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i got mine in the mail with my new issue of Tally-Ho.i just got done watching it and found it to be very good and informative.It will be a big help to anyone with their breeding program i feel.after seeing what was explained in it it will be much easier to pick out a nicer dog.
 

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you mean they are field hounds??? have my nice little smoochy doggy get all muddy and yucky???? :D

[ July 05, 2004, 04:37 PM: Message edited by: pinehawk ]
 

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Dean i've e-mailed with Mike a couple of times to try to get him to go to a AHBA Hunt or a field trial,but i know his time is taken up right now so i won't push him to hard,but he should try to make it to your place Labor Day to meet the LEGEND Y.Lee in the flesh.the experience will with out a doubt leave him weak in the knees for sure.he is such a bashful dog too!!!!
 

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the bulldoggy comment just reminded me of a joke Travis told me when him and i were driving to a field trial at 4:30 in the morning!!! now i let him tell me these when his Mom ain't around. What do you get when you breed a Shih Tzu to a Bulldog?... A Bull Shih Tzu!!!!!!! i still get a good chuckle out of it.
 

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so far all i get is the red "X" of death!!! Mike i don't think the extra inch or two helps them hunt better or run faster.if any thing it would i think throw their gait off some.i just this week looked at 18 basset hounds that i had at my disposal.about 13 of these dogs were Field Champs.not a one had longer front legs,they were all not going to SHOW Great either!!! with the straighter or inch or two taller you can throw their top line off to look more beagle like.now when the dog trys to run and scent he has a longer stretch with his neck to get to the ground.now if scenting conditions are not that great he has got to run with his neck stretched at a awkward position for some time which my cause some undue strain in time.these are just my thoughts on this,but it is a really great discussion and i would like to hear some more feed back from others on this subject.oh and if the legs are straighter as opposed to the wrap around front they should have they can't support there weight properly.
 

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No Hub's that's what you said.i said with the straighter or inch or two taller you can throw their top line off to look more beagle like.now when the dog trys to run and scent he has a longer stretch with his neck to get to the ground.now if scenting conditions are not that great he has got to run with his neck stretched at a awkward position for some time which my cause some undue strain in time.look at some of the photo's(that's a skinny,young Y.Lee and Dean by the way) look at mustang sally's picture.now in your mind add 2 inches in height to her front legs...she will have a higher chest but a lower hind end... this will change the way her shoulder moves and the way the head and neck are held.here's something else i just thought of... since when do you see Basset's in the field running with thier heads held up like they do in the show ring? most of the time it's head down and i'm watching the south end going away from me at a pretty good clip.that's how they should be judged throw a rabbit in the ring and the one that catches it wins,it's got to have the best conformation it caught the rabbit quicker than the others!!!!

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