|Barked: Tue May 14, '13 3:52pm PST |
|Have you done this, Toto? Curious
Oh yes....and I am a total pessimist when it comes to breeding
I would wonder if this was your dog from like, say, twenty years ago. So now it is twenty years later, your line is much improved, but so are you as a breeder, perhaps within that your eye. Might you be a wee bit partial to a stud twenty years ago who did really good for you then, when maybe you didn't half know then what you know now? Could someone be misremembering, or taking for granted some things bred away from that he may have embodied in some way?
Or, and ok now from pessimist to hardbutt , and I am NOT saying this about you personally, as I do know your Lab line - was rather taken aback when I realized who Toto "was"! But at any rate, here you have this breeder, and in twenty years time, they are using this old stud....don't they have a stud who is by that stage superior? To be frankly honest, if I really liked a breeder and things were getting all set to go forward and I learned they were utilizing a dog from twenty years ago, I may well stop to wonder how good a breeder could they be, if this is about improving each generation, to here we are many generations later and he's still of that sort of value, to where he would be the selection over many generations of improvement?
Onyx, some animals really do seem to throw themselves, and I think if your dog's sire is that sort, then you have stronger odds!
Edited by author Tue May 14, '13 3:54pm PST
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