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If you could have mentored under anyone...

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by CHUVALOFAN, Jul 26, 2015.



    ...who would it have been. I have always loved the Redboy/Eli cross so though it is a very hard choice to pick, I'd go with Russ from TVK.
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  2. frogs

    frogs Big Dog

    Good dogs are where you find them. I'll leave that up to the Dr. Frankenstein's. As far as nutrition and conditioning... based mostly in part to his theroy on conditioning, The Millmaker.


    Well I'll be....never knew good dogs are where you find them. Thanks.


    Not so long ago I knew very little about Tri Valley Kennel, only that they knew how to breed some bulldogs. With a little research and putting out feelers to my contacts I not only learned a lot about TVK but I learned what a master breeder and dogman Mr.Herren was as well as a true gentleman of the game and very respected.
  5. niko

    niko CH Dog

    Don Mayfield:)...could shape a dog with the best of them


    Mayfields techniques were way ahead of his time and those techniques are still being used, so I agree as far as conditoner goes...
    Don wasnt the only one whoms mentor was the greatest of alltime, as Burton and Anderson were also on top of the game...
    Its no mystery why three f the top compettiors in the country were his understudies...
    Never claimed to be a breeder but was unriviled by most and even the John Colbys and Howard Hienzels were interested in what was working Earl and often traded or gifted bulldogs with him...
    Many of good breeders stemmed from Earls mentorship such as Ab Forsyth,Jim Williams,Jimmy Wimberley and Jim Uselton to name a few Jims...
    But the silver fox was most influenced by what was going on at Earls, and for that my first choice would be Earl Tudor...
    My second would be in of the others mentioned that were influenced br Earls success...
  7. keystone

    keystone CH Dog

    here i am lol.....
    the info is getting grey lol but ......i choose don because he asked highest price ....
    him and the genes he send are/where my mentor ........
    i think of his generation ..he was the best .....but that's me lol
  8. nmdogs

    nmdogs Big Dog

    From the top of my head a couple of
    Names come to mind Bobby smith
    And the mountain man lester hughes

  9. CajunBoulette

    CajunBoulette CH Dog

    I'd say George Saddler, seemed like a straight up no nonsense type of man. I respect that

    It's a hard life, but I'm living.
  10. StarLion

    StarLion Pup

    My choice is Andre Giroux. Complete dogman breeding shaping handling and not one to mess with


    All great answers, Bobby Smith was a legend, Lester Hughes owned the mountian and rarley lost at home, similar to lightner and Komosinski...
    If Saddler didnt invent the practice, he deffinataly mastered it and helped mold it, and Giroux was in another class of his own...
    It wouldnt hurt to be on captian americas team as he learned alot from Giroux...
  12. Fyrehound

    Fyrehound Premium Member Premium Member

    Definitely The Millmaker or Don Mayfield. The aspects of conditioning is one of the most interesting things to me for some reason, would love to be able to learn all the secrets from the pros right by their side.
  13. nmdogs

    nmdogs Big Dog

    Another two that come to mind are S.T.P
    And Ricky Jones aka the rebel as both had
    Champions and Grand Champions and
    Knew how to condition and breed dogs
    Also Tom Garner has a wealth of knowledge
    About breeding both live and A.I. breeding
    And nutrition so i would like to pick his
    Brain on those two subjects !

  14. F.D.

    F.D. Top Dog

    I was thinking S.T.P. as well, based on a yard video I saw. The guy (I am not sure of his name), came across as practical and reasonable. Ozzie Stevens track record also would have recommended him.
  15. Naustroms

    Naustroms CH Dog

    Duhon or Capt
  16. grove

    grove Big Dog

    Definitely Capitain, his knowledge of all aspects of game is endless. But not heard of him last 2-3 years
  17. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    I'd go with TDK. I have never met anyone with his patience and way with words to make you think. Second would be STP simply because the name of the game is winning and they knew all too well how to accomplish that. In reality, anyone who was successful in the dogs and had a good personality I would apprentice under. Red Becker is 3 miles from me so he would be a good choice as well.
  18. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    Great answer, AGK!! I've been holding back from commenting but since AGK said it I might as well own up to it also lol, my choice would be TDK as well. Very humble gentleman who is all about the dogs, and teaching the younger generation the proper way to care for these animals. He's been feeding his family of dogs for many moons and he's as humble as anybody could ever be. Like AGK said he's a very patient man and the way with words he speaks of goes way beyond dogs. T is a very intelligent guy who I personally look up to, not just with dogs but in life in general. If distance wasn't an issue, I would hope that he would let me regularly scoop poop on his yard.


    So happy to see TDK getting the respect he deserves. A gentleman and by God...A DOGMAN.
  20. bluedoglover

    bluedoglover Top Dog

    whoever was good, has an understanding of people who learn after being shown more than once, someone with tolerance and experience. i know very little, so i absorb knowledge quickly.

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