Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Re: Question regarding stud dogs(for those that breed)
Typically when selecting a stud I'm already quite familiar with his pedigree, titles, health certs and such and have also done independent research on his close relatives, past progeny, etc.... I don't rely on the stud owner to provide that and I do that research well ahead of contacting the stud owner since it was integral to deciding if I was intersted in the stud in the first place.
When I contact the stud owner I ask about their contract terms (what they require from the bitch owner, their stud fee, contract, will the stud be available when I anticipate my bitch to be in heat, etc..)
I also ask them to tell me all they can about what the male is like in real life, on and off the field.
And I ask for contact info for people who have bred to the stud previously, then I contact them to ask how the progeny turned out, how was the stud owner to work with, and such. I also ask the stud owner to provide me with contact info for others (training directors, helpers, etc...) who are familiar with the dog and work with the dog regularly. Usually I've already talked to quite a few such people before I contacted the stud owner in the first place, but occasionally the stud owner will put me in touch with some folks I hadn't talked to previously.
We don't typically have males we use or offer for stud, so we've only been on the stud owner end a couple times. But I absolutely do like being informed on the progress of the puppies. Most stud owners I've worked with have as well, and they get frequent updates on how the pups are doing, photos of the pups, and later when the pups are older we keep them updated on the health and titling accomplishments of the pups.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.