UKC Forum Member
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: SE Ohio, Glouster
For those claiming these are the best rules EVER to hunt under, let just take a quick look at what is being called THE BEST.
Proposal 1- Babbling- With this rule as it is now written, I can agree with any judge or handler who doesn't like the fact that somebody else got first strike, and as soon as they question if the dog is babbling, I can agree, knock that dog out of strike points all together, and then gain tremendously on that particular dog so long as I get strike and tree points in the top two positions on that same track.
With the rule written as it is, it makes it VERY easy to knock someone out of strike points, thus allowing me to gain an unfair advantage of that very same dog that opened ahead of mine. And you will say why that will never happen as we are HONORABLE Sportsmen. Well we all have already seen just how honorable most folks are today with this WIN AT ALL COST attitude.
We are all so HONORABLE today that with these new rules we no longer have a need to require a hound to maintain a HOUND trait. You see, Silent trailing is a FAULT, in the eye of the TRUE Houndsman. And I am a TRUE HOUNDSMAN. This was a fault when the rules were originally written and has remained a fault until to passing of these past rules proposals. So from where I am sitting YOU Breed Reps that just voted to eliminate one of the most important characteristics of our HOUNDS have just done a GREAT dis-service to the true HOUND Breeders of this nation.
What now separates your style HOUND from the cur dog down the road. NOTHING. and I will say it again NOTHING!!
So Now, breed Reps, why won't you allow the cur dogs to hunt against you in competition? You have NO GOOD ARGUMENT as to why they shouldn't be allowed. But I will tell you this, IF I had wanted to breed for a cur dog I would have done it many, many, years ago.
Some say they are now coming back to hunt UKC, now that the rules are written so much more fair. I call Bull Crap on that one. You just sit back and watch how the silent trailing handlers gang up on the first and 2nd strike dogs, so as to not allow them to receive strike points, so they can strike and tree all in one breath for 225.
I say this is a SAD SAD day!!!!!
And while I am on a role let me just clarify one more thing. UKC did NOT implement these new rule changes, they simply gave the platform for which rules could be changed. YOU the Breed Reps are "in my opinion" fully responsible for making these changes, and it is YOU that will be responsible "in my eyes" for changing the traits of what we will call hounds from this day forward. If your gonna allow a HOUND to operate with cur traits, you should at least require that the term Silent trailer be stamped on the UKC papers so that the true roundsman doesn't get fooled into thinking that hound had superior HOUND traits that were better than most that allowed that dog to be successful in competition.
An if I may quote the famous Emmett Brohard, ENOUGH SAID!!!!!
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