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Registered: Oct 2010
Posted by Billy Rader
A friend and I finally made it up to hunt with Trevor and The Kraken last night. What a ďNIGHT TO REMEMBER Ē. What I witnessed was a very well mannered hound at the kennel. Trevor was very respectful and polite. Iíve followed Trevor Blue, Jam, The Kraken and many others out of Blue for several years. I felt like The Kraken was the dog that I wanted to breed my female to. So the story goes like this.. We put my female in the kennel and she wasnít really excited about the idea of breeding. After a little while of trying we decided to remove her from the kennel and give them a break. She came through the door like a raging Bull and blasted through the three of us. I spun and made a dive only to find myself face first in a big mud puddle. Sheís been laid up in heat missing the first part of hunting season. It was a scary thought with her at large and in heat while kicking rocks at us running down the road. It was all good though because within 7-8 minutes she had found a coon that decided to stir early (before 6 pm). She was probably a few hundred yards off the road and had it treed. We gathered her back up and headed for the kennel. We wrestled around with them and tried to make it happen. We had no luck and I thought itís just not meant to be. I stood there for a couple more minutes in the kennel with them and they quickly locked up. We then let them separate, put The Kraken in the truck and went for a hunt. Within a few minutes from breeding a female he was in the woods setting under a big coon. The wind was terrible but a nice ringing chop could be clearly heard. He handled great and Trevor recasted him. Once again..a nice locate and into a steady chop. He had another one. Iíve hunted for many years and realize they all have a bad night or two. It was a good time and I donít see how these pups (if she took) wonít make great hounds. She is very fast on the ground, average tree dog, legitimate first or second strike, opens enough to stay out of trouble, likes to be alone but will tree with others, wind trees laid up coons, not rattle-headed, very smart, good locate and doesnít beat/bang coming treed (usually). She is pretty accurate and bred from many reproducers. I didnít start her. She was started by Logan Rose and I finished her. Iím sure he would tell you the good and bad that he knows about her. She will chew and hop at the tree just a tiny bit. I did have to beak her off opossum when she was young. I donít remember her ever running anything else . (EDITED)- Iím not going to take anymore names until after she has the pups.
Grand Nite Ch PKC CH(3) Main Street Blueberry Jam(Autumn Oaks Final 4 Grand Nite Ch 2015) UKC world finalist 2017 Ohio State Ch 2018
Grand Nite Ch(4) PKC Silver CH Main Street Blue SS quarterfinalist 2018. Autumn Oaks Grand 16 2018. Senior Showdown semifinalists 2020. UKC top 25 World hunt 2020. PKC quarterfinalist 2020
Grand Nite Ch HOF Heatseaker Unleash the Kraken(Grand at 15 months old) BBOA Overall 1st place, Tournament of Champions Finalist, National Bluetic Days overall winner, Autumn Oaks Grand 16
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