|09-10-2013 09:34 PM|
Why breed if the progeny are kind of a dead end? If someone wants to be taken seriously as a breeder, keep progeny from your own breedings and prove that THEY are breedworthy.
Why is the female not AKC registered, or not eligible (two different things)?
|09-10-2013 08:36 PM|
|09-10-2013 08:33 PM|
|onyx'girl||Well, I doubt the OP's family and friends care one way or another about AKC registration...they just want a dog" for multiple reasons. Her health, temperament, structure, drive and confidence in knowing the dog." Wonder what they'd do with a puppy if they aren't able to register for competitions..... dogparks, and swimming/hiking fetch family companion, that's surely enough reason to breed.|
|09-10-2013 08:28 PM|
Ozzy isn't registered, and the only thing I can do with him really is flyball and some agility. Not that I'm complaining, because we both LOVE flyball, and I'm sure he'll love agility too whenever I can afford it, but it would be nice to be able to do obedience with him, maybe rally. Can't do AKC agility with him, unfortunately.
But that's my fault, not his.
Most people blame the dogs they get for something that isn't the dog's fault.
I refuse to neuter him, and I even sent an e-mail to AKC if a vasectomy would be acceptable for sterilization. Nope. They have to be neutered for the PAL.
|09-10-2013 07:59 PM|
Plus I think in the future, at least as long as I'm still actively competing in stuff, I'm going to try to keep my dogs intact. It seems kind of stupid to take them out of the gene pool if they're good examples of whatever breed and actively being worked/shown somewhere.
I figure if I'm going to go to all the trouble of finding the best possible dog for me, then sink thousands of dollars and hours into the dog's career, it might as well have some chance to benefit some prospective puppy person down the road. No papers = no chance of that happening, since the only prospective puppy people who'd care about the stuff I do are the ones who'd demand AKC registration.
|09-10-2013 07:51 PM|
|Liesje||To be honest, the AKC registration WOULD be a deal-breaker for me (moreso than a lack of titles), as a prospective puppy buyer. I don't actually enter any AKC events, but it is the recognized registry in this country. Without it I can't show my dog in the other venues I prefer (SV, UKC), could not even compete in sport evens (can't ILP/PAL because I don't neuter my males for no reason), no breed survey, etc. The AKC papers don't tell me the quality of the dog, but not having them severely limits the types of training and activities I like to do with my dogs. GSDs are so popular it's not that hard to find people breeding the same quality, same lines, same price, and all the paperwork in order. JMHO|
|09-10-2013 07:43 PM|
I don't think it would make a difference to me, because I usually want to "do" something with my dogs and that would mean they would need to be registered, altho I usually spay/neuter so I guess I could always do a PAL thing.
I think this forum was an "experiment" for the poster or looking for validation?
I don't recall seeing anything like this posted on pdb tho there are a zillion posts there..
|09-10-2013 07:22 PM|
Awwww no way.
I'm sure you got a good radar. We need more people who give the benefit of the doubt, it was just a thread on the net.
You don't want to be like this..... All the time~
|09-10-2013 07:15 PM|
|Courtney||I think this person wanted to sit back and watch this thread burn....|
|09-10-2013 07:13 PM|
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