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Registered: Apr 2015
Location: church hill tn
Re: The Greatest dogs in the History of the Sport.
Originally posted by Bruce m. Conkey
I saw and ad on facebook from back in 1995 that got me to thinking. The dog in the ad in my opinion had a lot to do with the Treeing Walker Breed. I did a Google search and was not surprised but it just brought back my lack of faith in what some hunters can and will say. I was amazed as all the negative comments about the dog. So I googled another great (In my opinion) hound. Same thing. Some like him, many didn't. In one state they say the offspring was the greatest track dogs to ever live. In another state they say the line of dogs have no tracking ability. After seeing the same pattern over and over again on Walker Hounds. I searched some well known English Hounds. Same thing. Love, Hate relationship with the dog. It don't stop there. Black and tans, redbones and others. All got the same press. The best I can figure out is back in the early 90's is when all this internet stuff and message boards got popular. About then is when it came to light, because of free and flowing speech that all the dogs I dreamed about from magazine ads were duds. Every line of Walker dog or Black dog or English dog I have tried to own since the late 60's. According to Google were duds and could not reproduce. Some guys like myself liked them. But on the message boards there are a bunch of haters. They say hate and jealousy blinds people. Guess liking and respecting something blinds people also. Then we come on here wanting to know how to breed better hounds. Until you remove the human ego it's a battle. I never thought of having a bucket list for when I got old. But I am thinking about one now. Just would like to get in the truck and visit some of the sports well known and respected men. Hunt with their hounds. Never repeat anything I saw on a message board. Just die one day having my own opinion of these hounds.
Bruce, JESUS was treated with scorn by many, a dog does not have a chance no matter how good they are or how good they reproduce, just human nature. Dave
Dave Richards Treeing Walkers Reg American Saddlebred and Registered Rocky Mt. Show Horses
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