I was fortunate enough to hunt with Dale in the early to Mid 70's. He had 9 hard trailing dogs when I hunted with him some. They were all colors makes and breeds. Not sure what a Lee brother's hound really is but I can tell you they trailed circles around my dogs. I know Clell sold English blue tick puppies for a while but they didn't necessarily hunt those dogs. I remember a walker; A pretty blue tick named Joe (who I later heard went to Steve Smith?) There was Rip, a half airdale, half hound something. Rock, a bluetick/walker cross Duke, a bluetick walker cross, a black and tan looking dog I can't remember the name of and a few other mixed dogs. As far as I knew (at least back then) they did not raise a particular strain and hunt them. I'm sure that somewhere there are genes of at least a few of those dogs, but as a breed, I cannot remember a specific "Lee Brother Hound" strain. I was there a couple of times when guys just brought and gave him dogs to try, which he did. If they worked out, he kept them, if not, he got rid of them. Simple. At least when I knew him, he didn't care what a dog was, long as it trailed and helped him. That's just what I remember. He did talk about blue tick hounds Smokey River I think he said but to my limited knowledge he didn't go get a bunch of them.