|Barked: Sun Jul 7, '13 10:46pm PST |
There is nothing being bred in Alberta that I would buy. I have searched for years. I'm sure some of the dogs make good pets but the health testing is at best hips and elbows, the quality is poor for the most part and the breeding practices are largely questionable. The GSD/Schutzhund club here are the same people that told me Sabi would never make a protection dog because she wasn't purebred. Don't get me wrong, I don't believe that BYB's should be allowed to go unchecked, but a great dog is a great dog, regardless of pedigree. At 2 years old she was easily a match for anything they had. In fact they commented on what a nice looking bitch she was, her impressive bearing, her amazing temperament, how eager they were to see what she could do. Then they asked me about her breeding, then she was just garbage. That, to me, speaks volumes and tells me with certainty that these people know bloodlines, not dogs. Perhaps because I started in the horse world I have a different understanding of that.
There was a great breeder in Nova Scotia years ago but I cannot remember the kennel name and have no idea if they are still around.
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