Hi, I was curious about something that has turned me off of some kennels, which is the large amount of stipulations in their contracts and wanted to ask why it seems so common. My boyfriend loves German shepherds and used to breed another breed of dog before, so I suggested if he wanted to consider looking into being a hobby breeder along with the dog training he is planning to do. The more research I do into kennels the more I find with great dogs but they only do limited registration or have breeding clauses that require not only more money and a number of requirements like working titles, etc. but also with basically a veto held over you from the kennel of whether they will allow it or not. We might never consider it based on if any dogs we get pass health certifications and do really well with their training/right temperament, but I’d like to have the option. I understand wanting some control but it seems like they’re intentionally trying to dissuade or make impossible the future breeding of any of their dogs. I know a lot of people on this site may just call me a dreaded backyard breeder regardless of my attempts to be responsible before we even get a dog or worse, but hopefully there is someone that can relate.