Rowdy.....If you let him go he wasn't coming back, the only time you'd get him without leaving the road is if you caught him crossing one, and that doesn't happen in this country much. He would hunt until he caught it or dropped trying, he gave it all every time. I know of no other dog with the numbers of huge bobs he'd caught, and figuring the average at 20 pounds and the 30-40 pounders, he caught a half ton of Bobcat in his day. A battle with a bear slowed him down in his old age, but he still went out like a pup. He lived into his 15th year, did it and caught it all, but he was obsessed with catching a spotted cat. Owned by my best friends, I'm lucky to have gotten to spend a lot of winters following him through the BitterRoot Mountains. R.I.P. Buddy.
Preston Joy N. Idaho