mnp13 wrote:mydawgs wrote:I may be wrong but from what I read, bull baiting actually had a functional purpose as well.....the meat from the bull was eatin after the dogs were set on them to make the meat more tender....just something I read
That was the excuse used anyway, but by all accounts, meat infused with adrelaline is pertty bad tasting.
The source for bull baiting was the dogs who kept farmers and butchers safe from aggressive bulls. Then the contests developed from that.
mnp13 wrote:That's why meat from a downed cow is considered unfit for human consumption - because even if a cow is downed because of an injury the meat is pretty much ruined because of the body's reaction to pain.
mnp13 wrote:On that note, Ruby and Connor actually herded some errant heifers last summer and Connor had no fear facing down a few of the cows. He didn't grip them, but he probably would have.
I know that someone else here has had one of his dogs work a bull (on the request of the local authorities)
mydawgs wrote:mnp13 wrote:That's why meat from a downed cow is considered unfit for human consumption - because even if a cow is downed because of an injury the meat is pretty much ruined because of the body's reaction to pain.
Wow, that is pretty interesting...I love it when I learn something new
dogcrazyjen wrote:That is why you cannot eat meat from a hit deer-the meat is horrible. Again, the dogs do not seem to care, though.
I always thought gameness was the willingness to engage in tough activities-fighting, PP work, weightpull, sledwork, hunting, that the dog would jump in without hesitation and continue without fail. I can see that being a plus for pitbulls. However, if gameness can only be defined as fighting attitude, no thank you.
mydawgs wrote:I wish folks would stop confusing "game" with dog fighting, one is a characteristic of our breed of dog and the other is an activity.................
Mind_doc wrote: I like Carla's explanation of "balance" with too little or not enough game being less optimal for survival. Maybe that explains why its so difficult to get an
(extreme) game dog; because too much reflects "off-ballance" and would
naturally be less common, even if it was selectivly sought out by breeders.
Mind_doc wrote:So I WAS on to something when I questioned if "gameness" was a genetic fault?
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