If you were looking for a new pup to train up what specific things on the pedigree are you looking for? What do you try and find out about the dam/sire?
Im getting ready to start on dog #3. My first was a chocolate male I bought from a buddy. It was a disaster. I worked with the dog for a while the. Finally took him to a pro who put I. A bout 3 weeks with him and called and said he couldn't put in this dog what he needed. Made a great pet. Bad retriever. 2 years later I bought a yellow female. HRCH titles on both Sire and dam as well as great site/dam. I took her to the a trainer and left her for about 6 months. She was a good hunting dog. Not a very good marker though. She never did very well In hunt tests. Excellent pro trainer, the dog had drive but lacked the ability to mark. But suited my needs for a hunting dog. Both these me ruined dogs have zinc passed away and I'm itching to get another and do it myself this time. I plan on getting in with a training group even b4 getting a pup this time. So what kind of pup pedigree am I looking for? Any pointers? I would like to be able to train it myself and finish him/her in a couple of seasons.