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Registered: Apr 2015
Location: church hill tn
We went through a time when most of our hunting dogs were grade dogs, some were crossbreds, others looked full blooded, but did not have registration papers. The night hunts were mostly for registered dogs and everyone started registering dogs for the hunts and or to sell pups, as everyone suddenly wanted a registered dog. Grade dogs have become a thing of the past, while registered dogs became abundant. It was a money thing with the registered dogs and with the cross bred dogs. A registry main purpose is to provide a record keeping service, a database on a dogs ancestry, they can do that whether purebred or cross bred. A man should be more concerned with their dogs ability as a coondog and less about it's so called purity. I would take one if Donald's example if it was a true coondog over any number of purebred mutts. I am to old to benefit with any breeding program purebred or cross bred, but there are a lot of younger guys that may benefit with a xbreed cross.
Why should they not have that opportunity to make a xcross, it's their choice. I believe that as the better xcrosses are made, there will be more of the purebreds jumping on board, everyone loves a winner. Dave
Dave Richards Treeing Walkers Reg American Saddlebred and Registered Rocky Mt. Show Horses
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