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Author Topic : Has anyone ever bred or owned a dog with 9.9 for Head?
 Star Shiine
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9/10/2017 1:21:17 AM reply with quote send message to Star Shiine Object to Post   

I'm following a thread about head numbers and have never seen a dog with 9.9 for head.

www.showdog.com/forum/read.aspx?id=755765

Just out of interest, if you have ever had one please could you reply with its link?
 BarStar Goldens
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9/10/2017 5:42:06 PM reply with quote send message to BarStar Goldens Object to Post

Weird never thought about that... I just clicked through the top dog list. And didn't find a single dog any breed with a 9.9 in head.

Neat.

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 BarStar Goldens
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9/10/2017 5:43:11 PM reply with quote send message to BarStar Goldens Object to Post

But yes, before the last reset, a lot of dogs have 9.9s in head.

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9/10/2017 9:12:48 PM reply with quote send message to Crosscroft Object to Post

We have no 9.9 heads in english cockers, didn't realize it was among what seems to be all breeds. Must be a glitch.
 DoggyPanache
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9/11/2017 11:07:35 AM reply with quote send message to DoggyPanache Object to Post

That is bizarre. I never thought about it before. I went through all the dogs n my 5 kennels and found nary a one...
 Marquetry
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9/20/2017 4:05:36 AM reply with quote send message to Marquetry Object to Post

10 heads are commonplace in my two breeds -- Belgian sheepdogs and Boxers. They're more likely in breeds that emphasize head in the standard, as that's what breeders will focus on.
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9/20/2017 4:19:25 AM reply with quote send message to Marquetry Object to Post

OK, you guys got me interested -- I went WAY back through a random sample of my BS and Boxer pedigrees and sure enough, I didn't run across a single 9.9. Heads in the ones I looked at jumped from 10.2 to 10.0. Odd ...
 Chocolate Malt Kennel
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9/20/2017 6:09:11 AM reply with quote send message to Chocolate Malt Kennel Object to Post

That is pretty weird and true actually. I recently developed a line of german spitz with 10 heads, however they jumped strait from 9.8 and 10.2 to 10. never got a 9.9 or 10.1.
 gaylanstudio
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9/20/2017 1:40:25 PM reply with quote send message to gaylanstudio Object to Post

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Has anyone brought this to Jeff's attention? Perhaps there is/was a glitch in the current code or that which did the conversion at the last reset. There have been 9.9s in the distant past.

If not, I just did so anyway. I'm really curious to hear the answer.

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 Zinga
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9/21/2017 3:55:12 AM reply with quote send message to Zinga Object to Post

Wondering if the 9.9/10/1 thing works with other traits? I've just bred a 10.1 coat when the breed is stuck at 10.2.
 GaylanStudio1
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9/21/2017 10:42:38 PM reply with quote send message to GaylanStudio1 Object to Post

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I have lots of 9.9 coated Airedales and 9.9 TNB cockers. It's possible other traits might be affected but not those two I think.

It might be possible that other traits are stuck at a different number though - just sayin' (lol).

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 Star Shiine
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9/22/2017 12:26:35 AM reply with quote send message to Star Shiine Object to Post

I don't think heads are "stuck" as such, As there are lots of 9.8 and 10's. Just seems strange that so many in the breed have those numbers...yet never a 9.9.

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