|Barked: Wed Jul 4, '07 4:45pm PST |
|Let me see if I can clarify everything you asked
1. I thought/think Meridian is referring to a Breeder as being someone who's profession is breeding dogs.
2. Nikki does NOT have her Championship titles....her parents do....I rescued Nikki from an owner who is actually a handler and he did not have Nikki's ears or tail cut properly nor did he take care of them. She came to me at ~10 months old and I have tried my best to correct this. She requires surgery to remove an area at the base of one ear and there is permanent break in her cartiledge in that ear that keeps it from standing despite my vigilence. Her tail is extremely short with a hairless nub protruding. She also came to me with permanent crate sores because the 'handler'....oh how I hate to call him that....kept her crated 24 hours (except to pee and poop twice a day and play for ~15 minutes) from 12 weeks old until she was rescued at 9months old). This resulted in hairless patches, one large in the center of her back that scraped the top of the crate and a few others. Apparently the 'A-hole' (that's a better name for him) intended only to breed her and sell her pups. She was sold to him with the breeder retaining breeding rights and was to be shown.
3. I would NEVER breed a dog that hasn't PASSED health testing.
Responsible breeders provide copies of health testing that has been done within the year of selling the dog.
4. I sited above a link that will take you to websites regarding breeding. As Meridian said, don't breed unless you research, have the time and money to do so, know the amount of attention birth and a litter require (you could well be up hourly to feed pups or have to help the mama deliver and/or have to rush her to the vet for a C-Section), do health testing, etc.
5. I don't recall saying Irie was not of breed quality, he is not of Show Quality and his lineage is not what Nikki's is so I would never breed him with her. The goal is to breed 'the best with the best'. Although that sounds a bit 'snooty' it is just that to maintain the standard of the breed it wouldn't be responsible to do otherwise.
6. Irie is a gorgeous, well mannered dog but I believe he is might not meet the standard for a boxer to breed him. Also, he is not my dog so the decision is ultimately up to my daughter. Right now she is leaning towards neutering him depending on his evaluation after he is health tested.
7. The pups will be evaluated and those that are 'pet quality' WILL have a spay/neuter contract. Depending on who the 'show quality' pups go to they may or may not have a spay/neuter contract.
Was there something else you asked????????
I'll read your post again and give you an answer in another 'reply'
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