This is wonderful! Thanks for the great discussion. Got a rare opportunity to sleep in this morning on the west coast, and woke up to this history lesson!
Judy, thanks for posting the links to K9 data - unfortunately, my old lap top is not cooperating with the links, but should be able to see them tomorrow at work. Hope you survive the snow storm!!
So do you all think Barty changed the gene pool significantly from what it was before Barty? Obviously, he and Cotton are prolific producers and significant in the gene pool in that way, but what are your thoughts line wise. Or is that an impossible thing to know. Wonder if he was a quirk from the English line or a typical dog. Funny that June Atkinson let him go, wasn't he an older pup when Barbara Howard got him. Indicating that maybe June held on to him with hopes of a good dog - or, he was a left over. Not sure of that, just guessing. Will have to read Barbara's article on that again.
http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=4563 ? ooops...wrong owner...? ..
Judy - finally got to see the K9 links and realize I'm focusing too much on Barty as there were other early imports from Holway and Stilrovin etc - and the dogs Earl mentioned.
[QUOTE=jd6400;1073532]Dang it Earl....I believe it was a Topbrass breeding?[/
Just checked he was bred by Richard Kerns and Torch bought him. Whew you had me scared for a moment! Thought I was losing it. Jackie came down the pike a little later a icon in her own right with her program.
We have 5+"of new sticky snow as of now..still coming down, the worst is supposedly happening thru the early evening...hard for you to empathize from the West Coast? :) ..back a little later... I see a cup of coffee in my near future..LOL