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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Thecowboysgirl View Post
And do people think a dog is less than if he is a nightmare around a bitch in heat?

I heard someone say that one of their pre requisites for staying intact was that the dog didn't lose his head

Do other people feel that way?
The organization where I work frowns upon this. A bit of a unique situation but it may apply elsewhere. Since we breed our dogs for guidework, chances are that a male who is difficult to manage, even tho it’s heat specific, could pass other undersirable temperament traits on to his offspring. Control issues, too much intensity, high distractability, strong scent interest, marking, etc.

That said, it’s a judgement call ultimately... sometimes we really want a particular dog because of its pedigree, in that case, I don’t know how the breeding department conducts the pairings to increase chances of a successful outcome. They can be a nightmare to kennel tho. Eek.
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If a dog can't work because there might be a female at home in heat, or one is nearby, or one has been on the field, that male is rather useless. They should have good drive to breed, but they also should have the drives to work. Missing a couple of meals or having to contain them elsewhere when the female is prime for breeding isn't a big deal. Inuring themselves or having screaming diarrhea for days, or losing their minds is a big deal for a working dog.
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