Pat, belonging to Pope Walker, is an English Pointer with a predominant mix of Blue Tick Hound and Parker Cur. English Pointer and Blue Tick are old hunting breeds, but the Parker Cur is relatively new. Pat was bred for hogs only — he likes to hunt, is very athletic, plus has good stamina, a lot of energy and an amazing nose. A tuff and gritty hound, he has a beautiful, strong voice that sings out when he bays a hog. At 7 months old, Pat was already baying hogs at night by himself: a puppy protégé!
Et Cetera: Pat — Hunter of Hogs
Hunters cross breed to achieve their desired traits for their particular game of choice. However, every dog has different variations in personality and talents, regardless of breed.
Photography by Jeff Amberg