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    Crazy; there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but IMO you don't join a forum unless you want to hear others' opinions. I learn something new every day from listening to people. Some things I agree with, others I don't. Some make me laugh, some make me cry and some make me want to punch someone in the nose. Probably some things I believe make others want to punch me in the nose. The fact that different opinions exist makes the world an interesting place. As long as things are said with honesty, as long as contributors remember that there is a human being behind those opinions, there should be no problem. Yes, sometimes we get defensive about things we believe strongly, and that's ok. It's when people attack and refuse to listen (and I don't mean by listening to give acceptance) that causes frustration. Sometimes you walk away to catch your breath or decide how you're going to respond... One opinion does not make a whole person, but how you use the knowledge shared is the important factor.

    Being a pretty blunt person myself, I enjoy the honesty here.

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    An issue I've always had with inexperienced breeders (as I've seen this exact thing happen with my parents) is what will you do if the mother rejects the puppies? Not all dogs make good mothers, I've seen mothers push puppies out of baskets into the cold, refuse to feed them, even try to injure them. Would you be prepared to hand raise up to 7 or 8 puppies on your own between work and family commitments? If not then don't breed because that may happen no matter how good a mother you think your dog will make. Then there's the issue of complications (can you afford an emergency c section not covered by pet insurance? Can you afford an emergency vet for the puppies? Vaccinations for the pups, micro chipping, dietary requirements for the mother, etc.)

    Breeding dogs requires a hell of a lot of time, effort and money. No matter how much I love my dog and think she'd make great puppies, I wouldn't breed until I have lots of money and time (e.g when I'm retired in 35+ years).

    Edit: should have quoted BoarderPoo's post but I'm on my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    While I am all for cross breeding I do have a question for you....if you are just breeding her for one litter to "calm her down" aren't you also just a BYB?

    IMO a BYB is anyone who has a litter of pups and is not a registered breeder or a puppy mill.
    In my eyes a BYB is someone who doesnt do the appropriate breed specific health testing on their dogs before breeding them. Too many genetic diseases surfacing these days. One specialist told me it is like an explosion coming from so many people breeding without testing.

    Why get a Border collie if you want to calm it down, why not just get a calmer breed. I dont get it.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-20-2011 at 12:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    In my eyes a BYB is someone who doesnt do the appropriate breed specific health testing on their dogs before breeding them. Too many genetic diseases surfacing these days.

    Why get a Border collie if you want to calm it down, why not just get a calmer breed. I dont get it.
    OH LOL, I see the angle you are coming from.

    I was thinking she meant calm down as in that age old myth that bitches mellow out after a litter (which we all know is rubbish depending on the dog)

    I just associate the term BYB literally, so basically anyone who breeds a litter in their back yard, regardless of health testing or not. Even someone who tests is technically a BYB to me, it doesnt have to be a derogatory term necessary. Then I separate out the puppy mills as they are different, i.e. multiple cages etc etc and registered breeders are obvious, though can also be BYB or puppy millers LOL.

    Just for my own head, BYb is a grey term for me. For example, our border collie got herself up the duff when I was about 7 or soemthing so technically our family were BYB even though it wasnt planned and she was speyed once the pups were weaned (I do have some fantastic memories though of getting up in the middle of the night to watch her 8 babies being born and seeing my mum help with one from the birth canal, and then watching them all grow and seeing them go off to new families )

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    oh cool, by typing out b l a h some little smilies appeared LOL

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    Thanks guys for the poitive posts.
    And as for breeding your dog who am I to tell you not to but be prepared to take the good with the bad & know what can go wrong. The other most important consideration for me before breeding is decide how you will manage with any returned pups(especaly difficult when they are adults). Because this can happen & quite often dose these days with poeple have morages forclosures & another one is termanal illnes making it impossible for the new owner to keep the pup/dog.
    Myf,
    Creasted is having a break form the forum for awhile.
    Thanks again for some great posts guys.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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