Majestic Tree Hound wrote:These Lines have been drawn on Hounds since the 1500s .. Every Running Proformence Breed of Hound were Bred to these Requirements and are still bred this way today by Breeders that Care.
Good thing I'm not a breeder, just a dude who runs some long ears on critters. You can talk all day about this/that dog history and I could really care less. Unless the UKC world hunt happens to be the cornfield where I'm trying to get a young dog off a skunk, I'll never see it. Or any of the dogs who took part in it. If you want to get really frustrated, go buy a bunch of UKC coon bred pups (who's parents weren't big game hunted) and go try to stack up some bear, yotes or cats.
I'm just usually looking for the best dog for ME to hunt in my conditions on my desired game. I could give a rat's ass what they look like if they catch better than what I've got.