Cheryl was deeply disappointed and saddened in what happened with Thunder... yours isnt the only BYB pedigree he popped up in. We had a few discussions about it over the years, and trust me she was aware and it wasnt her fault.
ETA: Leading Edge was also the kennel name for another Thunder progeny that wound up in the BYB circles. its a damn shame
That's the understatement of the year!
Cheryl was actually THE breeder of Thunders litter--she GAVE Thunder, the pick male puppy to Soquel and the particulars of why the litter has Soquel as the kennel name was part of an arrangement with Soquel.
That pedigree is a pretty good example of how little control someone who breeds a litter has over subsequent generations. Cheryl always said that no one should double up on the dogs who produced Thunder and he never, ever should have been bred as extensively as he was.
You can have dogs who are bred and whose breeders have been producing top notch offspring for years and sell a puppy to someone who shows the dog then takes a finished male and breeds to bitches who probably should not have been bred in the first place.
It's also a great example of why the people who keep saying that you should be able to view both parents "on site" is not generally such a good idea at all--it's the quickest way to BYB breeding--breed your bitch to your dog and keep doing it.
Good breeders look all over the country for acceptable sires for their brood bitches.
I cringe everytime I look at some of these pedigrees--the albino pedigrees really make me sad. A very good breeder sold a male puppy to a man many years ago--he wanted it shown--the breeder showed and finished that dog and when after a long life the dog passed away he came back for another dog. Again the breeder showed and finished that dog and three or four years later someone contacted the breeder saying that the male was the sire of a bunch of puppies produced by an albino breeder. Those puppies ended up as the brood bitches and stud dogs for other albino breeders and the good breeder went back to the sires owner asking how on earth he had agreed to breed his nice dog to the bitch of a known albino breeder without even asking about doing so.
Seems that the person who came asking was a friend of a friend (the "friend" was the albino breeder)--the owner had no clue that this sort of thing could happen.
UGH--but it does, and it happens all the time...very sad but it does.