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  1. ... and again we're off topic again. This topic was about how to keep the ACK out of the picture for registering. Between Eileen's contract and the NB on the ABCA papers I will be able to accomplish that. If anyone wants to discuss something else you will have to send me an email. I am going out of town and will have my Blackberry so I can receive/send emails but I won't be getting on this list. Thanks for all your help
  2. I put that on there so that people don't think that I'm a breeder. Like I said .... I never wanted to breed, I wish I could've found a dog I liked so I didn't have to breed, and breeding is a pain in the a** not only for all the work it entails but also because of all the people that believe I have to answer to them or some higher power. If this litter works out like I hope I may repeat the breeding in 3 years or so .... but I really hope not.
  3. As I told you before ... I never wanted to breed - been saying that for over 20 years - but did plan to breed this one dog, one time. I knew it would be a pain in the a** and that I would take a lot of flack from the "elitist" USBCHA dog handlers because her pedigree wasn't right and I had not gone to Nationals with her and blah and blah .... I flip-flopped a lot because of her AKC pedigree but after being told by non-AKC people and USBCHA people that don't compete in AKC that I should breed her .. I decided to. I wanted a dog for myself and now I have it. I bought dogs from top handlers and wasn't impressed so I bred my own dog. Will I ever breed again .. probably not ... Will I ever run in USBCHA Nationals ... probably not - not enough time or money .... Will I have good working dogs .... HELL YA ... For me it's about how a dog works ... not a title, not winning a class at some trial, and surely not a pedigree. I love the way she works and love the way Dollar works ... so I tried it... Only time will tell if I made the right decision.
  4. I too will use it ... along with NB on the ABCA papers... I'll be twice as protected. Thanks,
  5. Thanks for replying Julie ... and NO .. I'm not going to drown my litter. This is just another reason why I didn't want to breed, and have never bred in the past. Going to feed and work dogs...
  6. Eileen ... this all started with my question about how to keep AKC from registering pups ... it has snowballed since .... Going back to lurking and replying every once in a while when work will allow - work is slow now so I have more time for this .... This tread has run it's course ...
  7. LOL ... I bug my wife all the time about that Rick Springfield song where he says "Moot" and I argue that it should be Mute !!!! LOL
  8. I really do appreciate you bringing this up to my attention. I will make the change tonight after I get home.
  9. No offence but both parents have the potential to be great dogs so I would like to keep the pups in working homes and not with AKC. However, from what I'm reading on these posts I should probably just drown the whole litter because the dam is AKC and the sire comes from an AKC person. So I'm trying to do the right thing but I'm being told that there is no way .... I guess I'm stuck !!! HHHUUMMM ... now what ?????? I'm open to suggestions ...
  10. I am not trying to deceive anyone - I was just stating that I've tried it all and came back to USBCHA trials - but if that's what you are thinking ... you're probably not the only one so I'll change the terminology to keep the peace.
  11. I have just moved to Open and before ran in Open Ranch .. which is the whole course without the shed.. I never claimed to be a Big Hat or that I won an Open class trial. That claim is really mute since no USBCHA handler will ever look at my dogs or pups because there are ACK dogs and breeders in there. So really I am selling this litter to small farm and ranch homes .. and pet homes.
  12. I committed to a sheepdog demo in Ponca City on the weekend of Roy's trial - not sure if I can make Larry's because my work schedule is not out for May yet. I sure would like to. Bree should be back up to trial shape by then .. I hope. My Dollar dog might be ready by then.
  13. Hi Deb, You and yours have a place to train here in Collinsville. Sheep and goats only .. sorry .. no cattle. I'm also sure that Tom and Ruth Hines would love to have you over to work cattle - they are good people - but you may want to ask them .... and not take my word for it !!! LOL We have a playday coming up on Feb 12th at Tom and Ruth's.
  14. ...LOL ... I may be crazy but not suicidal !!!! LOL I trial alongside these people - some are my friends ...
  15. Kristen, The only hat I wear is one of those beanies with a propeller on it !!!! Are you saying that I should sever all ties with anything AKC or anyone dealing with AKC ? Seems kinda harsh doesn't it ?
  16. Hi Debbie, I only own, train, and trial on sheep. I've worked cattle a couple times but it's really not my thing. I might get some cattle after we move back to our bigger spread of land in the couple years - after the kids graduate and move on .... Focusing on sheep and goats .... demos on ducks.
  17. The ones I'm talking about are only USBCHA.
  18. I don't yell and curse at my dog .... where did you come up with that one ???? There is no need to yell if you train and have a good working relationship with your dog. Maybe that's your problem but it's not mine. Pam ... aren't you an AKC herding judge !!!! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black !!!!
  19. Glyn Jones trial was at Thad Fleming's in Missouri. The buckle chasers are the USBCHA cattle folk out here....
  20. Good research job ..... I was training for agility and I bought my Bree dog for Agility. I then discovered herding and that was the end of agility and obedience. Of course the breeder wants to push this dog because of her accomplishments .... she can sell more puppies. Do I plan on going back to AKC trialing ...NO .... Will I still help my friends who run other breeds in AKC herding ... YES ... I bought Dollar from a friend of mine that is an AKC person but runs USBCHA cattle. She is a good friend and a great teacher. Dollar was sold to me with USBCHA papers only. I always said I wouldn't breed but here I am with a litter on the ground. I am trying to do what's best for the pups and for the breed. My dogs are related to AKC lines and I'm trying to get away from that ... hence my question about blocking AKC registration. Ask me any question you want and I'll answer it.... The last tread went south which is why I had to stop it. Thanks for all your help,
  21. I was the one that said that titles were ridiculous and meaningless. Here is why I said that even though I was playing Devil's Advocate that's one thing I couldn't support. I said that because I started in USBCHA with my dog. We did well and moved up from Novice to Ranch. We were still learning and she was 2 yrs. old. I went over to AKC to see what it was all about and managed to get her Advanced titles ( Herding Excellent A and B course ) on sheep before she turned 3.. and placed 1st in most trials. By AKC standards she was a Top Dog. I then went back to USBCHA trials and got my a** handed to me !!!! LOL .... Which is why I'd rather spend my money on USBCHA trials.... people are more fun and the competition much better. .... as stated earlier I stopped this conversation because I took it too far and it was not my intention to support the AKC ... I was trying to get a discussion going by playing Devil's Advocate..... MY FAULT ... If this helps at all ... I got my better responses on this list than I did on Facebook.
  22. Eileen, Can I use the above statement in my puppy contract ? How enforceable is it ? Thanks ....
  23. How does someone go about blocking AKC registration on their pups ?
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