SEE MY COMMENTS ABOUT THE ABOVE ARTICLE UNDER WANKERS CORNER- PETER PAULSEN – under PAGES column on right side of this home page.
I WILL BE WRITING ARTICLES FOR THE TOP AUSSIE PIG HUNTING MAGAZINE ” BACON BUSTERS” BEGINNING WITH THE MARCH ISSUE. I HAVE CHOSEN THIS MAGAZINE BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE MOST INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BULL ARAB BREED WHICH I CREATED AND WHICH IS NOW FAR AND AWAY THE MOST POPULAR HUNTING BREED IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH RUBBISH WRITTEN ABOUT THE BULL ARAB IT IS TIME THE TRUE STORY WAS PUBLISHED. IT HAS BEEN VERY DISAPPOINTING THAT A MAGAZINE RECENTLY PUBLISHED BASED MAINLY ON THE BULL ARAB BREED HAS FAILED TO PUBLISH TRUE ACCOUNTS OF THE BREED ON WHICH IT DEPENDS FOR ITS EXISTENCE AND RECENTLY REJECTED A STORY PROPOSED BY ONE OF ITS BEST WRITERS ON THE BREED AND THE BEST AND OLDEST BREEDERS IN NQ. ALSO, THERE RECENTLY APPEARED IN THAT MAGAZINE AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ” JOHN”, WHO IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW OF THE EDITER , AN ARTICLE WHERE HE CLAIMED HIS BEST DOG WAS A” PAULSEN BULL ARAB x FOXHOUND.” I KNOW THIS DOG AND HIS BREEDING AND THERE IS NO FOXHOUND IN THIS DOG. THE OWNER OF THIS DOG KNOWS THIS AND SO SHOULD THE EDITER OF THAT MAGAZINE. THIS SORT OF UNTRUE NONSENSE DOES HARM TO THE BULL ARAB BREED AND MISLEADS ITS READERS – I IMAGINE THERE ARE HUNTERS TAKEN IN BY THIS STORY AND ARE GOING TO TRY AND BREED THIS CROSS. FURTHER THAT MAGAZINE HAS SOUGHT TO PROMOTE THE DOGS OF A NSW ” BULL ARAB” BREEDER WHO I CONSIDER TO BE THE DREGS IN THE BULL ARAB SCENE. THIS ASSOCIATION WITH THIS BREEDER WILL FURTHER DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF THAT MAGAZINE AND DEMONSTRATES VERY POOR JUDGMENT AND AN INDIFFERENCE TO TRUTH AND SCIENTIFIC FACTS.
BY COMPARISON ” BACON BUSTERS” IS THE ONLY MAG WITH THE COURAGE TO PUBLISH PHOTOS OF DOGS HOLDING PIGS. IT IS A JOKE TO ONLY PUBLISH PHOTOS OF OWNERS AND DOGS POSING WITH DEAD PIGS AS IF THE DOGS NEVER TOUCHED THEM AND ” BACON BUSTERS” WAS THE FIRST PIG HUNTING MAG AND CARRIES THE BEST ADVERTISING IN IT. THESE ARE THE REASONS I HAVE CHOSEN, AFTER BEING INVITED BY THE EDITER CLINT MAGRO, TO WRITE FOR ” BACON BUSTERS” AND TO PUBLISH DETAILS ABOUT THE 2 NEW BREEDS I AM NOW PRODUCING AND THE REASONS FOR THIS. I HAVE ALSO UNDERTAKEN TO GIVE THE BULL ARAB BREED A MAKE-OVER TO GET RID OF FLAWS STARTING TO CREEP INTO THE BREED AND TO PROMOTE THE BREEDERS OF GOOD BULL ARABS SO THE BUYING PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO AVOID DEALING WITH BAD BREEDERS WITH POOR QUALITY DOGS AND WHO CAN’T HONOUR GUARANTEES ON THEIR DOGS.
IT WILL BE MY AIM IN MY ARTICLES TO BRING SCIENTIFIC FACTS TO THE READERS OF ” BACON BUSTERS” AND PROMOTE THE BREEDERS OF GOOD HUNTING BREEDS IN AUSTRALIA AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS CORRESPONDENTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES COME ON BOARD. ONE WRITER/HUNTER IN THE USA HAS PROMISED A STORY ON HUNTING HOGS WITH BLACK MOUTH CURS [FINDER/BAILER DOGS] AND POGOS WHICH ARE A DOGO ARGENTINA x APBT USED AS THE LUGGING DOG. THE YANKS WOKE UP A LONG TIME AGO THAT THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO HUNT BIG GAME. I ALSO KNEW THIS 35 YEARS AGO THAT IF YOU WERE GOING TO CATCH PIGS AT LONG RANGE WITH TRAILING DOGS YOU DID NOT WANT THOSE DOGS TO BE HARD LUGGERS HANGING ON UNTIL OVER-HEATED OR RIPPED TO PIECES BY BIG BOARS.
SO THIS IS AN INVITATION WORLDWIDE FOR HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO PARTICIPATE IN WRITING ARTICLES ABOUT HUNTING WITH DOGS. ANYONE KNOWING HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHO I CAN CONTACT ARE INVITED TO CONACT ME.
ANY INTERESTED HUNTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE INVITED TO CONTACT ME BY SENDING ME THEIR EMAIL ON “CONTACT MIKE” ON THIS SITE. PAYMENT FOR GOOD ARTICLES CAN BE EXPECTED. I WOULD WELCOME HUNTERS FROM RUSSIA, AFRICA,AND SOUTH AMERICA TO TELL US ABOUT THE DOGS AND HUNTING METHODS AND GAME THEY HUNT. I’M WONDERING IF THERE IS ANYONE DOING WHAT MONTAGUE STEVENS DID 100 YEARS AGO – HUNTED GRIZZLY BEAR WITH BLOODHOUNDS AND FIGHTING DOGS. THEN THERE WAS SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER WHO HUNTED SAMBUR DEER AND BOAR 150 YEARS AGO WITH DOGS - THE MOST FAMOUS WAS “SMUT” A CAPE MASTIFF x MANILLA BLOODHOUND IN CEYLON NOW KNOWN AS SRI LANKA. I’M SURE THERE MUST BE SOME VERY INTERESTING HUNTING DONE IN SOUTH AMERICA ON BIG CATS LIKE JAGUAR. I’M SURE WE WOULD ALL BE INTERESTED IN HEARING STORIES ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND ABOUT THE DOGS THEY USE AND HOW THEY ARE BRED. GREG BLOOM TELLS ME RUSSIAN BOARS ARE BRED FOR HUNTING IN THE USA AND I’D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT FROM ANYONE WITH EXPERIENCE HUNTING THESE ANIMALS. I’M HOPING TO GET SOME REAL INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT HUNTING UNUSUAL GAME WITH DOGS FROM OTHER PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. THE BEST WE’VE DONE IN AUSTRALIA SO FAR WITH BULL ARABS IS BOAR, WILD CATTLE, RODEO BULLS, BRUMBIES, BUFFALO AND WILD CAMELS. THATS NOT BAD BUT I’LL BET THERE ARE SOME MORE IMPRESSIVE APPLICATIONS SOME WHERE AROUND THE WORLD e.g. THE BIG CATS AND BEAR IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA. GRIZZLY BEARS ARE AN AWESOME ANIMAL WHICH RUN AN AVERAGE OF 40 MILES BEFORE THEY BAIL UP IN A HEAVY THICKET. IMAGINE HUNTING THEM WITH DOGS AND YOU WOULD CERTAINLY NEED 2 OR 3 KINDS OF DOGS TO PULL THIS JOB OFF. I BELIEVE THE DOGO ARGENTINA IS USED TO HUNT BOAR AND PUMA AND THE BRAZILIAN FILA IS USED ON BOAR AND JAGUAR IN BRAZIL. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET SOME STORIES ABOUT THIS KIND OF HUNTING SO I’M GOING TO TRY.
THE OTHER REASON FOR WRITING FOR THE MAGAZINE IS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SENT IN BY READERS. THESE CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO ME ON THIS SITE BY USING “CONTACT MIKE”. ONLY QUESTIONS COMING IN WITH GENUINE NAMES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OR PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE ANSWERED. I HAVE FOUND THERE ARE A LOT OF IDIOTS OUT THERE WANTING TO START FIGHTS OVER RIDICULOUS THINGS AND I’M NOT GOING TO WASTE ANY TIME ON THEM. THESE PEOPLE HIDE BEHIND USER NAMES AND FAKE EMAIL ADDRESSES. QUESTIONS CAN BE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS – CAPABILITIES OF VARIOUS CROSSES, BREEDING METHODS, HUNTING METHODS, RAISING PUPS, DIETS, MEDICATIONS, VACCINATIONS, HOW THE BULL ARAB BREED CAME ABOUT, WHY I AM DOING 2 NEW BREEDS. WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF BREEDING NEARLY EVERY CROSS YOU CAN THINK OF FOR HUNTING I FEEL QUALIFIED TO ANSWER MOST QUESTIONS.
SO IT WILL BE MY AIM TO BRING TRUTH, ACCURACY AND SCIENCE TO HUNTING WITH DOGS AND TO WIDEN THE SCOPE TO AS MANY INTERESTING COUNTRIES AS POSSIBLE. THIS MAY TAKE SOME TIME SO ANYONE WHO HAS ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO CONTACT OVERSEAS HUNTERS WOULD BE VERY WELCOME TO CONTACT ME.
NOTICE TO MUSICIANS
I’VE WRITEN A POEM ON THE BULL ARAB BREED AND I WOULD LIKE TO PUT IT TO MUSIC- PERHAPS COUNTRY WESTERN OR HIP HOP. I’M PREPARED TO PAY A MUSICIAN FOR THIS AND WILL BE PUTTING THIS ON MY WEBSITE. THE POEM IS ON THIS SITE UNDER “PAGES” – CLICK ON ” BULL ARAB POEM”.
MIKE HODGENS JAN 2010
SEE UNDER PAGES — THIS DOG IS SOMETHING SPECIAL – YOU WILL NOT SEE A BETTER BULL ARAB COME UP FOR SALE.
STORY BY KEN MILLARD
In nov 2009 Jesse Pardon gave me an invite to join him and his partner Kylie Hirama along with Brendan Cutler on a pigging trip to the Gulf. November would be a very testing time for the dogs and us included with daily temps nudging 36 plus and the chance of build up storms.
The dogs we used Maddx [a Bull Arab x], Kaos [ a DaneWolfhound pup ] Scrote and Coby, Bull Arabs belonging to Brendan, and my dog Axe [Bull Arab Cattle X].
Most of our hunting consisted of short range walking thru thick riparian shrub in the mornings and spotlighting at night jumping dogs off on selected pigs.. The middle of the day was spent swimming and drinking at the bore drain in the blow up pool, relaxing, site seeing and barra fishing.
Using the dogs sparingly we bagged 18 large boars and numerous nondescript hogs under 60kg.
Highlights of the trip were watching inexperienced dogs turn into reliable luggers, especially on large earless barra boars that caught all of us by surprise in the dark, and the good natured locals, Lance for letting us on country, Pig Dog and Efton for providing us with endless laughs and assistance with hunting, Jesse’s BUSH COOKING including the boar done in the Kup Maori which was something special, and the big bush dance on the second last night.
KEN AND AXE WITH GOOD GULF BOAR.
THESE PHOTOS ARE OF “BRUNO” A BULL STOP PUP AT 4 MONTHS. FROM HIS WEIGHT OF 30KG I EXPECT HIM TO BE 70KG FULL GROWN. HE HAS GROWN QUITE TALL AND ALREADY HAS A BIG SQUARE HEAD. HIS BROTHER “BRONCO” IS ALSO STARTING TO GROW IN LENGTH AND HEIGHT AND IS ALREADY A FULL-ON GUARD DOG. HE HAS A LOT OF BLACK THRU HIS COAT WITH A BLACK FACE AND WILL BE A VERY SCARY GUARD DOG. THEIR SISTER “BAMBI” IS RED/BLACK FACE LIKE “BRUNO” AND IS THE SAME WEIGHT AS HER BROS AT PRESENT. SHE WILL PROBABLY GROW TO 65KG AND WAS THE 1ST TO SHOW THE GUARD DOG INSTINCT AT 3 MONTHS OLD. I HAVE CHECKED WITH ALL THE OWNERS OF THESE PUPS AND ALL ARE REPORTING SIMILAR WEIGHTS. ONE OF THE VERY INTERESTING THINGS ALL ARE REPORTING IS THEIR AGILITY TO GET OVER FENCES. I NOTICED THIS AT 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY WERE CLIMBING OVER A 6″ BOARD AROUND THEIR BED. THEIR ABILITY TO POWER THEIR WAY THRU CANE AND HOLD BIG BOARS IS GOING TO BE SUPERB. ALTHOUGH I DON’T BOTHER LOOKING AT ANY OF THE WEBSITES ON HUNTING ANY MORE I HEAR THERE ARE SOME KNOCKERS OUT THERE SAYING THESE DOGS WILL BE TOO BIG AND TOO SLOW ETC. WELL WE’LL SEE IN A YEAR OR TWO AND MAYBE I’LL BE INVITING THEM TO BRING THEIR DOGS UP HERE AND HUNT THE CANE AND SEE HOW THEIR DOGS COMPARE. THAT IS IF THESE INTERNET HUNTERS HAVE THE GUTS TO LET US KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND STOP HIDING BEHIND USER NAMES.
HOW’S THIS FOR A 3 MONTH BULL STOP PUP.
EVERYONE WHO HAS ONE OF THESE PUPS IS SAYING THE SAME THING – AWESOME DOGS. MINE ARE ALREADY GUARDING AND SHOWING SURPRISING AGILITY AND HEAPS OF GUTS AND CHARACTER. CAN’T WAIT FOR THEM TO GROW UP AND START WORKING.
GREAT PHOTO MARC – YOUV’E DONE A GOOD JOB FEEDING AND RAISING HIM. LOTS OF CHARACTER SHOWING.
FEMALES NO2 AND NO3 IDENTICAL
THE PHOTOS ABOVE WERE TAKEN AT 8 WEEKS. THE AVERAGE WEIGHT WAS 11 KG. THESE WILL BE BIG STRONG DOGS – GREAT GUARDS AND WILL BE GUARANTEED TO HOLD ANY BOAR OR BULL. THEY WILL HUNT WITHIN HEARING RANGE AND BE EXCEPTIONAL IN CANE AND HEAVY COUNTRY. EVERY PUP IS VERY OUTGOING, GAME AND SMART. I’VE PUT A LOT OF TIME, WORK AND THE BEST FEED AVAILABLE INTO THESE PUPS AND AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH EACH ONE AND THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN. I’VE PROBABLY BRED ABOUT 10,000 DOGS AND CAN’T REMEMBER BEING SO IMPRESSED WITH A LITTER BEFORE AND EVERYONE WHO SEES THEM IS JUST BLOWN AWAY BY THEM.
MODEL – MY MODEL ” JODY” IS NOT BAD EITHER – WHAT DO YOU THINK FELLAS? SHE LOVES THESE DOGS TOO THAT’S WHY SHE DID THE SHOOT FOR ME.
BANJO 68KG – SIRE OF ” BULL STOP” PUPS
BULL STOP PUPS – born 20-8-09
Today things are different to when I created the Bull Arab breed. Dogs are being stolen and houses broken into more often. A dog needs to be more than just a hunting dog – it needs to protect home and family and not be easily stolen. The other issues are that some Bull Arabs now have Bloodhound in them and this has resulted in dogs catching pigs up to 9km away, hanging on too long, getting cut up and killed. This becomes cruel to the dogs, pigs and your wallet because those dogs need expensive tracking collars and breast plates. Some dogs are learning to bail to stay alive and I am not a big fan of hard luggers having to do this. Another problem in N.Q. is dogs getting badly beaten and killed by big boars in cane. So I felt it was time to breed a new breed to address all these problems. The result is the ” BULL STOP” breed.
Years ago it would only have been a dream to produce such a dog but recently I obtained a mastiff bred dog which has all those qualities needed. I bred 5,500 Bull Arabs and not one came back on my guarantee to hold any boar by 12 mths old. The reason for this is they are 1/2 Bull Terrier. I could safely guarantee every pup in the litter. For this reason I decided to do the same again i.e. put more bull breed in the new breed. After studying all the bull breeds I decided the Am. Bulldog was the best providing one with the right stuff was used and I found such a bitch. She has proven herself as a great guarddog, has good size and keen hunting drive and that hard do-or-die lugging ability. The mastiff is the best dog I have ever owned – he hunts like a hound but at short range, is a natural hard lugger, is a great guard and a fantastic personal dog.
The pups are the most impressive I have ever seen – at 2 wks they could climb over a 6″ board, at 3 wks they were barking like little guards, at 5 wks they would get into serious fights and could bite hard enough to nearly take your finger off – you have to grab their jaws to unlock them off your finger. They come when called and learn things real quick. I am so confident that I am putting a money back guarantee on them that you will be completely happy with them by 15 mths and I am keeping 4 myself and no one does that unless very impressed. My name and personal guarantee goes with each of these dogs.
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MY REGARDS TO ALL THOSE REAL DOG MEN AND WOMEN OUT THERE.
MIKE HODGENS 4-10-09
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BULL STOP PUPS – DAM PURE AM. BULL DOG
BULL STOP PUPS – born 20-8-09
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THE BRINDLE IS PURE BULLY GREYHD & 37KG, very fast and has great eyesight off the ute. Neil has 2 identical dogs like this.
THE DOG ON LEFT IS A VERY BIG 30″ DOG BRED FROM BTx GREY AND DEERHOUND. HE IS ABOUT 50KG AND IS A GREAT OPEN COUNTRY/ OUT WEST DOG . HE CAN HOLD A BIG BOAR AND IS EASY TO GET OFF. NEIL’S FINDER IS A NEARLY PURE ENG.POINTER. HIS OTHER DOGS ARE FAST HOLDERS LIKE THESE BULLY GREYS. NEIL SAYS HIS DOGS SEE PIGS OFF THE UTE BEFORE HE DOES. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND BTxGRYHDS TOO SOFT IN THE FEET AND SKIN FOR A LOT OF WORK DAY AFTER DAY ESPECIALLY OUT WEST ON HARD PRICKLEY GROUND BUT AROUND THE COAST AREAS WHERE NEIL MOSTLY HUNTS THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM. THIS JUST PROVES THE BEST DOGS IN ONE AREA MAY NOT BE THE BEST IN ANOTHER AREA. FOR THOSE WANTING DOGS LIKE THE ABOVE NEIL HAS A LITTER RIGHT NOW. THE PUPS I SAW WERE WHITE WITH PATCHES OUT OF A BIG BTxGRYHD BITCH AND BY THE BRINDLE BULLGREY ABOVE. THEY WILL MAKE GREAT FAST CATCH DOGS.