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I keep Bulldogs, not Hounds

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by kiwidogman, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. kiwidogman

    kiwidogman Big Dog

    The recent phenomenon of people using the term 'Hound' when referring to Bulldogs really gets up my nose.

    To me a hound is a big slobbering tracking dog without an ounce of gameness in its bones. I never heard dog men describe a Bulldog as a hound until a few years ago, and much to my disgust it has caught on.

    You will never hear a Redtick owner call his dogs Bulldogs, so why do some fanciers refer to their Bulldogs as Hounds?

    Hounds are Hounds and Bulldogs are Bulldogs!
  2. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    I agree, I feed bulldogs. Not sure where it came from but just taking a guess I'd say it first started by somebody wanting to "throw off" people from knowing what exactly they were talking about. Then like many things it probably caught on and now people use it as a name for their dogs.
  3. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    I believe the apbt had some hound dog added somewhere. Folks bred what worked and gave a fuck about “purity” until about the last 100yrs or so. I’d bet there have been plenty of dogmen that added other breeds to their stock if it made them better. “Accidental breedings” happen all the time... Hound dogs are MUCH more resilient than you are giving them credit for... many hounds have taken their deaths on the hunt
  4. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    Redboy dogs? Big, red, big floppy ears, loud yodeling bark, known for not being so smart... I’ll admit redboy dogs are smaller now but look at their weights yrs ago. Hell Redboy himself was 50+ pit weight, that’s about 60+- on the chain. He could have easily been part coonhound imo
  5. kiwidogman

    kiwidogman Big Dog

    In that case it's a poorly thought out strategy, because there are going to be a lot more questions about just what type of 'Hounds' you are keeping than if you had just called them 'Dogs'.
    c_note likes this.
  6. kiwidogman

    kiwidogman Big Dog

    The only thing Red Boy dogs chase up trees is the Grim Reaper!~X(
    c_note likes this.
  7. Dusty Road

    Dusty Road Top Dog

  8. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    What do you expect from our community? We don't exactly attract the smartest folks on the planet lol.
    SMD760 and AGK like this.
  9. Soze the killer

    Soze the killer Top Dog

    When they were baiting dogs,when they were kept by royalty,,they were classed as hounds.poor people,were not aloud to keep hounds.any hound.greyhounds, sent hounds,catch hounds.diddent matter..the poor were however aloud to keep terriers....I'm a believer that the apbt.has very little terrier in its make-up..and the terrier,what people say is in them.may stem from the fact that poor people were not aloud to keep hounds,so they said there dogs were bull cross Terriers??...that way they could not get there dogs confiscated:)...............
    lol.I don't believe Red Boy was part hound..he's a hell of a producer.would he be that good of a producer,if he was tainted with hound blood???....I don't think so!.....lol...dident Diana Jessup say Bullyson was half lab???...ha,ha,ha....there's no chance!.half lab what can bite that hard.lmfao......
    david63 likes this.
  10. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    Lmao Treez, isn't that the truth. :D

    I call them bulldogs unless I'm talking to someone I don't know or believe to be like-minded. Then I'll usually just say they are mixed breeds or I don't know, I got it at the shelter. Lol
    david63 and Soze the killer like this.
  11. Mr.Revolution

    Mr.Revolution CH Dog

    I'm guilty if that's what you want to call it. But I call mine hounds sometimes. It's just another way of saying dogs to me.like saying mutts even though they aint. And nobody ever thinks I got actual hound dogs when I say it.
    To me no big deal.
    corvettedex likes this.
  12. corvettedex

    corvettedex Top Dog Premium Member

    Exactly., lots of folks do including me. Matter of fact I'm walking my Hounds now...
  13. Holocaust

    Holocaust Match dog

    I keep house anchors.

    I like to build houses and without anything in them to weigh them down they may blow off in the wind.

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