DeltaBluez Tess Posted January 31, 2009 Report Share Posted January 31, 2009 I had a lady send me an email asking if I was interested in buying her dog. OK, So I ask for more details. He is 2 yrs old and intact and ABCA papers, been on stock a couple of times but not with her. She hasn't done anything with him except to run agility and use as a stud on her bitch. The bitch comes from ranch lines I believe but never trialed or worked sheep. She touted the fact he is from a National Finals winner and also has Supreme/International lines too. Sounds good so I ask for more details. His pups are worth a lot of money because he is so heavily well bred and others in his lines have been trial winners etc. One of his grandparents did trial but never was in the top consistently. I don’t recognize the other names. More details follows and I see a copy of the papers.....the GREAT, GREAT, GRANDPARENT is a Finals Winners and one GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, Grandparent are the UK International winner. I explained to her that he has 6.25% of his Nationals Finals winner and 3.125 % of the other International winners. The farther you go back the more diluted the blood is....I use this to explain to people the farther back, the less it means Parents =50% Grandparents =25% Great Grandparents = 12.5% Great, Great, Grandparents =6.25% Great, Great, Great, Grandparents = 3.125% It’s like me saying, I am famous and worth more because my ancestor fought in the Civil war….he was after all, my great, great, great, grandpa!! But I haven’t proved myself on any battles yet but because my great, great, great, grandpa was a General, I should be more valuable. (BTW I have no idea if any of my ancestors fought in the war) She didn’t get it and no doubt will continue to bred the male and bitch again….and advertise the Nationals and UK winner to the unsuspecting…..and unproven on the trial field…. ...oh. no hip checks on the 2 yr old as she said the parents had them done and he had never been lame..... Pups were $650... The male well over that.....I declined and I don't think I made a new friend.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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