Woah woah woah. Back up here. While I agree with most of the posts, I see people discussing how working homes, or breeders, or show homes and breeders, drop dogs all the time for a better dog to do what they want, and it's not bashed. That's what this person is doing, the dog isn't making the cut, they want one who will because they want to get into the sport with the right one.
If this person can't handle two dogs, the working dog they want and this girl as a housedog/pet, and they want to find a home where the dog will be happy and won't be asked more than she is capable of, and then acquire the right dog for them, that is up to them.
I doubt the dog is going to get dropped on the first craigstlister to say "Yo gimme dat dog". I don't think the OP is stupid, and I think they will do the very best for the dog - rehoming to someone who can give her the life she would be happier and more fitting for. And I'm sure anyone she'd consider, just going off of her obvious love for the dog, would have to really have proven themselves worthy of the dog. Maybe she can get a home doing a sport she'd fully enjoy and immerse herself in.
What different is there from the dogs' point of view from this dog, or a long-term foster dog? They both get super attached to their owner, they both get new owners, they both get attached to those new owners and live their life out. Different reasons behind the rehoming, but all I care about it the effect on the dog. If this was a dog they'd had for ten years and are going "Y'know.. she's too old to really compete anymore, and I Want a new dog." I think that's really unfair to the dog, to cause upset near the end of her life because she isn't good enough.
Would you consider it wrong for a hunter to rehome a hound who didn't enjoy the hunt and give him to a home where he can be happy?
If the OP was saying that this pup was about to get a one-way walk into the woods, that's different.
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