Are Direct Import DDs generally better than american bred

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Are Direct Import DDs generally better than american bred

Postby 30024grand » Wed May 02, 2018 3:52 pm

Are The German DDs generally better than the best american Bred DDs?
I mean this in no way to knock the American breeders and the significant efforts they put into staying true to the VDD breeding standards.
They seem to be still importing them. So the question is why. Is it to deepen the Gene Pool to elevate the quality of the breed?
So if that's the case would a dog directly from Germany having been bred from best examples be a better dog?
Its assumed that significant research would be required to review data on dogs to make a good decision.

Better is subjective so I would consider things like more drive, increased train-ability and healthier overall.

I understand that there is a bigger emphasis on using dogs on fur there. With less emphasis on birds and less so with waterfowl.
I am very new to this so I have no problem if someone tells me I am wrong if they can explain.
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Re: Are Direct Import DDs generally better than american bre

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:55 pm

Nope.

Imports are for flavor of the month and genetic diversity.

American bred dogs go to the Hegevald annually and regularly place in the top 20 (out of 200).
Vivian II vom Jagdkonig- VJP 71 HZP 191 VGP 262 Prize III
Arabella vom Hoheren Boden- VJP 74 HZP 181/189 VGP 281 Prize I
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Re: Are Direct Import DDs generally better than american bre

Postby 30024grand » Wed May 02, 2018 5:42 pm

Interesting about Americans going to the Hegevald and being very competitive.
Has an american dog and handler won it.
I ask this knowing the dog and handler team may have been the best that day or days not an absolute better dog.

Thank you!
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