|11-17-2012 11:28 PM|
Just personally, I would not do co-ownerships. They seldom tend to favor the non-show/sport puppy buyer. If you do not intend to show or do not know enough about showing, do not bother getting a show quality pup. There will be a premium in price and you might have to give the breeder part ownership and/or breeding rights. If you wish to get a show pup and show competitively, I would not go with white dogs. There are better dogs for show.
The breeder will usually evaluate and grade the dogs at 7-8 weeks. For show, we look at movement, structure, temperament etc. Most breeders will pick pups based on the desired traits for whatever sport or show venue they participate in. A lot of times, it is a guessing game. You keep a puppy, wait till 1 year or so, see how it develops, if it has the right qualities, you keep it, finish it and then enter it into your breeding program. More often than out, they will wash out. If they wash out, they will be homed accordingly (pet, sport, whatever).
I do not understand why you want a show quality pup when you do not intend to show. Get one of the other males free and clear. Enjoy it as a companion.
|11-17-2012 11:26 PM|
why do you have to be serious about showing if you
have a show dog? show dogs make great pets.
|11-17-2012 11:03 PM|
|Billn1959||What does a breeder see in a show dog vs a non show dog. They are experienced in both breeding and showing and have many awards. Is it more physical characteristics?|
|11-17-2012 10:24 PM|
|Liesje||I don't really see a problem. My breeder talked me into showing my dog and now I've shown him quite a bit (UKC and SV type shows, and we did AKC matches when he was a puppy). I actually show him myself now. I don't do it a lot because it can be expensive but UKC shows are pretty fun for me.|
|11-17-2012 10:21 PM|
I'm waiting a reply with many of the questions I have. I understand that they would show at no cost to me. Having experience handlers working with my boy seems like it could be positive for him. Of course, I plan on going through puppy class and beyond with him. Either way, I will be getting bringing home a puppy this Thursday. Of the 7 boys, another one of them may just be the one.
I appreciate all your comments. Thanks
|11-17-2012 09:47 PM|
That and the fact that if he excels they may want to use him as stud as he would really be an asset to their breeding program. That could mean he would be tied up in being a stud dog...unless you aren't on board with all of it, better to just let them keep the show dog and you get a pet/companion with no ties to the breeder.
I would assume the breeder would pay for everything show related~as well as vetting/grooming and whatever needed to show him.
|11-17-2012 09:44 PM|
|11-17-2012 09:34 PM|
|Billn1959||The Breeders themselves would show them. They show a lot of their dogs. I would not do co-ownership and would definitely want an out.|
|11-17-2012 09:28 PM|
BUT, point still stands. Showing can be expensive. It can be a complete pain and hassle if you don't plan on breeding him.
And I would assume he'd have ample opportunity to show in WGSDCA (White German Shepherd Dog Club of America) events and in UKC....
|11-17-2012 09:23 PM|
To the OP-Did the breeder say if you changed your mind before the 3 years was up that you'd be able to have the dog neutered sooner or will they have the final say?
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