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    From a person to person perspective I think breeding is fine so long as you sell the pups and do all the legal work (each state has different laws).

    From a breeding perspective im obviously into greyhound and I can tell you that from what I know and IMHO racing greyhounds are by far the fittest, healthiest and most well bred robust canine there is purely because of the way they are bred and the reasons for it.

    Make sure the male and female compliment each others strengths and weaknesses. Look into their blood lines if possible and make sure there is no close relationship and no major health issues and you should be right. Good luck.

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    I'd say so too because they were built to run, but every breed has it's own benefits. I can't even say why I'm into Borders so much really, they're just smart, good looking and versatile. Plus obviously good tempered They, and GSDs, are by far my favourite breeds. As far as Rebel goes, he's bold, focused, driven, and the fastest dog I've ever seen (haven't seen many greyhounds so I can't compare), and yet still obedient. Bonnie is also pretty fast, but she's much milder, sweeter and cuddly, less obedient than Rebel because she's easily distracted. Both are smart and learn very fast, and have plenty of initiative. So I think they complement each other well temperamentally. Physically Bonnie is bulkier, Rebel is lean and with longer legs relative to Bonnie's, but I think Rebel has a slightly shorter neck. He's probably more 'breed standard' than Bonnie since he's from papered lines, but there's no absolutely perfect dog, so they'll pair well imo. We'll see what more research yields - specifically the health tests.
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    Hach we stopped breeding dogs in 2011
    and now we have found a great vet
    so can we put an end all of this about my dogs
    because I have taken care of it And I don't whant to talk about it again its now in the past and behind me and I whant to think about the future Now cheers
    If you are reading this then you're doing just fine as to
    I'm not going to tell ya I lost the ' , . ? ! " Keys to my head
    No grammar no problem I don't know how to fly it any way Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby mc nugget View Post
    Hach we stopped breeding dogs in 2011
    and now we have found a great vet
    so can we put an end all of this about my dogs
    because I have taken care of it And I don't whant to talk about it again its now in the past and behind me and I whant to think about the future Now cheers

    ....??? Did I miss something? Someone post while I was gone then delete? Because I'm pretty confused.

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    Sorry striker.
    I been here since 2009/2010 and I was a bit of a pain in the butt
    and posted some mean and wrong stuff on here about my mums breeding program
    And got my self banned but some time my past likes to be digged up and made a fuss over
    back then I didn't know what i was doing but now I have learnt from that and wanted to start fresh
    So I came back and have moved on I sold all my dogs and all I have is my nugget now
    So yer :/ I learnt from it and don't whant to be banned again
    If you are reading this then you're doing just fine as to
    I'm not going to tell ya I lost the ' , . ? ! " Keys to my head
    No grammar no problem I don't know how to fly it any way Bye

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    Striker, In another thread you said you were 13 when you got Bonnie, and she is now 4. I'm amazed that someone as young as you can afford all the testing needed before you breed your 2 dogs, and all the potential veterinary and whelping costs if you go ahead!

    I would suggest that you haven't done much research into starting up as a breeder.
    Many respected breeders have a history of how they have started and developed on their websites, it makes interesting and informative reading.

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    My opinion is if you're not breeding proven working dogs to produce working dogs and/or you're not breeding papered pedigree dogs you should point those people who want BC pups in the direction of proper registered breeders or rescue organisations. You should also desex both your dogs and forget about breeding altogether.

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    Grevillea: Actually, I have done research, and I will do more. And I'm well off, so I can easily afford the testing that needs to be done. I will look into the breeder's about me sections.

    Mymatejack:
    I'm not going to forget about breeding altogether because it is a love of mine (for the animals..made that sound awkward). I won't be desexing Rebel, as he's papered and will be of some genetic use in the future, if not with Bonnie. I intend to become a registered breeder, not now, in the future, and the line will be sprung from Rebel if his health permits. Everyone starts somewhere, and even if I can't use Bonnie, I can use him. I at least have half of what is needed to start a papered strain, hence why I will NOT be desexing him, at least.

    I'd like to point out to everyone reading this last post: I am going to become a breeder, if not now, the future. Rebel's line will be included - Bonnie, perhaps not, but we'll see yet. I still have a fair bit more research to do before I go into it, I admit that, but I am going to breed dogs. I knew, too, that I was going to get picked on in regards to breeding when mentioned in a forum, because there's not a single forum I haven't, let it be for dogs, or birds, or guinea pigs. I asked for advice, I got it, and what I do will be influenced by that advice to some degree. Desexing Rebel is absolutely not included though, haha.

    Seems to be that nobody wants to encourage a prospective breeder haha - and I understand, to an extent. Perhaps Bonnie isn't the ideal candidate, but then again perhaps she is. Rebel is papered and if he's healthy, he'll definitely be used somewhere, no doubt about it. I can't imagine how any breeders start up if the rest of the dog community won't support them.

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    I'm not going to comment on if I think you should breed, however, have you thought about how a registered breeder would feel about offering a breeding prospect to someone who bred an unregistered dog?
    Wouldn't it be better to start with a clean name if you plan to breed in the future?

    Gorgeous dogs btw

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    That is a fair point - I'm considering desexing Bonnie and using just rebel (well...rebel and another bitch, duh :P). I will have to look into how long male dogs are fertile for though, I don't want to give him a heart attack at age 12 or something from his first mating hahahaha. It depends though - Bonnie, if used, would be a once-off litter deal. We'll see - it's not for some time yet anyway so I have plenty of time to delve further.

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