the Staghound. This is an American achievemnt. In western prairie states they breed and use them for more then 100 years. The Staghound emerged, because no other sighthound would fit well to hunt coyotes. Greyhounds are fast, but they overheat, Borozois also overheat in the summer, besides, both rbeeds sometimes hurt themselves hitting fences and stumps. Irish wolfhound is too slow. Saluki do not have enough guts to bite it. Scottish Deerhound may be better, but it is not fast enough. I have friends involved in coyote hunting with Staghounds. This is a very exciting kind of hunting. Currently, I have three Saluki, which I would like to try on coyote, but our environment is difficult, mountain forests, thorny shrubs and small fields.


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