The Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound

is a sturdy, sleek, well-balanced and symmetrical breed of the coonhound type, and is perfectly suited for the job he was bred to do ~ tracking and treeing wild raccoons in their natural habitat of varying terrain.

The head is handsome and with medium length ears set moderately low, reaching or nearly reaching the tip of the nose, and oval or round at the tip and hanging gracefully towards the muzzle. The eyes are large and set well apart with a soft, hound-like expression, dark in color. The muzzle is of medium length and rather square with a medium stop; neither Roman-nosed nor dish faced. The nostrils are large and black.

The neck is of medium length, rising from the shoulders cleanly. The shoulder blades present a laid back appearance, providing great freedom of movement and strength. The depth of the chest is more important than the width and descends approximately to the point of the elbows. The ribs are well-sprung, never flat. The back is strong and muscular with a nearly level topline, and the tail is set on moderately high and carried up and saber-like. The legs are straight and parallel from elbow to pastern, with pasterns strong and slightly slanting but standing almost perpendicular to the ground. The hind quarters are muscular and powerful with well muscled thighs of considerable length. The stifles are well bent and the hocks clean, denoting endurance and power.  Learn More about this Breed.

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The Afghan Hound

Also Known As:  Baluchi Hound ~ Sage Baluchi ~ Tazi

Afghanischer Windhund ~ Levrier Afghan ~ Lebrel Afgano

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Afghan Hound is an aristocrat, his whole appearance one of great dignity and aloofness with no trace of plainness or coarseness.  He has a straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past.

The hindquarters, flanks, ribs, forequarters and legs are well covered with thick, silky hair, very fine in texture; ears and all four feet are well feathered; from in front of the shoulders, and also backwards from the shouders along the saddle from the flanks and the ribs forward, the hair is short and close, forming a smooth back in mature dogs.  This is a traditional characteristic of the Afghan Hound.

The striking characteristics of the breed ~ exotic, or “eastern” expression, long silky topknot, peculiar coat pattern, very prominent hip bones, large feet and the impression of a somewhat exaggerated bend in the stifle due to profuse trouserings~ stand out clearly, giving the Afghan Hound the appearance of what he is, a king of dogs, that has held true to tradition throughout the ages.

Height in dogs is 27 inches, plus or minus one inch; bitches 25 inches, plus or minus one inch.  Dogs weight approximately 60 pounds with bitches weighing about 50 pounds.  All colors are permissable, but color or color combinations should be pleasing; white markings, especially on the head, are undesirable.

As coursing dogs, Afghan Hounds excel, not so much in straightaway speed as in the ability to traverse rough terrain swiftly and sure-footedly.  When running free, the Afghan Hound moves at a gallop, showing great elasticity and spring in his smooth, powerful strie.  When on a loose lead, the Afghan can trot at a fast pace; setpping along, he has the appearance of placing the hind feet directly in the foot prints of the front feet, both thrown straight ahead.  Moving with head and tail high, the whole appearance of the Afghan Hound is one of great style and beauty.

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Highlighting the 2011 Borzoi National Specialty, our second edition of Hound Scene is hot off the presses!   Along with show results and photos of major winners, this issue includes important Legislative Information that affects all Hobby Dog Breeders in Texas, as well as information on the Basenji breed!

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Hound Breed Information
FEATURED BREED: The Afghan Hound is an aristocrat, his whole appearance one of great dignity and aloofness with no trace of plainness or coarseness.  He has a straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past.

Hound Dog News

I received this on another list I’m on and thought is was very well written:

The United States was founded under the assumption of liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. To that extent, we are a multicultural country. We have racial cultures, we have religious cultures, we have sports cultures, we have work cultures. We tend to be accepting of other cultures. One neighbor can be a sports fan and a Lutheran, another a jazz fan and a Catholic but they still manage to be neighbors and to accept one another’s cultures.

The culture of the dog hobbyist/fancier is not so lucky. The powerful, rich, and mighty Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have decided that our culture our very lifestyle is unacceptable.

In 2009, over 140 pieces of anti-dog and anti-breeder legislation were introduced in 37 states. The language in all of these bills was remarkably similar. It isn’t by coincidence! It’s the huge, deep, lobbying pockets of HSUS and its ilk Wayne Pacella, CEO and President of HSUS, has indicated that he has no problem with eliminating domestic animals: “One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding” (Animal People News, May 1993). HSUS has over $130 million in annual revenue and assets of more than $200 million. Yet less than ½ of one percent of donations goes directly to the hands-on care of animals. Most of the rest of that cash, hard-earned by its donors, goes to six-figure payrolls for staffers, salaries for “social media” personnel who are paid to respond to any and all comments about H$U$, and massive lobbying efforts. In fact, the IRS has been tasked with investigating the 501c3 status of the HSUS based on the tremendous amount of lobbying it performs. Wayne Pacella is an attorney. He is not an animal husbandry expert. He does not even have a pet.

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