Brill post, Crested.
Brill post, Crested.
I test dogs I intend on using in ANY breeding programe be they an imp with papers to a cross bred so it dose happen.
I also take back any dog I have ever breed or rehome with no questions asked.
Over the last 5 yrs say I have breed 6 litters 3 pure & 3 x breds. I do not x to suit a faze or make money just to produce what I am looking for.
I agree that most poeple selling a spoodle are full of it as they are normally just a mix of many little breeds & are breeding to purly make money.
But just because someone cross breeds dose not mean they aren't serious about health & temperment as these are the very reasons I have cross breed.
It's very hard to cross 2 breeds & that they will breed true time after time but if you keep the offspring & work over many generations you can get them breeding true to the type your after. It takes many years though & many dogs that you'll need to keep yourself or find homes for, I am lucky I can keep a pack of 12 & another pack of 6 at the farm(not that I have that many right now).
I would not cross breed a rare breed dog though as their genes are much needed within their own breed. Also the breeds should be compatable with each other & not all are.
You and those you know may not harm your dogs, and if shaving some hair off show dogs is allowed I too wonder why she bothered to put the dogs on her blog which is mainly about bad breeding practices, but I doubt Gemima is wrong in claiming that some do go overboard and cause those awful rashes,and that is cruelty if her info is correct, her work is always pretty well researched if you read all of her stuff, she does give references for where her info comes from.
And she does love pure bred dogs,she is just sick of the harm being done to them by some and being allowed to continue to be done by the registering bodies turning a blind eye to practices we should all be trying to stamp out not condone no matter where we are.
That last statement"She is just sick of the harm being done to pure breeds by some & it being allowed to countine to be done by reg bodies turning a blind eye to pratices we should all be trying to stamp out not condone" is excatly how I feel.
I was just sick to death of lining up at shows next to dogs most of us knew had gentic dieses or had had entropic eyes fixed etc. They continue to breed yr in & out with such dogs & these are big very very well known top show dog breeders.
I agree with both of you, there are problems in purebreds but the way this lady goes about telling people is far from good.
She is making it sounds as though ALL purebred breeders are the devil and it is really unfair to those breeders out there who do do the right thing.
She provides no positive information, only negative.
And thankyou for the reply minibulls mum, yes there may be some people out there who rash their dogs every week... I have to admit I have rashed Cyrus once when I was learning to groom, but that was my own fault and I know what I did wrong... since then I have never rashed him.
Her claims that people wax their dogs is just plain ridiculous... not only would no-one be that cruel but it would be impossible on a Cresteds skin, you would just rip it to pieces.
Epilators... well I guess there may be some breeders out there who do it but I don't know of any and I get my grooming tips off the top kennels in the country. The UK must be a lot different if that is happening there.
I personally use an electric shaver, it just feels like a slight vibration on your skin and on his elbows where the razor can't go I use Nair. I only ever use use the Nair Sensitive Face Cream, the only product safe to use around human eyes so it's the only thing that goes on my dog.
I test every product on myself first, if it irritates even the slightest I don't use it.
Sorry I got my hackles up a bit, there just seem to be a lot of misconceptions about Cresteds and I usually end up in arguments, thankyou for being understanding.
I think it's great you get your hackles up over your breed because it shows your passion & we don't always all have to agree & I respect poeple who do stand up for what they beleive in alot more than wishy washy poeple who's opinions seem to change with whomever they may be talking to at the time.
I too have problems with what poeple think they know about TM's & when questioned they have never even seen 1 in the flesh but are aruging with me about their temperment & what they have been used for in the past.
Ha ha goes for all of us, I get teed of at posts I have seen where people assure one and all Neos cannot run anymore, or that they are too slow to catch a man on the run, some can't for sure but mine can and do, current up and coming young stud at one year old can jump on our Ute with sides up from a standing start ! mind you there are huge problems in this breed and not many who understand that if we do not breed more toward health than just huge we could well wind up causing them to become extinct.
Jemima is only showing the bad side, true, and we all know there are good breeders out there but all too often their efforts are swamped by either fashion or just plain dishonest people, our kennel clubs do need to step up to the mark and help to clean up their act and give all registered breeders a better name and let us all belong to something where bad breeding practises are just not allowed, it could be done.
I'd love to see a pic of your boy, I love the look of him in your profile pick.
Profile pic is a favourite old bitch now retired CD ,Nine as we call him is grey, will work out the pic thing and post one but have to take one first 8>) he is a dog I bought but from my lines originally with some interesting other lines mixed in and can go with the girls I now have without being related or at least not at all close, all Neos are related if you go back far enough, that is part of their problem and immune system is bad in all of them even mine have problems at times particularly as pups.
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