Why do you say blackcreeks are made to run the middle? Just curious as Im not that familiar with blackcreeks either. I hear a lot of good things about them and would like to get into them if possible.I have owned two full blood patch hounds. One turned out to be a deer dog and the other was a really good rabbit dog. the one thing i did not like was they were turned a little funny. They were just plain weird. The guy that i got them from has a whole pack that can scream on a rabbit. I think they make better swamp rabbit dogs than cottontail. In my opinion, patch dogs are made to run the front of the pack, blackcreeks are made to run the back of the pack and I want something in the middle.