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Posted by paul garrett on 5/29/2015, 12:47 pm
Congratulations on your placements of Swagger and Tonka. This, gentlemen, is what is meant by a NICK, ie a breeding that is equal to or better than the better of the parents. By the way, the correct term, established by usage, is NICK, not NICHE. The problem with a nick is to decide whether to breed it again and spread it around for the sake of competition and breed improvement, or to keep it to yourself. If you spread it around, you might have to beat your own breeding. Nicks in setters are a valuable thing, because they aren't as common as they are in pointers, why I don't know. The fact that these dogs have finished at a young age, which isn't common nowadays, show that they have both the physical and mental gifts needed to compete. Good luck in future trials I hope I get a chance to look at these dogs - they have what setters need.