by Dry River Kennel on 14 August 2016 - 01:08
Your history needs to be up dated. It is not correct
Foxhound, which evolved from the Virginia Hounds, that descended from the earliest English Foxhounds that were brought to America.
The Treeing Walker is a fast, hot-nosed, sensible hunter, with a clear, ringing bugle voice or a steady, clear chop with changeover at the tree.
Today the Treeing Walker retains the same color and similar conformation to the Walker Foxhound and is occasionally described as a trailing hound with treeing instinct.
It locates its quarry quickly and has superb endurance and treeing ability.
Originally classified as an English Coonhound, its breeders broke away from the English version in 1945 and bred to retain the qualities they desired.
Known to range widely, it may leave the original track if it picks up a stronger scent. Extremely competitive because of its speed, the Treeing Walker's reputation grew as night-hunts achieved popularity.
by Hundmutter on 14 August 2016 - 06:08
? Question: How could anything, ever, be known as an "English Coonhound" (in any genuine sense), when the English do not have, and have never had, 'Coonhounds' of any description, whether Kennel Club recognised or not. Not having racoons here, either, you understand ! The American canine community's imagination beggars belief. 'Australian' Shepherds from California, e.g.; and now "English" coonhounds. Pah ! Must be very confusing in their isolated little world.
FYI, my sources say there have been less than a dozen Coonhounds set foot in the UK (all from the US, I believe) in all the years I can remember - afraid that, old as I am, I do not go back to '45 - and I had hands on one of them (a Black & Tan) in about 1974.
by bubbabooboo on 14 August 2016 - 16:08
by Hundmutter on 14 August 2016 - 18:08
by bubbabooboo on 14 August 2016 - 20:08
Nothing wrong with the dogs .. they can be good dogs however training them to chase and or tree animals is a use that is no longer in demand. Most Labs don'T retreive ducks. Dog breeds must adjust to their new environment. Field trial labs are not all that good for a lot of jobs. Beagles are better than many other hounds for a lot of jobs. The same is true for most breeds including the GSD .. there is no one dog or type of dog that does every task better than all others. The humans have more of a problem adjusting to reality than the dogs.
by Hundmutter on 14 August 2016 - 21:08