hogdog. They are after all one of the oldest breeds and were bred specifically for hunting European boar. My guess is the breed was just culled for show and temperament because so few people hunted boar in the US until fairly recently. Aren't Curr's coon hounds?
I have only hunted with upland bird dogs, Labs for waterfowl and once with a single beagle for rabbit. We don't have boar in NJ that I have heard. I never knew anyone who went for coon, but there are a few with all these swamps.
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