Another good boar for Cooke, pictured with his
And Cooke's new apprentice getting the feel of
things to come.
Rob with a good cane boar, one of Cooke's
Arabs in the background.
Below: Stitch a 12month
old Bull Arab cross. Hand reared from 4 days old when his mother
was bitten by a snake while piggin.
Stitch has only been on one trip and shows plenty of good sign.
His mother (Loopy) had a great nose and was always keen to find
the big one.
Hopefully we will enjoy many trips with Stitch as he develops.
Nathan, Charters Towers Qld
The next two photo's are a little different. Lilly was
adopted from the RSPCA and is not used for hunting, however
Lilly's owner says they make fantastic pets for all ages.
Most of us know that dogs bred for hunting are a very stable
addition to any household.
We own a very lovely black BA and would love to
feature her on your site?
We don't hunt her but she is a very valuable family member and
protector to our 5 children.
She was bred here in Canberra by a guy who also has kids and
hunts both parents, she does show some interest in pigs when she
sees or hears them but not being a hunter myself I have never
taken her out.
We take her camping with us at every chance we get and have
found her to be the most intelligent and easy to get along with
dog that I have ever owned.
we have never had to train her as she picked up on what we
wanted her to do, be gentle with the kids including out 10 month
old daughter, stay close when camping, don't chase roos or stock
and generally watch the camp.
She makes an excellent guard dog too with her very deep bark!
We love her to bits and thought we would share her story with
I think it shows the other side of the coin for these dogs as
even though she's a "pig dog" breed she's also our perfect,
loyal and trustworthy family pet. I have met other BA who are
just like she is and when the time comes I will be getting
another one, I think I have found the perfect breed.
Cheers The Lawrence Family ACT