Like so many of us, I work in the corporate world to pay the bills. I view the paperwork side of my line like a business. Things like pedigrees, health testing, vet records and my vision for my line are very quantifiable. The individual dogs involved are not a business, they are living, breathing animals that deserve a happy and fulfilled life.
My vision for the breed is America is complicated. I want more public awareness of the breed in America. However, I do not want them to ever be popular. Popularity generally brings irresponsible breeding and the wrong people owning the breed. I want the breeders in America and abroad to cherish their breeding stock and the resulting puppies like a prized possession. I want breeders to continue to screen out the great homes versus the homes that aren't a right fit.
I want the Hamiltonstovare to be versatile and never to have a true differentiation from hunting, performance and conformation lines. I want the top Hamiltonstovare in America to also have multiple titles in front of and behind their name. I want a total hound that can transition from the show ring to hunting to performance seamlessly.
Most of all, I want a sound and healthy breed in America. I want this breed to be health tested to prevent the spread of genetic diseases. I want this breed to have very minimal structural faults like slipped hocks, weak pasterns, flat feet, etc.
Finally, I want the breed to have a stable and adaptable temperament. I never want to hear of a Hamilton being aggressive to people or dogs.