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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, March 29, 2015

Now for the Wait

Zoom and a Dennis X Dilly Pup
A while back I posted Will This Cross Work? I am a little closer to finding out. Naturally the pups out of Logan Elm Dennis and Logan Elm Dilly came during a record cold setting night in March. I tried to keep plenty of heat in the box. (A new kennel heater I had ordered from Amazon finally made it to my house a week after the pups were born, but that is a whole nother story). Partially due to the stress of the weather, Dilly has managed to raise just three pups. 

With two females and a male pup, this will give me a good idea of how the cross worked. The good news is that neither parent is going anywhere anytime soon so I will be able to get a feel for both as reproducers. Now it's just a matter of waiting for month after month for the pups to get old enough to run. The good news is that they should be just the right age for Carter to play with in the yard this summer.

Next up with be a litter from Chip and Gypsy. This is a repeat cross. The Old Man and I liked it enough that we decided to make it again. This is the litter that Dilly, Silly, and Jimmy came from. Hopefully in about 61 days I will have a few more pups and maybe this time it won't be minus 7°.

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