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Originally posted by Richard Lambert
No one wants a good track dog anymore. They only want tree dogs. They don't even care if they open on track anymore. What have we come to? Whatever happened to sitting on a log out on the top of a big ridge listening to your dog work a track? It is all go, go, go. Now if they aren't treed in 5 minutes, it is time for a new dog. Hunters don't mind walking 20 minutes while listening to a dog that is treed, but they don't want to sit and listen to a dog work a track for 20 min.
Well said, I could not have said it better.
Seem like everyone on here has a world champion in their pen except me. Donald and I were hunting our two 13 month old pups. After we pull the dogs off the tree and was headed home, he said "I don't know about my pup, but your's is makeing a good one". I had to ask, what do you mean? Your pup was picking up the outs, and was first to tree! Now she aint real tight on the tree, and with my pup roaring on the tree, we both got caught up in the treeing. That sometime takes your mind away from what really happened on the whole thing. My pup was working hard, but his just has that extra something about the track and locating. If she gets tighter on the tree, look out.
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