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Old 12-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll never understand why some people are so carefree about wanting to breed their dogs. For whatever reason, "I love him/her and want one of his/her puppies", "I want them to experience it", "He/she is so cute and has a great temperament to pass down"... I could go on and on. None of those reasons are good enough.

It's like people only see the glorious side of puppies - or at least that's all they want to see. I'm not even a breeder and I know it's not glorious. Bad genes can be passed down to the puppies from either or both parents. Puppies can be delivered stillborn or die after birth. The dam could run into complications and need emergency medical care to save her and the puppies. These emergency medical bills are not cheap. The dam could die during delivery leaving you as the person who decided to breed her with the job of hand raising the puppies.

Unless you're breeding to better the breed, there is no good reason to breed. There are many experienced reputable breeders out there working hard researching pedigrees, showing their dogs to make sure they meet the standards to this breed that we love so much, making sure that the dam and sire compliment each other's physical faults, health testing to make sure they're not passing down genetic health problems, making sure both the sire and dam are tempermentally sound, carefully screening potential homes to make sure all of their puppies go to good homes, making it clear in their contracts that if anything should go wrong the puppy (or adult at the time) is returned to them, etc to make sure each and every pairing that they put together is in an effort to better the breed. Why not leave this task up to them?

I just don't see why anyone would want to put puppies lives at risk or their own dogs lives at risk without a REAL purpose. It's not all rainbows and sunshine. Things can and do go wrong. If you're not prepared for that then you could be in for a lot of hurting both emotionally and financially as can the unsuspecting people who buy puppies from these inexperienced "breeders".
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just read this and I absolutely agree. One of Rosco's playmates is an unspayed female and they want so badly to breed with Rosco and I tell them NO wth don't you understand? It's heartbreaking when one dies or when you sell them to "great" homes then months later they want to just give them up, screw that. It is painful just to see it happen to others. I would never want to go through that. And I would rather Better the breed and not make it worse.

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