they wont beat anything to the tree
and wagner dogs r no different then what we have today a little but he tried to get away from them old school dogs
if u want one u need to look at akc more then ukc
ukc dogs r houndy but not the old fashioned stufhttp://www.coonhounds.com/Breeds/blktan.html
this helps in a nut shell thou..............Early in the twentieth century, Hans Wagner from Tennessee, decided that the heavy set, Black and Tan was too slow on the trail, Wagner found this unsatisfactory. He and several others sharing his views started breeding a lighter, faster, shorter-eared Black and Tan Coonhound. All of the desirable characteristics of the old Black and Tan were maintained, but a dog more suited to competition was produced. Today, both varieties of the Black and Tan can be found.
this is from the link
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