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    I would never do that. It would be like owning a car but you can't drive the thing.
    No thanks. If they want that sort of deal I hope no one takes them up on it.

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    I have a dog on a contract. It's always a worry for me, what if something happens to him? What if he gets out and gets hit by a car? I can be sued for the profit the breeder would have made from stud fees as well as the cost of any puppies that would potentially have been sold.
    So say shed planned on studding him out 5 times in his life to her own b*tches. Each b*tch has 5 puppies at $1500 each... I could be sued for up to $37,500.

    Not something your average pet owner would want to risk. I only did it because he has impeccable bloodlines from German imports... I don't think oodle breeders would worry about importing or pedigrees.

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    Perhaps its more for someone who has become ill or something similar?
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    I don't know. You gotta love the hit and run posters.

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    Wow! You guys are quick to judge me, and you don't even know me.

    I am not puppy farming, and never would.

    I am a small labradoodle breeder, interested in surviving and improving the parti line of this beautiful dog. I have a female and male living with me in my home. For a list of reasons, I cannot have any more dogs living here. Both of my current breeding dogs will live with me for their entire lives. My girl has only had 3 litters of pups, and she will most likely not have any more. I want to move forward from here.

    In my opinion, guardianship is a responsible way of breeding dogs without having to lock them up, or kennel them. They are placed with a family from a very young age, and they live with that family for the term of their natural life. That's why I would need the family to live close to me, so I can visit and form a relationship with the dog. A male dog would never be taken away from his home, and a female would come to me for a short period each year, providing that she passes all her health tests, and is deemed suitable for breeding.

    I'm sorry if I have offended anyone by mentioning this on a forum. I naturally assumed that there would be people out there interested in providing a home for a high quality dog. I am only producing one or two litters per year, and I certainly wouldn't call that puppy farming. As far as being sued is concerned, where do people get such ludicris ideas? Of course, there would be a contract stating what my responsibilites toward the dog are, and also the guardian family. I'm certainly not doing this to sue people.

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    Perhaps you would be better off advertising nearer to yourself.

    Firstly, there is no such thing as a labradoodle. It's a stupid made up name combining Labrador & Poodle so BYB's and Puppy Farmers/Factories can charge more per pup for a crossbred mutt. Before you go on about the guide dogs starting it, the man behind it has publically stated he wished he'd never started it as the project failed. Trying to breed a hypoallergenic dog and only one in every 2 or 3 litters actually being safe for those with allergies is a pretty spectacular failure.......

    Secondly, I can't abide BYB's personally so will bow out now before I upset someone.

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    That's a good idea.

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    I don't have a problem with it. Far better than puppy farming. There is plenty of demand for these type of dogs, so if there is no alternative to the puppy farms, that is where people will buy them from and thus support the practice. I much more prefer this way of breeding.

    But what are the benefits for the guardian?

    Oh and booms, it's always much better to give all the details up front to prevent the speculation that inevitably follows in your absence between posts.

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    I know someone who has a female poodle that goes back to the breeder for puppies - I think she's had two litters and that may be it. But the breeder and the owner are friends so they have a much better understanding of it and I'm not sure that the owner paid for her poodle bitch either.

    You'd have have written expecations up front and yes you probably wouldn't want to actually "sell" the dog until the breeding requirements were met. Some breeders do that - they keep their bitch or dog until they have had two litters and then sell it.

    Once the dog has been sold - the new owner can probably reneg on your agreement anyway. I've heard of huge battles over that.

    So some of the perceived problems with back yard breeding, deliberate cross breeding and puppy farms are - that the breeders do not do any of the health checks on the parents to make sure they are good candidates for breeding.

    A lot of colour variations can be associated with other health problems - eg merle in border collies - two together can lead to a litter of blind puppies. I don't know if there would be similar problems with poodle crosses - but I do know that parti-poodles are excluded from the breed standard and would want to know why before I started a breeding program.

    So have you done the DNA tests to make sure hip scores and other genetic problems are minimised with your planned pairing?

    And do you meet the criteria on this list?
    What is a responsible companion animal breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    and have you read this?
    Whose bright idea was that? | Science | The Guardian

    And have you thought about breeding something else wildly popular but with all the support of the kennel clubs eg
    Lagotto Romagnolo or
    Portuguese Water Dog.

    lagotto romagnolo - Google Search

    Portuguese Water Dog. - Google Search

    This link would help you find out what problems you could be in for and ask for the parent dogs to be checked...
    http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/lida/dogs/search/breed

    Hip Displasia and PRA eye disease are two things that should be checked for starters.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 10-31-2011 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I don't have a problem with it. Far better than puppy farming. There is plenty of demand for these type of dogs, so if there is no alternative to the puppy farms, that is where people will buy them from and thus support the practice. I much more prefer this way of breeding.

    But what are the benefits for the guardian?

    Oh and booms, it's always much better to give all the details up front to prevent the speculation that inevitably follows in your absence between posts.
    I couldn't have said it better Myself!

    Hya - Great informative post once again
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