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Coondog Cemetery (only one in the World !)

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Only in the South (AL) can you find a Coondog Cemetery, near an outdoor shooting range!! Very cool they have a website (coondogcemetery.com)!

To qualify for burial in this unique cemetery, where more than 185 coon dogs are buried, there are 3 requirements:

(1) Owner must claim their pet is an authentic coon dog.;
(2) A witness must declare the deceased is a coon dog.
(3) A member of the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, Inc. must be allowed to view the coonhound and declare it as such.

"We have stipulations on this thing," said the late O'Neal Bolton, former caretaker of the Coon Dog Graveyard. "A dog can't run no deer, possum -- nothing like that. He's got to be a straight coon dog, and he's got to be full hound. Couldn't be a mixed up breed dog, a house dog."


Posted by Vanabout 08:13 Archived in USA Tagged coondog

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