At the risk of getting flamed for asking this...
I'm looking at possibly, maybe, breeding a [censored] I have. I have no idea when (depends really on when she comes into season next) but I'm starting to look around at studs.
Yes, I do have some ideas in mind but I do not trial or hunt with anyone "In the know" and I want to make sure I try to find the best possible match for her that I can... I know a lot of people pimp their dogs out on every site available and many really good dogs just go unadvertised aside from word of mouth. I just want some ideas.
She is a young dog yet. Welped July 2, 2012. The reason I am looking to breed her sooner rather than later is pretty simple... I want another dog or two and right now I am not working so I have unlimited time.
I do like her a lot, she hunts the way I like and she is wonderful in the house, with my 18 month old son, my two other dogs... and so forth. Basically she has a great attitude towards working and around the house.
I do not trial but I like a good dog with a strong pedigree, good no-quit attitude, that will put rabbits in the bag.
I should say I am not into trialing now. Who knows what the future will hold and with having a young son I want to keep good hounds around for him to grow with. Eventually I can totally see my husband and son getting into it.
The one thing negative about her is she took a long time to really open up on a rabbit. Last hunting season she ran rabbits well but was pretty much silent. Ive been running her occasionally and shes actually starting to open up better.
I would like an under 13" dog however I am not dead set on this. If the dog is over I'd still look... however I don't want anything really huge and leggy. The smaller the better. She is under 13" herself.
Don't really care about color or anything...
I've done some research but I know others will know what crosses with what best and so on... Like I said I'm looking for some other ideas!
Oh, I'm opened to traveling for the right stud. Like I said I am continuing my research and learning what I can HOWEVER I must admit this is my first time breeding ANY dog of my own so a stud owner that is open to helping me out any way possible would be a huge blessing.
Anyways Thank you for any suggestions you all can offer... Here is her pedigree and a photo of her.