Duckranger26 wrote:Thats awesome I will be working with duckbusters and the Treasure Valley Hunting Retriever Club to get my boy titled one day.
That will help greatly. Hopefully duckbusters puts better than a Junior on a Stud dog. They have some decent stud pedigrees.
I'm sure Samson will suit you fine but you should ask when talking to your 'breeder' why they don't have any OFA records (that I could see) on the dam and no working titles in her 3 generation pedigree. Nor were he sire and dam in the OFA (again that I saw). Didn't check back any further.
When you said they encouraged you to breed Ranger (rest his soul) AND released you a pup at 6 weeks the red flags went up. So in looking at Samsons pedigree and what the 'breeder' appears to do (not much investment in a litter) and taking JH as stud, it's pretty hard to see past backyard breeder.
None of that means your dog won't be all you want him to be. It does mean the folks that took your money are on the suspect list. They don't appear to bring anything to the table with their dogs/litters.
What did I miss?