Picking a Litter Questions

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  1. serper3

    serper3 New Member

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    Thank you, I picked a litter last week and have my deposit in already.

    Pup can't come soon enough!
     
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    Tell me about the litter......breeder, sire, etc. Thanks.
     
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    Labsforme Senior Refuge Member

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    Hey Slick, you run trials? If so what dog(s)? We may have met if so.

    Jeff
     
  4. serper3

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    Wind River Labs
    Whiskey x Penny litter
    http://www.gooddoginfo.com/gdc/asp/viewpedigree.asp?DogNo=113142

    I am looking for a good house dog that will retrieve when i hunt. I will obviously train the pup to the best of my ability but i am not sure if I will dive into the FT/HT world. i would like to hunt test here and there to keep the dog in practice.
     
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    I wish you the best of luck.
     
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    Hey tell me if you would. What did you pay for the pup?
     
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    The pup is $1250. Money was not really an issue. I spent quite a while looking for breeders and was not thrilled with what i was seeing as far as how the sires, dams, pedigrees, breeders, etc., fit with what i was looking for.
     
  8. Slick

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    Yo Serper3.....it appears you pulled the trigger quickly on a pup. You said you had been looking for a long time at breeders/lineages and all I can say is you were looking in the wrong places. Pup/litter you picked....surprised you selected due to the absence of hardly anything of accomplishment in the lineages of both the sire and dam. Litters/pups I told you I had a line on are loaded w/ sire/dam grandsire/grand dam achievements. These pups usually sell for $2500-3000.......the $1200 you spent is on the cheap for a quality breeding. Not trying to be critical of you but your selection is a far cry from what you originally posted as to what you wanted. If you change your mind let me know.
     
  9. serper3

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    I think i am seeing what Dorkweed was talking about....

    Slick, i think you you misunderstood what i was looking for. Or you understood and are just extremely persistent.

    I was curious about how important dam and sire titles are - but i am definitely not setting my sights to win any national titles. I said i am interested in tests and might do it to benefit the dog - I never had any intentions of being competitive.

    I also know a lot of people who have dogs from local breeders focusing on dogs for hunters. A lot of the dams and sires have no titles whatsoever and these are great dogs I am sure i would be super satisfied with. That said I can't justify spending close to triple on a pup... especially for potential I will likely never fully experience. I want to train the pup myself and think spending that much on a pup out of high achieving sire/dam me train it would be pointless and a disservice to the dog. Kind of like someone who is brand new to shooting skeet buying a perazzi to help their scores.. only they don't actually shoot skeet- they just shoot station 1 high house targets all day long.
     
  10. FieldLabLover

    FieldLabLover Elite Refuge Member

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    What you are missing is there are lots of good dogs out there at a discount. The market is flooded and there are some FC sired pups are that smart and highly trainable but you have to be patient and know where to look.
     

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