Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hog Dogs and Bear Dogs

Chad R. writes from Texas where he is using Jagd Terriers to bust pig from thick brush.  I was struck by how much the picture, above, is reminiscent of another picture, below.

This is Skip, Teddy Roosevelt's bear-busting terrier which he got from John Goff in 1905. Skip died in 1907 and was buried at the White House, but before Roosevelt left in 1908, he had Skip disinterred and buried at Sagamore, the Roosevelt family home at Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.

I suspect if Teddy were alive today, he would very much love to go pig hunting with a couple of Jagd terriers!

1 comment:

seeker said...

I agree! Teddy would be out here in Texas with his high powered Winchester, a couple of dogs and a wagon to pick up the hogs. Probably a couple of his older sons would be with him. And, he'd have a big ole boar mounted for his museum. Teddy was quite the man and I would vote for him if he were alive to run from president.

Debi and the TX JRTs.