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    Would it also be a case that they dont want this dog to tarnish their reputation as a breeder aswell?

    As in people dont want to buy from them because they breed deaf puppies?
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    Wow, I never knew that was a rule with the Dalmatian club, how ridiculous.
    Other breeds can produce deaf puppies and they don't make them put them down, a desexing clause before sale would make much more sense.
    I understand weeding problems out of the breed but I thought we didn't cull anymore, we just desexed, how sad.

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    No because deafness is in the breed... having a deaf dally is very very common, I have had one breeder tell me she guarenteed her pups wouldnt be deaf thats impossible to say unless they are tested the gene could be recessive. If a dally breeder's rep was tarnished due to a deaf puppy there would be alot of damaged dally breeder reps out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Wow, I never knew that was a rule with the Dalmatian club, how ridiculous.
    Other breeds can produce deaf puppies and they don't make them put them down, a desexing clause before sale would make much more sense.
    I understand weeding problems out of the breed but I thought we didn't cull anymore, we just desexed, how sad.
    Its a little more complex for Dalmatians
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Its a little more complex for Dalmatians
    Not really, they aren't the only breed with problems.

    Harlequin Great Danes produce Merle dogs which are prone to deafness, they don't put those down.

    I understand deaf dogs being difficult to rehome as they have special needs, but that is no reason to cull them. If breeders just put dogs down because they were hard to find homes for half the pups born in Tasmania would be PTS.

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    Dalmatians are no different to any other breed of dog.... just like a white boxer etc... desexing clause etc would prevent them from being used for breeding. Very sad to have such a rule and that they are not given a chance at life. Poor things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Not really, they aren't the only breed with problems.

    Harlequin Great Danes produce Merle dogs which are prone to deafness, they don't put those down.

    I understand deaf dogs being difficult to rehome as they have special needs, but that is no reason to cull them. If breeders just put dogs down because they were hard to find homes for half the pups born in Tasmania would be PTS.
    They are the only dog with such a high ratio of deaf dogs born to not deaf dogs. its about the quality of life for the pup...its a dalmatian thing...its a combination of too many variables that lead to a not so good situation, the rule is inplace for a reason, if they could be re-homed deaf im sure it wouldnt be such a big deal but obviously a board of professionals in the breed have come to the conclusion that it is not wise to sell a deaf pup.
    The OP needs to live with this for 11-14 years...its not an easy task for the OP or the pup...as said dallys are hard to train at the best of times....ask any dally owner im sure they will tell you their dog has perfect hearing but is selectivly deaf....(atleast you know they are just being silly) where as a completely deaf pup would be no life at all for him.
    I understand where you guys are coming from but its like selling a pup with a shocking hip score or another deformaty a responsible breeder would not sell the pup or breed from it.
    Last edited by Misschief; 10-20-2011 at 02:20 PM. Reason: typo

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    Maybe you could call the next one "Boss"...or "Brent" after the boss in "the office".

    It is sad they can't desex and home the dog if someone wants it. But I've met a lot of dogs out there that have been born with all sorts of horrible and sometimes expensive problems - and the owners end up with a dog their children can't bear to part with (but won't help look after) and sometimes no help from the breeders.

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    Hhahah we have a friend his dog is Boss and im not sure about brent for a dog :P hahah but thanks anyway Boss was a name I wanted to call him OH likes pebbles I also like aero so wether we keep it as chief or not is going to be something we decide once we see him in the flesh...his registerd name was going to be tarzan haha (the new potential pup)

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