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    Nice work Elle, great research, well done.
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    Thanks do you know much about hip scoring ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    Thanks do you know much about hip scoring ?

    I am getting my Katy Desexed, because her hip score is 3/3, elbow 0/0........I personally will not breed from that score. But you will get differing opinions on this from different people.

    My male is Hip score 1/0 and elbow 0/0.....that I like. And he is used for Breeding

    My other bitch is 0/0 hips and 1/0 elbows, but we got her desexed, because her character was not perfect for a newfie. She was dog and people aggressive, until we re-trained her. But I still consider that a fault. And I still do not consider her 100% reliable. It might be a genetic fault or it was environment. But part of the newfie is a very tolerant, friendly and easygoing character and that she is not.

    I believe that Breeders should be very strict in which dogs they breed from, there are enough dogs to choose from in most Breeds. But that is my opinion and not everyones
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    Lucky - know exactly what you mean. Many breeders are not really keen on competition which is why they only sell on limited register. The pups could be show quality but if they themselves are not keeping and breeding from the pup...they still ask top dollar and demand it spayed.

    They will usually make the excuse for limited register as the pup is not show quality, or just tell you flat out they dont allow breeding from their offspring, but the truth is not everyone wants show quality and as long as you pay for the pup, he is healthy and a good example of his breed I think the choice should be yours.
    In reality good breeders, breed good pups and take all the steps neccessary to ensure they are selling to good people. Should their choice of buyer decide to breed from that pup, they would be happy with that decision and sell on full register.

    There are great people doing only great things for the dog and the breed, you just have to spend some time looking for them, and if you get a bad attitude.....you sure dont want a pup anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    Thanks do you know much about hip scoring ?
    As you say there is a lot of conflicting info out there regarding scores, and is best to check the scores with a vet rather than take the breeders word for it.


    Here is a good link to a vet site which explains it in detail
    http://www.online-vets.com/hipscore_2.html
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    That is a good site

    • SCORE OF 3 - The centre of the femoral head lies just lateral to the DAE

    • SCORE OF 5 - is given for severe degrees of subluxation.

    Now you can see why I do not like those sort of scores......I know it is only the bitch, but still, I would not have bred. Again that is in my opinion
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    I agree with you 100% Newfie, Its just the right thing to do.
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    I just wish someone could tell me what breeder is good...I'm so suspisious of them ever since I got Josie, it's so hard isn't it

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    You've just got to go out and start meeting as many as you can. Listen to your instincts and try and do as much research possible on who ever you choose!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    And see their dogs....When i first started looking for newfies i went to all the shows that had newfies, especially specialty newfie shows....I also did Bernese Mountain dogs and Saints. At the end of shows I spoke to quite a few Breeders and in the specialty shows I took note of which dogs were winning and on their movement in the runs.
    I spent a whole year doing this. After that I made contact with two Breeders and i was put on waiting lists and I was scrutinized to see if i was good enough to be a newfie owner. That was what I also liked. i was just not given a price and told I could get the puppy...I was told I was on a waiting list and I would be checked out to see if I was good enough LOL.
    Felt like I was being examined. I even had to get references.

    If I was to buy a lab.....And I really like a good labrador......I would go to a specialty show or two at least.....And I would go for the Breeders that work their dogs, be it for sniffer dogs, gundogs or anything else labs are good at ( tracking, obedience, guide dog or assistance dogs).

    Specialty shows really are very interesting as it is only the Breed there and you get to see them all together.

    Good luck in your search
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