Well I am now in a position to get myself a dog to train for deer work.However I am a little confused.
I have read articles about warm scents and cold scents ?
This is the first bit of confusion ?
Should I get a dog and train it to follow a warm scent, for example a recently shot deer that was may be hit a little far back and made its get away. The dog would then be trained to follow the wounded deer and then hold it at bay once found ?
Or do I train a dog to follow a cold scent say the next day ? But is this ethically correct. By that I mean leaving a wounded animal until the next day to follow up ? Some how does not sound right to me !
Second bit of confusion !
I have decided on a Bavarian as my new companion, however I have read that there are Bavarians and Bavarians ?? By this I mean the Polish bred ones and the German bred ones. What's the difference ? Is there a specific breed line that I should be going for and ones that I should avoid ?
If anyone who has experience of this breed and could offer me some advice and a point in the right direction, it would be much appreciated .