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Registered: Jun 2003
Yes, the bar had to be set somewhere.
The biggest reason for not lowering it is that with a larger sample size you will get more reliable results.
Somebody somewhere has a male dog with 5 total pups and he titled all them off a feeder bucket down a mowed path behind his local club house. He's at 100% but he is NOT a top reproducer. This is an extreme example but shows the other end of the argument.
IMO its better to use litter registered pups than permanently registered pups. Otherwise you will have people starting pups and only permanently registering them when they get a 1st place win. That will slant the data.
If its hard to get to 100 pups now it will be even harder to get there if you only count perm. registered pups.
I believe if you want to see a customized TRL, UKC provides that capability, as a service.
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