|10-02-2013 05:35 PM|
|10-02-2013 05:30 PM|
My dogs work on our farm and that's where the majority of our pups go... but even then, I wouldn't imagine breeding them if they didn't have the supporting paperwork to prove where they came from and what they're potential is.
|10-02-2013 01:10 PM|
|10-02-2013 12:50 PM|
I agree with Mehpen that a dogs potential is shown by a pedigree, but not all dogs perform to the standard that the papers indicate. Likewise some un-papered dogs do some very amazing things too. A lot of what you get from a dog is directly proportional to what you put in. If you put in love, tolerance and affection on a consistent and regular basis you will usually get a very compassionate dog in return. Instill a little discord and you can create a formidable personal protection dog. A dogs worth is measured more by what he is than what you would like him to be. No amount of paper will ever make or break any particular dog, the handler on the other hand will. The "gent" on the other site is also one who probably thinks every pit bull is evil and doomed to fight their entire life. Cesar's dog Daddy disproves that resoundingly. I guess in time I will be considered a BYB because I will have limited numbers of dogs and limited space devoted to the endeavor. But my goal is to create a very strong line of particular traits and my breeding program will be designed to produce dogs that ultimately conform to the traits that I consider important. However it will never be about the money because we intend to give every one of the dogs away to a person who needs a top of the line assistance animal tailored to their specific needs. So traits like loyalty, devotion, focus, and manners are more important to me than athletic potential or the ability to sniff out a cadaver. It all goes back to different dogs for different needs and whether we can create a dog that fills that particular need.
|10-02-2013 12:29 PM|
|10-02-2013 12:16 PM|
OP, step one...never chime in on Facebook about dog things. It always ends bad.
I do find it funny that the guy you ran into claims to be a "working dog" breeder but without papers you really can't "work" your dogs. I highly doubt that he's breeding dogs for the military and police departments since maybe you'll get one out of ten to get into that type of program and then the other nine are most likely sport dogs or at least "working pet homes."
Limited registration DOES prevent breeding when people respect the contract. And trust me, even a neuter/spay contract could just as easily be broken. Truth is...and maybe breeders will chime in, but I don't see a breeder filing a lawsuit in order to force completion of a contract. At the same time...I don't see a courtroom even wanting to accept that type of lawsuit. So a limited registration can make someone think twice about breeding their dog if their area does want papered puppies. My area is very big on and its very easy to get an AKC registered purebred dog. You're talking about at least a $300 premium for that piece of paper, and most people do search out AT LEAST that. So if you just know that about your area...as a person thinking about breeding...it will at least slow you down knowing you'll get at minimum $300 less per pup or you'll possibly have difficulties selling all of them.
|10-02-2013 11:42 AM|
|10-01-2013 08:58 PM|
|Dudes mom||Thanks, I'll definitely be looking into that. I've been tracking with both pups and would love to get their titles.|
|10-01-2013 08:31 PM|
|selzer||You can go to all the matches you want, register on the same day, do obedience and Rally, and when he is old enough to where you are ok with neutering, then get his PAL, and start showing him.|
|10-01-2013 08:29 PM|
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