That pretty much sums up my opinion. I like em little myself. They just seem like they can get into the tight spots a little better.Seems to me that 13 inch could get into tighter places while 15 inch should be faster. What are you alls opinions?
David if you ever have the desire to cull another 15" extremely nice hound give me a call I can be there in fifteen minutes. :up:I like the 13" hounds better, but I will not cull another good 15" hound anymore.
My FC male ran both 13" and 15" due to his size. He measures between 12 3/4" to 13 1/2" just depends on who is measuring him and how they stand him up
The last time I did that, Jack won the AKC Nationals. I sold him as a derby and he went on to finish for his AKC Field Championship and them won the Nationals.
Jack's sister finished for her FC also. Another one that I sold as a young male Finished also.
But that is ok - Being a breeder of several FC's is a great thing.
Like I said - I like the 13" better, but wil not cull a good 15" out of my kennel just because he/she will not measure under 13"
Amen, I have had both and up until yesterday had both. Now all in the 15 inch class. I have never seen them not be able to get in any tight spot. My 13s always ran all day with the 15s, no difference in hunt, speed, getting into cover, nothing. It all depends on the hounds heart and drive. I judged a 13 inch pack trial and absolutely could not keep up with them. Then we put the 15s down and never got out of a jog. Its all the hounds ability not the size. I like a 15 inch class hound, I personaly like the looks of them better. lots of 13s look like weeny dogs to me (long body, short legs), but I have a 14 inch dog that looks that way too. As long as it has hunt, nose, brains I could care less how tall it is as long as it meets the standard and fits my pack.The only fact you can rely on when comparing the 15 inch hond to the 13 inch hound is this. The 15 inch hound will be 2 inches taller. Depending on whose doing the measureing you may not even be able to count on that.
I have both and love them all.