I have one that bawls, one chops and 2 has a squealy mouth , no clue what my 3 pups is going to sound as they havent opened their yap yet lolI've always loved the sound of a bawl mouthed hound.I know that there are folks here who have pointed out that when a hound lifts it's head to bawl it might cause a check, but as long as it can solve the loss I'll accept that just to hear the music.If I was a field trial guy I might feel differently. However the two dogs I have now aren't bawl mouthed but I love them and they will be with me until death do us part.
X2I like chop with a little brawl thrown in there . Out of the 7 that my nephew and I run , I can only name 3 of them when they open . I have all 3 of them . Squeal is my least favorite .
I don't hear very well anymore so being loud is a big deal to me too.I like loud ones! I'm not as concerned with bawl vs chop. I just need to be able to hear it!