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    Finding nice looking and talented stud dogs is really a challenge... I sure wish there were some place they could be found with all pertinent information - with pictures. I know there is a catalog that is published once a year and it generally show cases show dogs but I have seen field dogs as well. I would buy one every year to find and keep information on the studs and pedigrees if field trial dogs were in it as well. I talked to the guy who is in charge of it and he said it is not limited to show dogs like some people think. I love the format and if you have a nice female you can put her in it as well. So... how about everybody get a nice stacked shot of your HRCH /MH / FC / or AFC? even derby dogs ready to put in the next issue. I guess you have until this coming December to get your info to them. They post it on the web and you can buy a hard copy for 10.00. Make a girl happy so I can see all your fine dogs in one place instead of spazzing out searching the internet and field trial results for just the right dog and finding info and no pictures or finding everything after hours of searching. Check it out - this is just one example http://www.pedigreelistings.com/page_32_2013.html
    Julie (High Voltage Retrievers) Life is to short to hunt with an ugly dog. Hunting is more fun with a good dog no matter how ugly it is.

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    OK, it doesn't even have to be stacked but... I would like to see stacked shots myself.
    Julie (High Voltage Retrievers) Life is to short to hunt with an ugly dog. Hunting is more fun with a good dog no matter how ugly it is.

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    Where's the like button? It'd sure be nice to be able to evaluate the structure of field trial studs. Can't tell a thing from sitting shots, except head shape, and they don't run on their heads!

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    I know, I would love it if everybody put a picture in it! It is actually pretty inexpensive for the exposure your dogs would get. I may put my boy in it next year when I get a good stacked shot.
    Julie (High Voltage Retrievers) Life is to short to hunt with an ugly dog. Hunting is more fun with a good dog no matter how ugly it is.

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    You could even post up coming litters with pictures of the parents I believe. Again, I would like to see stacked shots. This directory is not limited to titled dogs but unless the pedigree is something super - I probably would not be looking at untitled dogs.
    Julie (High Voltage Retrievers) Life is to short to hunt with an ugly dog. Hunting is more fun with a good dog no matter how ugly it is.

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    I would settle for everyone adding a picture of mom and dad in classified puppy listings on this site, That would help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncntrykid View Post
    I would settle for everyone adding a picture of mom and dad in classified puppy listings on this site, That would help a lot.
    It never ceases to amaze me how well dogs sell without visuals. We've gone to tremendous lengths to make the physical appearance of our dogs readily accessible and it has paid off, I believe.

    FWIW - I think many people would appreciate a one-stop-shop for dog information, but I'm sure others would see it differently.

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    Sorry for the silly question but what is a "stacked" shot? Standing? Angle?

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    Stacked is just a dog standing squarely posed so you can see its feet, legs and how well all the body parts "fit". It's harder to get a decent standing photo of a dog when you're by yourself as you can see by these 3 photos. The first is my old dog Puffin, at a show taken by a professional and handled by one, too. She naturally stood very squarely and knew stand-stay too but as you can see by my photo (2nd one) if you don't have a level spot and get the angle just right they just don't look as good. Plus almost all field dogs will not stay put in a stand if you're trying to take photos without help. The last one is a male dog I bred to Puffin, and I tried to get a nice stand stay on him so I could post photos of him. This was one of about a dozen I took and it was the best I could get.


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    Close enough - that is all I would have to see...
    Julie (High Voltage Retrievers) Life is to short to hunt with an ugly dog. Hunting is more fun with a good dog no matter how ugly it is.

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