Dagger was a PlottxGreyhound that was a brown brindle with a gray face and heavy coat of hair. I bought Dagger when i was 16 yrs old and paid $300 for him that was like a million dollars to me at the time. I was still living at home but had to work to help the family my dad had been crushed in the coal mines and was in pretty bad shape so the $300 was extra work but i was hoping i could sale coon hides to make up the difference. Dagger was stone cold silent on track had a quick double chop locate that he done 2 times then would roll over to a 40 bark per minute tree dog and would stay until daylight. Dagger was not a very pretty dog but he could flat tree some coons. I hunted him for 1 year by himself before i bought 2 Catahoulas and a black lab that i trained to tree coon. Yes a black lab trained to tree coon he was not a natural but trained to bark up a tree. The 2 Cats were naturals. Its not easy to train pups with a silent dog pups have to be smart and have game sense to do this. Dagger was a steady dog never a dog to throw gravel in your face when he left he just went off in a trot not what you would think with a greyhound cross. My friends had registered hounds and would leave like a rocket when turned loose and they always made fun of Ole Dagger. But they didnt laugh to hard when them big time hounds passed up 3 coons oh yeah and them was 3 single coons not 3 in one tree. He had to have been a layup specialist it was hard to tell because he was silent but this dog could make coons it seemed like. To this day Dagger still holds my personal record for treeing coons in a night and 3 nights in a row. He was definitely a coon dog i have a picture of a dog that looks just like him but its not but i cant post pics so if someone would wanna post it i can send it to ya. Part 2 i will tell ya about the 1 night record and the 3 nights in a row record. Keep lookin up!
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Post by mtkittychaser on May 11, 2019 21:44:20 GMT -6
Awesome story , Dagger sounds like a fun dog. I was into pheasant hunting at 16 and one of my buddies had an expensive papered German shorthair and the other had a mutt. The mutt would walk with us until she seen some birds then she'd bark to tell us to stop. We'd get ready and she would go flush them out.. The other buddy would be chasing his dog all over the country side,with his expensive dog jumping bird 300 yards ahead of him hahaha.. Them crossed up pups can be fun.