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Well... what can we say about this topic?.. Ohhh boy, lol. I think the lack of this KEY ingredient in our community today is a great commencer.

Is it just me (maybe so), or has spooky, backwards acting, gun shy dogs became the new norm in our modern approach of obtaining a RABBIT DAWG? No sarcasm.. this is a serious inquiry of mine.

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Boldness is doing the task without FEAR !
Gun shyness is man made so we instill the fear by our behavior and conduct.
When training or working with animals you either train with respect or by fear.
Respect is the best way to train, sometimes you have to instill some fear to get the respect. JMO

On another forum we talked about What is a Hounds man? I believe the responses there are very reflective to this topic of Boldness. JMO
 

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Very good! I agree, Sir. But allow me to twist the plot, of you will.. In this scenario I鈥檓 referring totally around the concept of breeding and breeding selection(s) solicited today. Not so much the learned behavior side per say. But again, I do agree from the perspective of training methods and/or philosophies in the way you just presented it. I do. Another perspective: upon evaluating many of the lines before us today I鈥檝e gotten the affordance to see largely carried fluent abnormalities as it pertains to 鈥渕ental functionality鈥. All of which has been altered far away from the ORIGINAL ancestral hounds before them through 鈥榖reed selection鈥 is the scab I鈥檓 picking at my pal. How many times have we all seen a line that possessed a certain, unique kind of mouth, now all of a sudden NO LONGER exemplifies that same mouth now? Or if it does, the litters don鈥檛 possess it consistently. More so sporadically, you know? The breeding approach on some of the core traits (that should be factored in dominantly each cross), are simply put... no more the desired target 馃幆 for the sake of modernism. About as positive of a way it can be said, lol.
 

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Very good! I agree, Sir. But allow me to twist the plot, of you will.. In this scenario I鈥檓 referring totally around the concept of breeding and breeding selection(s) solicited today. Not so much the learned behavior side per say. But again, I do agree from the perspective of training methods and/or philosophies in the way you just presented it. I do. Another perspective: upon evaluating many of the lines before us today I鈥檝e gotten the affordance to see largely carried fluent abnormalities as it pertains to 鈥渕ental functionality鈥. All of which has been altered far away from the ORIGINAL ancestral hounds before them through 鈥榖reed selection鈥 is the scab I鈥檓 picking at my pal. How many times have we all seen a line that possessed a certain, unique kind of mouth, now all of a sudden NO LONGER exemplifies that same mouth now? Or if it does, the litters don鈥檛 possess it consistently. More so sporadically, you know? The breeding approach on some of the core traits (that should be factored in dominantly each cross), are simply put... no more the desired target 馃幆 for the sake of modernism. About as positive of a way it can be said, lol.
That's what happens with inbreeding the worse traits are brought out. Breeding and raising pups is a crap shoot, I am trying to get back to a lineage that is 5 generations back. There is no way I am going to get it back to that point when I had it in my hands and work, kids, spouse were the priority at the time. It was 28 years ago and I am trying to find the closet bloodline that I can get to start over. I might not ever get the chance to complete it as father time is slowly creeping up.
I never bred for mouth, size, color yet I like L/W. The main objective was to have a dog that can jump, run, circle a rabbit on its own and provide some competition in a pack. CONFROMATION WAS THE MAIN CONCERN. Dogs instinctive nature if provided the right environment will become a rabbit dog.
I am not going to chase the hypercritical dream of breeding for the best dog ever.
If you read some of the responses on this site, everyone has the BEST dog there has ever been bred. I will acknowledge they are good dogs but the guy that has a dog tied next to his barn might be the best dog there has ever been.
Its like this, "WHEN THE TAIL GATE DROPS THE BULL&HIT STOPS".
I am happy with my success and the dogs I have started, and used to hunt with.
If some one talks about everything about dogs that tells me if you give him enough time he make a fool of himself. JMO
 
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