In the Deep South, you're also talking about coonhounds
, hog dogs and deerhounds.
I was an avid hunter, preferring to hunt raccoons with coonhounds
The sport attracts many of the "bully" breeds, but Dawes has seen, among others, Great Danes, Rat Terriers, Cattle Dogs, Black and Tan Coonhounds
, Basenjis, Patterdale Terriers, Boston Terriers, Shelties, and even an Italian Greyhound.
With apologies to vizsla owners every where, I relay that the animal shelter had the two strays listed as redbone coonhounds
In searching the American Kennel Club and other websites, coonhounds
seemed to be the best candidate.
When he wasn't managing the grove, he was trailing coonhounds
, fishing for bass, brewing grapefruit champagne or teaching me how to shoot.
The guy training a pair of coonhounds
on the weekend to clear his lungs of the reek of furniture stain, and a matron walking in the woods with a cell phone and a mushroom guide--who has a chalet down on the lake but winters in Arizona--act gingerly when they meet at a footlog across my stream.