that is about a 60# dog which would make that about 100# hog not quite dog killer size but close. the tazi handled it alone & very well. the way it caught over the nose and thrashing it likely ruptured the sinuses & will cause it to die from shock (which is why most americans want their dogs to catch on the ear, especially if they can sell to a slaughterhouse for the french market). with correct technique they can & do hold very well (but don't take my word for it ask some of the Aussies who use ONLY sighthounds to catch hogs). mine doesn't, but his littermates do. they are in fact very good at catching, holding & even killing large game. unlike bull & mastiff breeds that rely mostly on pure power, sighthounds rely more on technique. Africa on ozziedoggers used to make a living live catching antelope upwards of 600# using only one boergrey per animal. they catch wolves w/ them now in kazahkstan & other central asian republics. american houndsmen using stags, shags & coldbloods have caught (unintentionally mind you) elk & (intentionally) bear & mt lion. heck Custer caught bison w/ his two sighthounds, usually one on the throat & one on a shank or the tail to pin it. so your assesment of the dog's ability from a single video sounds really ignorant. perhaps you should take some time to hunt w/ them before you pass judgement on what they can & can't do.
the reason there are so many dogs is the same reason there are so many dogs on bear, boar & cats in the USA. everyone in the hunting party wants to add his dog(s) to the pack. efficiency or ability have nothing to do with it.
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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...
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