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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.



 

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You need to decide what side of that pedigree you would want to line breed on. Me personally it would be prop, the more prop the better in my book. I already know rabbit runner wants you to go with the ranger dan side, probably jet. That wouldn't be a bad choice either.

Whatever you do, watch some studs run and see if they are what you like. It will save a big headache in the future. You don't want to breed to a dog based on pedigree alone, you should try to breed to a male that is strong where your female is weak. Like you said with the mouth, make sure you use a stud that gives proper mouth, not a tight mouthed dog or you are doubling your odds of getting tight mouthed pups.
 

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Thank you!

Im going to take her to run with someone who has been at this a while longer and hopefully they can help me look at her and give me an honest opinion of what I have and what I should look to build on and things I might want to avoid. I think this might be my best bet to help me get started when I go to watch dogs run and talk to stud owners.
 

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Alot of branko, I would look for branko stud, go watch it run, also if posdible watch its offspring run!!. One of my better meat hounds was branko with little northway, great
rabbit dogs, a little to loose and wide in check area, but they where rabbit crazy. I run a little more consertive dogs now, dtill push rabbit but more control,less breakdowns. Good luck with breeding
 

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What about Pinnacle Hill Sport? He seems to be throwing some really nice dogs from what I've been reading and he has Branko.blue ninja blood which I love in dogs. I like topfuel chester as well but they are both taller males although I don't see too many under 13" most places. If you go with the ranger dan side I'd look hard at Lt. dan crazy. He's a direct son of Ranger Dan and to be honest I don't know of many other direct sons still living. That would be a nice looking pedigree.
 

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I think chester is great idea that's a really good dog with really good breeding I wouldn't recommend doubling up on the ranger dan that's just my opinion that's I nice bred female you have lots of nice bred males out there for you to choose from
 

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The only problem with the Sport/Chester etc, they aren't even close to a 13 inch dog. As Marissa puts it, "they are really huge and leggy".

My female stands 14 3/4 every day...he made her look small. Like said though, plenty of smaller branko males out there to pick from.
 

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Thanks everyone, I'm writing all these dogs and suggestions down and slowly I hope to get around to watching a few dogs roll.
 

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i have a pup from fclp shooters page two that i am really liking. he is located in farmington wv. he is a really nice solid dog and is out of ifc green bay shooter who is out of ifc ranger dan. he has alot of shoreacres and shaker blood and i think he would be a good male to look at. hes not getting any younger. i have seen him and pups off him run and they were nice dogs. give jim hall a call he will gladly tell you anything you want to know. here is a link to his page on the american beagler
http://americanbeagler.huntingboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=91038&hilit=page+2
 
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