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Old 08-08-2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Red bone coonhound and walker hound

Hunting cats is huge where I live so I see these breeds a lot, but really dont know a heck of a lot about them. Most of the dogs i see seem to be definaty working bred. Would you guys care to enlighten me?

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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One of my two heart dogs was a Redbone named Romeo he was amazing. Drive for days, he was an interesting boy though he would run a trail and bay but he was fairly catchy as well. We hunted with my uncles Plotts and houlas quite a bit on hogs and bear. He was a good pack dog as long as none tried to push him my other heart dog (rat terrier bitch) good beat n him as much as she wanted he was so in love with her . But he wasn't the best with other people very aloof and very protective (proven on a few occasions) not bad he just saw no use in other people other then me. That is fairly atypical though.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:58 AM
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redbones have a reputation for being soft
treeing walkers are over bred & over hyped IMO, and IME the most common breed to pick fights (way more than plotts & houlas despite what a lot of walker doggers will say)
running walkers are a little overbred & hyped but much closer to what most doggers want out of their treeing walkers, fair handle, good drive, good speed & lots of bottom and much more amiable
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:08 PM
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^pops covered it. I was just going to say forget 'em & get a plott

That being said, we had a really sweet walker pup for 6 or 7 months... sweet, goofy pup... nice enough, trained easily enough... but just goofy bordering on annoying

Most redbones I've met have been sweeeeet... that's about it honestly I dont think I've ever hunted with a redbone...

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:43 PM
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We kept a redbone once for a friend and she was dumb as a bag of rocks but I loved her to pieces. Sweet little gal, she just took her time growing a brain.

To be honest I don't hunt with many hounds (except black and tans) so I don't know anything besides that!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:56 PM
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a really good person to ask is Tessa F in WY. you can find her on FB under Big Horn Posse Big Game Hounds. she used to only keep redbones but she runs a couple different breeds now. if i remember right she also keeps/kept them in the house as pets.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:02 AM
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Pops, one of the vets I worked with breeds Running Walkers. Well, her husband does anyway. Their dogs are AMAZING! I'd never heard of them until she offered me two to use as bay dogs. They refused to stay on the trail of small game, and instead kept veering every time they smelled a hog. In that program, that gets you culled (and no, I don't mean spay/neutered and "adopted" out).

They were 10 months old when I got them, and I handed them over to a close hunting friend. He trained them for 2 months, and they took to tracking/baying hogs and working with his ABs and Catahoula Bulldogs very well. I've run my APBT, Tar Baby, with them as well, and all get along just fine. That pair is now 7 years old, and they're still going strong!

ETA: I wanted to say that these 2 dogs are sweet dogs, but I wouldn't say they are affectionate or goofy or whatnot. They're actually quite, ummm, self-contained? They are pretty intense, and they live to hunt. When they're not hunting, they prefer to be together and just do their thing. They're not into playing with kids or even snuggling in your bed. They like attention, but don't go nuts trying to get it. But what they want most of all is to get their radio collars on and be turned loose in the woods. lol
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