|Barked: Thu Jun 30, '11 12:40pm PST |
|Definitely ask yourself what does your dog have to offer the breed that is going to improve it? Is he better than his sire or siblings? Does he really look correct for his breed? I know he is field bred, but he should still have correct lab breed type. Breeding without regard for type is just as wrong as breeding without regard for health/performance/personality.
I had an intact male dog that was shown, did performance and had a fabulous personality, passed ofa, baer, cerf. He was bred to the 9's (sire a conformation champion in five countries, mother a conformation champion, master hunter, all tracking titles, obedience titles, just a top performance bitch). My dog had siblings that were top dogs in the breed as specials. I was contacted many times by people with top winning bitches asking to breed to him and I said no. Frankly I didn't want the responsiblity of puppies in this world. And his siblings are nicer and his dad is nicer and both have frozen semen (so will be available long term). When people asked me I just refered them to a sibling or his sire. Its not about making money.
In addition, are you willing to take responsibility for every single puppy for the remainder of its life? A responsible breeder is. My two current dogs the previous owner abandonded them at age 9 & 10. The breeder of one of them (who is extremely responsible) took him back, and even took the other because they were buddies. It cost several thousand dollars to ship the dogs back across country to the breeder and then do several thousand in needed surgery on them. They probably put out $4-5 thousand in taking back this dog. But they will take back any dog at any time for any reason (its in the contract the dog has to come back). IMHO the owner of the both the male and female has this responsiblity. Are you prepared to do this?
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