What is the best coon dog to use? a treeing walker hound, blue tick, black and tan, or red bone?
I have known those who have Blue Tick and Walker Hounds. I agree with your answer of "personal preference". Training is the most important aspect.
personal preference . training makes all the diff.
Blue ticks are smart but the training matters the most
My Uncle has raised and is a responsible Black & Tan Breeder. They are great hunting dogs and, or, make a great house pet, specially if you have children. Easy to train too.