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07-08-2014 10:47 PM
LifeofRiley
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Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
I think it's as good for buyers as it is for someone considering breeding.
Re: the bolded part, for the most part, I agree with you.

However, if this piece were to be purposely directed at buyers vs. novice people contemplating breeding their dogs, I would probably like it to also include the fact that shelters and rescues are often used by performance-oriented organizations/individuals to find recruits for their programs.

Why do they do so? It is because shelters have large populations of young-adult and adult dogs who can be health and temperament tested to determine if any individual dog has what it takes to be part of their program/or to meet an individualís performance needs. At the end of the day, puppies are always somewhat of a gamble no matter where they come from.
07-08-2014 10:14 PM
LifeofRiley
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Originally Posted by Merciel View Post
This is a blog post that I recently wrote for TU. I think it could be a good complementary piece to the flowchart, and it's aimed at the same type of audience, so I'm tacking it onto this thread.
I found the piece to be engaging, informative and, of course, well written. Nice job, Merciel.
07-08-2014 04:38 PM
Liesje I think it's as good for buyers as it is for someone considering breeding.
07-08-2014 04:33 PM
onyx'girl I shared it with a local GSD fb page. Thank you for writing it!
07-08-2014 04:18 PM
Merciel Thanks!

I'm hopeful that it'll come in handy.
07-08-2014 01:45 PM
Liesje Very good article, IMO. Possibly the best I've read on the topic, as far as being able to summarize and generalize on this topic. Better than the flow chart
07-08-2014 01:06 PM
Merciel This is a blog post that I recently wrote for TU. I think it could be a good complementary piece to the flowchart, and it's aimed at the same type of audience, so I'm tacking it onto this thread.

So You’re Thinking About Breeding Your Dog! | Team Unruly

As you can probably gather, although it's (supposed to be) breed- and purpose-neutral, this post owes a lot to various discussions that have happened on this forum and with people I've met through the forum. I owe a lot to the actual breeders and other contributors who have helped me shape my thoughts on this topic.
12-06-2013 11:41 AM
Eiros Glad I saw this... just sent it to someone who "might breed" but "isnt concerned" about a lot of this stuff.

Arguing with her was not how i wanted to spend my morning. Grrrrrrr
07-09-2013 10:58 PM
canon Sticky!

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07-09-2013 10:57 PM
canon Leave the breeding to the pro, there's to many crappie wannabe breeders that don't really care what hits the streets. If you ask"Should I breed my dog?" I would say no, for the reason you don't know.



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