i think its a merit to a hound that can run in both and i'm starting to find out the mix could just be a state problem. in missouri they seem to get by with it fairly good. if you don't run in them how you going to know if your dog can cut it in different formats. akc would be another i'd like to venture into if any where close enough. i have ran in one and wasn't sure what the judge was actually looking for but i would try it again.