I'd like to talk Treeing Walker feet. I guess this would be the best place on this site, since at this point I'd like to keep it around the Walkers.
Are any hunters or breeders on here making good feet a priority in your breeding program or attempts.
My observations are limited to what I've seen and hunted with in a limited area, but have led me to believe that Tight feet with deep pads, short arched toes, with lots of hair between the toes and tough thick skin make the kind of feet I prefer. That said also like as much black pigmentation as possible.
I know that is a tall order but if you have succeed in breeding any of these qualities I'd like to hear about it. Please PM me if you don't want to post. Thanks, Terry
Feet are top of the list in my hounds and i believe it is something that can't be improved much after the fact. black pigmentation,short arched toes and thick pads are all possible if
you select a breeding pair with those qualities. My male has black pigmentation and throws a very high percentage of the same. running a mile or two in very rough country(slow) is much different than running
thirty or fourty miles in hard crusted or deep snow. hair, when i ran airedales they would go a hundred yards and chew snow balls from the hair in their feet,never have had that problem in my hounds.