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Registered: Jun 2012
Originally posted by jryking
The male made a nice coondog but wouldn't have anything to do with a bear. The female was slower to start but made real nice coon dog by two years old but from day one was naturally scared of bear scent. The first time she smelled she tucked tail and wouldn't hunt.
Thanks Justin King
Kings Ketchen Kennels
Justin funny you say that, I got a litter of pups on the ground now and a guy from IL is buying one. It is the strongest Utchman cross I have made to date and I hope for the best. Most of my dogs are Utchman and Cameron crosses.
Well as I talked to him he wasn't aware that I was a bear hunter. When I told him that is what I mainly hunt and breed for. He then told me that he goes to TN to hunt some in bear country. He wanted to know if the pup he is buying smelled a bear as they trailed coon would she quite the coon and take the bear track. My response well I hope so, which wasn't really the answer he wanted lol. Anyways long story short about dogs and grit I told him that I have seen and owned dogs that would pee up and down themselves and get really nervous over bear sent and these pups shouldn't be like that as the parents aren't and will drive a bear and pull hair if need be.
Dogs are funny creatures and usually if you are bating 50% on litters that turn out to be good bear dogs you are on the right track if it is big game you run. Usually coon dogs and bear dogs are 2 different breeds or types of hounds, but as you stated I have seen it work both ways coon dogs making bear dogs, bear dogs making coon dogs.
Hopefully one day we get up and do a hunt, I have seen several dogs that you trained or exposed to bear that are good ones. I know JR Walker personally, and he speaks highly of you and I think Spud sends a few to get tuned in every yr before our season comes in, he's got some good ones. Your bear should start moving before long and maybe this long winter is over, good luck to you this yr with your training and hunting season. If I get covered up with work and cant hunt, maybe a few of these young blues make it to your place, and I hope that I am covered up with work, it has been a long winter and I need it.
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