waylon wrote:If your saying that a Fox/Coyote hound cant handle terrain a coon hound can your out of your mind, :
We don't yote hunt dry ground, it's all snow. And it's only after our cat season is over with. Our dogs first and foremost have to run bear, if not they are gone. Then some we run on cats and other yotes, a select few can run them both.
Now with that said, I never said they can't handle the terrain in the timber from a body or build standpoint. It's that with our terrain, IE creeks, roads, and snowmobile trails running dogs will make a loss and the race is over. The ones I have seen will NOT go back to that loss and figure it out and pick it back up. What they will do is run like mad to find another track. We DON'T usually have another yote track for them to pick back up close.
waylon wrote:One thing i know the average fox hound is a far better athlete than the above average coon hound he has been bred for increased lungs better feet and a voice that allows him to retain as much air as he can which allows him to run faster harder for longer periods of time with out collapsing from a lack of air.
You've got not disagreement with me on this. A medium speed running dog will have more endurance than your fastest tree hound. But you can't just take a sprinter and expect him to be the best wide receiver or centerfielder. It's a little more compicated than that.
waylon wrote:I say this one last thing if you say a coon hound can handle terrain a coyote hound cant, go find a true coyote hunter bring your hardest hound with ya get on a 6 to 8 hour race through hell and back on a hard running coyote and see how long it takes ol blue to come back to the truck plum tuckered and ready for little lovin.
The best coonhound bred dogs I've seen could maybe make it a 6-8 hours for one day. Now if the snow was bad there was a good chance their feet would be beat up and have to rest awhile. And if the snow was good, unless I had them in good hunting shape the second day they wouldn't last that long.
Do you know any of these "true coyote hunters" in Nothern WI or even MN. If you do, I'd sure like to meet them and BS a little. I'd really like to see their dogs in action. I know a few guys that have running dogs, but they do a lot more "runnin" than "catchin".