Finley River Chief
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Nite Ch. Finley River Chief

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Nite Champion Finley River Chief 
 "A Legend"

                                                                                                                                               
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2015 ACHA LITTLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  MARCH 20th - 21st
TRAVELERS REST, SOUTH CAROLINA









2013 ACHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANFORD, KENTUCKY
The Cost Of A College Education, Very Expensive
Time Spent With A Legend. PRICELESS
COOPER NICELY with JOHN J. MONROE




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For more pictures and ads from the past and present be sure to visit our RED SITE with the Biggest archives of the Treeing Walker History.  The information to get to it is below.

Be Sure To Join Our Foundation Of The Breed Forum, It costs nothing and is simple to sign up.  You have to be registered to view most of the information on this site.  There are many pictures of the greats of the past and also many ads on these hounds.  Here is where you will find the most pictures and ads.  New ones are being put up most everyday. It will be full of pictures and old ads from the past.  A lot of pictures and ads that many have never seen.    Click the link below and enjoy a trip back to the past.

Foundation Of The Breed 





 


Almost every week we are adding new pages to this site of Treeing Walker History.  Be sure to check our tabs above for the different pages we are adding.  We will add content to the pages as soon as possible.  If you have a passion for the history of the Treeing Walker Coon Hound or are just curious then this is the site you will want to visit often.  This site is about the history and we will give all strains their due.  This site is so much more then just the FINLEY RIVER CHIEF STRAIN  of Treeing Walkers.  It is also about such strains as: MACK TWAIN, HERSHBERGER, NANCE, INDIANA BOONE BOY, FORRESTER'S BELL and SUE, MOTLEY, INCREDIBLE ROCK, MERCHANT'S BAWLIE, SHETLER'S SONNY BOY, BIXLER'S SUPREME SALLY, TARLETON'S BAWLING BOWSER,  JOHNSON'S BANJO, HOUSE'S QUEEN,  NELSON'S BUTCH, SPRING CREEK ROCK, SAILOR BOY, LONE PINE, YADKIN RIVER,  and strains that go back to these old strains such as,  NOCTURNAL NAILOR, BALL'S HICKORY NUT HARRY, ROCK RIVER SACKETT JR., RAT ATTACK, X JR.,  BELLAR'S PAC-MAC, FLATROCK COMA, WIPEOUT CANDY and WIPEOUT ZEB, WAGER'S STYLISH LIPPER and more.

 





The Treeing Walker is one of the greatest coonhound breeds created.  This site is created with a love for the breed and the history of the breed.  For those of us that have hunted for years looking at some of these pictures of the greats of the past brings back wonderful memories.
 Finley River Chief was responsible for much of the excitement and growth for the breed. There are other great strains that also helped in the creation of this great breed, but in his day Finley River Chief was the gold standard of top reproducers.  His DNA still runs so strong through a lot of hounds of the day.  When you go back far enough you will see that the name of Chief  or another name of the Finley River strain comes up a number of times in so many of the top hounds of the day.   
It wasn't created to just promote one strain.  It was created to share the history and stories of this great breed.   Many strains that helped make this breed what it is are: Sailor Jr. (Hershberger), Johnson's Banjo, House's Queen, Mack Twain, Nance or White River King, White River Boone, White River Rowdy.  These were some of the dogs that were foundation of much of what we have today.  This site was created to help people remember and hopefully bring a smile or two.  For those just getting started, hopefully it will provide some history of past happenings.  History is important.  Much has happened to get to where we are today.  It is important to remember that and to give that its proper due.   
If you love coonhunting and the Treeing Walker breed please visit us often.  This site will continually be updated with pictures, history and stories.  If you may have a picture or information that should be on this site, please contact us and share with us your treasure of knowledge and history.
If you have information or pictures you wish to share with us and the lovers of the Treeing Walker Breed please email us.  To email us Click Here:
           Remember The Past, That Is Where The Present Came From!


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Treeing Walker History In Pictures

2014 Calendar That Not Only Has Pictures Of Over 50 Different Treeing Walkers That Have Had A Part In The History Of The Treeing Walker Breed But Also Has Interesting Information Listed In Each Month Of The Year.

If you or a loved one has an interest in the history of our sport and the Treeing Walker Breed this would make a great Christmas Present that a person could enjoy all year long.  Many vintage pictures of some of the greats of the breed along with interesting facts listed every month.

Price Is $20.00
This includes the shipping to you.  US only please at this price.


To Order A Calendar Click The Link Below.


Click Here To Order The 2014 Treeing Walker History In Pictures Calendar.







Visit our guest book and become a part of it with your memories of some of these great hounds and the history with them.  To visit our guest book either click the tab at the top of the page or
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Finley River Chief was considered the Gold Standard for Top Reproducing Hounds.  From 1965 to 1970 he had two sons and one grandson win the ACHA World Hunt.  There are numerous world hunts now, but the ACHA World Hunt was the ONE hunt anyone would have loved to win.  It was the ONE.  There are numerous stains of good hounds in the treeing walker breed.  We will give all of them their due.  This website isn't just about one strain of Treeing Walker Coonhounds but all the great strains that helped make the breed the greatest Coonhound breed. 


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If you would like to donate to help with the upkeep and betterment of this site you may do so here.  All received here will go back into the site.




An Early Ad on FINLEY RIVER CHIEF before he made Nite Champion.



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            Honor The Past - Promote The Future

People have asked how they can help with the site and preserving the history.  We have donate buttons on the site.  Every cent donated will be added to pay for the bandwidth of the site.

We are always looking for old pedigrees as we continue to improve the site and add more information. If you have any old pedigrees you would allow us to use we will gladly make copies and send the original back to you. They are important in a lot of the research we do on these hounds.

We are also in need of some of the older magazines. If you have some you can let us use they will be put to good use. We will also return these if you desire. Please contact us first about these before you send any to make sure we don't have that issue.

If you have a Stud Dog you would like to have a page on the web you may contact us. We do have a Stud Dog section and it gives your Stud Dog a presence on the internet.

If you have coon hunting related products that you would like to put on the site to help sponsor it you may also contact us about that.

Our email address is finleyriverchief@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:

Treeing Walker History
P.O. Box 69
Gradyville, PA 19039




 




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