|08-12-2014 05:18 PM|
"Since you're keeping the dogs that won't be bred it seems like you're not 'washing out (what a term)'
I understand letting retired dogs to a really good home if and when the chance comes up but not specifically looking to get rid of them"
I don't look to get rid of anything .
I am not putting waste by the curb side .
If a capable home came up - good.
One such dog was a dog that I bought , with titles, mature and with a litter already to her credit , but she was just a mess -- totally unsocial to any dogs, handler sharp, constant nuisance motion ----
she was not bred by me, managed carefully , and had her last days here .
Her behaviourial problems precluded her from work.
what do you mean I am not washing out ---- sure am , all along the way. Not every dog will develop to have the full package for what was the promise -- so instead of forcing the dog to be something that is not 100% right for it , the dog is then placed in the next best category .
You have to see what the dog's aptitudes are best suited for and some things can only be tested sometime down the road. Once you know and have a better assessment then you place where the dog's abilities will be appreciated , and where the dog will be happy and fulfilled.
That may include some form of professional service or that may include the fireside of some loving family home.
Whatever is best for the dog.
|08-12-2014 11:16 AM|
Since you're keeping the dogs that won't be bred it seems like you're not 'washing out (what a term)'
I understand letting retired dogs to a really good home if and when the chance comes up but not specifically looking to get rid of them
I'm not judging breeders, by the way. I know there's only so much space and you need to make space for the dogs that can be used
|08-12-2014 10:47 AM|
I will answer the question .
Over the years I have placed some dogs , very special to me , loved for the connection we had over the years, and honored for what they produced .
These lines are long lived , 12 , 13, 14 years on average.
WHEN the right person , the right time came along I would consider placing them in a home where they would be the center of attention for their remaining years . One female I placed at 7 years of age , to a family that adored her . I saw her once a year , then as time went on less frequent visits . Every year a Christmas card with the dog right there in the middle of the family , very satisfied look on her face . Even after she passed away at 13 the family still sends me an annual Christmas card . The daughter of the family wrote me an email about 2 years ago to thank me for the joy that my female brought to her family and to let me know that this female inspired her to become a Vet .
That is giving the dog a gift .
I have dogs which I am really excited about and have deep established connections with -- and then they leave me because from the outset this was part of the plan -- they go into service . Then I get feedback as the handlers volunteer it - not intrusive .
Recently I placed Gus's mother into a home were she travels with the lady everywhere , is a treasure in her home, loved by the vet and all who meet her .
I'll see if Gus's owner can post a picture of her basking in the limelight.
These dogs get to have continuity of good things that they are used to.
On the other hand I do have some dogs which will never be bred , and may have some problem which makes re-homing not as easy. They stay with me till their last day .
No breeding . Care that they need and deserve , a full and interesting life.
They are respected , accepted with all their faults, for what they are by nature .
|08-11-2014 09:35 PM|
yep, dogs do accept us and I always wonder whether my dog would've chosen me if he was the one choosing. I hope he would
anyway, so then how do you feel about rehoming dogs that are retired from breeding or washouts
or you keep them all? I'm not picking on you. I know you breed and I have an idea how some breeders operate and that there is only so much space.
wondering how it goes with your philosophy about the dogs deserving love and being accepted with all their faults
|08-11-2014 08:52 PM|
here is another comment --- NOT specific to this thread but to the number of posts over the years , where someone goes out and gets a pup , is sceptical on the back story , or comes onto the forum for assurance that "this" is a purebred.
You wanted a canine friend .
Sad , if the owner feels the dog has more value if it is purebred . Sad , if the owner had some scheme which considers the dog as a commodity capable of generating income .
Every dog should expect to be cared for , health, creature comforts, and accepted for what and how it is . No fault or power to control its destiny.
The dog accepts you with all your faults .
|08-11-2014 08:14 PM|
Still not a GSD though. Head is not quite right, ears are not quite right. Three visible pink nails, and the white fur. GSD ears don't usually start their stand like that either. Those are terrier ears. Of some kind.
Something else is in there too.
|08-11-2014 05:27 PM|
|ofl52||I don't think this poster is even still active since this is a 2 mo old thread and I don't blame them if they never come back after reading some of the comments made..... rather sad.....|
|08-11-2014 04:49 PM|
|carmspack||not a panda shepherd -- if he were you could do a genetic search on this to identify him as such|
|08-11-2014 04:47 PM|
|08-11-2014 09:03 AM|
Might grow up to be a panda shepherd, many hate it but I love that color!
That's just a guess, he has the same colors of a panda shepherd but the puppy is very beautiful
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