There are Dogs that will close on serious vermin like Badgers.
Jagds, Drahthaars, German bred Kurzhaars & Longhaars, Pits and Dogos all will put teeth on fur. Unlike Airedales and other dogs said to be ‘gritty’.
Well Established US Hunting Bred Airedale: Closer?
German Bred Drahthaar by Comparison, WILL Close. Talk is cheap.
Photos and Video does not Lie.
All Examples of Versatility shown by Deutsch Drahthaars
From dispatching Vermin, treeing, trailing, dead game baying or outpointing a pointer.
And note quietness on a chain gang.
* See Feb 2013 Archives for more stories and photos of other breeds.
Nice Looking Drahthaar
Tracking Dangerous Game
Will Even Fetch Coyotes After Dispatching, if Need be.
2 Drahthaars & Bulldog Vested and Ready To Boar Hunt
Drahthaars & Jagds Closing On Wild Boar
Drahthaar backing Pointer-Chukar Hunt
This is a typical Drahthaar that would rather die of hypothermia than refuse an icy retrieve
A Coon Hunting Drahthaar above.
This same dog also works well in the uplands, duck blind and is a great deer recovery blood tracking dog.
USA- Young Drathaar & Jagds Baying a Hog
Sheriffs Dept Certified Search & Rescue Drahthaar
Search & Rescue Drahthaar. Police K9 Drahthaar used for drugs, cadaver and missing persons.
Even used to close on wounded Wolves in Russia
And Russian Bear
DD getting ready to close on a badger
Working a Russian Boar
Finishing Off a Tracked Deer
German Style Cut Vests
Very Dog Aggressive
Sharptail Grouse, 1 of the most Difficult Birds to Hunt
African Wart Hog
Nice looking DD
Winning Drahthaar Sld Team in New Zealand
Drahthaar on Cold Montana duck Hunt
Drahthaar Goose Hunting in Montana in -23F Weather
Goose Hunting Drahthaar in Cold Montana
Whats an icy retrieve? Nothing for a dog with drive.
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