8. Why use an Outcross ?

Paul Wheeler (Australia’s leading breeder):

“I like to breed to an outcross sire every 2 or 3 generations and by using top class imports I can get good quality race stock in the first generation.  Nat Distance Champ Jarvis Bale is a son of Sonic Flight as was another of our distance stars, Amity Bale. Dyna Forte (x Droopy’s Maldini) won a Gr 3 Dawson and an SA Derby, Buttsie Bale (x Spiral Nikita) was a very fast dog, Renzo Bale (x EJ’s Douglas) won a Bendigo Cup.  A few years ago I had a litter by US sire Braddy, which included Harvard Bale and it was one of the best litters I’ve ever had”

Ron McCullagh (breeder of Velocette, Midnight Sting, Fully Advanced):

“I’ve been lucky that the line has thrown winners for a lot of years, but I put that down to the fact that I rejuvenated the line by using an outcross in the form of Irish sire Fortress.  Only one and that was several years ago. That’s all I needed to replenish my line. Paul Wheeler has done the same thing with his line, but on a much bigger scale, and he used American sires instead of an Irish one.”

Lenny Jones (GRV’s leading breeder 2007/08/09, breeder of Echelon & Granduer):

“My best brood bitch, Skullring, had litters by imported sires Flying Penske, Spiral Nikita & Gable LaFourche and those daughters have gone on to produce stars in Echelon, Granduer and Bling It On. Best move I ever made. I’m an avid fan of breeding bitches by imports back to Australian sires”

Steve Williams (Velocity Lodge, Breeder & Owner of Glen Gallon)

“I’m a big wrap for the imported dogs, Glen Gallon is the best I’ve ever had and he is by an import. We’ve mated his litter sister to another import in College Causeway and we’re really excited about them … they’re looking great”