I had a dog that hunted with me. His name was Ahab. Ahab had come to us as a pup; a mix of basenji and something. He retained that silence that comes with basenjis. No barks, howls or even growls except in the midst of a struggle. Ahab was fast enough to run down a rabbit on open ground. The only noise I heard from him was a yip-yip-yip just before he caught the rabbit and disappeared into a tumble of dust.
Hunting dogs wore collars made of cured pig hide. The long, bushy pig hair was left on the strip of hide so that it splayed in a radius around the dog’s neck. The edges of the collar were rolled in and strengthened the collar to protect the dog’s neck from an attack.
Hung beneath each collar was a wrought-iron bell just a bit larger than a golf ball. The sound was akin to that of a cow bell. This sound allowed me to know where Ahab was in the bush.
Often, when we hunted, it was with a dozen or more Africans and their dogs. Each bell was hand-wrought by an African ironworker, so each had a different sound. The hunters could identify their own dog by its unique sound. When the dogs were hunting in dense brush or at a distance, I could follow Ahab and know if he was hunting, chasing or standing down an animal.
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