“Champion line” is usually used by irresponsible breeders to indicate that 5 generations back, one of the ancestors was a champion. There should be a vast majority of champion ancestors in the nearest three generations on a pedigree to indicate a well-bred animal, with preferably both parents being finished. If you are looking to buy a puppy, make sure you choose a responsible breeder. A responsible breeder will:
1) be breeding to the breed’s standard..no teacup, micro, mini, imperial,
king, or other goofy term for runts or oversized dogs. No intentional
“rare”, meaning unaccepted by the breed standard, colors either.
2) will be actively showing or working the parents.
3) will have genetic health testing done, such as OFA or PennHip, CERF,
4) will give you the results of that testing in writing
5) insists on spay/neuter for pet pups.
6) has a contract citing the spay/neuter clause and also offering to take
back the pup at any time for any reason for the rest of its life.
7) is open, honest, and available to the new owner, and can talk aobut their
breed for hours.
8) does a home check before placing a pup, and will turn down homes that
might not be suitable for a pup of their breed.
9) does not put money above the well-being of their animals.
If the breeder you are considering doesn’t fit these guidelines, find a
better breeder. You are more likely to get a mentally and physically
healthier pup from a responsible breeder.
Champion Siberian Husky
There are a couple of potential differences that I can think of…specifically higher energy level and higher drive to pull. This is awesome if you are looking to do some recreational mushing, or skijoring/bikejoring/dog-scootering with your Siberian. However, it can mean disaster for someone who doesn’t have the ability to provide the dog with proper exercise and a job to do. …while my last statement can be made about most Siberians in general, if the dog comes from working lines, they really should be able to work. It pains me to say it, but some Siberians from show lines have been bred for so long to be couch potatoes that they make a calmer, more personable family companion. However, you can’t count on that from *every* dog from show lines – not by a long shot! I would visit the breeder(s) in question and see what they have to say about it. Get a feel for their dogs, and which temperament and look you prefer. People who breed specifically working/racing Siberians very rarely put dogs in pet-only homes, so I’m a bit surprised that they’re selling them that way. ADD: Regardless of which direction you decide to go, a good breeder ALWAYS does genetic testing on their dogs. In Siberians, this is typically Hips (OFA or PennHip), eyes (CERF clearances), and sometimes Thyroid. If the working/racing breeder makes excuses for not doing genetic testing (particularly hips), it’s a red flag. Working your dogs is not an excuse to ignore genetic testing…and yet I see it happen far too often.
Champion Siberian Husky as in Champ as a Working dog or a Conformation dog or both? I see no difference in the two except the looks may be slightly different. Maybe, not too sure. Usually Working line dogs are leaner & much more agile. I see this in GRs. Not as great looking as show dogs, usually. But both are great! Just as long as that breeder’s dogs have won titles, the dogs follow the breed standard & that they have health clearances. I see no problem in getting them but IF you are getting a dog just as a pet to be a couch potato, then do NOT get a dog that has been bred to work. They need to WORK everyday! They are no couch potatoes…
It means a dog or multiple dogs in the line have competed in the show ring or as working dogs and earned a champion title. Working-class siberian huskies rarely, if ever, stand a chance in the show ring. I’m not sure if they have sledding competitions for siberian huskies, though likely they do, and perhaps a working sibe can title in these competitions.
[Add] I agree, Champion only means something when one or both of the parents carry the title.
It means there is a champion somewhere in the bloodlines. That could be an obedience title, CKC/AKC show championship in the dog’s ancestory or some kind of award from a breed club. If you want to know more, ask what type of champion and where in the bloodline.
In a realistic definition, it means successive generations of champions bred to champions right down to the parents of the litter.
In a backyard breeder definition, it means that they found a champion or two three or four generations back and think it’s important.
most likely the dog has AKC blood lines and the parents of the puppy where champions before they were. it also all decides on the breeder. look on the dogs papers to find out weather or not they have champion blood lines.
Could mean that it’s some byb that’s just saying that, or it could mean that a dog, somewhere in the lines, has gotten it’s champion title for showing.
Probably it means that you are dealing with a poor breeder, and somewhere in the pedigree there is a champion or two..
Look for champion PARENTS.