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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Northwest Georgia
Hall-of-Famer, Pointer Field Trial Jack Harper has stated that 75% of breeding is luck, and he said that we should try to make the best of the 25% that is not luck. Ignoring that 25% has been very costly to many.
ďI shall become a master in this art only after great deal of practiseĒ Ė Erich Fromm
Never breed from the second generation of a fault and no animal is well bred unless it is good in itself. The first implies that effort was made to get rid of the fault, but the fault persisted, and it is a waste of effort to try it with the second generation. The second, is profound in its significance. There are thousands who deceive themselves by harbouring a belief, even encouraging the belief, that a pedigree can make an animal well bred.
Uniformity within a litter is one of the best indicators of a dogs prepotency for those traits. Beware of the swan in an ugly duckling litter - he is much more likely to produce more ugly ducklings than more swans.
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