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Bruce m. Conkey
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When does that young pup become a keeper.

Like many of you out there, I generally start my own pups. Seems like when they are small and your taking all those cute pictures of them. There are a lot of dreams taking place on the pups future. What factor or factors takes place for you to realize you might have a keeper and what factors take place for you to feel that keeper. Might live up to some of the dreams you had about it.

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RedSealKennels
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When that pup treeing it's own coon consistantly and seeing the coon, Isnt running trash ( at least not regularly, I dont expect a dog to never run off game once in a blue moon). Also it has to have a good handle on it. Up until that point all bets are off. It may be 2-3years old before I decide it's a keeper. By that age it should be a well started dog close to being finished. If I cant take it to the woods and be confident it will show me a coon when I turn it loose by 2-3years old it's not one I'm going to keep.

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TylerOSU
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I like pups to show several different characteristics that im looking for,

1). They must fly around the woods well
2). Have heart and do whatever they are doing at the best of their ability 100% of the time.
3). Want to please and have some brains about themselves.

If they show me these things I can help mold them. You cant put hunt, try, or brains into a dog but you can always take it out with electric. You just have to know where to put all that energy and put it towards a positive ending!

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pamjohnson
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I don't really think of any of them as keepers. I will keep hunting them as long as I have them. I will most likely sell them at some point unless I don't feel they are something worth while then I just cull um. I don't need a pet.

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CHEWBACH
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6-8 mts old I know if they are keepers or not... and they don't get sold if not keepers... But they also get hunted .

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All my life I have dogs that were keepers till I found something better that I could afford, lol.

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I had an old timer tell me the first thing he would do was put them in the house and see if they could be house broke. His theory was if they can be house broke they have some brains. I just did Thai with a pup with the weather being to cold to put her outside. When I did put her out I noticed right away she also has the right manners in the kennel. It will be interesting to see if her brains show up in the timer and makes it.

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Reuben
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The pups are on a progressive curve...at 10 weeks I keep the 4 I like best...at 4 months I am down to three pups...at 6 months I am down to 2 pups...at ten months I am sure if I am keeping one or both...at 18 months I will know if one is worthy of breeding in the future or not...

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I hate to admit it, but by the time a pup is 6-8 months old I've gotten so aggrevated with them, that it's hard for them to ever outshine and overcome my temper. I've had to put up with half a year of pen barking, poop stomping, and bowl chewing, and I'm looking for an excuse, sometimes any excuse, to do something different. I really think I need to find a partner that has patience and enjoys puppies, who will send them to me when they're ready to roll.

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I don't think I'm as picky as some on here. When a pup can tree coons on a regular basis he's a keeper. But he's got to stay treed. And he's got to be accurate. And he's got to go hunting. And he's got to be able to move a track. Maybe I'm a little pickier than I thought.

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Kler Kry
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To be a keeper they have to be equal or better than my best dog and must be something that I'd want to raise a pup out of in the future.

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Originally posted by shadinc
I don't think I'm as picky as some on here. When a pup can tree coons on a regular basis he's a keeper. But he's got to stay treed. And he's got to be accurate. And he's got to go hunting. And he's got to be able to move a track. Maybe I'm a little pickier than I thought.
That's the way I see it!!

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