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Recently, a rabbit family has decided that our fenced in yard would be a great place to hang out. This event has undoubtedly triggered our hound, Dude. Lately, he’s been forcing them into corrugated drain pipes when they can’t safely make it out of the yard. When he does this, he aggressively barks and barks in conjunction with digging and doing all the things he can to try to get them out. To me, the barking seems counterintuitive but I was wondering if this was typical behavior when hunting rabbits or if he is just goofy. His breeder tested his litter at a bunny barn and he was found to be the dud of the group. For reference, he is an intact male, just over a year old.
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Perfectly normal behavior. the bark Is very important behavior as it allows the Hunter to follow the dogs in deep cover in which you can not see the dog. It can take a basset a lot longer to develop than say a beagle, So you can only take early hunting instinct with a grain of salt. The Dude's Aunt faith who is now our most consistent did not open or chase rabbits till she was three years old.

you might like this Dude and some of his litter mates check out who is hanging out with Miriam in the beginning,.



aunt faith
The one you mostly hear and in the blue collar. (not the pink collar)

aunt Pumpkin




If interested Boys are always on staturday Event Calendars
The closest to you would be Wyoming Valley and Central Jersey Beagle club, a couple of the Dude's littermates will be there the ones we called two spot, Joy and ****** Alvin,

"Use of Voice. The proper use of voice is proclaiming all finds and denoting all progress by giving tongue, yet keeping silent when not in contact with scent that can be progressed. For Brace and Two-coupled pack true tongue is honest claiming that running mates can depend on. Judges will give the benefit of the doubt to the hound(s) unless game being pursued is viewed by the judges. Improper use of voice should be severely penalized. "

"Proper use of voice is proclaiming all finds and denoting all forward progress by giving tongue, yet keeping silent when not in contact with scent that can be progressed. True tongue is honest claiming that running mates can depend on "

4-C Definitions — Faulty Actions
Babbling is excessive or unnecessary tonguing. The babbler often tongues the same trail over and over, or tongues from excitement when casting, in an attempt to regain the trail at losses. ...
Tightness of mouth is a failure to give sufficient tongue when making progress. This will often be evidenced by the Hound tightening up when pressed or when going away from a check.

fwiw the dude's Mom see attachment she is also an FC
 

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