|Barked: Tue Nov 27, '12 5:18pm PST |
|Toto beat me to it! You can't start a line with a male. That makes no sense. Start with a female and you can pick and choose your stud. Start with a male? You are stuck with the people no one will allow to breed their good males. Or you can buy your own female for your own male and hope for the best, which of course even those who are well connected and breed the best to the best don't even get.
I know you won't listen to me, but I still have to say it. The Bully you are interested in? TONS of BYBs out there with poor stock....poor health, poor temperament, no drive. Does your breeder title, test for working drive, health test? Are they willing to mentor you? I basically know they are not (re. mentoring), or you wouldn't be starting with a male. I know you can make money selling the puppies, but if you can't do something to better the breed, then that's all you'll be doing....making money....and ending up with dogs with health problems, bad owners, who really suffer. All the good buyers go to the better breeders, and you are stuck, out of sheer desperation, marking down puppies and selling them to whoever. You've got to know how many people are drawn to the breed for sheer ego....lousy homes. Is that what you want? For lives you yourself have brought into the world?
You seem as if you like dogs. Is that what you want to do?
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