mtdoghunter, it is a shame that there always is always much s--- talking about good breeders, that get thrown in with the high percentage of bums out there. when you put a hound before the public for stud and to sell pups out of him, you only have control over what gets bred in your own kennel. all the sorry trash people bring in your drive way to breed, trying to take advantage of your high powered hounds name to peddle their pups are completely out of your hands. but they will count as pups on the ground. so although the ukc pad is a viable tool it sometimes doesn't show the real picture. so when myself, joe house, and countless others hear the bad mouthing. we just smile because we have a very important set of records that have been kept. the in kennel records those are the records that truly make real breeders take up the hard chore of improving a breed. that being said joe has done as much for the walker breed than anyone that has walked behind one. so if you know what is behind the ones you are purchasing pay no attention to the loud mouths, because most have probably acomplished very little. good luck and have fun!
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