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Old 02-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
Jack's Dad
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Default Breeder picks puppy?

I have seen threads where breeders picking a puppy for the prospective buyers, seems somehow connected to whether a breeder is "reputable or not.
The whole idea of breeders picking pups accurately is questionable to me.
I'm not against them picking as long as it's ok by both parties.

Zena my 2 and a half year old was picked for me. I didn't have a problem with that but I never thought for a minute that there was one right puppy for us.

I fail to see where a breeder is inherently more "reputable" because they pick the pups.

The idea that a breeder can pick the "right" puppy for ,say, a litter of eight just seems goofy to me.

Lets say you have eight different requests from prospective buyers. There are the variables of eight different people for eight somewhat different pups.

How can that litter just happen to be the right group for those eight people.

Or how about the prospective buyers aren't that much different from one another. Same litter.

Who gets the bold one and who gets the shy one? Are you told "yours is the shy one".

I don't think that just because a breeder lets the buyers pick, that somehow makes them a less qualified breeder.

Also, as much as we don't like to think of puppies as a product, they are.

Isn't one buyers money as good as the next persons?

I don't believe there is a right or wrong here. Just things to think about.
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