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Registered: Jan 2011
Originally posted by rick brocious
Mike , could you explain why you think it is caused by bad genetics then training ? Thanks .
It's a well known fact that all breeds not just Walkers don't have the nose or tracking ability that they once did. I believe breeding practices over the last 20-25 years and the evolution of competition hunts have led to the demise of nose and tracking ability.
It's been my experience that lines know to have colder noses and known for their tracking ability such as Clover, Coma and Wipeout, Finley River and House are a lot more accurate than lines known for tree power such as Rat Attack, Nailor and Trackman.
All the beatings, shockings and corrections in the world isn't going to fix a lack of nose or brains to use it which is genitics not training.
I'd much rather listen to 1 good chase and walk to 1 tree with a coon in it than have a dog strike and tree 10 times per night and walk to 8 slick trees. You're milage may vary....
When it comes to coonhounds some people are easy to please. I'm Not!
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Last edited by MikeR on 07-04-2013 at 05:56 PM
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