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Registered: Jan 2006
From the sound of many responses on here it sounds like a trashy dog is a good thing. I can assure everyone that the coon hound of today is MUCH more trash free than 30-40 years ago. Someone has done their homework in breeding this type of hound, and I for one appreciate it. What this tells me is coon hounds can be directed, through quality breeding, to do away with unwanted traits and enhance the good traits, ie... hunting, trailing & treeing in a fast paced fashion. I broke dogs back when there was no advanced methods like we have today. It sure leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you waste night after night chasing your hound through the woods and in most cases, not catching them and hoping they will show up on your jacket the next morning or show up on some honest persons porch who would look at the name tag and call you. The name tag on the collar was the single most important thing with owning a coon hound. I would do this many nights in a row just hoping my hound might tree a coon. How many would do this in todays coon hunting world and still stick with it without our new breaking methods? I do have all the new gadgets now and appreciate every one of them but I am very reluctant in using the E on young hounds because they can set one back and the name of the game is to keep going forward, IMO. I totally understand and respect everyone's response on this thread but I do believe there are quality hounds out there that we can move forward with that are more trash free. This honest opinion and $5 might just get you a cup of coffee. Sorry so lengthy, I slept well last night, LOL. Have a great day.
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