i hear it all the time when a dog should be bred is to improve the dog breed and dog breed health etc. so it makes it sound like your doing it to improve the breed and not to make money off them but if that is why you do breed then why do you charge so much for them?
i have a standard poodle and always felt this dog i would never get to own cause they are so expensive. as luck would have it a breeder on craigslist posted their puppies really cheap. i was able to get one. she was akc limited but always wondered if her stock was not as good or why they were selling them so cheap. they had like 5 females. so why would she of been cheap? also as mentioned why do you charge so much for them if your not doing it to make money off them?
no bashing against dog breeders please.
As a reputable breeder I am not out to improve the breed but rather preserve the breed. Through extensive testing and a knowledge of genetics, I am able to avoid disaster. I will also pull an animal from my breeding program if they produce puppies with autosomal recessive issues, ie: micro-ophthalmia and congenital cataracts to name a few. These are considered recessive until proven otherwise and can be a breeding disaster when paired with an untested dog. I actively show in conformation, meaning every Thursday-Sunday and sometimes Monday. I also believe the animal should be functional for the purpose it exists. Breed standards are there for reasons. A 90 pound Greyhound can not course efficiently making it an undesirable hunter and one that would fail to thrive if left to the wild. My breeding's are spoken for prior to breeding and contrary to what people believe,
Answer by equusvetgal at 10:01 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
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Contrary to what the general public believes about the reputable breeder, we do not breed for you but rather ourselves. We keep our best and any breeder that sells their best stock is not breeding for the right reasons.
The use of the word YOU does not mean you directly.
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