Registered: Jul 2008
Originally posted by TamarackKennels
this subject is very interesting
Joe I love the rules, Man, they are great.
I would also state in there, something about a good quality female that has the hunting style and the traits you like.
(When in horses, we take the good and bad traits in the mare compare them to the stallions.)
I think the same thing goes for dogs..
If somewhere the female is weak you want to find the stud to be strong in that department and vice versa..
I have had the priviledge to hunt with "big name studs" Some were great to hunt with and some werent worth a dime. JMO
The pups should speak for themselves..
then again, there is some stud dogs that get overlooked because of no titles.. either they are pleasure hunters or they cannot keep up with younger generations. I know a guy that had a nice bluetick male with no titles, he was a pleasure hunter, bred two different females. all 22 pups made coondogs.. but both females were exceptional in the woods.. all pleasure dogs..
I dont care about titles, all grand, or anything like that.. what I care about are coondogs...
ps I got a real nice pup in the woods now that gets it done with style.. he is not out of anything special.. just an ordinary english..
Back in 2002 when i bred my female to a stud dog I bred her to a male dog that was strong in the places she was weak. I got zero. It was a total outcross and the stud dog was opposite from her in most every way. What we got were shy dogs, mean dogs, and dog's that wouldn't tree at all. The good traits were nowhere to be seen. However, there were bad traits all over the whole litter that i NEVER saw from either the stud dog or my dog.
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