Hunting Bassets - Basset Hunting Terms
AHBA - American Hunting Basset Association.
AKC - American Kennel Club.
Automatic strike dog - hound that opens on game as soon as it's released.
Babbler - a dog constanly opens when no track is evident.
Back track - dog that runs a track in wrong direction.
Barks per minute- amount of barks counted during each minute of treeing.
Bawl mouth- prolonged bark or voice of the hunting hound.
Baying - the act of barking at game that is cornered on ground.
Bench - a small table used to stack hound on to be shown in a Bench Show.
BHCA - Basset Hound Club of America.
Bitch - a female canine.
Bloodline - a dogs pedigree.
Breaking scent - scent of unwanted game that is used to break dog from pursuing unwanted game.
Brood bitch - a female used mainly for producing pups.
Broke dog - dog that is trained and will not run trash.
Brucellosis - is a disease of the reproductive tract which may cause abortion in females, infection of the sexual organs in males, and infertility in both sexes. Dogs should be tested before breeding.
Cast- a group of handlers and dogs competing in a field trial. Or to turn the dogs out (Cast Out).
Check in - a dog that will come back in if no game is found.
Chop bark, chop mouth - short fast barks.
Close hunter- dog that hunts close while looking for a scent trail.
Cold nose - the ability to smell and accurately follow an old track; sometimes referred to as a cold trail.
Dam - mother.
Dew claws - An extra claw or functionless digit on the inside of the leg.
Dog Box - Box built to go in back of truck for dog to travel in safely. (Similar to a dog crate)
DNA - accurate pedigree information proving hounds sire and dam.
E-Collar - an electronic collar used in the training of hounds. A shock collar is used for breaking dogs from running unwanted game.
Ear canker - an inflammation or infection of the ear.
Ear mites - are an external parasite that can infect dogs ears.
Finished dog - a dog that is fully trained to run the desired game only.
Freeze brand - used to permanently mark a dog with letters or design for identification.
Gator- one that frequently fights with other dogs.
Grade Hound - hound that has no registered papers.
Gyp- a young bitch, normally one that has not been bred.
Heart worm - parasitic worm that lives in dog's heart.
Hot nose - a dog that works fresh game tracks that were recently made.
Ill dog - one that frequently fights with other dogs.
Junk game - any unwanted game.
Locate - dog opens bark when game scent is found.
Loose Mouth - a dog constanly opens when no track is evident.
Mange - skin disease. Demodectic (red mange) or Sarcoptic .
Off game - any unwanted game.
Open - refers to the action of a dog barking on trail.
Pup trainer - older dog that is hunted with young pup to help teach and train pup.
Scent drag - a drag that has desired game scent on it that is dragged across the ground to lay a scent trail for training.
Scratched - dogs that are scratched are eliminated from a hunt.
Silent - runs a track without opening (Barking).
Sire - father.
Strike - when the dog barks or opens when it smells a track.
Stud - males hound that is used in breeding.
Tight mouth - dog that does not open much on track.
Track - a scent trail left by a game animal.
Tracking collar - a collar that is used for locating location of a hound.
Trash - unwanted game.
Trash Breaking - the use of a e-collar to break dogs of unwanted game.
Wide hunter - a dog that will hunt farther distance to trail game.
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