I probably will be considering a breeding this time next year and wanted to start doing some "homework" regardless ... I had my eye on a few studs (pedigree and performance wise) but the EIC factor has thrown me a curve ball...
Here are the stats and what my dream stud's characteristics would be ... LOL ... I know, I know - DREAM STUD - hope my husband gets a kick out of that comment!
Spice (potential Dam) is a 50 - 53 lb. yellow female
FC AFC Hunting Hills Coriander "Cori" X QAA Female (out of FC Cosmo's Concerto Charlie X MH Female) her complete pedigree is http://www.completelyk9.com/TheDogsa...t_Kennels.html
She has her SH title and ready to run MH (plan to have it before the breeding). She has a derby 3rd and an RJ. She also has her NA title and one NAJ leg ... we are scheduled to compete for her 1st CD legs and will do Rally - O this winter as well. She is very very smart and trainable and has tons of drive and STYLE.
Weaknesses: she is a bit "buggy" and sensitive - while she is a good marker she can be fidgety and is a bit of a head swinger (I know head swinging is partially trainer responsability ~ but its also in her character to be fidgety and gittery) - I'd like a stud that can balance out a bit of her over sensitivity while maintaining the desire to please that she exhibits in all she does.
Spice has great DRIVE but I want to breed in a bit of that dog who can TRULY focus on his mark regardless of the fact that the sky is falling and its raining cats all around him. Spice can get a bit "distracted" and jumpy. I believe that is her main weakness.
I am looking for a black (yellow factored) FC/AFC suggestion.
I am sure Lean Mac lines would be a nice compliment but I am kind of interested in something different if its out there.
Smaller in size preferred 65 - 75 lbs. I'd also like a stud with a thicker coat as Spice kind of has a thin sleek coat.
Spice is an EIC carrier - will need a clear dog CNM clear is also preferred.
Looking to create a nice potential FT litter ... and also have that dexterity to be competitive agility dogs.
I haven't seen FT's enough to have watched dogs run with my own eyes and I'd like to start picking out some dogs to see over the next year if I can ... There are sooo many stud dogs advertised but without seeing them in person - I'd like to hear about the opinions of those who have. Thanks guys!
Any thoughts or feed-back about Joey's Zoom Zoom? He seams to be a newly "advertised" stud that has caught my eye. Other than him - who else and why?