BY WALTER ZWETTLER
Dr. Hauck. Hauck was a veterinarian and lawyer and a real canine expert. In the German speaking countries, especially Austria, his name nseparable is connected with the English Bull Terrier, whose breeding and development he dedicated his whole life. There is still a national bull terrier show in Austria today THE HAUCK MEMORIAL. Dr.Hauck breed Bull Trriers from the early part of the 1900s rigth on up to the 1960s when his secretary Mrs.Wochaian carried on his breeding progam.He was the thirst President of the Austrian Bull and Terrrier Club and by the way he also made an effort for the Austrian Shorthaired Pincher, which almost would have vanished. In his book “The Bull Terrier” he writes as an introduction:
Dr. Hauck1879 to 1972
“Since 1905 Bull Terriers have been my companions. If I have drawn the Bull Terrier, especially for that not knowing the breed, too loving, so this will explain out of the never-ending love, which my four-legged white friends have given and will give to me daily, and out of the compromise with so many thousands other dogs that I’ve met as veterinarian, breeder and judge.”
Dr. Hauck's Line of Bull And Terrier's
In his opinion the Bull Terrier originally had been bred as a fighting dog and that he ought to remain one too. Therefore shape and character had to be a unity. Also protection drive and hunting disposition had been important features for him. Now, you absolutely don’t connect the Bull Terrier with hunting, but this is a fallacy. In Hauck’s opinion a dog had to have certain features for being able to hunt successfully, like “spirit of attack, pleasure for fighting, will to win, inscrutableness, strong endurance, intrepidity and smartness”; features that he appreciated with the Bull Terrier and wanted to keep. Insensibility to pain, strong will and stubbornness were extreme valuable and indispensable qualities for him. According to these criteria Hauck bred his Bull Terriers and laid the foundation for the breeding in Austria and outside Great Britain.
According to Hauck the Bull Terrier is a versatile usable dog, which can be used i.e. as protection dog, watch dog, ratter, and killer for vermin (fox, badger, and cat) and for hunting down big game, finder and catcher of boars and a guard dog.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to know him personally, but an old friend, Franz, had got a dog from him personally. Hauck was very pretentious and selected severely so that sometimes only one or two dogs from a litter would survive. Hauck has done a lot for the Bull Terrier and today’s common show dogs wouldn’t pass his claims at all.
At the same time there was Anderle Franticek, a huntsman, in the former Czechoslovakia, who hunted successfully for wild boars with his Bull Terriers in pairs. He only had a long hunting knife, a so called hog catcher. My friend Franz indirect had a Franticek dog too, which I knew well. He was a dog with a huge head, a real fighter, but not a killer. He too was used for boar hunting, with a lot of success, and for finding wounded game. Once he found a wounded boar, which might have been a larger and heavie one. The partner of Franz, who was hunting with him, held courses for getting a hunter’s license and there he liked to tell this story, but in the course of time the boar always became even more bigger and heavier.
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