I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.

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  1. Jonathan Bailey

    Jonathan Bailey Member

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    American Foxhounds are almost virtually extinct. At least my Google search would have me believe that. Finding a pup anywhere in the Lower 48 will be something of the Holy Grail. Walker pups also seem hard to find. Bloodhounds are unattractive. Black and tan coonhounds aren't that pretty. I don't especially like beagles or dachshunds. And Basset hounds are flat-out lazy and homely.

    I like the looks of the tall and leggy American Foxhounds and the Treeing Walkers but where in the devil does one find a pup of such breeds anywhere in America? Google searches have not revealed much. They must be a top secret.

    Nobody seems to want hounds anymore. Not many people are dedicated to breeding them it seems.

    I feel that I would most likely have to travel to the former Confederate States from Idaho out West to find either a foxhound or a Walker puppy. Getting AKC-registerable pups will even be more of an uphill battle. Tricolor is my favorite hound color.
     
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  2. Vanight

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    We just adopted an American Foxhound that someone dumped on the streets of Portland, OR. I have never owned a hound. Lucy is very sweet, but needs training. Have no idea where to start, we live in a very mountainous, fairly rural area so I went with the TT15, and new hand held unit with it. She is also an inside doggy but I really want to be able to let her off the leash outside. I know the second I do she will book. She is fast, and agile. She has gotten lose 3 times, so I have my hands full. The vet said she was around a year old. Any pointers?
     
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    I forgot to mention, I do hunt both controlled and on the property. I am pretty sure I am making every mistake there is.
     
  4. swat1018

    swat1018 Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of Walker dogs around.
     
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  5. jlane35

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    If you’re on Facebook search “western houndsman” or other big cat, raccoon or hound hunting groups. I run beagles and I see hounds for sale all the time.
     
  6. Chainsaw

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    Coonhounds are one thing; some will be good companions, redtick, bluetick, walker, redbone, black and tan, or plott all good. Fox hounds though are completely different, at least the few I have known. They are bred to chase and that is all there is.
     
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    What are you hunting, and what are the top 3 mistakes you have made?
     
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