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    Default Past FC and AFC

    Just curious if anyone knows,
    how many FC's or AFC's dogs out there that come from so called "blank" pedigrees. By that i mean dogs with pedigrees that have no titled dogs in field trials or hunt tests in them. I have a faint glimmer of hope maybe my dog (who has a "blank" pedigree) could hopefully be an AFC one day in the very distant future.
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    Don't know of any, but every pedigree had to start with one somewhere.

    Good Luck!!
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    It's not where you've been ... it's where you are going that counts".

    I knew a golden retriever that became a Grand Hunting Retriever Champion. I believe he was the first golden to ever attain that title. Sammy had with no titles nor recognizable dogs in it. He was bought from a classified ad for a litter and cost $50. Sammy had an awesome trainer - young fellow by the name of Joel Soprano - that took him from where his owner couldn't - to where Sammy could go.

    I wish I had a nickel for every great dog who'd walked the earth that could have had a title but just didn't have the opportunity.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and your dog! Don't let any pedigree stop you from taking him/her as far as you both can go.

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    Seems like Gordon Kurtz (sp?) owned an NAFC that had little to no titled ancestors in the first several generations.

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    Jim Pickering's AFC Adair Jake Pickering CDX TD MH
    http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1509

    Anything is possible if the dog has the innate talent and you can provide him with the necessary opportunities. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun View Post
    Seems like Gordon Kurtz (sp?) owned an NAFC that had little to no titled ancestors in the first several generations.
    1994 NAFC/FC Lady Andrels Nighthawk Lady

    Sorry, dont know how to post a link to GDI.

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    You don't see blank pedigrees today as most competitors want the instant credibility of owning a dog from titled parents. Additionally there is the security of having a dog's history shown in that pedigree if there have been actively working parents. IMO the odds of finding a pup out of two physically able parents with no pedigree would be harder than finding one from parents with some background. If you have a dog that you like, go for it, sometimes the journey is more significant than reaching the destination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    Jim Pickering's AFC Adair Jake Pickering CDX TD MH
    http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1509

    Anything is possible if the dog has the innate talent and you can provide him with the necessary opportunities. Good luck!
    Thanks for remembering Jake. He was certainly special in my life.

    A “blank” pedigree does not guarantee a dud any more than a great pedigree will guarantee a great dog. No doubt there are many capable dogs with weak or bland pedigrees but these dogs seldom find their way to field trial homes.

    The nice thing about a dog with a blank pedigree is that it is not expected to be successful. There is no place to go but up. It is actually fun to see how far your training skills and the dog’s ability can take you without the pressure of living up to a super pedigree.

    Go for it and GOOD LUCK, but be warned that a little success can become a curse.
    Jim Pickering

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    Gordon's NFC Lady had her pedigree published in RFTN when she won the NARC. There were NO titled dogs in the 3 or 4 generations listed.
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    Thumbs up

    thanks for the replies.......its nice to know there are at least a few out there that have made it all the way with no titles

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