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    Default FLEX & Studs with great drive and a great off switch

    I am interested in learning more about FLEX/ FC AFC Flawless Execution, owned by John and Kathy Armstrong. Others were saying that he was a very even keeled dog with a great off switch but (well obviously) great drive and talent. If someone knows of other studs that would be similar, please chime in. I don't even know where FLEX is located, I am in Wisconsin but willing to travel. If you have thoughts on this great dog or others please let me know.

    If anyone knows how to reach the Armstrong's please let me know.

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    https://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/p...e.asp?id=92912

    May be able to get contact info here

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    Look on EE. You will see what trials he is entered in. I know he is entered in the Tarheel trial this coming weekend in South Boston, VA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripline View Post
    https://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/p...e.asp?id=92912

    May be able to get contact info here
    Thanks for the reply, it's a start.

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    Thanks, I did find the trainers info on ee.

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    What is your girl’s pedigree? I know Stinger is in Wisconsin his owner Fred says he and his brother Tommy both live in the house. Fred also owned their Sire Tiger and he lived in the house as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrwilly View Post
    What is your girl’s pedigree? I know Stinger is in Wisconsin his owner Fred says he and his brother Tommy both live in the house. Fred also owned their Sire Tiger and he lived in the house as well.
    Her pedigree:

    A video of her doing a few singles:

    She inherited a great off switch from Jet and is not very vocal, so I am looking to double up on that. She has an intense drive for retrieving and a solid drive for some scent work we were doing with nose work event training, so I don't necessarily need to double up but just want to keep that strong. She is very loving with family and friendly with anyone who comes to our home but fairly nonchalant with strangers (unless they want to throw a ball for her and then they are in like flint), she likes to watch them a bit before she goes over to sniff them, so not the pet me, pet me, pet me personality. I wouldn't say that I see that as a negative but I don't want to push that further with a breeding. She is (when in fit summer condition) about 58-59 lbs. I prefer a stud that is smaller, preferably 67-75 lbs and not much more than 80-84 lbs but for me temperament goals trump size.

    She has a great deal of potential, I am really the one holding her back due to inexperience and being spread a bit to thin at times. I like to look at the successful field trial studs because it is usually a given that they are smart, talented and healthy or they simply could not be successful for any length of time in that arena. The negative is that sometimes that drive and strength is difficult for an average person to handle, so that is why I am focused on finding one that is known to be even keeled, off switch, very tractable...however it should best be worded.

    If Stinger or another dog fits please let me know. Also if you can send me Fred Kampo's contact info that would be great. I am very open to high quality MH studs also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsinlab View Post
    I am interested in learning more about FLEX/ FC AFC Flawless Execution, owned by John and Kathy Armstrong. Others were saying that he was a very even keeled dog with a great off switch but (well obviously) great drive and talent. If someone knows of other studs that would be similar, please chime in. I don't even know where FLEX is located, I am in Wisconsin but willing to travel. If you have thoughts on this great dog or others please let me know.

    If anyone knows how to reach the Armstrong's please let me know.
    I've bred to FLEX and have talked to Kathy and John quite a bit. Private message me and I'll give you all their contact info.
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    Is she yellow factored? If she is I suggest a yellow or yellow factored black stud just because it opens the market up a bit. The puppy market is pretty flush so make sure you have at least a few puppy buyers so you don’t get stuck with a bunch of puppies. PM if you want Fred’s contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsinlab View Post
    I am interested in learning more about FLEX/ FC AFC Flawless Execution, owned by John and Kathy Armstrong. Others were saying that he was a very even keeled dog with a great off switch but (well obviously) great drive and talent. If someone knows of other studs that would be similar, please chime in. I don't even know where FLEX is located, I am in Wisconsin but willing to travel. If you have thoughts on this great dog or others please let me know.

    If anyone knows how to reach the Armstrong's please let me know.
    I wanted the same thing when I was looking for my most recent pup. More specifically I wanted a fast/stylish dog with nice conformation that could mark, mark, and mark. My search led me to FC CFC Sweeties Easy Rider "Ford". I spoke to Eric Fangsrud (Mountain Valley Retrievers) who was training 3 or 4 Ford pups and he said all of them were very powerful dogs with lots of talent. Spoke to Greg Nelson (Kansas City Retrievers) who said the same thing. So thats what I went with and that is exactly what I got.

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