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Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Mt.Airy, N.C.
Matt, I would say you have as much, or more of old Diamond Jim's blood than anyone in the country.
I think you and Shane are doing a good job at preserving his blood. I hope I can get some of it (the blood you have) here in N.C..
I remember back in the early days, even bluetick men laughed at my dogs because of their light color. They accused them of being part walker, or part bird dog. When the tailgate dropped the laughing stopped.
Needless to say they are not laughing anymore. I know there are a lot of good bloodlines within the breed, but I'm hooked.
Look at the resemblence of Blue Ridge Diamond Jim, and S.R. Diamond Jim. I got Jim as a pup. He started as easily as a dog could start. Had the go in him from the beginning, and was a real tree dog.
The D.J. dogs that I hunted were the most balanced hounds I've ever seen. They, for the most part, had it all from strike, track, to tree.
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