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    I’m considering adding a new pup to the household this year. Looking for a do-anything, tractable temperament for hunting, hunt tests and maybe trialing if he shows the aptitude. After several cursory searches there seem to be quite a few really nice litters out there. While I’m familiar with many of these sires and their accomplishments I have never actually met most of them much less seen them run. I realize that the bitch lines have much to do with this equation but all things being equal who would you get most excited to get a pup out of? Are there some you would avoid???? You can PM me on this if you’re more comfortable. Not trying to start any friction. Lots of big names out there, Mickey, Flex, Tubbs, Grady etc. Thanks for your thoughts!!!
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    I have one by Nick if Time Lone Ranger I like. She was a handful but a nice dog who is retired now. I also have a Grady son I like a lot. Lots of go, decent marker, and a great personality. He is also a handful, but a lot of that came from his mother. Grady has been bred to many different bitches and produced loads of good HT and FT dogs.

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    Not many litters sired by him anymore but my favorite sire by far is COSMO!!!!!! I have trained approx. 8 Cosmo sired pups from different bitches and love them all. Have 5 of them here now. I think my favorite bitch line of Cosmo sired pups has been Fen Wizard bitches.
    Probably wont find a Cosmo litter right now but I just like everything about Cosmo pups.

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    My often repeated advice select the dam first

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    My often repeated advice select the dam first
    I’ve heard this before actually. So if you picked out the perfect dam and could pair her with any sire who would be your top 2-3 choices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gunner View Post
    I’ve heard this before actually. So if you picked out the perfect dam and could pair her with any sire who would be your top 2-3 choices?
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    I want a strong bitch line. I don't know the field lines well, but in other threads I know Dr Ed has mentioned good field bitch lines bred to dogs with good bitch lines. I think it's actually a fairly recent thread. We have that in our lines. I don't think, from looking at pedigrees on field stuff, that it's paid as much attention to, but the girls are it. Look for that thread.

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    Swift River no problem has been the Sire of quite a few good pups. Kenny had a bunch of finalists in the National Derby Championship last year and a bunch of others that have made the list over the years. Seems to throw pups with above average marking ability. -Paul
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