Hunting Tree Game with Decker Hunting Terriers
Keith Holt's dogs on Coon

 A Decker Hunting Terrier makes a good tree dog for hunting coon and squirrel. With training, they learn to bark up well, and will hold a tree. They can also be trained to retrieve squirrel, though this doesnít come as natural. They are muscular built, and large and quick enough to handle a full grown coon if they catch one on the ground, though, as with any dog, they get better with experience. They have a hot or warm nose, but will not cold track, though, the more they are hunted on a particular game, the colder their nose will get. They hunt close, so they are great when there is limited access or small pieces of land to hunt.  Many members of the DHTR are working to improve the natural tree ability in the Decker Hunting Terrier in future generations by selectively crossing in dogs with more natural treeing instinct. One of the best parts of hunting coon or squirrel with a Decker Hunting Terrier is the companion you have before and after the hunt. These dogs have all the energy in the world while they are hunting, but have an off mode for after the hunt, and are very happy being your best friend curled up on the couch with you during the off season. 

 
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Danielle Atencio-Kupfer's dogs on Coon and Riddick in the tree.
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Danille Atencio-Kupfer's dog in tree.                                       Grit on Squirrel
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Ellis Deckers Taz on a tree
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Keith Holt's pups in training for tree
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Milton Decker's Sunny with squirrel catch.      Oldie but goodie - Milton, Henry and young Ellis
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Clyde Greens Creedance on the left and Pups on the right with Coon
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Danielle Atencio-Kupfer and her dogs hunting Coon
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Left - Danielle Atencio-Kupfer's dogs Treeing          Middle and Right Barry Clark with Duke and Annie
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Four photos of Tim Browns dogs hunting
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Elsie Killen's Cindy on a Tree                              Brian's Chuy with Bobcat
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Ellis Deckers Moby with Coon on left and Taz and Moby on right
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Taz treeing                               Ellis Deckerís dogs treeing
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