|Barked: Tue May 21, '13 2:16pm PST |
|I see your points, Mulder, but here is my funk.
One is that he is lying. He has two litters coming in this fall, $1,500 a pop. He's not at all established. What he lists as his first breeder dog, Blue...not even two years old. No health testing has been done, and I have no reason to believe that he will do it. But the point being that he says he OFAs, etc., and that's not true.
And gets a dog, "thinks a while" and decides to breed, and a year later is planning two litters? Okie dokie.
I will assume his dogs are house kept as he says. I have no reason to believe he will health test as he hasn't and plans to breed a non tested dog. TWICE. And ship them all over the country, with this proposed "I will pay for return shipping." Given that he's already lied about the health testing, why am I supposed to believe that one, either
Really, way over there in Alaska there is plenty more regionally or in the south to be of an active concern. My shock value was more, could Dogster do no better for an "ethical" breeder. I mean, seriously? And so many there cheering him on?
It's hard to get people's attention on the internet for one second. I would have preferred Dogster show a better example. No registered names on his site, no titles, no pedigrees, no health certs, and minimal research to find some holes in his story.
So that's my snit. Not that this is like Keystone Part Two or anything, I agree. Just very frustrated, and for how many bought into it THAT fast, it's just a sign of how far we have to go.
Dude is just counting his fall profits at the moment. Or *was*, lol , hopefully.
One of my snits when you get to this level....it doesn't particularly look like a fantastic GSD type wise, no health testing, no qualifications on the parents, and really what can the mentorship be if he's not even two years deep into breeder dog ownership. And then you have all these shepherd puppy types dying in shelters. Who don't particularly look like a fantastic GSD type wise, no health testing, no qualifications on the parents...same deal, same with the mentorship, too. What's the difference. In that case, I say yes, save a life, and if you are not, then why not pause as to why that's not your choice, rather than buying a pup clear across the country from some newbie you don't know and who has done nothing to establish the integrity of the breeding.
I will argue with rescue all day that there IS a difference getting an optimally raised and imprinted, health tested puppy from proven parents from someone who will be a great mentor through the years. But once you get down to this level....I mean, really? Why not just get a shelter pup, and save both the $1,500 and a life. Makes no sense to me, in the longrun.
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