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  1. #21
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    No one on this forum is being a 'Know-it-all'.

    We are simply stating what the situation is.

    If giving this helpful truthful information and telling some how it is, makes me a 'know-it-all' then im proud to call myself one.
    Last edited by aussiemyf7; 10-02-2009 at 03:59 PM.
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    Culprit you won't get the reply you are after here. You are new to a breed, you are rushing into considering breeding with a very young pup who is unproven as a physical and mental example of his breed and written standard, and as far as I have seen (correct me if I'm wrong) not yet health tested.

    Westies are a very common dog in puppy farms. They suffer numerous health and other physical problems when bred poorly. There is potentially big money in Westie pups and they can attract the wrong sort of people.

    If you want to consider breeding, get out to some dog shows and meet as many Westies and different breeders as you can. Be as critical of your dog as possible. Show your dog and be accepting of different judges opinions of him.

    Westies are not a rare breed.

    There is a very old saying about breeding any animals: "Breed the best and cull the rest". Cull is taken these days to mean remove from the breeding program, desex, pet home. If you want a companion for your boy, do your research and buy one. Breeding one will not give you guaranteed results and will not save you a cent. It is a costly business indeed.

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    I am brand new to this site but had my attention drawn to this topic and found the post very informative. Its good to see responsible breeding is being promoted and it gives those thinking about it a reality check. Its not just about the money you can make from it, there is so much else to consider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Culprit you won't get the reply you are after here. You are new to a breed, you are rushing into considering breeding with a very young pup who is unproven as a physical and mental example of his breed and written standard, and as far as I have seen (correct me if I'm wrong) not yet health tested.

    Westies are a very common dog in puppy farms. They suffer numerous health and other physical problems when bred poorly. There is potentially big money in Westie pups and they can attract the wrong sort of people.

    If you want to consider breeding, get out to some dog shows and meet as many Westies and different breeders as you can. Be as critical of your dog as possible. Show your dog and be accepting of different judges opinions of him.

    Westies are not a rare breed.

    There is a very old saying about breeding any animals: "Breed the best and cull the rest". Cull is taken these days to mean remove from the breeding program, desex, pet home. If you want a companion for your boy, do your research and buy one. Breeding one will not give you guaranteed results and will not save you a cent. It is a costly business indeed.
    Now that was the post I was trying to write - as usual - Super Nat to the rescue

    I also thankyou for your time to post this Aussie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    I feel asleep after the first sentence, yawn. Blah Blah Blah Blah
    Must have taken you days to write all that dribble. Then again if you don't do anything you have plenty of time.


    Do your own research and make up your own mind you don't need to be told how to think.
    Great Post Aussie Floyd.

    To the poster who I have quoted:

    HOW BLOODY RUDE!

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    Aussie Floyd,

    I too have had thoughts of breeding my Rosie sometime in the future. After reading your post, I am decided that I will book her in today to have her spayed.

    Thanks for making up my mind for me!!

    I also have a rabbit that needs spaying, I wonder if I can get a discount???

    ))

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    My Father in Law's bitch had an oops pregnancy and I took over. It was too late to abort. I knew nothing. I researched everything I could and also joined this forum.

    It is not easy and it is expensive. Despite my care I lost two pups through lack of knowledge. Why anyone would do it for fun, to give kids a look at procreated life, to let them have just one litter is beyond me.

    My life is not my own and will not be till they are weaned as I want to do the very best for them as they did not ask for this situation.

    The bitch has now been given to me and I love her dearly. I will show her that love by having her spayed as soon as the vet says it can be done.

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    Breeding is certainly something I am happy to leave to the experts.

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    wow...I'd seen this post here a few times and not looked, as I'm not a breeder, and have no intention of becoming one in the near future. Curiosity did get the better of me, and I'm so glad that it did! Thanks for providing such an informative piece of canine literature. I've now done a bit of research on puppy temperament tests and can see how doing these for a prospective pet could make life a lot easier in future ( I have a dominant dog, makes training and obedience that little bit harder).
    Also really liked the bit about children, and using a litter to educate them on the miracle of birth and life etc...take them to the pound too to witness death. Enough sugar coating of the world, I say!

    Anyway, thanks again...great info, worth the read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    Really? See I would look outside the square. I am not sealed up in my own little world like you two. I simply don’t wish to waste my time on reading some overzealous opinionated know it all’s do’s and don’ts on life. To add I have a life and a job (lunch break) and by the amount of dribble they have produced I have the perception that they don’t have either.

    There are other on here who have jobs i.e ME!!!! but they still have time to post as they are passionate about what they believe in.

    If you have a different opinion to whats been stated then that is your right but slandering someone for theirs is childish!

    and then for you to sit there and write that people should do research and make up their own minds .........when that is exactly what Aussie has done and yet you judge her!!!!

    I think you should take a leaf from your own book!!!! and stop being a hypocrite!!!
    Last edited by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed; 11-25-2009 at 03:44 PM. Reason: thought of something else

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