Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tracer, Blood Tracking Dog For Sale

Tracer is a 2 year old female born on my land in November 2010, and is well bred, well raised, and has had 2 hunting seasons as a blood tracking dog on a large hunting club with numerous finds.
 
Unfortunately she is up for sale because she is caught up in a divorce and Sandy has a total of three dogs and only one can come with him in this transition period.
 
 
 
In February 2011, at just over three months old, Tracer led the other 2 puppies Sandy had just bought on a 500-600 yard track, and is as we say, is a natural when it comes to tracking blood. But remember: she was born during the deer season, and her first taste of solid food was raw deer meat!



I am asking $2,500 for Tracer.

If you are interested, I can be reached at 337 298 2630

If you want to read more about my Catahoulas: www.catahoula.ws

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Whiteboy born 12/24/2006


A son of Bobalou and Angel

Whiteboy is a typical all around Catahoula working dog, with a lot of grit, personality and well focused. He would do well as a hog dog, blood trail dog, cow dog, watch dog and pet. And he can do it all by hisself.



In 1996, I turned down $5,000 for Frank, the father of Bob and grandfather of Whiteboy.
Here is an archival photo of me and Frank on an ancient Bald Cypress Tree in Lake Martin





Whiteboy is also a grandson of C Arrow Patch and Ruby on his dame's side.



Whiteboy is a littermate brother of Spider and Jesse. This was Bob's last litter and Angels first.


Here is Bob at two years old.

I knew it was the end for Bob and I did not have but one male puppy off of him. Angel was only a year and a half old, but I knew this was my only chance to get some of him into the Blair bloodline before he was gone.

This photo shows Spider who is an excellent example of crossing Bob and AngelHere is Spider at three years old, winding a hog off of the boat.

Spider was finding his own hogs before he was a 2 years old, and out hunting experienced dogs the first day he hit the marsh. About six months after my friend got Spider he told me he has wanted a dog like this all his life.



Many people fail to value, and understand the intelligence, working abilities, versatility and flexibility of a Catahoula. They are eager to please the people they love, and ready to work hard for your approval.

Today too many people are buying for show, and leopard colors with blue eyes, blaze face, and white tipped tail is everything. This has led to some breeders(who are only in it for the money), creating bloodlines that have no working abilities, and too much white. The next problem was a myth that all dogs with a lot of white are deaf and blind. It is a myth!

But most people have bought the myth and believe the white dogs are no good.

For this reason, a pick of the litter such a Whiteboy, will most likely live and die at my house, but if you like what you see, call me and come visit, he is for sale for the right price.

And the price is not as important as if you qualify to own my dogs.

Arnold born 12/17/2008

A son of Patch and Ruby







Toulouse

A son of Angel and Handsome born 8-08

He is a grandchild of C-Arrow Patch and Ruby, and the legendary Maurice

$2000



he will hunt hogs, pen cattle and do blood trail work, and all around working dog.

Various Dogs For Sale

Born on 10/07, she is a mixture of 1/2 Chihuahua, on her daddy's side and 1/4 Beagle, 1/4 Catahoula on her momma's side. Will make an excellent pet for the kids year round, when it is not deer season and you don't need a blood dog. She is fat and healthy at the moment, because she roams freely around my property, and can eat as she pleases. And speaking of eating, she wieghts around 18-20 pounds so she doesn't eat much, or require a lot of space.

She has eaten raw meat in my yard, all her life and knows what the drill is: at the end of the blood trail is raw meat, then a bar-b-que, ending with her being the most honored guest, and getting to sleep on the couch in the camp, as a reward for saving the day.

She is mostly a very quiet and reserved dog, and can be a watch dog, although not nearly as aggresive as a full blooded Catahoula.

She is not fat in this picture, as she is at the moment in my yard, because this photo was taken in November, 09 when she was hungry and ready for business at the deer camp. Unfortunately, I got sick with the flu in December, and most of my dogs did not see the woods this last deer season as I had planned. Nonetheless, she has been on blood trails since she was a puppy and was always focused and hunting when meat was on the ground, whether, it was a deer, or a hog, or a wounded rabbit, she was working that nose, and eager to please.

I suggest you restrict her diet as with any blood trail dog leading up to the time you need them to trail. In nature, a hungry dog hunts, a dog with a full belly is not motivated to hunt, and so, what makes you think it is any different for a domesticated dog?

Samuel


This is a wolf mix that I accepted from a friend who couldn't handle him.

He has a great nose and exceptional hunting ability.

Very well behaved, and like a Catahoula in many ways, he can do it all.

He has demonstrated great blood trail skills and like all my dogs, he has been well socialized, obedienced trained, and is house broken.

I am asking $1500 for him.

I can be reached at 337 298 2630 if you are interested.

I will not be surprized when come deer season, so many deer hunters start calling me to buy a blood dog, because they just bloodied a deer and couldn't find it. And I will ask them; "Why didn't you plan on having a blood dog there already, accustomed to you, your camp, the woods where you hunt, and be ready to find your lost deer the day you hunted?"

Don't you shoot deer every year and can't find them because, it rained, the deer crossed water, the bleeding stopped, etc, etc, etc.?

No problem for a well bred, well raised, well trained blood dog who NEVER found a deer in its life. Just because you "think" it has no experience and won't work, doesn't mean it won't work!

I have done it time after time. Brought a young dog out to a kill site and turned it loose, the day after the deer was shot, gutted, and moved. Guess what the novice, unexperienced young dog did? It found the blood trail, now 24-36 hours old and went to where the deer had went down and started to eat on the gut pile.

Now I know you are here looking to buy an "experienced", or fully trained and finished blood trail dog because you think it might not work, if it has not already found deer before.

Yet here you are "thinking" you are going to find someone, who has an experienced blood dog for sale, during the deer season, at a price you can afford, and then you are going to take this dog straight out and it will work for you, without any warm up period allowing the dog to bond and trust you.

Like so many people I talk to: you want to invest money and not time.

Here is my advise to you: don't call me and waste my time!

No wonder you are in a bind on opening day, and need to find a blood dog, you invested thousands of dollars on lease fees, permits, licenses, weapons, ammo, scopes, slings, camo, scents, corn, cameras, automatic feeders, climbing tree stands, box stands, ATV, trailer, gloves, hats, knives, bug repellent, hunting videos, boats, camps, food, beverage, fuel, generator, boots, icechests, freezer, etc, etc, etc! And here is the irony, you proberbly have failed to realize you already have a blood dog candidate at home who knows you and would work for you given the chance.

So it is opening day, and the deer that was shot this morning is lost and you want me to drive a hundred miles to possibly help locate your deer, but why didn't you bring Momma's little lap puppy to the camp, and give it a chance to be more than a pet? Ohhhh....you think it is hard for a dog, any dog, to trail deer based upon your past failures at trailing blood visually, but truth be told, we see the world, a dog smells the world and has a nose about 10,000 times more powerful than your own.

Here is Jesse's nose

So stop judging dogs based upon the criteria of a human being and start realizing you are handicapping your dog based upon negative fault finding assumptions.

Now, before you start considering the cost of purchasing a finished blood trail dog, I want you to calculate the cost of not having one. Just think about how hard it was to go sleep the night after you shot the 12 point of a lifetime and couldn't find it because you didn't have a de la Houssaye's Catahoula ready and waiting to serve your every need. Can you afford to not have one?

Here is Elijah, born 5/05, a blue leopard son of C Arrow Patch and Ruby,



he is for sale as a blood dog or cow dog; price: $5,000, and you wonder why so much? You put 5 years into a puppy which I'm selling for $800-$1,000 and tell me that it is not worth $5K


And the fact that all of my dogs eat a natural diet of raw meat makes them excellent candidates for blood trail dogs like Jesse below.

Luke Skywalker

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Napolean



Napolean is a five year old male, and son fo Bob and my neighbors Blue Heeler, bred to be a cow dog, but never really worked on the ranch. He is quite and a little shy around people typical of the heeler breed. But excellent obedience and loves to travel.

He has eaten raw meat all of his life, has been on numerous blood trails since being a puppy, and found several deer.

I am asking $500 for him.