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Registered: Jan 2006
Jason and Jeff
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it and Iron Man is deserving of a hunter who would put him in the woods more often than I do.
He and Jake are the last of my line of dogs that go back to Trap from old Ziggy through old Zoom, that I own. Art and I are partners on Jake.
I am not crazy about hunting them much. I just lost my little Sadie to a highway 2 weeks ago. That hurt. I waited 5 years to get a pup out of Dual Gr Queen, out of my old Gr Ch Nt Ch Lill. Queen only had one litter. Tom Cooney, NE, 402-297-3005, owned her. Call him and ask him about her. I had planned to breed her to Iron Man. I just sat down in the middle of the hwy, in the rain, and cried. I don't mind admitting it. These dogs are my family. I have put an enormous amount of time, energy, and countless hours of sleepless nights, agonizing over the best cross to make.
Iron Man is a UKC Performance Sire and will continue to be. He is PKC registered. He is ACHA registered. If I can help you with a pup at 8-10 weeks old, let me know. They are $400 either sex with a $200 deposit. I have had several calls for young started dogs. I simply don't have them. I don't have time to keep my own dogs hunted and in shape, but if you want to come some winter night, after midnight with the moon bright, the frost covering the ground like snow, the ez coons killed and kittens non existentent, come for a hunt. Mike Warlick of North Carolina did. Call him and ask him what he thinks. Phone 704-500-7384.
Iron Man is like having a stealth fighter jet. Here, there with a big scream on track. He locates with 1-3 screams and trees with a mix of very loud screams, squalls, and chops. Just like Lipper did. He is not mouthy on track and runs to catch the coon. He puts these traits in his pups. Ask Don Hicks, of Texas, phone 817-521-7402.
It has all been worth it. Titles aren't on them, but if you have the time, the patience to hunt them while they develop,(because you won't find a smarter dog with a bigger heart than these hounds), it will pay off, with a hound that will turn heads. You can pay more for pups than I charge with big fancy titles, but you won't buy a better pup.
Jason Clark, PA, phone 724-841-6580, has a nice pair of female littermates to Iron Man. I own their other littermate, Tanna. I breed for small litters. They are better dogs. Think about it. When they are tiny and competing for a limited amount of nutrition, do you want to produce a 12 pup litter that might have some good pups or a 4 pup litter, who have a significantly better chance of being properly nourished and a head full of sense, because of better genetics and a developed brain? Not starved for proper nutrtion, due to too much competition for milk. I also own a female out of Spot, Sage, that is going to be a special hound. There are some male littermates to Sage that are going to develop into hounds people will want to own. They won't be cheap, if sold at all.
Jeff Wyatt, MO, phone 660-888-1717, has 2 pups out of Iron Man that will get your attention with very limited hunting. Superman had the loudest mouth I ever heard on a puppy. He has an absolutely HUGE mouth and it is still improving. He is going through puberty and it cracks sometimes. He has 2 wins towards HTX in 2 hunts. The female, Laptop, is loud and wants to ambush a coon just like her brother and Iron Man.
I supervise a busy Emergency Room here in Missouri at night. I don't get to hunt like I want. I breed the most natural dog I can possibly put on the ground. With the best nose and the most brains possible. Why? I breed, raise and hunt, my own stock. I have for 40 years. I don't have time to retrain, fix screw-ups and/or train an idiot. They have to be naturals. I try to take off every night I can through coon season. Come hunt any winter night, after midnight, when the ez coons are in bed, the moon is up bright, the frost on the ground is white and thick as snow, and we will go hunting. We will turn your hound loose and see what happens. Come back to the truck and turn loose whatever I put in the box and go right back up the same draw. Boys, I don't have anything to hide. These dogs speak for themselves. The pups are out there. Their owners and phone numbers are on page 31 of my Zig thread. Call them.
PS Call Jeff and ask him how fast Superman and Tanna are on track, lol. Phone 660-888-1717. Jeff has a really nice hound. El Sid, is what I call him. He is Finley River Dan bred with a little Lipper added. He is a Dual Gr Ch HTX. The most important part to me? He is a coondog anywhere, anytime, any terrain, and in any weather. I am going to try my best to own some part of that hound. Wish me luck.
Gr. Ch. UKC 1st place win Finley River Zig HTX
Gr Ch Starke's Finley River Trap 2015 6th Annual Alan Reinkemeyer Memorial Hunt and Show Ch female Overall female and Opposite Sex winner
Gr. Ch. Nt. Ch. Wild Bill's Lill 21.05% reproduction record
Starke's Finley River Little Lill
Dual Gr. Ch. Wild Bill's Queen UKC RQE 112 winner 725+ 2006 UKC World Hunt qualifier
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Rattler 2
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Sadie
Gr.Ch.Nt.Ch.TrackMan's Stone Cold HTX 2009 UKC World Hunt qualifier 2009 UKC World Hunt Zone 5 Hunt 14th place 2011 UKC World Hunt qualifier
Dual Ch. PKC Ch.Track Man's Mad Dash 2007 PKC SS qualifier 2008 UKC World Hunt qualifier 2011 Ringtail Lodge Coon Club High Scoring Dog of the Year 2011 Ringtail Lodge Coon Club Final Hunt winner 2012 MCHF Youth State Championship 2nd place 2012 Ringtail Lodge Coon Club High Scoring Dog of the Year
Gr. Ch. Finley River Cadillac Jane 2006 PKC Walker Days BOSF 2006 UKC RQE 74 Ch winner 2006 Trackman Invitational Queen of Show 2007 MCHF State Hunt Ch. female winner
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Cozi
Gr Nt Ch Starke's Finley River Super Man HTX 2017 Mid Mo Coonhunters Hunt Series Champion 2018 MCHF Dick Gray Memorial Hunt High Scoring Dog and King of the Hunt 2018 Mid-Mo Coonhunters Hunt Series Champion 2018 MCHF State Final Hunt the only double cast winner Final Four 3rd place winner 2019 BBCHA Sectional Madison, MO Gr Nt Ch/ Nt Ch Cast winner and High Scoring dog 2019 BBOA Richard Casey Tribute Hunt High Scoring Dog 750+ Thursday night and 825+ Friday night
Dual Gr Ch Wild Bill's April 2016 UKC RQE 97 Ch winner
Gr. Ch. Starke's Finley River Jane 2006 UKC RQE 74 Gr Ch winner
Gr. Ch. Starke's Finley River Sugar 2012 MCHF Dick Gray Summer Classic Ch of Ch winner
Starke's Finley River Jake
Hoghill's Finley River Rip
Hoghill's Finley River Candie
Starke's Finley River Stubbie
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Tuff
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Steel
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Fame
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Jane
Gr Ch Starke's Finley River Ramblin Iron Man
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Bat Man
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Tanna
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Lightning
Starke"s Finley River Ramblin John Henry
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Dan
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Sister
Starke's Finley River Diamond
Starke's Finley River General Robert E Lee
Starke's Finley River Stormy
Clark's Finley River Spot PKC cast / money winner
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Sage
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Paige
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Lou HTX passed times 1 Littermate of
PKC Gold Ch Gr Nt Ch Snitch, mother of Batman
Gr Ch. Starke's Finley River Ramblin Emma HTX
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Sugar Boy
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Randi
Starke's Finley River Ramblin Little Emma
Gr.Ch. Starke's Table Rock Jewell 2007 RQE 5 BOSF winner 2007 MCHF State Hunt BOSF winner 2009 RQE 28 Best of Show female winner 2009 MCHF State Hunt Ch of Ch Female winner 2010 MCHF State Hunt Gr Ch winner and Queen of Show 2010 Alan Reinkemeyer Memorial Queen of Show 2011 Gr Ch Louisiana State Championship 2012 NE Missouri Black & Tan Sectional Gr. Ch. female 2012 MCHF Spring Classic Gr Ch female 2012 UKC RQE 87 Gr Ch winner 2012 NE Missouri Treeing Walker Sectional Gr Ch winner 2012 MCHF Dick Gray Summer Classic Gr. Ch. winner 2012 Lee Crawford Invitational qualifier 2012 Purina Nationals qualifier 2012 UKC Current Top 10 2012 MCHF Missouri State Show Dog of the Year
Gr Ch Little Walnut Queen Bathsheba 2011 SWTWA BFOS and Queen of Show 2011 MCHA State Hunt BFOS 2011 Oklahoma Federation State Hunt and Show BFOS 2012 MCHF State Hunt Ch Female and Queen of Show 2012 Oklahoma Federation State Hunt and Show Ch. Female 2012 Purina Nationals qualifier 2013 TWB&F Walker Days Gr. Ch. female and Queen of Show 2013 Kentucky State Championship Gr. Ch. female and Opposite Sex winner 2013 Purina Nationals qualifier 2013 ACHA World Hunt and Show BFOS 2014 Purina Nationals qualifier 2014 Lee Crawford Invitaional qualifier
Gr Ch Little Walnut Zipporah
Gr Ch A & B Preacher 2012 Saluda Days King of Show 2013 MCHF State Hunt Ch. winner and King of Show 2013 MO Governor's Cup State Hunt Ch. winner and King of Show 2014 RQE #11 Gr. Ch. winner 2014 Purina Nationals qualifier 2014 SWTWA Gr. Ch. winner 2014 Lee Crawford Invitational qualifier 2014 Kansas State Championship Gr. Ch. winner both days 2014 UKC's Top 10 List 2014 Purina's Bench Show Top Ten List 2014 MCHF Summer Classic Gr. Ch. winner both days 2014 MCHF Summer Classic King of Show 2014 MCHF State Hunt and Show GR. Ch. Winner Friday 2014 MCHF Missouri State Show Dog of the Year 2015 Purina Nationals qualifier 2015 Kansas State Championship Friday Gr Ch winner 2016 Purina Nationals qualifier
Gr Ch Table Rock Reverend Mundo Hawk 2010 MCHF State Hunt Best Male of Show 2011 MCHF Spring Classic Gr. Ch. male and King of Show 2011 UKC RQE 88 Gr Ch male 2012 UKC RQE 87 Gr Ch male 2012 NE Missouri Treeing Walker Sectional Gr. Ch. male and King Of Show 2012 MCHF Dick Gray Summer Classic Gr. Ch. male 2012 Lee Crawford Invitational qualifier
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