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Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
Originally posted by Corey Gruver
The major point that I want to bring everyone back around to is this though. Are there "exclusively" close hunting dogs that are succeeding at a competitive level right now? Is anyone breeding for that type of dog right now?
As stated above, I believe there exist many dogs that will go where needed, regardless of distance. I also believe that there exist a small percentage of dogs that pop out of pocket just to do so or because they have been forced to do so by their owners/handlers.
What I'm curious about are just the opposite, are there close hunting dogs succeeding in competitive venues right now? Those true "deep and lonely" types can pull out the CW every now and again when the cards are in their favor, but is there the equivalent dog on the opposite side of the spectrum?
The kicker is that the close dog cannot check in and when being recut for 2 hours they are likely to run out of coons to tree. A dog that only hunts out a few hundred yards is limited in it's sucess by it's hunting style, the terrain and coon population of the area. Some places deep is a necessity and some hunting locations not so much. We hunt a few where a dog may 800 yards before they ever get struck. A hunter is and will continue to be more successful hunting a dog that hunts until called in and trees coons wherever they are near or far. These dogs are not limited by they're hunting style.
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