Could a Scottish Terrier take a badger?

Both Scottish Terriers and Dachshunds were bred for badger hunting.
Abby and Charlie
Abby and Charlie by Kyjen Photos, on Flickr

But can you really see the likes of the two dogs above dealing with the two creatures below?

Badgers in beech woods September 2010 Richard Hopkns

Badgers in beech woods September 2010 Richard Hopkns by rehopkins, on Flickr

That’s the question being discussed at — where else? — the Carnivora forum, where they note that the dogs’ job was to flush the badgers out not necessarily to take them down. Here are some terriers at work hunting.

Engraving of terriers hunting

2 thoughts on “Could a Scottish Terrier take a badger?

  1. My black scottie (4 y.o.) is a badger & fox hunter. (sport competition hunting, no blood, no other horrors). He can find these animals in deep dark holes or burrows.
    And Dachshunds are for fox chase only, they’re too lightweight for fat badgers. 😉

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