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Wayne's Guide to Coon Hunting Terminology

ACHA
Addle tongued Babbling,
AKC American Kennel Club
Anti's
Automatic strike dog
Babbling
Back track
Bark up

Barks per minute
Bawl, bawl mouth
Baying
Belly rubbing
Bloodline
Blue-ticking
Box dog (rig dog)
Break
Breaking scent
Broke
Brood bitch
Brucellosis
Caged coon
Campaign
Cast
Cat foot
Catch dog
Changeover bark
Check dog
Check in
Chop
Class
Close
Close-in

Cold nose
Cold track
Come down on tree
Coonhound Bloodlines
Cross

DNA
Dam
Deep
Den tree
Dying bawl
Face barking

Fast track
Finished
Full cry

Fully open
Fussy
Get the meat
Good blood
Grand Nite Champion
Grinner
Grit
Gyp
Hide dog
Hit a deer
Hit a track
Hit up
Honest
Hot nose
Hot track
Iffy
Ill at tree
Ill dog

In style
Jerk a tree out from another dog
Junk game
Laps

Lay up
Locate
Loose mouth
Lying
Me too
Meat dog
Medium nose
Medium track
Milling at the tree/track

Move a track
Nite Champion
Nite Hunt
Off game
Open
Ouchy
Out of the country
Outside dogs

PKC
Pressure tree dog

Pup trainer
Pups on the ground
Purple Ribbon bred 'PR'
Quick locator
Red dogs
Run at the tree

Scent drag

Silent
Sire
Slick tail
Slick tree
Slobber mouth
Solid broke
Split tree

Started
Stay-put
Straight
Strike
Stroll
Struck
Style
Tap up
Throws (pups)
Tight mouth
Top & Bottom
Track
Track drifter
Track straddler
Tracking collar, telemetry collar
Trail
Training scent
Trash
Trashy
Tree bark
Tree happy
Tree slamming
Treed
Turn loose
UKC
Up on tree
Well started
Went back to
Were out of
Wide

 

American Coon Hunting Association
a dog that barks as if on a trail but is not on a trail.
American Cooner National magazine specific to the interests of coon hunting.
The anti-hunter, anti-fur, PETA, USHS, and other groups to which we respectfully give a wide berth.
A dog that begins barking as soon as it is unleashed to hunt in a competitive event.
Barks as soon as turned loose without smelling anything.
When the dog runs the track in the wrong direction from which the game traveled.
The change in the bark from trailing to treeing, when you can hear the dog has located the tree and is up on the tree.
Number of barks during each minute of treeing. 
A long, drawn out bark.
When the dog has the game located on the ground and barks at it.
The dog trees with his chest against the tree.
A dogs pedigree.
A dog that opens but does not make forward progress with a track.
A dog that will ride on top of the dog box in the back of the truck and strike on game.  Usually on bear.
To correct a dog from exhibiting unwanted behavior or chasing unwanted game.
The scent of unwanted game that is used to break a dog from running that particular animal.
A dog that will not chase unwanted game.
A female used mainly for producing pups.
A contagious sexually-transmitted disease in dogs. Dogs should be tested before being bred.
A coon caught in a humane trap, used for training pups.
To competitively hunt, market and promote a dog.
The small group of dogs and hunters that draw out and hunt together in competition hunts.
A short-toed, round foot with the knuckles high and well developed.  Like a cat's foot.
A dog that is used to physically catch game.  Mostly used in wild pig hunting.
A different type of bark, to indicate a change from trailing to treeing.
A straight dog that is used to verify that the track is from the desired game animal.
A dog that will range out looking for a track then come back to you when none is found.
Short fast barks.
When a dog strikes, tracks and trees honestly and admirably.
A dog that stays fairly near to the hunter while looking for a scent trail.
Either can mean that the dog is hunting near the hunter, or can be used to refer to how closely related a dog is to a certain bloodline.
A dog that can smell an old track that had been made earlier and does not have much scent to it.
An old track made by game, may be broken, not much scent left, more work for the hound to follow.
The first vocal evidence that the dog has the game in the tree, also called barking up.
National magazine published by the United Kennel Club specific to the interests of coonhunting.
In breeding dogs, this is referring to the parents of a certain litter; as in "this cross produced outstanding bear dogs".
Deoxyribonucleic acid.  Known as the genetic fingerprint.  A proof of unique identification.   
Mother dog.
When a dog is hunting far away from the hunter.
A tree in which the game can get inside.
A long drawn out howl, falling off in volume.
When a dog barks viciously into another dogs face at the tree.  May be precursor to a fight.  Will ruin the training of a puppy.
A hot track, one that the game recently made, easy for the hound to follow, the hound can run the track.
A dog that is fully trained to run the desired game only.
A hound that is hot on a scent trail and is fully open.  Also the name of the oldest trail and tree dog magazine.
While on a scent trail, barking freely.
A hound that may get irritated with other dogs, does not like to be close to other dogs.
Usually refers to having the game treed.  May refer to catching game on the ground.
Well bred.  The dog has a good pedigree.
Titles earned by competing against other Nite Champions in competition hunts.
An opposum.
Tenacity; a dog which is fearless, aggressive and confident in pursuing game.
A young female dog, normally one that has not been bred.
A consistent hunter, a dog that will tree a coon every time.
When a dog crosses a deer track while trailing and chooses to run the hot deer track.
When a dog is searching for game and finds a track, announced by a strike bark.
The barking up when a dog reaches the tree.
A dog that will not run off game or babble.
Used to describe a dog that will only work a fresh track that was recently made.
A fresh track made by game.
A dog that is not confident.  May fall off the tree when another dog comes in.
A mean dog, one that will fight other dogs at the tree.
A dog that growls, face-barks or otherwise threatens other dogs.  May or may not attack other dogs. Should be hunted alone. 
Used to describe a dog that strikes, runs and trees a coon consistently with a beautiful voice.
When a dog locates the game quickly, and confidently, independent of the other dogs.  Not iffy. 

Unwanted game.
Trees fallen over onto each other creating easy escape routes for treed game, and challenging hunting for hounds.
A coon that has not been on the ground recently, and is laying up in the tree.
Finding the tree that the game is in.  Also the announcement of the tree by the dog.
Opens for no reason, without smelling any scent.
A dog that will open, run or tree when he does not have a track.
A dog that will follow the lead of another dog, even if he does not have the track.
A dog that consistently gets the game.
A hound that will hunt a warm track.
A game track that is not fresh, but not old.
When the dogs are barking but not settled on the tree, working track around at the base but not committed.
When a dog smells a game track and trails the scent toward the game.
Title earned in organized competitive night hunts.
Competition hunts for coon that are held at night.
Any unwanted game.
The announcement by a dog that a track has been located.
A dog that may be mean, a dog that is irritable with other dogs.
When a dog runs a fast track very deep.
Used to denote a dog that was brought into a breeding program from another line, not linebreeding, outcrossing.
Professional Kennel Club
A dog that will stay treed until you arrive at the tree. Will not leave the tree for any reason. Will stand the pressure of other dogs barking nearby. Usually 100 - 130 bpm.
A straight older dog that is hunted with the pup so the pup can learn from doing.
Live puppies in a litter that has recently been whelped.
United Kennel Club classification of a dog that has at least three generations of registered ancestors.
A dog that can find a track and determine the direction quickly.
Redbone coonhounds.
When a dog will run at a tree, climbing and falling back onto the other dogs while barking at game. Not a preferred trait. May cause fights at tree.
A drag made of cloth or canvas with scent on it and dragged across the ground to lay a scent trail for training or competitive events.
Runs a track without barking.
Father dog.
An opposum.
When the dog trees and there is no game in that tree.
When a hound salivates excessively while barking on the tree.
A straight dog, one that does not ever run off game, a dog that is consistent and accurate.
When a dog trees a coon in a different tree a short distance from where the rest of the dogs are treed.  Shows independence and confidence.
A dog that has begun training as a hunting dog.
A dog that will not leave the tree where the game is.
A dog that will not run off game.
When the dog barks or opens when it smells a track.
A casual buddy hunt.
When you called the dog opened on a track.
When a hound hunts accurately and consistently with a beautiful voice.
When a coon runs part way up a tree, then abandons that tree and goes to a different tree. 
Whelps.
Does not open much on track.
Related to the pedigree: top is sire's breeding, bottom is dam's breeding.
Scent trail left by game animal.
Works the track by taking shortcuts and not following the entire trail.
Follows the trail by smelling every step the game made.
A dog collar that has a transmitter and emits a signal, which is tracked by a receiver.  Used for locating the dogs.
The track left by game, or the act of the hound following the scent of the track left by the game.
Scent of game used to lay a trail, used in training and competition events.
Any unwanted game.
A dog that is likely to track unwanted game.
When the dog is at the tree with game in it and barking.
A dog that may tree when there is no game.
A dog that trees hard with his body against the tree, may run at the tree.
When a dog has the game up the tree and he has announced it.
Unleash to hunt.
United Kennel Club
When the dog is at the tree with game in it and barking.
A dog in training that is running and treeing with other dogs, may or may not be hunting alone.
A dog's ancestry.
The dog's pedigree, usually referring to the parents of the litter.
When a dog hunts a long distance from you.

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