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FOX HOUND VERSUS BEAGLES

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(From January 1916)   Last fall my brother came over and asked me to go with him on a hunting trip to Clearfield County, so the next morning I took my gun and left on the six o’clock train and went about 16 miles to a place called Bellwood. There I changed cars and my brother and two of his friends got on. They each had a dog and a gun. My brother had a young beagle, one of the other fellows had a foxhound and the other had a little bitch which he said was a beagle. He called her Nellie. She was ten inches high and three times as...

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THAD WINDSOR AND SHERIFF “BOB” SHORT Famous Delaware Coon Hunters

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(From February 1916)   Next to his family and his church (and his strawberry fields at Oak Orchard) Sheriff Robert Short, of Milford, Delaware, loves the sport of following the dogs on a real coon hunt, the best of anything on earth and Thad Windsor believes that the next thing to heaven on earth is a trio of well trained coon dogs, a congenial partner, and favorable weather with good hunting grounds, and this was what he had gotten together for this especial hunt; and it was some hunt. For years in Thad Windsor’s hunting, he was...

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WATCHER CALL’EM SAYS

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(From January 1916)   By D. E. B. O’Nair    That the  Louisville, KY,  Bench Show held in connection with the poultry show of The Ohio Falls Fanciers’ Association, and The Louisville Pigeon Club, was quite some dog show. According to their catalogue there was 217 dogs entered. There was no fox hounds benched as the fox hound owners were all attending the big fox hunt meet. Not a large entry of beagles; some real good ones shown by Mr. Louis Lee Haggin of Lexington, KY. A recent recruit to the ranks of beagle owners, and one...

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Prepotency Baffles All Dog Breeders

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(From January 1916)   By D. Mansberger and Son   Breeding problems are among the most interesting things that a dog breeder has to deal with, and in the intricate ways and whys and wherefores often remain a mystery. Why one dog in a litter should be much better sire than any of the rest in the same litter often is open to conjecture. One may work out his ideas by the help of figures or by the strain, the accumulated experience he or someone else has handled. But the reason why and his breeding operations he often comes across that...

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BREEDING BEAGLES NOT A GAME FOR PIKERS

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(From January 1916)     By Fred O’Flyng   So much keen rivalry exists now amongst beagle breeders that they think nothing of paying good stiff stud fees in order to get the best blood obtainable. The stud fee of $10 to $25 looks large to a man who used to buy “trained” beagles for $10 to $15,  but since the beagle is passing into the hands of real business men, the breeder knows the stud fee is about as good an investment as a man can make. There was a time-and but a few years back-when it was seldom a stud beagle got any...

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BEAGLES NOT A FAD

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(From January 1916)   The fact that it is becoming quite common for beagles to sell for good long prices is a good indication that now is the time for men with money and brains to get into the game of breeding them. No, they will not be a passing fad, because they are about the only gun dog left the sportsman. It is true the Aierdale is becoming quite prominent as a gun dog in the west, for use on large game, but for the jack rabbit and the festive cottontail, the beagle is king. Field trials are doing a lot to push the beagle to the...

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