: Won't verify or contest the lineage
: possibility of A Ramblin Rebel but will
: certainly comment that MANY dogs from the
: old days and not so old days WERE NOT out of
: the dogs that were on the papers. If I had a
: dollar for every time I heard, "He
: doesn't have papers but we can fix that
: pretty quick"....
: Many Derby prospects were purchased and
: immediately re-registered out of the hot
: stud dog or listed as sired by the winning
: stud owned by the new buyer. That was
: "good business".
: Many times, older dogs were kept alive and
: producing on paper only as the owner or pro
: trainer kept registering live offspring
: after the old stud was sterile or passed on.
: If you shipped a dog to be bred, you really
: didn't know what was happening on the other
: end of the transaction.
: Thank goodness for DNA. Don't believe the
: long ago tracing of every part of the
: pedigree of the dog you fancy! Pedigrees
: are great but the performance of each
: individual in the mating is paramount to me.
: That must have been a pretty good coon dog
: to throw the nice rebel tail!