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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:53 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/user/HuntingRidg ... OYZcDdmPWE

Watch the whole thing, it's a little long but there are some really good comments once you get a ways in. It certainly sheds an interesting light on breeding Lacys. Do we want to breed dogs that look like Lacys or that work like Lacys? What happens when people are breeding dogs that neither look nor work like Lacys, they just have papers saying they are Lacys? (Because honestly, that probably happens more than anything else in this breed.) But I love this woman's comments in the middle of the video when she says certain confirmation points may sound athletic, but unless you test them out and prove it in the field, it doesn't mean squat.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:12 pm 
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Im at the point where I dont care what my dogs look like (though I admit I have some damn good looking dogs that work) as long as they work their ass off! Hence why I am not a breeder.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Honestly, I wish more people were there rather than just trying to get a blue dog with papers!

I thought the story on the International Sheepdog Trials was interesting. That may have been in part 3 of the series, but basically the Ridgeback lady got a Border Collie with ISD papers and titles, which were earned in the oldest and most prestigious working event in the world. But the title winner's parents didn't have registration numbers, so she called the British parent club about it. Apparently any dog who is named the grand champion at the ISD trial is granted breeding rights as a Border Collie, it doesn't matter if they have papers or not. The Ridgeback breeder was sorta appalled by this, so she asked if a poodle won the grand championship, would they grant that poodle breeding rights? And the club representative said "Ma'am, the shepherds would welcome the blood." Sorta funny, but that shows their dedication to creating the best working dog possible.

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- Inspiration for my next project from TBH

True Blue Lacys: http://www.truebluelacys.com
More Lacy Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieanna/sets/72157605027566732/


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