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Registered: Jun 2012
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Originally posted by DL NH
You say this dog is an open trailing track dog? How open is open in your definition? Some would call a dog that opens a couple times before it trees an open trailing dog. I suppose if this dog is extremely fast and you have ground that is pretty open, meaning no briars, thick swamps, rocky/ledgey, etc. it's possible. It'd be rare that's for sure.
Is this dog chop mouth or bawl mouth on track?
He is wide open, he barks more than I like on a hot track. He chops and has a big squall. The biggest part of them he catches are in thickets and or water.
He is fast but I have seen faster, my old howler female is faster than he is and I think has caught one coon in her life.
Bruce, I really think its because he uses his nose for body scent. A lot of people do not know that a coon will duck and squat like a rabbit to let the dogs run by. I think when they do that is when he catches them. Its what I seen happen when that coon ducked behind the log right behind me.
He hardly ever trees a den, but when he does the coon is normally on the outside. He doesn't do it in the summertime but in the winter a lot of time he will be looking where the coon is setting out on a limb as he trees. He just knows where they are.
The dog has more holes than I care to admit. Some of those holes are caused from him wanting to catch a coon, but he has a uncanny ability to know where a coon is and I think its because of what we call locating ability.
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