|Barked: Wed Mar 26, '14 1:14pm PST |
|I am just so frustrated. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of breeders in the US and Canada and trying to weed through them is truly daunting.
I know I want Czech/DDR breeding, so I can discount half of them right away but it takes hours of searching, day after day.
I take that list and start looking for health testing. Knock out another half.
Look specifically for DM testing, email inquiries to those who haven't posted the info, knocks out a bunch more.
Them I pick my top 3 based on the dogs alone, they ignore or refuse me. I talk to a few more, same thing.
We have 2 large shows a year here, and they attract Canadian breeders, of course. And working dogs often don't do well in confirmation rings, so that's a bust. The GSD club locally is full of rude, 'pedigree blind' people, so that's a bust.
I have tried owner recommendations, but I have to say a good many owners are clueless. I tried several GSD forums, but they tend to be 'clicky' and the second you mention anything other then 'this breeder' your shut out.
It's just a big huge circle of crap.
The breeder that I initially was set with is not working out, a postponed breeding I could take, no problem. But switching studs at the last second, from a clear to a carrier, is a no go. Especially when people have put up deposits prior to the breeding. And of the 2 bitches now left, one is AT RISK. No way no how.
So I look at her circle, kennels she works with. But they won't talk to me because I talked to her. She knows there is NO chance of me taking anything but a CLEAR pup, I stated that right from day one. She cannot do that in the foreseeable future, so really why block me from getting a pup elsewhere.
Seriously, I just give up.
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