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Old 11-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Some people just aren't into the touchy-feely cute stuff.
My Chinese Crested litters are whelped and raised on a live web feed. I don't consider it touchy-feely or cute. I consider it part and parcel of being a good breeder.

I want people to know exactly what happens when a dog whelps. Those who watched my last litter being whelped had the experience of watching and hearing me lose a puppy. I get lots of questions during the whelping and I answer them as I can (my DH reads me the questions from the live web chat and I have a microphone on the webcam).

Prospective buyers get to watch how the puppies develop. See how I do the Super Dog program, introduce the pups to other animals and tons of new experiences.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't consider it touchy-feely or cute. I consider it part and parcel of being a good breeder.
Except that there are a TON of breeders producing super dogs, that don't.
I wish Mike had been more into puppy pictures and updates on what the litter was doing. But he did what needed doing, without documenting it for puppy buyers. And I am OK with that.
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I'm not trying to start a pissing match about what makes a good breeder or not. I was just curious what other peoples experiences were and if my expectations were unreasonable.

I know the breeder I purchased from is an excellent breeder and I'm not trying to disparage them in any way. I'm sure that we will get an excellent dog from them. I just think that most people buying a dog want to see them as they grow especially as they begin to walk and explore things.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A lotta people have neither the time or inclination to participate in the warm and fuzzy picture taking or updating every week as a litter grows. Some people love it.....the breeder I got Taro from was very scant with pics and communication until the puppy was 7weeks. I got a fantastic dog, and certainly don't expect her/him to change their breeding practices to meet my inquisitiveness for an 8 week period. I understand people's excitement, but they have a lifetime with their dog to talk, picture take, oh and ah, and show off their dogs to others.
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Reasonable expectations are the details and procedures discussed with the breeder prior to committing to getting a pup.

How many pics or updates a person gets has nothing to do with the caliber of the breeder or the quality of the puppy. The responsibility lies with the purchaser to find out what they can expect.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Reasonable expectations are the details and procedures discussed with the breeder prior to committing to getting a pup.

How many pics or updates a person gets has nothing to do with the caliber of the breeder or the quality of the puppy. The responsibility lies with the purchaser to find out what they can expect.
i would think this about covers what one should expect.
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A lotta people have neither the time or inclination to participate in the warm and fuzzy picture taking or updating every week as a litter grows. Some people love it.
I like to see weekly photos of the puppies developing. You would think the breeder would want a record, but maybe they just remember stuff better than I do.
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I like to see weekly photos of the puppies developing. You would think the breeder would want a record, but maybe they just remember stuff better than I do.
Digital cameras, e-mail/internet, camcorders, are all rather recent. I mean, I remember back when records were vinyl, and camera's had film that had to be developed, and people had to send letters. I wonder what breeders did then to be a good breeder.
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Digital cameras, e-mail/internet, camcorders, are all rather recent. I mean, I remember back when records were vinyl, and camera's had film that had to be developed, and people had to send letters. I wonder what breeders did then to be a good breeder.
Not saying they aren't good breeders. I never developed film in the days before digital, and rarely took photos. Now I love having digital and have tons of them. And video!
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I don't see this thread being started to assess the breeder...but what they buyer should do or not do to not harass the breeder ! I know breeders are very busy and don't need every pup buyer contacting them to see how the pups are doing....that's why it is a good idea to have a short but sweet mass e-mail pupdate(or even a facebook page devoted to that litter)every so often to keep the buyers sated.
As posted above, in this day and age it takes just moments to capture a day in the life of a cute pup and post it!
Some potential buyers don't care, which is fine, but others....just can't wait to get their pup and seeing/hearing about the litter is really great.
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