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Reply #30 - Aug 3rd, 2016 at 8:54pm
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trusty222 wrote on Aug 3rd, 2016 at 7:29pm:
Baz wrote on Aug 3rd, 2016 at 10:00am:
Used a huntaway while culling for NZFS--DOC in the Nelson-Gisborne area's.

Jill was trained to bail and bark on goats-pigs and wild cattle. She had a huge bark that could be heard for miles.
When crossing streams and rivers-she led the way and if she swam I knew I was going to get the gonads wet.
In a relatively short time, she learnt to point deer and I trained her with hand signals--when she winded deer she knew not to chase them--she acted like a pointer and walked in behind.
After about 3 years Jill became deaf from the many rifle shots-so luckily the hand signal training became useful.
Jill's long gone--but not forgotten. One of the best hunting dogs I owned and hunted with.
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great photo, nice combo Baz, sako and working dog, pretty hard on the kuris hearing alright without the suppressors . Needed dogs with a good strong bail before the luxury of tracking gear.

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Yeah. One huntaway I used a lot would walk backwards from in front of me as soon as the rifle came up. In the end she lost interest in hunting and I think it was because of the noise.
  

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Cheers Guy's-good to see your dog pics--great mates on the hill.
Yep the suppressors-would have saved our hearing, both dog and man.  Smiley
  

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Reply #33 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 3:38pm
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how would a Huntaway Lab x go with correct training?
Can you keep the huntaway quiet or are they to be deeraway!

also what about dogs that come from pig hunting parents? are they trainable easy enough for deer stalking  or preset on bacon?
  
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Re: Huntaway as a deer dog
Reply #34 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 4:02pm
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Stew wrote on Aug 12th, 2016 at 3:38pm:
how would a Huntaway Lab x go with correct training?
Can you keep the huntaway quiet or are they to be deeraway!

also what about dogs that come from pig hunting parents? are they trainable easy enough for deer stalking  or preset on bacon?


Unanswerable questions really. How long is a piece of string. Will a child whose parents are lawyers be a good rugby player?

With the right training any dog will shut up, but some will take more training than others. Pigdog bred pups generally have about 16 different breeds in them. They are not preset at all. Many pigdogs have favourite targets that are not pigs. Coons, rabbits goats and small children are just some of these.
  
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Re: Huntaway as a deer dog
Reply #35 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 9:23pm
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well put PC.
bitch in my avatar was a gsp/huntaway and did all a fella could ask of his first real gundog. ducks,bunnies,hares,wallabies and she found me the odd pig too even led us into one in thick pine bush ( funny now I remember it as that was indicating in the way we seeing a lot of guys doing with deer now...never worked on it BUGGER)
yip she had noise but knew when to use it,the whine was pain in arse but we put that down to gsp side.
  
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Reply #36 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 9:20am
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Huntaways can make fantastic deer indicator dogs and great pets for the active family.  You can train them from young not to bark. 

I always run Rio for 2-4km on the drive in for a day hunt.  We will go bush and she will not make a noise (for days at a time).

How I wish I didn't spey this dog who did not make the Sheperds "A team" and came to  me age 2 and was trained as a deer indicator at age 4.

  

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