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Registered: May 2004
I can site from my own knowledge of two littermates. One made NtCh and the other GrNtCh.
Now the Grntch was the better of the two so the guy sold the ntch. Campaigned the Grntch and advertised him at stud.
It was soon discovered that the Ntch one was the far better reproducer. Interesting enough the GrntCh one's pups reproduced better than he did.So his grand pups made outstanding hounds.
Another instance this one particular cross produced 3 grntch and 2 ntch. I like to look at a whole litter believing that the genes are more set if you have say in this instance 5 out of 8 making above average hounds. The percentages are there with better odds of getting a coon dog and not a dud. One or two out a litter don't cut it with me.
Anyway ,not one of these hounds could reproduce.(Actually know of this happening a couple times) And all of them were bred to some good dogs.
Here is the kicker and why I believe this happened. It was a total out cross. Hybrids.
For guys that don't understand. Sometimes when heavy line breeding you got to go outside what you are hunting .Try to find a hound that compliments what you are currently hunting.
This helps invigorate the line. Then you cross right back into what you are trying to maintain. More often than not these litters will be above average if done correctly. But for the most part percentage wise they are not the reproducers their parents were. I know, I know, it sounds crazy . If it was easy we would all be hunting dogs capable of winning a world hunt.
IT SEEMS THAT EVERYTIME A BREED OR LINE OF DOGS GET POPULAR IT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO ITS RUINATION BY UNINFORMED PEOPLE BREEDING WITHOUT DOING THEIR RESEARCH FIRST.
Gone but never forgotten:
NtChGrCh Dryfork Punkin
NtChGrCh Dryfork Little Blue Baby Doll
2009 Pa Show Dog Of The Year
GrCh Dryfork Little Black Book
2009,2013,2018 Pa. State
Show Handler Of The Year
GrCh Dryfork Black Dog Raine
Gr.Ch. Black Dog Black Cherry
Gr.Ch. Make My Day Sunny
2018 Pa. Show Dog Of Year
Gr.Ch. Batman's Poison Ivy
2011&2013 WTDA Pa State Champion
2011&2013 Overall Hunt For The Cure
Ch. Jay's Greenridge Heidi
In memory of my best friend "Jay"
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