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 . . .

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Few Thoughts From Branko's Beagles

Frieda Krpan, "You never make a breeding decision based on paper alone. It's a tool but it's not your main reason. . . . They gotta have hunt, they gotta have desire, they gotta have intelligence. . . . We are very tough on the standards on our dogs.

Branko Krpan, "We never bred for trials of any kind. We breed for hunters. . . . My philosophy on training pups is we run them in the pack because they are pack dogs. . . . Puppies must show me they are worth spending time on. . . .  If you have a good dog, it doesn't matter what you do with him, you can't ruin him.

You can listen to the entire interview here.

Thanks to Benson Kennels for a great interview!

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