Risks of injury
after a fight with a fox. It happened not in the hunting ground, but on
a normal walk in the surrounding. The fox was in a corn field, nobody noticed
it besides Oskar. After having consulted the veterinarian and having
provided its wounds, Oskar was springing through the garden as if there
never had happened anything.
Of course there are more risks of injury for a hunting dog than for a normal house dog, especially for such a courageous dog, who hunts all kinds of game fearlessly. Certainly we don't endanger our dog thoughtlessly. Until today this was the first and only big injury. As we see Oskar more as a family dog and as we would like to enjoy our dog, we don't wish to be equipped with needle and twine to provide its bite and lacerated wounds ( this is what often is asserted of hunting terrier owners ). Of course the hunting terrier is not suited to a quiet boring home life, this contradicts its nature. You have to find a good compromise.
Barry Crosswhite, Nikita und Ruby fighting
|In the USA hunting dogs often
wear protection vests
when they hunt a wild boar. Through that injuries
of neck, backside and stomach should be prevented.
A real good idea !
Picture: from Barry Crosswhite, Braun after having
fought a porcupine for 10 minutes
|No funny picture, what happend:
In December 2002, Barry wrote :
I had something horrible happen
to Braun last week. He went to ground and pulled out a porcupine after
Unbelievable, but typical
for a Jagdterrier, in two
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