My breeding goal is to produce dogs that can excel in IPO, SDA, and PP, while also having a completely sound temperament away from work.
There are several traits which I look for in my dogs. Health is one of the most important. This is due to the fact that a dog that has the drive to work, but not the body to back it up, cannot work.
Strong nerves are also vital. When faced with a new situation and a true threat, who the dog is will come out. No amount of training can fix a dog that is naturally weak.
Drive is next on my list. To do the work, the dog must WANT to do it. You can force a dog to work, but at the end of the day, you are both miserable.
To sum it up, the dogs that come from my kennel are bred to have good health, strong nerves, hardness, high ball and food drive, willingness to work, and the desire to fight and dominant the threat. That is why all of my breeding stock is titled in IPO and have both OFA passing hips and elbows.