|Barked: Thu Sep 6, '12 11:46pm PST |
|What jumps out at me right off the bat is that their male will be tested at one year.. IIRC OFA won't grade hips until they're 2 years old (there are prelims but they dont really 'count'?). Their desire to breed back to back would put me on the fence. Why breed back to back then take a break? They should do one litter, watch them grow and then assess the situation from there. The 'six months' isn't really six months when the dam has the pups still for 2 months.
It is easy for anyone to say their dogs have obedience training, if you go with them request to see the papers of classes they took. Or, if you can, see their training in person.
I would ask for the pedigrees of their dogs, why they started breeding, their goals for their litters and dogs (Why are these dogs being bred? Family pets? Service Dog potential? Performance? Show?). What sets their dogs apart from the rest, their diet, how they're exercised and home environment (do they have kids? cats?). How do they match the puppies with their new homes? Is a breeder or trainer working with them to evaluate pups? What does the contract entail? Their views on spay/neuter?
Honestly theres lots of questions that could be answered. They sound like they have the potential to be a decent breeder but many people are all talk, too.
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