So the US Military has their own breeding program which kind of worries me.
I am not sure if they realize that one litter can be extremely strong while another litter is just average to weak.
If you realize it, what makes you think that they don't?
This program is staffed by some really knowledgeable people. One of their recently former staff, is one of the top, if not the top, Malinois breeders in the US.
I don't know if it will pay off and what happens to all those dogs that don't qualify?
Why don't you write to them and ask if it pays off?? Better yet go there and see for yourself. They give tours and all you have to do is ask for one.
Most of the dogs are working out. Those that don't are placed in civilian homes as pets and sportdogs.
A puppy needs to be raised in a social environment? Can they find foster homes for all those puppies they want to raise?
All the dogs are raised in foster homes and there is a waiting list to become a foster.
How much does it cost? Is it worth it? Does it pay off or is it more expensive than going off and buying dogs from breeders?
From what I was told the cost is much less than buying dogs.
I understand their misery but breeding dogs isn't all that simple and I really hope they know what they are doing.
I hope that everyone breeding dogs knows what they are doing. But remember there is no organization in the world with better funding than the US military.
Especially since in Grafenwoehr they requested to injure animals to let their medics work on living creatures and create an somewhat real simulations. That caused an outrage and of course their request was denied. But it makes me think... what if they can't find homes for all the dogs they produce? What if some of them end up on a training field, injured, as a test object for a medic?
In Grafenwoehr they wanted to use Goats and Pigs... it was denied over here, but do we know if they don't do it already in the States?
What ya'll think about that?
I think this last part is too stupid and insulting to dignify with an answer.