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It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Condition to Compete

Jeff Allen and I ran on the back side of the landfill last night for about 4 1/2 hours.  It was a beautiful winter evening with temperatures about 50 degrees.  I took my females and they did what they usually do.  They pack well and just run the rabbit.  Tony is the roughest, and all the others just run and run.  

This make for some good running.  Wes ran a good bit of the front, especially on the straight-aways.  Dixie had a good night with several checks and many turns that prevented checks.

I recently bought Diamond from Steve Allen.  She is out of Ron Wagner's Freejack dog and a female out of Bruiser's Black and Blue on the bottom.  I really like the pups out of Neal and Belle who is out of Black and Blue.  Rambler looks like a for real LP dog.  Steve raised a litter of pups out of Neal and Diamond and Village Girl looks exceptional.  When the chance to buy Diamond came up, I bought her to breed to Neal again.  

I thought she ran the best that I had seen her run last night for the first hour.  After that though, she went to nothing.  She was  just there.  It shows once again how conditioning makes a dog.  I am anxious to see how she will run in a few months when I finally get her in top shape.

I ran Tony, Dixie, Diamond, Miss, and Neal (for a while).  Jeff ran Wes, Viper, MVP, and Fangs.

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