: "Those derby prospects are now eight
: generations removed from A Rambling
: I'm sorry but imo, 8 gens is too far.
: Unless there are like a dozen Xs to ARR, the
: Rebel blood is too diluted to make any
: serious impact on the dog. Parents
: contribute 50% each to their get, grparents
: 25%, gr grparents 12.5%, gr gr grparents
: 6.25% etc. One Rebel cross is pretty much
: gone by the eighth generation. It's nice to
: be able to say that "my dogs top sire
: line goes back to A Rambling Rebel" but
: that far back it's meaningless imho.