This was my first coon dog (Dixie). She is still the hardest hunting most intense dog I’ve owned. A friend of my dads gave her to me as a six week old pup when I was in the 8th grade.
These are two pups that I raised out of Dixie. This picture was their first tree without an older dog at 8 months old. Unfortunately the little female on the right died running a bear crossing a flooded river just a few weeks after this picture was taken. The black male on the left made a top notch bear and coon dog. He also died too young at 6 years old of blastomycosis.
This one is the last coon dog I owned. He was also the most fun to hunt. He hunted close and was super accurate.
Love those pictures of those coon hounds. Back in the 80s and 90s I had several coon dogs. Some better than others. Had a couple walkers that were good, an old white bluetick hound with a beautiful bugle mouth on track and hard chop on tree. But my best coon dog was a black Mt curr, and yep, he would bark track every breath, and would put em up a tree quick. Didn't have cell phone back then so no pictures. Wish y'all could have seen my coon dogs. ?