I was doing a little research in regards to Chopper offspring. This is the current derby list information as of the July 08 Retriever Field Trial News (does not include 2007).
Of the 74 derby list dogs, 14 are Chopper puppies......19%.
Of the 14 Chopper puppies to make the derby list they collectively accrued 286 points in 201 starts. Averaging 1.42 points per start.
The 201 starts account for 144 ribbons, ribbons in 71.6% of the derbies entered.
Those 14 Chopper puppies also accrued 34 wins.
Lastly, 5 of the top 12 (41.6%) derby dogs are Chopper puppies.
Offspring from Chopper's first breeding are already taking home ribbons in all age stakes.
In history, has there ever been a sire with this kind of production record?
ps. This is why I have two young Chopper puppies and why we have bred Lotto to Chopper.
pss. Other notable sires with puppies on the 08 derby list.... Auggie has 6-113 pts, Ranger has 2-55 pts, Tiger 3-83 pts, Pow 6-96 pts, Patton 2-29 pts, and Fargo 7-80 pts.