This is the last pic I took before my camera was stolen and I'm going to get another camera soon so i'll share more later!
My husband has 3 that he keeps.. 1 blue tick 1 Engish walker 1 treeing walker
He uses them as hobbie dogs and he'll purchase pups to train and resell to people that want started and finished dogs. We have 3 older children that are active in travel baseball so we dont have time for competition yet, My oldest son has a puppy he's working on now though and is interested in starting to hunt comp.
I know allot of people keep coonhounds as pets. They are pack dogs and seem happier w/ other dogs.They are very gamey and like beagles, their nose can carry them away! But they're great dogs and come in many choices. The UKC has great page about them for more info.
We have walker/English cross pups we're starting now and they're coming along good. So we'll sell them next hunting season. * No, we didnt cross we purchased them from a fella that had 2 proven grade dogs. All the pups from that litter were pre-sold because the parents were such instintive hunters.
***Edited By: duchess on 2/5/2006 12:21:28 PM*** Reason: add
Thanks for sharing the pic....I don't know why, but for some reason I thought they would look more like a bloodhound...as you can tell I know absolutely nothing about the sport..lol They are attractive dogs.
Well if you saw the AKC dog show, the Black & Tan Coon hound( thats the only one they recongize) they had was simialr to the bloodhound but the ones that we use in UKC comp looks nothing like it. Working dogs look alot differnt than show dogs.
No, we live on about 100 arces and my hubbie keeps them in chainlink kennels back behind the barn. They are very mouthy so I dont keep them near my yard. I have 2 pitts that are the yard dogs and they get along great with the other live stock.
I wouldnt never trust a coon dog around my kitty for sure!
I'm not Dutchess but i thought you might like to see a Black and Tan Coonhound. The Black dog is Gr. Nt. Ch. Setum Up Hank he is 8 years old and retired from the compition circuit. He lives in the house now with Copper( the yellow dog) , copper is a year old Mountain Cur.
I've always liked the treeing Walker coonhounds-my husband likes the black and tans. There's coonhounds around here, but I don't know anyone who actually hunts with them. Where we live, the hunters favor pointers (and some retrievers) for bird hunting. The pheasant and grouse hunters use pointers, and the goose and duck hunters use retrievers. But I just love to hear a coonhound bay!
Cassandra-I know of a few people who eat raccoon, groundhog, squirrel, etc. Not too common, but some do. Especially squirrel. And they aren't other nationalities-just plain old US citizens for a few generations!
Thanks for that, catlover. I do have to say that I am disgusted with it all though; I just view such people as bloodthirsty vampires. There is more than enough meat on the market and yet these individuals are still yearning for more; I never fathomed people eating squirrels and everything else you mentioned, I would love to come across these individuals and give them a piece of my mind and end the conversation by spitting on their faces!!
I really hate such people, hunters included!! And all the petty excuses that hunters come up with are just that - EXCUSES; they simply do it because they enjoy it and not for the sake of the environment!!
Well, of course they enjoy it! I've never heard anyone say that they were going hunting because it's "their duty"! Do you even have groundhogs in Australia? There isn't even a hunting season for them, but they are very bothersome. Especially if you have a garden.