Originally Posted by tshort4113
I dont competition hunt but I pleasure hunt every weekend. In my opinion the competition hunts do not mean anything. There is a fine line between a squirrel dog and a comp dog. (From the ones I have seen.)
The comp dogs I have been around are better squirrel dogs than most of the pleasure dogs I have been around. They hunt harder, they stay treed longer, they are faster and they use all their senses to tree squirrels.
A lot of the comp dogs get hunted a lot more often than the typical pleasure dog. A pleasure dog usually gets hunted maybe a couple times a week and a lot of the comp dogs get hunted 5 to 7 days a week. Woods time makes a difference.
I know there are some pleasure dogs that could compete in the comp hunts and do very well and there are some comp dogs that don't belong at the comp hunts at all. But, these are exceptions to the rule.