|Barked: Fri Apr 18, '08 11:08pm PST |
|Good god. Some of the posts made here were a little on the extreme side. I mean honestly you get your info from a website and that suddenly makes you an expert. I personally am ACTIVELY involved in a Shih Tzu rescue and while we do spay or neuter all our dogs we don't think it's wrong for a person to want to breed their own dog. It's an experience that everyone who buys an unaltered pet with full registration and no spay or neuter contract DOES HAVE A RIGHT TO. Sorry, but, that's just a fact. They're are no laws against it, it is legal, so they do have the right to do it if they want. Oh and who are you to say if a dog is pet quality or champion quality? Have you met Chuy personally. Have you looked him over and had extensive DNA testing done on him. Well since you're not the owner / you don't personally know Chuy's owner I think not. I also think you need to get your FACTS, yes facts, straight as to what a BYB is. A BYB breeds frequently and has more than just one dog that they're breeding. They're just one step below puppy mills they're by no means just an innocent person wanting to see what it's like to be a member of the breeding world. It's great that you think spaying and neutering is wonderful. I do too, all my Shih Tzu are altered, but I'm not going to sit here and give people terrible names like "BYB" just because they mention maybe wanting to breed their Shih Tzu. AND who's to say that a pet quality Shih Tzu wouldn't produce a show quality Shih Tzu. You just don't know. It's all in the genes. Show quality Shih Tzu certainly can produce pet quality Shih Tzu, yet the opposite can't happen. Yea okay. Also, what in the world are you thinking telling someone to leave breeding to the experts who care about what home they're pups go to. First off, where do you think experts come from. Do you think they just come out of the womb knowing how to breed? Do you think they just knew so much about Shih Tzu off the top of their head? No, they had to start somewhere. Just like chuy's mom can do her research to learn the right and wrong ways to breed. Also what makes you all think she doesn't care about where her pups are going just because she's never bred before. That's just silly. You all were mean to Chuy's mom for no reason. She didn't know that you're not allowed to post up topics looking for breeding partners. She didn't know that this community could turn so vicious so quickly. I myself am quite surprised. I'm strolling along reading all these nice posts and suddenly BAM rudeness all over the place. I'm new here, so some may say ah she's a troll cause she just had to post in a topic where there was a heated debate going on and try to start stuff, but I'm not. I simply think you all were too cut-throat toward Chuy and his mom. All you needed to say was if you wanna breed make an informed decision to do so and then give her some tips on the proper ways to be a good breeder. They all got to start somewhere.
Oh and BTW Chuy's mom. My reccomendation should you want to breed would be for you to look into getting a female Shih Tzu of your own to breed. This way you'll know the treatment and care the pups get prior to going on to their furever homes. You can also have the mom DNA tested for genetic defects as well as having Chuy tested. You should also try your best to get a female that conforms closely to the breed standard since breeding is all about bettering the breed and weeding out those who don't conform with the breed standard. That's not to say your breeding Shih Tzu has to be a perfect prize winning Shih Tzu, because, even the show Shih Tzu do produce pet quality Shih Tzu. However, since Shih Tzu are such a young breed they still vary so much from one tzu to the next, but, the object is to strive for them to all have the same short legs, silky fur, tail curling high over their back, little to no white in their eyes, black; brown; or blue pigment around all their eye rims; lips; and nose, round head, eyes set not too close and not too far apart, short muzzles, and both eyes must be the same color. Also strive to not place your pups in homes with small children since many of the tzus we've had surrendered to our rescue have been because the tzu and young child didn't get along well. If the young child is taught how to correctly handle such a small dog then their should be no problem, but, the problem we have is that a lot of young children want to carry the tzu around and "man" handle them, if you will, and tzus being the prince and princesses that they are will not tolerate it and end up snapping at the yound child.
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