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Registered: Jan 2006
Originally posted by Heikki
If I had a sure enough good female that I truly felt that could compete & contribute to the breed, I would take her to some of the bigger hunts to see what she could do. I would not hesitate to breed her to Big Country, his pups are already showing up in the winners circle. I can’t help but to think it would only better anyone’s kennel. No matter the cost, I just wish I had the right female, maybe one day I will be that lucky to have one.
Heiki, back when I was younger and working steady I'm sure it would have been a different story. But things change when you get older and on a fixed income. That being said, having a dog that can compete is a good thing I agree but there is still no guarantee that you will get good pups. It's all a gamble. I've been down that road before. No doubt Country is a great hound but he can still only do his part in a breeding. Although I haven't had my female in any so called "bigger hunts" I do feel she is quite capable to contribute to our breed. That's just like your fine Bolt dog, If I wanted to breed to him, it wouldn't matter if he won a big hunt or not. But of course, to each his/her own opinion. It's good to hear from you ole buddy, hope all is well with you.
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