Huck's Run Beagles
- About Us -
My name is Mike Johnson and I live just North of Hughesville, PA with my wife and 2 sons. I enjoy the outdoors, but running beagles and/or foxhounds is my calling. When I'm not with my family or in the woods, I am a Financial Advisor for First National Bank.
Beagles have been a part of my family long before I was ever thought of. My grandfather, George "Huck" Bartlow, had beagles which he used for rabbit hunting; I heard countless stories about him and saw dozens of old rabbit hunting photos. Unfortunately my grandfather passed away before I got a chance to meet him. I received my first beagle for my 12th birthday which ended up making a poor hunting dog. When I turned 18 I decided it was time to get another pup. I rode down to VA with a brother in law and picked up a couple of pups. My pup became FC Main Man Tucker. Tucker turned me into a rabbit hunting fool, and he is the foundation of my breeding program. I judge AKC Field Trial events and have judged over 100 AKC Licensed trials to date. I've also been an officer of the Lycoming County Beagle Club for over 10 years.
I breed for hunting dog first and foremost. I also breed for the complete hound, a jump dog that is naturally trash proof or easy to break, run to catch no matter the conditions, and bring the game back to the gun quickly with as few checks or breaks as possible. I also want a beagle to be good looking, especially running gear. I hunt/run hare and cottontail year round. My hounds must perform well in bad conditions as well as good, and a snow hound is a must. The dogs and pups out of my kennel should compete well within most gun-dog field trials in the North East.