Posted by Hogbender on February 22, 2016, 7:20:11, in reply to "Re: Normal Bulldog Behavior"
My dogs are just working dogs. My first Bulldogs had John D Johnson registration papers. They had to be at least 15/16 his line, for him to issue you papers. Today he is only known for his sloppy, googly, dogs that are looking for any excuse to have a heart attack. That was not always the case. Back in the day, he also produced a line of working dogs, second to none. Scott, Painter, _________ (fill in your favorite "old" line) all got their first dogs, out of JDJ's working line. As he got old, he got out of working dog's and kept the pet line to supplement his income. |
I once had papers on my dogs, when I had a Wife that dealt with it and gave a crap about such things.
Since the beginning, I have bred the dogs that lived. I never gave a rat's ass, where they came from. The only lines my dogs have that matter, are WORKING blood lines.
I don't sell pups. I give pups away to working homes that will try their best to work the dog to death. I pick the first breeding for a Gyp, and get pick. I have the option for a pup out of every litter a Gyp has. I take pick of litter from that first cross, and I place it. I rarely take pups from subsequent litters, unless someone loses a dog, and wants a quick replacement. This way I keep my lines scattered coast to coast, North to South, and not even a natural disaster is going to alter my ability to get a pup when I need one.
My dogs never had an inbreeding coefficient higher than 10%, until now. I am only doing this with one line, but we bred father to Daughter. I spent my entire life, trying to breed the perfect working dog. I got lucky and produced one. We are seeing if we can now lock those traits in.
No suit, no sleeve, no sport