Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted February 8, 2015
I have never experienced a dog with a nose like Spot. When an animal was shot and no other dog could pick up the trail, Spot was the dog that we brought in. She could pick up a 3 day old trail, in the rain, and would lead the other dogs to within sight of the animal that we were hunting.
The Good: As I mentioned before, Spot had a nose like no other. She was a leader of the pack but not only was she a great hunter, she was also a great family dog. She loved to play with kids as well enjoyed lounging with the older family. Just an all around amazing pet.
The BAD: ................ I'm drawing blanks on this one. I really can't think of anything bad that stands out about this dog other than the normal dog negatives.
Overall, the Bluetick hound is born and bred to hunt. There is no getting around that and if you don't hunt with them, they will tend to find something to hunt on their own. They are, above all, a specialty dog and should be used as such because in all honesty, it is when they are at their happiest. It seems to be their Zen.