Results 11 to 20 of 34
Thread: favorite breed of coonhound?
02-09-2008, 03:04 PM #11
WELL DONNIE , AS A KID I LOVED BLK. &TANS ,MY DAD WAS A BLUETICK MAN , BUT MY VERY BEST DOG WAS A GRAND NITE CHAMPION TREEING WALKER, I HUNTED HIM UNTILL HE WAS 15,WE WERE BUDDIES THE LAST TIME WE WENT HE WAS OLD BUT LOVED TO GO SO I TOOK HIM BY HIMSELF,THE FIRST TREE HE TREED A TRIPLE,NEXT TIME A DOUBLE, THEN HE DID SOMETHING I NEVER SAW HIH DO ,MAKE TWO FALSE TREES IN A ROW HE WAS SO TIRED ,I FELT SO SORRY FOR HIM ,I SAID ITS OK OLD BUDDIE YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB,THIS ALL HAPPENED IN ABOUT 50 MINUTES.WE WALKED BACK TO THE TRUCK TOGETHER AND I TOOK HIM HOME HE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO BUT I DIDNT TAKE HIM IT WAS THE END OF SEASON HE LIVED ANOTHER SIX MONTHS JUST DIED OF OLD AGE.THIS SADENED MY HEART ,BECAUSE WE WERE AS I SAID BUDDIES.I TRYED SEVERAL DOGS AFTER THAT BUT JUST COULDNT FIND ONE THAT MESURED UP SO I GAVE UP A SPORT I DEARLY LOVED ! THAT WAS 27 YEARS AGO
REMOVE THESE ADS
BECOME A LEVEL 2
02-09-2008, 04:43 PM #12
I personally like the Blueticks and Black and Tans but it seems like the Walker dogs are hard to beat in being able to get your hands on a decent one without having to pay an arm and leg. It maybe just because of the sheer number out there I don't know. It seems as a whole they are easier to train although they do seem to like to run a little more junk. A lot of the black dogs and blue dogs don't seem to make a really good dog until closer to 3 years old or even older while the Walkers are usually doing pretty good by 2. I still love to hear an good blue dog get on a cold track and work it uo and then hang that tree.:ooooh:
02-09-2008, 08:18 PM #13
I used to coon hunt back in the 70's. Always had Treeing Walkers myself, but I've hunted with a pretty good Bluetick and a pretty good English Red Tick. Lots of fun, but I finally gave it up for fishing.
02-10-2008, 03:46 PM #14
Favorite Coon hunting dog..
Well back home in Tennessee, I have many friends who coon hunt, with many different types of coon dogs, BUT, for the most part, the best I have hunted with, have been Black/Tans, and Walkers. to include a 3 legged Blk/Tan, that would not give up for anything, even if she was farther behind then the other dogs, while tracking/chasing, once she caught up to a tree'd coon, you could hear her over all other dogs.
Seen MANY excellent Redbone, Walker, BLK/Tan, Plott's, and other exceptional working hounds at the St. Jude's Childrens charity hunts back home, BUT again I am partial to the Blk/Tan, and Walker.
Just my 2cents worth.
02-14-2008, 01:42 AM #15
i just got in to coon hunting. i have a 7 month old walker pup that has a extreemly good blood line. when i take her with other dogs she runs with them but she wont bark when they tree. she also wont bark on a caged coon. any sugestions? traning tips?
02-23-2008, 03:16 AM #16
id have to say and this is coming from a guy grew up in the mountains huntin bear and mountain lions more than anything with dogs. however my ol' plots never had no trouble and i will swear by a WALKER
02-23-2008, 04:14 AM #17
There's nothing better than the cold nosed, big boned, Black and Tan. Blueticks being the same, just slightly lesser from my experience and others'. And what's this I hear about walkers? Aren't they strictly a sight hound? Coons run at night, ya'll...:wink:
02-23-2008, 05:05 AM #18
My advice would be to just keep him hunting with the other dogs until he starts on his own a bit. But, In my opinion, you can run pups with other dogs too long, where they become what I always like to call "me too" dogs. Once he starts showing interest and doing it some on his own, start hunting him by himself. Keep giving them the meat too, this is a big key in breaking a coonhound. One trick I always used was if at the tree a pup wouldnt tree, Id tie them back and not them fight the coon when it come down. Sometimes this would get them fired up and want to get in on the action. Also another word of advice, and I cant stress this enough, dont hunt him with trash running dogs. This I mean dogs that run deer or anything besides a coon. Young hounds will usually pick up the bad habits faster than the good ones. Keep us posted on how your pup is doing. rspd507
02-24-2008, 09:19 PM #19
im never going to hunt anything but walkers! i just got into hunting big time like 5 years ago. my grandpa had this dynamite walker out of neosho river razor. great hound, the best ive ever seen. this dog treed 8 coons in one tree one night. all of them good sized coons. he could find a trail, run it and tree in under 10 minutes some nights. we never hunted him in competition but he was an easy grand night! by god 5 years after i started hunting my grandpa bought me a pup for my birthday and right when we were gonna start her ole jake (grandpas hound) died of cancer.. man i had some great times with that hound. i woulda gotten mauled by a coon a few times if it wasnt for him. i was really sad to see him go. but i got this new dog and shes doin really well. shes out of sacket jr. son and neosho river daisy. treed her first coon at 9 months all by herself and since then (shes almost 3) shes treed 100 more coons. ive kept track on everyone and i know shes gonna be a great hound. fast, strong, and smart too!. but like ive said before, im never hunting anything but walkers
02-13-2009, 08:34 AM #20
id have to say my favorite is a black and tan with bluetick making a good second. i had a tree walker and he was good but would run a deer if he jumped it himself. and i dont think there is anything prettier then seeing a black and tan standing on a tree