STUD DOGS -- CH. TWIN OAKS HIGH PLAINS
From a field of 21, one of the largest classes of its
Drifter was the winner of the Stud Dog class at the 1996
Talk about outcrosses with your stud dog, if any.
Outcrosses to Drifter have been very successful, in part
I believe, because he is a tightly linebred dog. One of
the very successful outcrosses was to the Kingsbridge
dogs of Ray and Judy Sliwinski. Their dogs go back to
Kingsbridge and Alfenloch breeding. That breeding has
already produced several champions. Other successful outcrosses
have been to Oak Knoll/Highcroft dogs. While not outcrosses,
many beautiful offspring have been produced by breeding
to Twin Oaks bitches, and a Riveroaks bitch.
Devinwood Hi Plains Rambler shown
here winning "Best Skull"
in the Virtues Match at the prestigious Gathering of the
1999. The judges were Highcroft's Leslie Jeszewski,
Marnus' Marcia Keller and MacDega's Tom Coen. He was
handled by Julie Jackson of Riverrun Collies.
Comment on the virtues of the stud dog's get.
Drifter's get excel in flat
backskulls, well-filled, rounded muzzles with sweet expressions
and well-finished underjaw. They are very clean on the
side of the head and they have no depth of head. They
typify the body type of the family; they are lower to
the ground, a little longer than they are tall, with good-fitting
coats. They have happy, easy going, sweet temperaments
and tend to be good showmen. Drifter is currently the
sire of 10 champions with about 15 more at various points
on the way to their titles. His get have won with specialty
majors, gone Breed over Specials and have taken Group
placements. The quality is coming down through his grandchildren.
There are several Drifter grandchildren who have already
completed their championships. One breeding that stands
out in particular is a Drifter son, Glen Iris Graystone
Uproar, when bred to Ch. Graystone's
Absolutely, produced Ch. Graystone's
Testimonial, who completed her championship at the age
of nine months with specialty majors. There are several
other puppies from that litter that are major pointed
at under one year old.
Ch. Cynabar WInk and a Smile,
bred by Cindy Berger and Cherilyn Wichlacz
and owned by Berger, completed her
championship with four majors.