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Author Topic : ECS: Either 9.8 or 10.0 head-- no 9.9's exist -- any other breeds?
 Crosscroft
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8/30/2017 4:32:02 PM reply with quote send message to Crosscroft Object to Post   

So with English cockers, within the past few months we have begun to consistently have 10.0 heads in our puppies. Before that most high SOP dogs had a 9.8 head. We jumped from 9.8 to 10.0 overnight. I have yet to see a single English cocker with a 9.9 head, in my kennel or others. I am assuming this is some kind of glitch. Has this happened in any other breeds>
 Artistri 2
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8/30/2017 11:14:06 PM reply with quote send message to Artistri 2 Object to Post

I seem to remember something similar happening in Tollers. Heads went from 10.2 to 10 and I can't remember having any 10.1s
 Shaylynne
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8/31/2017 10:16:05 AM reply with quote send message to Shaylynne Object to Post

I know this is a sporting breed thread, but the same thing happened in Aussies. I always thought that was strange.
 
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Now that you mentioned it, I went thru my kennel and I can say too I've never gotten a 9.9 or one that I can recall. I don't know, I've been trait breeding for really a while now since 13' laugh :D It's a glitch on my line lol

My only theory is that our 10s are actually 9.(something) and are simply rounded to a 10. Thus it's not actually a solid 10, which could explain why certain dogs do better in the ring than others. But of course there are more factors to winning. .
 Shadowstorm Kennels
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That was me ^

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