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STUD DOGS -- CH. TWIN OAKS HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER


From a field of 21, one of the largest classes of its kind,
Drifter was the winner of the Stud Dog class at the 1996 National.

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 Great in
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.

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