hog catch trial
 n.— «

In hog dog rodeo—also known as “hog catch trials,” “hog dog trials” or “hog baiting”—a feral pig or hog is thrust into a pen. A dog then chases the hog until it forces the animal to the ground. The practice, said Casey Couturier, editor of American Bulldog Review, began 25 years ago in states with large populations of wild boars—like Texas, Louisiana and Florida—and developed into an organized competition for hunting dogs.

» —“7 Arrested in Hog and Dog Competitions” by Ellen Barry in Atlanta, Ga. Los Angeles Times Dec. 21, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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