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02-29-2008, 03:14 PM
Hey ya'll, I've created a pedigree database for Hangin' Tree Cowdogs. I'd appreciate it if those of you who own HTCs would check it out and add your dogs to the database!


Straw Boss
02-29-2008, 09:00 PM
Nice Job.

03-01-2008, 10:39 AM

03-01-2008, 03:00 PM
Here is the pedigree on my dog, I can't figure out how to put on the data base.
Pedigree of:
W Lazy J Stingray Savvy
Red C/W

2/9/1998 WTCH Crown Point Red Baron W Lazy J PATDcs RTDcs DNA-VP
Red C/W

4/4/1995 WTCH Hangin Tree Dude PATDcs RD RTDcs DNA-CP
Red Merle C/W

8/16/1992 Hangin' Tree Spook OTDc STDds DNA-CP

WTCH Hangin' Tree Working Blue RDX

Hangin' Tree Roja

WTCH Hangin' Tree Working Blue RDX

WTCH Kola Bear RD RTDc
Blue C/W RF

12/22/1989 WTCH Hangin' Tree Black Bear PATDc RTDcs RDg DNA-CP

Hangin' Tree Buddy

Hangin Tree Dude went into the Hall of Fame at age 4. My dog Stingray now age 10, (yes named after the bull Stingray) competed in the Nationals at age 2 and has titled off spring.

03-01-2008, 09:12 PM
Hey Jan, this is a database for the breed of dog that Gary and Choc Ericsson created called the Hangin' Tree Cowdog; which is different from Gary's lines of Aussies and Border Collies which were registered with their respective breed registries with the kennel name/prefix of Hangin' Tree which was his ranch brand.

You can find a pedigree database for Aussies here: http://www.hrdndog.com/pedigrees/

03-02-2008, 09:22 AM
Yes I know my dogs came for Gary, and he lives close by.
The dogs I posted are the foundation of his dogs. Some of the greats in all venues. Stingray has pups that excell in all arena's, sheep, cattle, ducks, agililty, conformation, and obedience. Our dogs are OFA'd and eyes cleared, and DNA'd.

03-03-2008, 05:26 PM

05-27-2008, 06:15 PM
Hey, just thought I'd bounce this back up. I've got 378 dogs in the database now. Some of them even have photos.

05-27-2008, 07:26 PM
You did a great job with data base.I looked up my dog (crosshill prissy) and was impressed. I bred my dog to Bruce Hopgoods good dog Chili. Thank you for recommending Chili and Bruce to me. When I took my dog to Illinois to be bred, Bruce wanted to see her work. I was scared, because she is still a puppy herself and it was her first time away from home. Needless to say she did great. My puppies are due June 14 and she has been accepted to the registry.Bruce was on rfd-tv a few weeks ago he has some nice dogs. His website is(www.midwestcattledog.com)

05-28-2008, 12:39 AM
anyone got any hanging tree pups or other good cattle dogs?

05-28-2008, 10:10 AM
Im interested in maybe getting a few good cowdogs if anyone knows where I can find some.

05-28-2008, 01:24 PM
Thanks Jimmy! Bruce is a good guy, I was out at his place a few weeks ago, he said Prissy looked good! Chili is an awesome dog. I've got a couple pups from Bruce that were sired by him. Here's a photo from our run at a futurity in KS of the older pup at 13 months old.


For those of you looking for a cowdog be aware not any ol' dog will make a cowdog and of those not every cowdog will be a great one. Easiest way to know you're getting a good dog is to get a started or trained dog, yes a dog like that is likely going to be priced over $1500, but think of it this way- Even the best bred pup might not turn out, you can spend a lot of money buying pups, and wait more than a year to see if they turn out, and still not have a usable dog. On the other hand it can be hard to find someone who has a started or trained dog for sale, despite the price they get bought up pretty quick, or to find a dog that's suitable for the type of work you're doing or the way you handle a dog. I recommend seeing the person you're buying a dog or pup from work their dogs. Also, I highly recommend going to clinics, it's amazing all the things you can learn from someone who has been there done that and also just from watching other handlers and their dogs. There's lots of great training videos out there as well.

As far as Hangin' Tree Cowdogs go, if you're looking for a started or trained dog I should have a couple for sale this fall. I'll have a litter of pups born this fall as well. I'm located in Indiana. http://www.rhodescowdogs.com/ or 765-580-1683

Jimmy Tillman in MS will have some pups ready to go this summer, his contact info is on page one of this thread.

Bruce Hopgood has a litter of pups and might have a started dog. His website is http://www.midwestcattledog.com or phone is 309-874-2696

Jody Mikles, Elk City, OK. I know he's got two male pups left and might have a started dog. http://www.miklescowdogs.net/ 580 225 5369

If you like a Border Collie Joe and Laura Stimatze in KS have some of the best. http://www.cowdogcentral.com/stimatze1.htm

You should also check out the Cowdog Forum http://www.miklescowdogs.net/forum/ You have to be a member to view the forum and they basically have the same rules as here- you need your name and location in your profile or you'll get deleted. There's oodles of great info here. If you're looking for a dog there is a for sale section. The Cowdog Forum will be having it's yearly get together this October in Elk City, OK. If you can, come out, there'll be people from all over the country there with their dogs- we'll have fresh cattle to work, good company, and good food!

Feel free to post here or contact me if you have any questions!

05-29-2008, 12:20 PM
Wow, stuff falls off the page fast!

06-23-2008, 07:47 PM
Thought I'd post a couple videos of my dogs:


06-23-2008, 08:24 PM
Your dogs look good.I looked at the other two dogs on you tube .
Had my hangin' tree puppies last week 3 males, 4females of those i had 3 blue ,4 black.
I have got 3 that are not spoken for if any one would like some nice pups out of one of best dogs in the country(Chilli).

mike carreon
06-24-2008, 11:31 PM
A great cow dog IMO is the BlackMouth Cur. Check out Dave Thoms in Three Rivers TX. Some of the best dogs I've ever used.