This Russian Boar is not the biggest boar I have ever caught, but he was a one of a kind dog tester. He was so bad I gave him his own page. I have never seen a boar this size able to move and spin like this boar. He was one of the very few I have seen fast enough to grabb Lucky and through him into the air. Lucky is so quick I dont even run a cut vest on him. Big boar are never fast enough to catch him as he moves in and out too fast. After "Lucky" located this boar he backed into a rocky area that was about 10 x 10 with high walls. I turned my two main bay busters out "Monster" and "Gator". These two always get boar to leave their safe spots and run. Well it didn't work that way with this beast. He just about killed both of them. I dont know how "Gator" is still alive I saw the boar with "Gator" in his mouth pinned to the ground. I thought the boar had crushed Gators rib cage and killed him when I saw him go limp. Gator woke up and hit the boar again. I then saw the boar throw "Monster" into a rock wall so hard he flew out of sight as we heard a thud. They never hesitated and were right back into the boar again. I then turned "Rocket" out, he grabbed the boars back leg at which time the boar spun him into the wall and through him into the air. The dogs only had one way in and the boar waited for them with his back to the walls. He was throwing dogs 8 feet in the air (Patterdales flew even higher) and had total control of the situation until I started turning Dogos out. The Dogos had to climb up a narrow passage towards the boars safe zone. I did not want to turn the catch dogs loose in this bad area, but I didnt have a choice because we needed to stop this boar before he killed the other dogs. As the Dogos were climbing up towards him, the boar charged. My male Dogo was in the lead, and he and the boar slammed into each other full speed. We were in a good spot to see most of the action because we were standing on high ground looking down at the boar and dogs. I was very proud of dogs, everyone that was there was amazed at the display of gameness we saw as the dogs battled this beast.
EVERY DOG THAT WAS USED ON THIS BOAR WAS RAISED AND TRAINED BY ME. I HAVE ALLOWED SEVERAL PEOPLE TO USE PICTURES OF MY DOGS WORKING. SO YOU MAY SEE PICTURES OF MY DOGS OR BOAR THEY HAVE CAUGHT ON OTHER SITES.
This Dogo is taking a direct hit in the chest. As the Dogo comes up the narrow passage to catch the boar the boar runs right at the dog and meets him at the narrow opening. The Dogo never let go and drove the boar into the the back wall.
This Dogo catches instantly and the boar decided to back up after the intial hit from the Dogo.
"Rocket"(under 1yr in pics) almost always catches on the back leg of a hog. It puts the breaks on hard runners or ruff hogs by taking the rear drive out. It is harder for the boar to thrust forward into the other dogs when "Rocket" has one of the boars back leggs off the ground.
I have a lot of trust in my dogs, as I was taking this pic the boar tried to get me. The dogs had him stopped good, you can see my shadow in th lower left corner of the pic.
"Doba" getting launched into the wall by the boar then coming back to catch.
Two of my youngest catch dogs, "Doba"(Dogo) and "Rocket" (Greyhound x Pit) both are just over 12months and catching boar. I can't wait to see what they will be doing in another year.
Look close at this fuzzy picture and try to find the flying Patterdale. "Monster" has been thrown high (8-10 feet) in the air for a few loops by the boar. He hit the ground and flew right back into the boar like it didn't happen. The one advantage the little dogs have is that when they do get hit by boars they just fly, instead of getting stuck by the boars cutters. The second picture is when my male Dogo and the boar slam into each other. The boar lifted the Dogos front feet off the ground when they hit and "Rocket" is on the boars back.