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Thread: When/how do you know when you have a superstar on your hands?

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    Default When/how do you know when you have a superstar on your hands?

    Super-stardom is in the eye of the beholder and all of our dogs are super to us. But for those who have developed (or watched the development of) a number of dogs, when did the really exceptional ones begin to emerge? Of the dogs we now think of as super-stars... did they show early potential, or did they just keep getting stronger and stronger?

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    When you get a blue ribbon at a National.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    When you get a blue ribbon at a National.
    When you get a blue ribbon in an Open.
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    After you've ran 12 trials with him and he's been to the fourth series 10 times you begin to think you may have something here.

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    I wouldn't know. I'm not sure you can really tell until they run some events. I get told about lots of training heroes that ultimately never really break out when they hit trials.

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    There is no way to reliably predict. Agree with Charles, you don't know till you know. That means trials.
    My definition of superstar would be...200 AA points or better.
    Charlotte Kaiser: " The Problem Lies In The Talent."

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    When you win multiple events, make it to the last series and consistently finish everything you enter, reguardless of venue, reguardless of stake ...; but that's only good until you breed your dog and see if they can actually pass that on to the next generation consistently, and that's only good until those offspring are also consistent, and they can also pass those traits on. Oh I forgot they have to able to do such on the off season, so they actually hunt as well (most importantly they better be good at that) .
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    There only dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Criquetpas View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tulip View Post
    Super-stardom is in the eye of the beholder and all of our dogs are super to us. But for those who have developed (or watched the development of) a number of dogs, when did the really exceptional ones begin to emerge? Of the dogs we now think of as super-stars... did they show early potential, or did they just keep getting stronger and stronger?
    I've had the good fortune of training over the years with several dogs that went on to win the bowl
    in June or November. Some stood out, others did not, But they all did good things that other dogs
    did not do at that point in training. Like toast, the really good ones pop up .
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