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    Dont laugh!

    Has anybody tried or heard of anyone using a Dogue De Bordeaux as a tracking dog? 1 year old fantastic nose and very calm. As I said in my introduction at the very least he can pull the sled out!

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    if I've learned anything about dogs it's that it's up to the dog what it's good at and not the breed.... why not!

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    Once you do get it to track , it could also carry out any shot animals

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    Half the battle is just getting the dog to put its nose to the ground to follow a scent trail. If you can introduce it to tracks by dragging a deerskin with some food in a bowl left under the skin at the end, and gradually progress to longer and older tracks, there is no reason why it wouldn't follow a track from a wounded deer eventually. The question may just be how old a track will it be capable of in the long run.

    Just remember that the dogs sense of smell is very good in any breed, but not all will track and you may end up with a dog that will only run in on a shot deer on wind scent. But it's still of use.

    Its not so much the dogs ability, its your ability that matters in training it the proper way in the first instance.

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    Agree with every word Brian, why not handsome is as handsome does as the saying goes, so if ya can train it and it has an aptitude for the work why the hell not use it. As I said a long time ago half the battle is having a breed you like as you will gell far better with it and get far more from it.
    hope all works out for you.
    Regards
    Jimmy

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    Thanks boys! That's filled me with positive encouragement. The first time I took him into the forest he was only about 5 mths my mentor had him on the lead about 6 ft behind me when I shot a fallow with my 243 with mod. I'd completely forgotten about buddy, and when I asked my mate what he's reaction was he said he didn't even blink, he was just staring at the deer! The dog, not Bob! Anytime I walk him in wooded areas you physically can't get his nose off the ground, he sounds like a steam train. I'll keep the thread posted as to his development .

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    Keep it fun for him and he'll probably exceed your expectations. If he's already scenting, may as well adjust fire a little and just have him find stuff for you when you want him to. No since in just burning him out (lack of better words) on deer. Have fun...

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    Worms, can of, opened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny rem mag View Post
    Thanks boys! That's filled me with positive encouragement. The first time I took him into the forest he was only about 5 mths my mentor had him on the lead about 6 ft behind me when I shot a fallow with my 243 with mod. I'd completely forgotten about buddy, and when I asked my mate what he's reaction was he said he didn't even blink, he was just staring at the deer! The dog, not Bob! Anytime I walk him in wooded areas you physically can't get his nose off the ground, he sounds like a steam train. I'll keep the thread posted as to his development .
    have you trained working dogs before Danny?

    If the dog is showing any signs of naturally doing something resembling work, or tracking then it needs to be encouraged. What you have to remember is that in the same way spaniels are bred for hunting and labs for retrieving, the tracking breeds were bred specifically for that purpose as well, so while your dog may never match a specialist breed in ability, it may well serve the purpose 95% of the time for you. Don't let him get his own head if that makes sense when in densely populated deer areas otherwise as a young dog he will get too excited and it will be difficult to harness that enthusiasm. It's about gradual introduction....

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