UKC Forum Member
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: NW Arkansas
There are several traits we strive to have in our coonhounds. Hunt, track, tree, mouth, temperament, indifference. That is not all but a good list to start with. Now under each one of these there is another set of qualities we breed for. For instance Hunt: how fast, how far, head in the air, or on the ground, straight line or zigzag or circle. Or take Tree: under this we have locating ability, chop or bawl on tree, how many barks, stay treed, get treed quick or check himself. Under each of the traits originally listed you could list sub categories. So it shouldn't surprise us that it's a pretty complicated deal to consistently breed coon dogs. I for one have never had one that was exactly what I want in each trait.
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