Talbot Hill Dukeang Road Less Traveled

“CoCo”

Co-bred and co-owned by Talbot Hill and Dukeang (Argentina).

Whelped May 9, 2016 – Pedigree Below

CoCo was just six months old when she debuted at the 2016 NBC National Specialty, placing fourth in a very competitive class of twelve 6 – 9 month puppy bitches.

Breeding Plans Below….

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6 months, 5 Days – 2016 NBC Specialty – Photo Credit: Kayla Bertagnolli

 

 

Tiny y Brian

Breeding Plans

Following a very nice debut at Nationals in 2016, CoCo was shown just a few times, earning just one point and several RWB placements including RWB to a five-point major at the 2017 CWBC Specialty under breeder judge, Ann Roth.  She is a part of the first generation since my return to breeding – three litters out of CH Dukeang Tiny which told me a lot about the genes that I was working with; some I already knew, some revealing themselves…that’s what makes breeding so fascinating for me.

CoCo is not perfect but she does possess the correction of traits that I wanted to fix and the retention of traits that I wanted to retain when I bred her dam.  Perfection doesn’t happen in one generation but is the aim of patient, thoughtful process.  The things that I particularly love about CoCo are her dark, soft, expressive eyes rimmed with an abundance of dark pigment, her perfect tail and tailset (traits that I wanted to improve in her dam)  and, most of all, I love her temperament which is perhaps the best of any beagle I have every had.  She is intelligent, confident, maternal, and even-tempered – everything required for a working pack hound and everything that makes this breed such a pleasure to live with.  These are the traits that I hope she will pass on to the next generation.  She is also out of a wonderful brood bitch who easily free-whelped three litters of 6 – 8 puppies and I’m confident that CoCo will possess the same great maternal traits of her dam.

CoCo was bred to her great-grandsire, BIS/BISS CH Talbot Hill’s Thyme After Time in December 2017.  It allowed me natural cover for her first breeding and, as a linebreeding, it will be a good test of the genes that I am working with.  The litter is due in mid-February 2018.  At this time, no puppies are available.

Herbie x CoCo

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