What speed do you run

Discussion in 'Rabbit Hunting and Beagling' started by SHOOTER, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. SHOOTER

    SHOOTER New Member

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    I like a med speed but I have 2 upper med hounds also
     
  2. We just got one speed... wide open:razz:
     

  3. Crofford

    Crofford New Member

    I would say mine a medium speed dogs.
     
  4. How do you tell the difference between medium fast and fast? Mine hardly ever catch a rabbit, and when you shoot one, its usually like a couple minutes before the dogs catch up. What speed is this?
     
  5. My dogs are just medium speed, but usually catch a half a dozen or so a year, by just steady pressure, Rabbits are not made to run for a long time, but fast for a short time. Alot of guys that run medium speed dogs catch rabbits. You are just going to have to watch enough different speed dogs run to figure out what you have, or go with someone who knows
     
  6. I call mine med. speed but want nose to govern speed to scent conditions
     
  7. I would say mine are med speed (4-5).
     
  8. john c

    john c New Member

    I would say my 2 are med.-upper medium depending on conditions:D
     
  9. our dogs are 6-8 on speed depending on the scenting conditions
     
  10. I started beagling about 3 years ago and started with the fastest dogs i could find and didn't have any luck with staying on a rabbit So i got out of it for a year and just got back it to beagling in september buyin what i call med speed and just now got 4 dogs put together that i like and can stay with a rabbit and i would call them med
     
  11. MackC

    MackC Moderator

    Most hunters that like to have long sustained runs end up with the medium speed dogs. They loose fewer rabbits. Although there are some very good fast dogs, just like driving a car "the faster you go the more likely you are to run off the road and crash"!