Dog the Bounty Hunter has always rightly spoken openly of his hatred and disgust of men who hurt women.

The TV personality, real name Duane Chapman, has been a campaigner for stopping domestic violence and abuse for years.

And now during a chat with the Daily Star he has spoken of the heartbreaking injuries he has seen women receive and what he "loves" doing to the guys who cause their pain.

The 67-year-old said: "I’ve caught guys who’ve changed a woman’s whole face with their fist."

He went on to reveal his plans for men who hurt women, adding: "I want to take down those kinds of people."

Dog the Bounty Hunter has spoken out on domestic abuse and violence

Chapman continued: "I love my job. I really enjoy taking out people who hurt other people and I like getting into their heart and soul to see what makes them tick and try to change it."

Beth Chapman, Dog's wife who tragically died last year, was a victim of domestic abuse and violence herself with a partner before she met Dog.

In 2010 on CNN Beth spoke out against the abuse and said that men tend to show their true colours early on in the relationship.

She said: "I think that most women see those kind of characteristics in a man before they marry them or before they start hanging out with them."

Dog, real name Duane, said he wants to 'take out' men who treat women badly

Beth continued: "Most men who have those characteristics have some kind of underlying substance abuse problem, whether it be alcohol or cocaine or methamphetamine or whatever their trip is.

"They always have some underlying something that turns them from Dr Jekyl to Mr Hyde."

According to Beth, some women tend to stay in abusive situations because "they love them so much".

She said: "There's just that little sliver of love that they have for that person, and they're hoping that person is going to come back to them. And quite frankly, they're not."

Beth and Dog were married for 13 years before she died of cancer

Beth said how she views the gifts and vacations these men tend to use to mask their behaviour as "memories of those incidents".

During the interview with the Daily Star, Chapman also opened up on his toughest experience yet when Beth, who was his wife of 13 years, died from cancer at the age of 51 in June last year.

He told us: "It is the worst thing I have ever been through in my entire life.

"It just feels terrible to lose a spouse and have your wife go before you," he said.

Chapman continued: "I’ve had to adjust – Beth isn’t there anymore telling me to stay back or warning me a guy is about to shoot.

"But I’m no longer afraid to die. I don’t want to die, but I’m not scared anymore.

"When I go to catch somebody, I stick out my chest and go for it."