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Registered: Feb 2004
quote: Well if you research Stephens broke off originally from the OMCBA so they have similar traits to some of the Busher dogs if you get the right strain of Stephens dogs.
Originally posted by bphart8530
How do you like the Stephens compared to the Busher bred dogs you have?
Just like OMCBA dogs there can be considerable difference in them by strain, some are smaller but there isn't a whole lot of that strain.
The biggest difference is basically most of the Stephens dogs will be semi to open at night where more than not of your OMCBA dogs will be silent. Even the majority of your Busher dogs will be silent at night. I prefer them open at night even though most of mine are silent.
This is the first Stephens dog I have had in close to 20 years, but to answer your question so far I like her. She will be open at night I am sure. Most people wouldn't like it but she will even open a little on a hot squirrel. She is smart, easily handled and has allot of energy. She hunts about like some of the higher energy Busher dogs I have had, but as far as other traits she is a little more wired up than most Busher dogs but she isn't a problem. She listens well and responds to all commands.
I got her from a fellow that originally bought her to squirrel hunt, he was a hound coon hunter but never got around to it. He never took her out, I have only had her three weeks. She has went from hanging around my feet to barking once on a tree and gone to treeing decent and hunting out 150-250 yds deep and staying to I can get to her. She is now tone broke and I can tone her in when I am ready to leave now. She has advanced decent I feel for the amount of time I have had her. I am just about to quit this squirrel hunting crap with her and get down to serious stuff like coon hunting. LOL
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