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    Just wondering what people think of Emmitt and Grady. I'm looking at upcoming litters by both of them, trying to make up my mind. They are both bred to MH titled females.

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    I have a Grady X QAA pup that I adore. He is smart , sensitive, willing with drive. He REALLY wants to do the right thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Just wondering what people think of Emmitt and Grady. I'm looking at upcoming litters by both of them, trying to make up my mind. They are both bred to MH titled females.
    I have had the pleasure to own and train pups sired by both Emmitt and Grady.
    The Grady dog is now almost three. A very good marking dog, high prey drive, and very trainable. He is now owned by a member of our training group who happens to be in the Retriever Hall of Fame. He loves the dog.
    I currently am training an Emmitt sired dog. This pup turned eight months yesterday. A very good marking dog also. Prey drive is extremely high. Always wants to do one more set-up. Doing very nice work for such a young dog. A repeat breeding has taken place and I am getting another male from that litter.
    Grady has proven himself as a top notch stud. Emmitt does not have too many litters yet but from what I have been hearing most of the litters are very good.
    Good luck.

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    The female brings a lot. Consider either sire with an FC, AFC or a QAA dam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    The female brings a lot. Consider either sire with an FC, AFC or a QAA dam.
    Because apparently an MH means nothing.

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    No, not nothing, but I think the other 3 are harder to obtain, therefore more desirable.

    If you had 2 litters to choose from, 1 is NFC X MH and the other is NFC X FC which would you choose?
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    True, but the two I'm looking at are MH and the Grady is $1000 more.

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    I have a 14 month old Grady male out of a GRHRCH MH female that is with Brett Freeman at The Retriever Academy. Right now the sky seems to be the limit. He marks well, handles well, and is always wanting more. He isn't a complete nut either. He is a taller dog and looks a lot like Grady, once he fills out should be quite a good looking fella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    No, not nothing, but I think the other 3 are harder to obtain, therefore more desirable.

    If you had 2 litters to choose from, 1 is NFC X MH and the other is NFC X FC which would you choose?

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    Tony,

    They're harder to get but not unobtainable. It usually means getting on a waiting list, probably even for years.

    To the OP, depending on your goals, it's usually best to buy the best you can afford. Of course with dogs the most expensive doesn't always turn out to be the best dog. Sires bring half to the mating and dams bring half. Maybe the dams you're looking at have had previous litters. Maybe the breedings are repeats and you can look at how the previous pups turned out. You can research the pedigrees, maybe the dams litter mates have had similar breedings. How did their pups do?

    In the end you make your choice and hopefully you'll get a great pup. Depending on your goals, the pup and how it's raised and trained.

    Good luck with your choice.
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