I am always looking at males as I have several young females....I look at alot of things....pedigrees to see how complementary the dogs are, what the dog has proven in work to confirm he got what I am looking for from that pedigree, structure/soundness - also shown by performance in that the dog is physically able to work...and temperament....from personal interactions, from reports from people I know...and if the dog has already produced pups, what they are like and how similar or dissimilar their pedigree is to what I want to breed...
If the dog does not have titles, does not perform some work function (LE, SAR) then I never know that the dog exists....people interested in my pups will not be interested in this male's pups ....now, I am NOT one to breed to a male just because he is competitive Nationally or on a world level.....in fact, I have bred to males that no one has ever heard of! But they are known to someone in the sport and I have been told about them for various reasons! I knew of a dog for sale in Europe, I wanted to buy him, someone else bought him, I followed him, he got sold to Texas, I bred to him...a few years later - LOTS of people are breeding to him!
If you want the owner of a quality female to breed to your male, he must be desirable to that person - and training and titles are the first step to making him desirable! Many, many, many nice males never get bred....or get very few breedings as too many people in the working end of the breed own a male, especially the decoys/trainers in a club, and so many clubs just do breedings within their own clubs - just because.
Csabre Sch1, Hexe Sch2, SG Bengal, Lynx, Komet, Kira HGH & Kougar v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, Danger RH & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey