JOE H BROOKS
UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jun 2003
I raised Smokey III, at 8 weeks of age, he'd sit on his butt, and chop steady on an old coon hide. I had two females out of Smokey II and GRN NITE CH Super Rockin Abbey, both were up on the wood every breath tree dogs, i lost the first one to the road at 10 months of age, and i felt like quitting the very best of any breed at that age. I bought a female, out of the first cross , she had never been hunted at 14 months of age, all i did, was show her a coon, climbing a tree, the first pup was out of the 2nd cross, i bought her first at 8 weeks of age. I don't take pups hunting until they are 9 or 10 months old, but she was raiseing hell one night, she was 4 months old. The season was in, i took an older female and her, the older female treed a coon, she followed me in to the tree, i shot it out, Queen Bess, jumped on it like an old dog, grabbed it, shuke it, i put it up a tree, she raised up there, and hammered on it, she treed every breath, and was loud. I also had the last pup, out of Smokey II, his mother was Sugar Bear, she was a younger sister to Abbey, i named him Sam, he started treeing at 11 months of age, he might have started, sooner, but i had broke a bone in my foot. They are all gone now, but not forgotten, they were, not cold nosed dogs, but real clean, about running trash, and started easy, i never got any pups out of Sam or the two females. Sugar Bear was sold to Mitch Fouler, i heard she died later, i really liked her she was more pet than coon dog, she was real smart, and she was the first female bred to Smokey III. But the whole litter had too much go, they'd tree, but they did not come back, i had to track them down.
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