montananative wrote:with ALL the coondogs out there i wouldnt bother trying to train a blue heeler as a coondogs. your chances are exponentially higher to have a GOOD SOLID coondog if you start off with a dog that is bred to coon hunt. would you buy a a bluetick for a cowdog? Just my opinion
Deff wrote:I had a heeler that was a coon hunting/fighting fool. I don't know if she trailed them -- or just knew where to look, but if you heard her yapping at a tree – you could count on a coon being up there!
The cow dog that I have now pretty much lets the hounds find the game, but she gets right in there when she hears them bay treed!
torque wrote:i've had plenty experiences with dogs that were not bred for a certain thing. my dad bred a coon dog that was rottwieler/american bulldog, thats not from a coon bloodline is it now? the dog came 3rd in the southeast coon huntin tournament, goes to show you can train a dog to do anything. i only asked cause i picked one up as a companion dog cause i heard they were intelligent, not for somebody to down the breed of what they think it cant do.
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