Dually is an "old time" Rankin Dogo. His sire was their
foundation male, Buitre Blanco del Zulu and his Dam, Rankin's Shadow of Texas.
That makes him 1/2 brother to Clorox, though Clorox is
about 4 or 5 years younger. Dually was
retired in the spring 2004 after 7 years of catching wild boar, but in his heyday
he was "hell on wheels". Along with Chief he was possibly my
favorite Dogo. I have never seen anything that he was ever afraid of.
Two of the things that I admire the most about Dually:
One is his stoicism. When he is hurt you would never know it. He never acted any
differently. Never whined, never cried - never even changed the expression on
his face. I remember one time after catching a pretty bad, all the other dogs
were laying down on the
ground after the boar was killed, exhausted and or injured, and Dually was standing there,
like always, ready to
go. Only later did we find out he was injured just as badly as the other
dogs. He just didn't show it.
The other thing that I most admire about Dually, is that he Didn't have an
ounce of quit in him. I have seen him hit a big boar and get smacked into the
dirt. He got back up, never made a noise, never hesitated - just went right back
and grabbed the boar again. Whether he is looking at a bird on a fence
post, or looking at the biggest boar he has ever seen - his expression never
Fearless. Stoic. Loyal. No quit.
What else could you ask for in a dog?
Dually went to the happy hunting grounds in September 2006.
There will never be another like him.
Rest in Peace