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Offline Mark Vee of Valley Kennel

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COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« on: August 25, 2008, 09:05:53 PM »
COONHOUNDS AND TYPES


COONHOUNDS!!


A Coonhound is a type of scent hound and a member of the hound group.

Coonhounds are an American style of hunting dog developed for the unique quarry and working conditions found in the United States.

In the colonial period, foxhounds were imported for the popular sport of foxhunting. Various breeds of foxhounds and other hunting hounds were imported from England, Ireland, and France, making up the initial composition of the dogs that were later known as Virginia Hounds.

Foxhounds were found to be inadequate for hunting animals that didn't "go to ground", but instead took to the treetops to escape, such as raccoons, opossums, bobcats and even larger prey like cougars and bears. The dogs were often confused or unable to hold the scent when this occurred, and would mill about.

Treeing dogs were developed, chosen for a keen sense of smell, the ability to track, chase and corner any manner of animal independent of human commands, and, most importantly, to follow an animal both on the ground and when it takes to the trees. A good coonhound will bark and keep its prey treed until the hunters arrive. Bloodhounds specifically were added to many coonhound lines to enhance the ability to track. Some dogs have webbed toes to deal with the rivers and swamps so common in their hunting grounds.

Coonhounds can hunt individually or as a pack. Generally, hunters don't chase their quarry along with the hounds, unlike organized foxhunting, but wait and listen to the distinctive baying to determine if a raccoon or other animal has been treed. Besides raccoons, coonhounds are excellent at handing all manner of prey if trained properly.

Besides hunting, coonhounds are wonderful family dogs that are known to be good with children. They also make good watchdogs with an impressive, loud bark.

There are several individual breeds of Coonhound:

Black and Tan Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound
English Coonhound
Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 09:22:05 PM »
Ahhh yes the most famous deer running hound in the entire galaxy

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 09:51:05 AM »
Plott has some cat dogs. Ask his neighbor, the old widow.  ;D
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Offline Mark Vee of Valley Kennel

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 09:29:19 PM »
TRUE MEAT HOUNDS!!

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 01:33:39 AM »
ok now ...if tho i dont hunt and wont hunt them.......ya just cant leave out the CUR dogs.....i have had the pleasure to follow a few very nice cur dogs....and the key word there was FEW

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 02:22:50 AM »
havent followed the right curs if ya think there is only a few good coon curs
It takes patience to break a good hound. Ya gotta be persistent and it helps to be a lil smarter then the dog.

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 11:31:29 PM »
funny you say that i was invited to go on a hunt with the 2008 combo world champ female that mark morrison owns........so i guess ill follow  a good one when i go that night

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 05:35:51 AM »
 O0 O0
It takes patience to break a good hound. Ya gotta be persistent and it helps to be a lil smarter then the dog.

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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 10:27:13 PM »
Maddpuppy  ,  you from Ms. ?
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Re: COONHOUNDS AND TYPES
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 10:37:05 PM »
Nice dogs buds. I use to run black and tans when I was younger. Kinda got out of the coon hunten. I loved eaten though. My cousin has hog dogs, cant remember the breed though.

 


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