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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. View Post
    Great looking rottweiler. Could stand to lose some weight, though.

    lol, I was thinking the same thing before I saw your response.


    But to each their own, I reckon. Not everyone is going to like the same.

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    I have trained or owned 5 or 6 Grady or Trav pups and my experience is completely different than yours. Maybe it was the trainer. OP sorry about the hijack.



    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_hooks View Post
    I am sure Grady is a top producer, but it must have alot to do with the female he is bred to. My Grady pup was out of a Qaa bitch and him and his brother wont handle any pressure, and I know another guy that had one from another litter and he was the same way, he sold his dog for $200 as a pet. He is a smart dog and dont take much to teach him anything but he is slow as christmas and doesnt have alot of drive you have to try to pump him up to get him going.

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    to narrow the search you can look at the last couple of National Derby Lists, and also the summation after each of the National Amateur and National Open, they list the Sire with the most progeny that year...Those lists IMO are truer yardsticks in the grand scheme of things....

    as mentioned in an earlier post Retriever Results usually has a database/list of the top producing Sires based on AA points accumulated by their progeny, also a very good way of seeing who are really the Top Sires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repaupo View Post
    That's a great looking dog, right breed too.
    Depends on what you are looking for!!! IMO UKC is a good resource and Retriever Results has great info. Look around and have some idea of what kind of Lab you want and why. Two different types of Labs between this one in the pic and Grady! IMO
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    Some of today's top producing sires have not yet made the headlines. Check the classes of 2017-2020 to see who they are.

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    I wish the AKC would put out sire and Dam reports like the HRC-UKC, they list sire with total # of progeny and total # of titles/point, ranking them as a percentage. Which is nice when comparing, after all if one sire only has a few pups and another has 100s, who's more likely to have pups with more titles/points? Still 10 pups with titles/point out of 10 pup total, is better than 10 out of 100 pups. Popularity (sometimes assumed productivity) favors a sire with a larger quantity of pups. It's basic math; when you have a large # of pups it's likely that more of them are going to succeed. I'm not sure how it speaks to the sire having superiority in terms of production, unless you compare the total # of puppies/breedings, and then take into account how particular match-ups pan out (whether this sire only nicks with certain lines, or seems to mix well with many different ones). Not to take away from studs that are popular, they may indeed be great producers, still hard to level a playing field when litter and pup numbers aren't taken in to account.

    If I were to a look at a derby I have interest in this weekend there are (many Grady pups, several Pirate pups, a few Emmit pups and other sires with only a single pup); All things being equal (basic odds) will favor the sire with more entries. If much is the same across country the deck is already a bit stacked for particular sires. Talent should take the day, but it's usually better to have several tickets to punch.

    So judging by the derby runnings, the producers right now are in my area Grady, Pirate, Emmit, not seeing as many Shaq pups in derby this year)
    Tubb seems to be gaining in popularity, however I haven't seen any of his get yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_hooks View Post
    I am sure Grady is a top producer, but it must have alot to do with the female he is bred to. My Grady pup was out of a Qaa bitch and him and his brother wont handle any pressure, and I know another guy that had one from another litter and he was the same way, he sold his dog for $200 as a pet. He is a smart dog and dont take much to teach him anything but he is slow as christmas and doesnt have alot of drive you have to try to pump him up to get him going.
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