Steve Fielder wrote:Don,
Thanks for starting this thread. Aside from their prowess in the nite hunts in their day, I'll begin by asking you to identify the particular traits within the Lipper-bred dogs that distinguish this "strain" if you will from other strains of Treeing Walkers. I believe one of the traits was their treeing style. What do you think?
Tom Hopkins wrote:Thank you Don and Steve... HOUSES'S LIPPER was a 70lb muscular square red headed, blanketbacked, broad chested hound with long straight strong legs and cat tight feet on which he stood proudly. LIPPER was a beautiful tight wound bundle of talent with a competitive burning desire which made him not for the casual hunter. However, this concentration of ability was the key to his reproductive success. LIPPER was successful in producing dogs that were known to be fast breaking, hard hunting dogs that would throw dirt in your face leaving and generally string out a cast of dogs behind them squeeling and yelping and trying to keep up, this was confusing to the dogs and their handlers.
LIPPER dogs would tree a pop up or get deep in a hurry, according to the coon population. A LIPPER TRAIT that was quite evident was their tracking ability. A LIPPER dog could run a track with their head in the air and turn a feed track into a climb or get caught track in short order. Then comes that signature screaming hair raising locate that was usually blown several yards before rolling up on the timber where the show was about to begin. The most remembered TRAIT of LIPPER dogs was their tree style. The were so loud that many times a cast would want to move back and then closer in an attempt to hear if their dogs were at the tree. You could shine the dogs while going into the tree and see the other dogs mouthes moving but could only here the LIPPER dog till you got to the tree. Many have described a LIPPER tree mouth. Such as, a large piece of machinery running, or a dinosaour or a dog caught in a trap or in extreme distress. It was a constant roar that was deafning. Once treed they were treed the more pressure you put on them the better they liked it and the harder they would tree. I would say that the cherry on top was the accuracy that LIPPER put in his offspring. If you hunted a LIPPER dog you came to expect to see a coon when you walked up to a tree. In closing I would say that the concentration of desire and balance in all departments was the key to THE LIPPER STRAIN.
Originally posted by C.Gibson
Hey history nut.. What can you tell us about House's tom tom? Back in the day that was the blood I loved. Tom Tom, & Clint. Both led to lipper.
Steve Fielder wrote:That's about as uniform, nice-colored litter of pups as you will see anywhere Don.
Lance Laymon wrote:Was Guess Deanwood Drifter a litter mate to Lipper?
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