My Walker's are my nose, and my Plott's are my get'em up or bayed dogs, My buddy has redbones but I havent been real impressed with'em as far as bear, but coon dogs they are and mighty fine ones at that. I my self have never owned a straight B&T, but from what I hear they are cold cold nosed, but I have seen and herd they aint what anyone would call fast. All the English(Redticks) I have had or seen have always been pretty good dogs, a handlers dream, but about the same as a Walker as far as nose and runnin ability's, Blueticks and Plott's are the hardest treein dogs I have ever seen, and all the Blueticks I have had the pleasure of huntin behind have been really cold nosed dogs, but they to aint speed deamonds LOL, but they will rattle the leaves of the tree's, and they to have shown me they are smart. Plott's are my favorite breed, and I have yet to find a plott I dont like or wouldn't feed. And they dont have the coldest nose, but what I do like about'em is, what ever they start, we can most of the time catch, and we dont cold trail a bunch. My father-in-law had an ol Walker dog, that would start a track so cold it would be hours before he warmed it up enough for the other dogs to even know it was there, he was a good straight dog, but I didn't like huntin behind him, just because I always new we were in for a long day.
Chuck Ferrell & Devil Mt. Plott hounds