Dart was purchased for $6K after she had her Canadian titles - she produced Dandy, Suzie, Garbo, Sheba & I believe Air Express - all titled with Dandy winning a triple header of Nationals & Garbo winning the Canadian National - I competed against these dogs at the time so am very familiar with their ability to perform - The dogs did not throw to type size wise as many do - only Suzie & Dandy were dogs that were working size - the others tended to being a little big. Charly was the heir apparent in the breeding end & bred several litters. EB was instrumental in picking the studs based on pedigree without looking at the dog performing. Charly talked to me about taking a pup a couple of times & though I liked his girls did not like the studs used. Needless to say, a line that should still be throwing competitive dogs today soon dropped out of sight. Dandy was a really good dog.
EDewitt was the puppy raiser & worked EB's young dogs - they later went to the Gonia's for AA work - Jim had been working in a Cable Factory & liked the job, maybe says something about his affinity to old metal, he had the new guy's job - when they hired a new guy & he was not able to cut the job - Jim who had been promoted from that job was put back in that job - needless to say Jim is now training dogs to the betterment of the sport in this part of the country. He creates a competitive level that is quite high. If you want to beat him you better have the dog, the dog better be trained & you need to know how to BS the judges . I was fortunate enough to know Roy, who was quite a character, did any of you know he had NC Springers before going into the Retriever world? Roy had a way of letting you know he recognized folks abilities without going into great detail.
My part for Retriever History .