The Shikoku is one of the native Japanese breeds intermediate in size between the large and the small ; all are within the family of dogs. The Shikoku was bred mainly for hunting deer and boar in the mountainous districts of Kochi Prefecture. It is sometimes called "Kochi-ken" and, along with the Kai dog, referred to as a deerhound.
Sons of Savages: Australian Boar Dogs
This doesn't mean they are better allround survivors or better killers. Never said they were. Ofcourse not. But in australia you have wild dingoes that are considerably less good at big game subjugation than wolves, which are less good than boar dogs, and you have boar dog blood there ready to be exploited. Hybridised with the dingo to get better wild survival skills and adaptations (and better killing ability, and for that matter better injuring ability), a big game specialist wild dog could emerge.
Aug 26, 2013 - Australian Boar Dogs
However they are superior at everything else leading up to that, and this is conveniently glossed over. They achieve what wolves eventually achieve after a lot of work injuring and maiming over a long period. Eventually wolves reach a point where one of them (usually the alpha) grabs the prey by the head and subdues it, at which point the other pack members eviscerate it. This is natural wolf behaviour like all dog behaviours, it is this which has been focussed on for boar hunting dogs, and to jump straight to the final subjugating head hold, making the prey animal immediately ready for slaughter, shows boar dogs are better at struggling with fitter more dangerous prey than wolves. Every wolfpack could benefit from having a boardog sprint up with speed and hang any fit prey animal of their choosing out to dry so the pack can eviscerate it at their leisure. It would be a huge improvement.
The bay dogs are released first to chase a boar down
Pig-dogging, a violent hunting method that uses trained dogs to hunt wild boars is a growing sport in Australia. These dogs, which are usually pit bulls and pit mixes, are trained since birth to specifically chase and brutally kill wild boars. The hunters are supposed to follow their dogs and ultimately put the boars out of their misery by stabbing them or shooting them in the heart. However, the hunters are rarely fast enough to follow their dogs, leaving the boars to a slow and painful death. They often choose not to kill the boars merely to watch the animals fight till death.On top of these videos, there is an annual pig-dogging day called the ‘Dog a Hog’ event located in Queensland. Thousands of hunters across Australia travel to participate in this event, in which dogs fight and kill wild boars. The combination of this day and the widespread videos are making pig-dogging more popular.