I trained a Bull Terrier on coons. He could not cold trail worth a crap, but he could keep up with the hounds. A coon is about ten times faster than a hound, one on one. A Bull Terrier is about ten times faster than a coon, one on one. You knock that coon out of the tree, and it is a sight to behold. Outside of fighting coons, I never found much that Bull Terriers were good for. They only wanted to fight with hogs, and cattle, so they really sucked at it. They were not big enough to stop a man, so I saw no reason to do that.
I found that Plott Hounds went readily to man work. Much more so, than I ever dreamed. Plotts are my favorite hound.
My favorite of the cur breeds, is a Kemmer Stock Mountain Cur. They take readily to man work, but we fall back into the size problem. They cannot STOP a man.
STOP does not mean to bite.
It means to stop ALL FORWARD MOMENTUM.
It means to STOP ANY CHANCE OF RETREAT.
Unless a man is on his back, he ain't STOPPED.
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
The time when screech owls and Bandogges howl and spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves.
Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"