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Re: [RC] JRT Puppies - Karen Clanin

not always a puppy mill. i looked long and hard to find a male that would compliment both of our bitches which were half sisters, i prefered not to ship (have YOU shipped a bitch for breeding? i did once and won't again) or to go to outside dogs. part of the reason is because in my breed (border collies a few years ago) there were not very many males that had hips done and regular eye checks so once i found Mark i didn't go out for breeding. we had maybe 6 litters of BC total, 3 by outside males and 3 with Mark. those litters produced High in Trial obedience dogs, many with agility titles, one little girl set a new speed record for fly ball in CA and may still hold that record, herding trial winners, certified search and rescue dogs. we sold on a 'back to me only if you no longer want or can't keep it' contract.

i know what puppy mills are, i have a rescue from a puppy mill where breeder was a world wide known breeder and exhibitor!

some very hard working individuals own both male and female and try to do the very best job they can. many big breeders who send bitches out for breeding don't care a whit for temerament, socialization, or helping pet buyers who take their culls select the right dog for them, they just let them pick willy nilly and take in the $$$ and run.

from a class standpoint i most often see better temperament and better socialized dogs in class from backyard, family litters than i do from show breeders.

karen



This is so true. To me (I have been involved in showing dogs since 1956) it is always a red flag when someone advertises "both parents on premises". To me that means puppy mill, unless that stud dog has a win record, either in conformation and/or some type of performance events.

Bonnie
So. Calif.





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