|Barked: Sun Jul 18, '10 7:10pm PST |
|Haven't really looked at the breeder much -- basically scanned because I'm distracted by a cooking show.
I will say, however, that I love the names of their Jack Russells. Pistol? Whip? Awful? Horrible? Love it!
As I said, haven't looked at the site really, but I can answer a few of your questions, Harlow.
Blue is the name given to a dilution of black -- think Weimeraner. It actually shows in a lot of breeds but often is not an accepted color (such as is the case with GSDs). Personally I don't know how well they are represented in the working world, but, those breeding and looking for a working dog typically care less so long as the dog is healthy and the color does not bring any unsoundness with it.
As for why JRTs with shepherds...I've actually seen a lot of respect, admiration, and fondness really for terriers among hardcore shepherd fans. Honestly, I'm not surprised to see a shepherd breeder also breeding a terrier breed: not surprised at all. As for Buckeye's comment about the breeds: it's not at all uncommon for someone involved in breeding for bitesports or protection to breed more than just one of the "shepherd triad" (GSD, Malinois, Dutchies), and it's not even uncommon to breed all three. As said, terriers are generally held in high regard as well from what I've seen, so even that's not surprising. It's really not that much of a variation, especially with the shepherds.
As regards your third question...can't answer that. Haha, especially as I haven't read the site yet. That said, there does seem to be a good amount of "stuff" on the site, especially given a lot of breeder sites I've seen, but it all appears to be relevant and tied into everything else, everything they're about, and their dogs. I don't think it looks to be a horrendous or unnecessary amount of information, really. If anything, I like to see a breeder with a lot of information on their site: I like to know as much as possible and will even by-pass a breeder I don't have enough information on if I my intrigue hasn't already been pulled in by something else.
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