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Originally posted by gpent24
i think the silent dog rule is silly. the silent dog has no advantage. I've heard a lot of the old timers will say "it jeopardizes the breed for a dog to be silent". But that makes no sense because if you are breeding for open track style dogs that go and get treed first you beat the silent dog 10/10 times.
I am going to disagree/ agreeably with you on this . I personally have seen let's be nice and say tight mouth dogs. If they are also the type that get hunting quick . Or you are in thicker coon cause odds are they will be split the majority of time YOU HAVE A HARD TIME BEATING THEM.
Here is what I have seen. They go hunting getting by themselves. Some and many will open or maybe locating several times just before getting treed.. Now the handler already knows this so they know the next time they hear them they will be treed.
So unless another dog has another track going, is near , or right there they essentially are going to be getting shut out on strike and can only hope to get there in time to get a piece of the tree.
Now add this in conjunction with some new proposals like the tree count down, other dogs getting to trees late taking minus if a coon is seen. Giving a dog for coming into a tree after judge arrives minus on track .All these proposals to me are beginning to sound like they are all for the benefit of not nose ,tight mouth, go deep and get alone type dogs.
This is going to really change the type of dogs doing all the winning in the future.
IT SEEMS THAT EVERYTIME A BREED OR LINE OF DOGS GET POPULAR IT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO ITS RUINATION BY UNINFORMED PEOPLE BREEDING WITHOUT DOING THEIR RESEARCH FIRST.
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