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 Treestand Kennel
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2/19/2015 4:06:22 PM reply with quote send message to Treestand Kennel Object to Post

Pretty boy! There are lots of good stud choices in 3-4 weeks. happy :)
 Drake Creek Meadows
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2/20/2015 4:04:28 AM reply with quote send message to Drake Creek Meadows Object to Post

Sorry guys HWK, Audrey… but I can’t tell you that, like I said; I don’t want to share the math yet. In good time, all in good time, happy :) for now I will just say that it has to do with how the traits are weighted. I work with small numbers to simplify everything; I find overcomplicating things makes them work less effectively; it’s true for this too.

Also Audrey, the adjusted SOP formula wasn’t made by me, it’s been around forever. I pretty sure it was made by Skipwall; the same person who developed the calculation for SOP that is still used to this day. I’m glad I could help you by sharing it though. happy :)

Anyway, amazing dog yet again Kianya! o.o Man you guys are getting ahead of me, I need to catch up. razz :p happy :) Those boys are going to be very popular, the ladies will just be lining up for them; I know mine will. ^^ It seems like now that 96% has been broken; it opened the flood gates. I mean just today Oracle Sea sired yet another 96% pup, and a 96.05%! pup, huge congrats to sngpugs for that amazing litter by the way. happy :) I mean wow, two in one litter, that’s pretty cool. ^^

I think that makes five at 96+ in all; that’s crazy. I feel left out. razz :p Oh well, I know I’ll get there eventually, no need to rush. happy :)

Anyway, I’ll go ahead and announce that www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13555450 just earned her bronze merit award, making her my first merit dog since returning, well actually, she is HWK’s merit award, because HWK bred her, but I was very happy with her offspring, so thank you very much for selling her to me HWK. happy :) I only bred her three times, and I do believe she was the fastest and easiest merit I’ve ever completed; wasn’t even trying actually, so that’s something. She really lived up to her name. happy :)
 Howling Wolves Kennels
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2/20/2015 7:06:03 AM reply with quote send message to Howling Wolves Kennels Object to Post

Congratulations Drake!! You deserve just as much credit. You chose who to breed her to. happy :)
 CountryStrong Kennels
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2/20/2015 10:21:59 AM reply with quote send message to CountryStrong Kennels Object to Post

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...it has to do with how the traits are weighted. I work with small numbers to simplify everything; I find overcomplicating things makes them work less effectively; it’s true for this too.

That's where I'm getting hung up actually. Pretty sure I've tried every formulaic possibility I can think of, even in regards to weighting the traits. I'm reliably getting a 10.6 rather than 10.2.

Also, congrats to both you and HWK on the bronze merit award! That's an awesome achievement! Here's to many more!
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2/20/2015 11:31:13 AM reply with quote send message to Treestand Kennel Object to Post

Congrats Drake and HWK!
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2/20/2015 4:07:19 PM reply with quote send message to Treestand Kennel Object to Post

Well, just retired my first dog ever in my Showdog lifetime. I decided I'd keep Midnight Dream, since we worked up to the #1 Mal spot for GCH points.

He is living the highlife on the couch and gets away with anything he wants, because HEY! he earned it.

I don't normally get attached to the dogs, but this one I had a hard time even getting close to the FH button. Is this my heart virtual dog? laugh :D
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2/20/2015 4:12:53 PM reply with quote send message to CountryStrong Kennels Object to Post

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Well, just retired my first dog ever in my Showdog lifetime. I decided I'd keep Midnight Dream, since we worked up to the #1 Mal spot for GCH points.

He is living the highlife on the couch and gets away with anything he wants, because HEY! he earned it.

I don't normally get attached to the dogs, but this one I had a hard time even getting close to the FH button. Is this my heart virtual dog? laugh :D

Glad I got a litter in before he got put on the couch! wink :)

I understand that completely though. I already have a few dogs who I've become attached to and know for a fact they'll have a home on my couch in the far off future.
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2/21/2015 12:46:32 AM reply with quote send message to Treestand Kennel Object to Post

Oh yay, did he produce anything for you? happy :)
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2/21/2015 12:53:39 AM reply with quote send message to CountryStrong Kennels Object to Post

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Oh yay, did he produce anything for you? happy :)
A few nice girls that you and Drake now have, and a decent boy I'm keeping to improve my lines.
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2/21/2015 2:27:03 AM reply with quote send message to Drake Creek Meadows Object to Post

Thanks guys ^^, and HWK I owe much success to your dogs, when I returned here your line made it possible to pick back up right away after the loss of my own line. Of course you too Kianya, I don’t think I ever really thanked you guys enough for being instrumental in assisting me to lay down a solid new foundation for my kennel. happy :)

Anyway, Audrey if you’re getting 10.6 reliably than you are on the right track. All you need to know is basic algebra; you are just leaving something out or perhaps you are adding something that shouldn’t be there. Either way you are on the right track. happy :)

Treestand, I’ve felt attached to dogs on here before, I kept several until they died of old age; though I’m guilty of not FHing champions at all. I either sell or retire them, but I never FH them. Just can’t bring myself to toss away dogs I have worked with like that. happy :) It may seem dumb, and it does cost a lot extra in food, but it makes me feel better about my kennel, so it’s worth it. razz :p

Midnight Dream, he’s definitely a special dog, and I too and glad I was able to get a litter before you retired him. happy :) His daughter Drakes Drifting Dreamer is going to have quite the presence in the ring when she gets going I just know it; can’t wait to show her. ^^

Also, I just added a new specialty to the schedule guys, it will run on the 25th and it’s called Dragonmutes Fly Sky High, I got the cost right this time too at $5. So, go check it out and enter some dogs if you want. happy :)

Oh and, I will be on vacation for the next few days so, even though I’ll still be logging on from my phone to not lose the bonus, I will not really be responding to anything, because using the phone for this site is a pain. So if I don’t answer you guys I’m not ignoring you, I’m just not able to reply.
 Drake Creek Meadows
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2/24/2015 12:54:40 AM reply with quote send message to Drake Creek Meadows Object to Post

Alright I'm back, but in more important news; I came into a heap of unexpected funds, which was an awesome surprise, so I decided to donate some of it to the community, and added a couple more specialties to the schedule; one on the 2nd and one on the 4th. Will be adding more over the next couple of weeks, so check them out and enter if you want. happy :)
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2/24/2015 8:31:18 AM reply with quote send message to Howling Wolves Kennels Object to Post

Thank you Drake!! I need to add specialties and/or payouts if I can ever remember.
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2/24/2015 8:58:59 AM reply with quote send message to CountryStrong Kennels Object to Post

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Last time ill be advertising these guys as I have a few new litters arriving in the next couple of days.

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13800045 (SOP 95)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13807484 (SOP 94.05 / 95.3 adjusted SOP)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13800039 (SOP 95.1)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13807481 (SOP 95.5)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13800040 (SOP 94.8 / 95.3 adjusted SOP)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13800044 (SOP 95)

www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13800042 (SOP 95.1)

$100 each or 3 for $200 (One pup $100, 2 Pups $50 each) for those who PM me ahead of time. Will be FH'ing at 10 days old.

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2/24/2015 9:01:09 AM reply with quote send message to CountryStrong Kennels Object to Post

Also, thank you Drake!! happy :)
 Treestand Kennel
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2/24/2015 10:06:52 AM reply with quote send message to Treestand Kennel Object to Post

Thank you for the shows Drake!

I cannot wait to see how Drifitng Dreamer does! If she gets her daddy's hidden decimals, she should do ridiculously well. laugh :D

I tend to keep a young kennel, rarely anything over 60-70 days old, just because I ............ am a hoarder. There, I said it. laugh :D Dropping down to 4 breeds, the little guys just aren't for me.
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2/24/2015 11:46:36 AM reply with quote send message to Rosa Nera Object to Post

Thanks for the specialties Drake. Can't wait. Gonna go see how to add some payouts.
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2/24/2015 11:50:32 AM reply with quote send message to Camp Run-Amok Object to Post

Okay, this is Rosa Nera from an account with money in it lol

Added $50 payouts in both shows for WB,WD and BIB.
 Kianya Kennels
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2/24/2015 3:59:24 PM reply with quote send message to Kianya Kennels Object to Post

Thanks for the shows Drake! I entered my guys happy :)

And thanks for the payouts Rosa Nera!

Also for anyone color breeding, I just placed a whole bunch of new "color" studs up for stud, all my color boys are $25. They are some of my highest SOP colored dogs to date.
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2/24/2015 5:50:28 PM reply with quote send message to CirclingSky Object to Post

Thanks for the specialities Drake and for adding payouts Rosa Nera! Good luck everyone!
 Drake Creek Meadows
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Thanks for adding payouts Rosa! ^^ Also, no problem guys I love contributing in any way I can, and best of luck to all in the shows. happy :)

HWK, it would be awesome if you added specialties or payouts; they are always most appreciated, and the more the better. happy :)

Also, would you guys rather have more payouts added or more shows? I could do one or the other but not both.

Treestand, it alright, nothing wrong with being a hoarder, there is no right or wrong way to run a kennel, only different ways. happy :) You are awesome for being able to get that many breeds to work in a single kennel. happy :) Also, I hope she lives up to her potential, that would be awesome. Thanks again for keeping Her dad up at stud for so long. ^^

Anyway, since I’m posting here I’d like to brag a little about finishing this dog last night:
www.showdog.com/dog.aspx?id=13732262

He has the lowest Showshine of any dog I’ve ever finished. It only took him 13 shows too. happy :) He can definitely help prove that showshine doesn’t mean as much as most people think it does. Quality of traits can overcome anything. happy :)

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