What do you like to see in puppy pedigree?

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  1. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Senior Refuge Member

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    No just be patient and move forward when the dog is ready
    Last thing is find a retriever club to join in your area
     
  2. Fletched

    Fletched New Member

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    Great! I’ve been in touch with my local club, thanks again!
     
  3. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    What I want to see in a pedigree are dogs I know to be dogs I'd be happy with, dogs I can lean about first hand or dogs I can learn about from trusted sources. Titles only tell part of the story.
     
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  4. Fletched

    Fletched New Member

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    Is that in addition to a title on all dogs in the 3 generation pedigree?
     
  5. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    AKC and UKC are separate organizations (registries)
    and titles from one will not show on the other.

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    Doc E Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    That's very common.
    Females, because of heat cycles and having litters usually don't
    run in near as many tests or trials as males.

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  7. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    If and when I begin a search for another pup I use these links (often).

    Hunting Lab Pedigrees OnLine (often times links to the genetic health
    (OFA, etc. are available). The simple fact that a breeder takes the time
    to enter their dog(s) into the Pedigree Site is significant. :reader
    https://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/

    The classifieds on entry express.
    https://www.entryexpress.net/

    In addition, you can search the "testing" records of dogs in the pedigree
    (and their siblings or offspring) using AKC registration numbers in Entry
    Express.

    This is a pedigree of my most recent pup. What I especially liked was that
    the stud and bitch were trained and tested by amateurs. Also, there are
    certain lines of Labs that I prefer to see in a pedigree.....in terms of being
    "kind of" line bred.
    https://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/pedigree.asp?id=92099

    As far as a program goes, the most important component of any program
    is the trainer/teacher. :yes
     
  8. Fletched

    Fletched New Member

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    Your dog has an impressive pedigree! That’s what I’m looking for. I really would like to limit it to $1,000 but for what I’m looking for that might not be feasible.
     
  9. EvanG

    EvanG Elite Refuge Member

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    No it doesn't. There are some old tales about British Labs being a different dog and they are not. Each dog is an individual and they should be trained exactly that way. I say it at every seminar: "Train the dog you're training." Your dog won't train just like the one the other guy has, or the one on a video. Train YOUR dog. Read YOUR dog.

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  10. WK2HNT

    WK2HNT Senior Refuge Member

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    Evan is spot on, the mother of the pup will contribute as much or more than the sire. Dam might not be a FC but look for at least MH or QAA on her and look for good health certs on both parents. You might have to up the 1000.00 quite a bit if you really want a dog that can play the game and even then it might not work out but you will have a better chance with proven bloodlines. Good luck
     
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