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Crossing a Field Trial Dog With a Show Dog Won’t Produce a Ryman—Part 2: Field Trial Dogs

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To begin our exploration of whether the Rymans could be re-created from today’s field trial and show dogs, first let’s discuss the field trial dogs. Evolution of the Field Trial Setters Before looking at the changes in field trial dogs since Ryman was breeding it’s important to remember that all modern English setter…

Crossing a Field Trial Dog With a Show Dog Won’t Produce a Ryman—Part 1: The Different English Setters are Distinct Types

The Perfect Ryman Setter

The Rymans Were Not Pedigrees, They Were a Distinct Type of Actual Setters Breeders who don’t understand George Ryman’s breeding practices often try to copy him by using pedigree-based schemes—i.e. 50/50 show/field trial crosses, breeding to a show dog to improve structure, or a field trial dog to improve “hunting” performance. The breeders…

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