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 . . .

Monday, December 30, 2013

Does He Look Guilty?

Logan Elm Dennis, a Pup out of
Logan Elm Neal and Big Meadows Breezy
Logan Elm Dennis took me for a little walk today. It was his first trip into the real world and he found something to run that he really enjoyed. He only went a little ways until some fiery electric zapped him. but he wasn't smart enough to find his way back. He found an old logging road across the holler on the next ridge and went the wrong way.

After a nice stroll through the woods I gathered Dennis up and headed for the nearest road. The Old Man drove around and picked me. It was not my best moment as a trainer and surely not Dennis' best as a rabbit hound. You can just look at the picture and tell he already feels guilty about his misdeed. 

I have been running pups nonstop the last few weeks with almost no problems. As anyone who has ever raised pups knows, this only lasts so long until they find a way to make it interesting. Honestly though, I can't wait to get Dennis out again. After a slow start this morning, he went in with the dogs and ran like crazy. It was a pretty big pack with some good dogs, but he didn't care. At eight months old he showed me some grit and the ability to run a rabbit.

The Old Man, Chris Hopkins, Jeff Allen and I spent the day running some big clearcuts. We had a lot of rabbits and some great chases. A lot of dogs contributed, jumping rabbits, getting checks, and pounding on the line. It was a great day to be a beagler and I can't wait to hunt tomorrow. 

I ran Butcher, Ob, Cole, and Dennis with the first group. I ran Butcher, Ob, Jed, Billy, and Dennis with the second group. It was 30 degrees and cloudy.


  1. I like the looks of that pup. i like a lot of black in a tri. jb michigan.

  2. Thanks. I am really excited about him. Dennis and his littermate, David are from the last litter out of Neal. The Dam is Dennis Kennedy's ARHA Hall of Fame female Breezy.