|Barked: Fri Aug 31, '07 2:32pm PST |
|Hi Margarita. As someone who would like to be a hobby breeder in the future, I think this is a great idea, but I know others disagreed.
For me it represents a way that hobby breeders could own males and yet have another defense against an unwanted pregnancy in their female.
With my breed, and many others, good breeding practice means delaying breeding at least 5 heats until a female is 30 months, health cleared, and proven. Accidents often happen when breeders try to juggle owning a stud and a couple of females, so that means many won't own males and go to studs that are made available by other breeders. Too often you will find in a specific State or area a great many dogs within a breed end up too closely related because of this use of only limited sires.
There was a thread about this a while back. I'm gonna try to dig it up.
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