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Re: Re: Re: Xbreed
quote: Yes, and that's what made them as good as they are today, love the idea of breeding best to the best and X breed allows this to happen. Dave
Originally posted by honalieh
Buddy was out of 1979 ACHA World Ch. Hardtime Speck. Speck was a Walker dog that was transferred into the English. So, Buddy (raised by Ron Chapman) was registered English. I raised pups from Speck and a female that had single registration on both sides. The pups were registered English, even though their sire was originally a registered Walker, and the mother was part Bluetick with some Walker (single registration). I kind of liked it that way.
Here's a few of the foundation dogs of the English breed:
(1) Boyd's Little Joe. Not registered as a pup. Was single registered.
(2) Vanzants Sam. Registered as pup. English Coonhound (Bluetick). He was out of foundation Bluetick blood.
(3) Hardtime Speck. Registered Walker. Johnsons Banjo and double Stans Sailor Boy. Transferred to English.
(4) Beshears Blue Boy II. Crossbred. Walker and English. The litter was registered English.
(5) Darons Blue Reb (Lumis). Crossbred. Walker and English. Heavy Johnsons Banjo (Walker) bred. Had both Merchants Banjo II and Houses Chief behind him.
(6) Merks Tapp. Crossbred. Walker and English. Had Finley River Joe (Walker) behind him.
Back in the 1970's and earlier, Walkers were registered as: English Coonhound (Treeing Walker), Blueticks as: English Coonhound (Bluetick). You could cross them and register them as English. That went away. But, you could still cross them and "single register" them as English. That went away with the X-Bred designation.
The English Breed was the X-Breed before there was an X-Breed designation. That is why you see Walkers in the English breed, Blueticks in the English breed, and Redticks in the English breed.
I think there is probably still an old post by Dave Tackett (search Hardtymes) on here that gives a lot of history on English hounds of the past. I know Hardtime Buddy was on it (he was a Walker looking hound).
Almost all of the dogs I've hunted from the 70's until just recently were English (and would be considered as X-Bred by todays standards). Speck, Lumis, Little
Joe, Nichols Tree Spike.
Dave Richards Treeing Walkers Reg American Saddlebred and Registered Rocky Mt. Show Horses
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