Damn straight, i miss her too, she pulled many a hard long check n kept us on the rabbit. The little male i kept off her sounds like her and he will come up with a hard check like that. Hes picked up some foot now or either my pack has lost a step cause he's right up in the middle of the action now.I had a little Bluetick female that was smaller than the rest of my pack a few years back. she ran towards the back when they were driving hard but she was great on hard checks and bad scenting days. I sure miss her!! As long as they contribute and don't get left way behind or pull out too far in the front it's no problem. JMO
I remember judging once with the great John New as my co-judge. John was probably about 5’9” and I am 6’3”. We got into a forest of 12-15 foot saplings and John flew through them and I was struggling to keep him in sight. But let me get into the open and I could turn it on. Wish I could run like that today.Spini if you and your wife were trying to get through a jungle and most of the limbs were around 5' 8" off the ground then your longer stride would not come into play. In fact you would have to put more effort getting through it than her.
I don't run in a jungle, bigger dogs are going to blow up smaller ones eventually.Spini if you and your wife were trying to get through a jungle and most of the limbs were around 5' 8" off the ground then your longer stride would not come into play. In fact you would have to put more effort getting through it than her.
Dang! You must have little bitty 4" dogs to get through hog wire.😁Depending on the cover who has the advantage. Real thick honeysuckle vines and hog fences the little dogs have an advantage. Open cover or grassy / weedy cover the big dogs have the advantage. If the pack of dogs aren't overly competitive they can run well together. Each excels when their time comes. Many years ago a local hunter wanted to test his Bragg dogs against mine. His were a full 15" and mine were 13". I took him to a local weed field that I ran often. It was surrounded by a hogwire fence. The rabbits would weave in and out of the fence. My little dogs would zip right thru while his dogs couldn't get thru. He knew he had been had. LOL. He never ever called me again.