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Thread: Thoughts on breeding British field bred to American field bred?

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    Default Thoughts on breeding British field bred to American field bred?

    I know there are some who don't like the British field dogs and some that do so I'm looking for some opinions. I have a British BLF that has several British FTCHs in her pedigree. I've been training her myself and she is doing really well. Down the road I may want to have a litter of pups from her. I would like to know some opinions of breeding her to an American bred FC?

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    My dog is out of a field bred British bitch with a MH title and an American FC/AFC. Wouldn't trade her for the world!

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    I think the British field dogs are the same as American field dogs. Or, at least close enough.

    When people complain about "British dogs" I think they mistakenly mean British show dogs. Which are very much like American show dogs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWoolley View Post
    I know there are some who don't like the British field dogs and some that do so I'm looking for some opinions. I have a British BLF that has several British FTCHs in her pedigree. I've been training her myself and she is doing really well. Down the road I may want to have a litter of pups from her. I would like to know some opinions of breeding her to an American bred FC?
    If you are a casual breeder, breeding to titles not bloodlines , then I think you should pass. Breeding is a science where 1+1 does not always = 2
    but then again my .02 is always worth just that....

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    Thanks for the feedback. This will be a year or two down the road if I breed her at all. I want to finish her out and maybe get some titles on her before breeding. My main focus will be hunting her so that is priority 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    When people complain about "British dogs" I think they mistakenly mean British show dogs. Which are very much like American show dogs...
    Or "British dogs" falsely marketed as being in some way superior to American field dogs

    Canoe labs regards,

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    I hear ya DoubleHaul. Mine did not come from Duckhill or Wildrose and so far has been everything a British lab is not supposed to be. She is super amped up and I couldn't even keep her in the house but she has a super drive to please and has been easy to train. So far I have been pleased with her even though she is not quite the marketing pattern for British field bred. She is really small and fast. Too bad I don't hunt out of a canoe.

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    Love my half-breed...


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    Woolley,

    My 4 month old British pup sounds a bit like yours. He does do well in the house. But sure does like to chew and dig some holes. I'm up the road in Cabot. Will have to hook up and compare notes.

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    YEA sure , why not?? as long as the clearances were good and the dogs pluses and minuses complement each other
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