Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
So what is the "correct" way to reply to people looking to breed?
These posts are a perennial problem. Every time someone posts looking to breed their dog, or looking for a stud to breed to, or looking for a new brood bitch, or whatever, everyone gets all in a dither.
Some say these folks get "chased away" by people who advise against breeding. Sometimes the posts come across as snarky and mean, I must admit. But it seems that even when the replies are polite, the OP usually ends up getting butt-hurt.
But are we supposed to give them all the breeding information they want, no questions asked? To me, this isn't always ethical. Sure, if a well-known and well-respected breeder is asking for thoughts on a particular stud, that's one thing. But how are we supposed to reply to the "I want to breed my dog" posts from people who don't know the first thing about the breed in general, or breeding in particular? It seems they sometimes take offense to anything short of "Sure, I live close to you and I have the perfect stud, let's get together on Friday!"