ok, thats fine.
ok, thats fine.
I am not a legal person, I am only correcting the idea of a pedigree or a microchip declaring rightful ownership as this I know for a fact is not true.
Besides which, who pays out money for a dog and doesn't ask for a receipt? I would never buy anything over the amount of a few dollars without insisting on a receipt.
A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
An ANKC registration certificate contains more than just a pedigree. It contains breeder and owner's details, as well as the dog's date of birth, description, microchip number etc.
It should remain with the dog throughout it's life, and is the most common form of receipt involved in buying and selling purebred dogs. The back of the certificate has a form to transfer the ownership of the dog. If bought/sold/given away etc this needs to be completed, signed by both parties and forwarded to the relevant State canine body who will updat the owner's details and re-issue an up to date certificate.
dan4nas, You sound like you responsibily love and care for your dog very much, that is an admirable quality and if everyone felt the same, we could extingush cruelty and neglect of animals altogether...which would be amazing. :-) My advice to you would be to have your little girl visit the vet at sometime around 2 years old and have extensive vet checks to ensure she is not carrying any genetic problems. In the meantime, research breeding, and breed info, read books, talk to your vet about what to expect, especially the costs. If you do decide to breed, your little girl, from day one will need to have the very best of care, including diet and suppliments, worming, flea treatment etc these are not cheap and only becomes more expensive after the birth. You should expect her to be 9 weeks in pup, and another at least 8 weeks with puppies. Thats 17 weeks of the best quality food ..all adds up! then there's lead up vet checks, after whelping checks, vaccinations and worming for the pups. My last litter (5)cost me 1,900, which was a little more than usual as mum retained placentas so a few extra vet bills there. So it is very important you are aware of these upfront costs, and this should be a major deciding factor in your decision whether or not to have puppies as they deserve the very best care. Then theres the physical care, and wow, can they be messy little poppets, and VERY time consuming especially as they are just so precious and you can waste hours playing with them...lol :-)You have homes for your little ones lined up which is great. You will make the right choice for yourself and your little girl!
Thank you so much, i would have really liked that reply a couple of months ago... alot has happened since then though.. sashas breeder decided to mentor me, sasha is now a show dog and i am in partnership with the breeder on sashas main register papers. sasha will be bred from when she is two but this is at the breeders discretion and everything will be up to her, ie the stud dog choice vet bills etc and in return the breeder will be keeping a male pup from the litter (hoping she has one for her! ) Sasha is still a very much loved part of the family and is treated accordingly b ut on top is now entering shows and doing her thing. her first show weekend 2 days she was 2nd in her class and one day she got first in her class and reserve challenge (second best female cocker at the show). thank you very much for your reply though much appreciated.
Dan4nas, well done and best of luck with your up comming litter. I actually came on here to ask a question regarding a small and unusual problem I had with whelping a few months back which my vet didnt actually give me a definative reason for. But after reading your replies...might pressure the vet a bit more instead :-). Glad you have found your path. Cheers.
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Thank u very much, not for a year and a half yet, then ill get her necessary tests done, and the breeder will decide who to put her to. but thank you for all your advice etc.
I have just acquired a pup. Mum was a Dogue, the 'Sire' was a Dogue. The litter were crossed. Yep, next doors gorgeous rottie got in first! 6ft wall, easily cleared by a hornie rottie.
Im delighted with my pup. Id of loved a Dogue, but at 2grand a pop, for a pet is beyond my means right now. So even though this breeder knows what they were doing, the rotten neighbour knew best.
Whilst breeders are charging 2k for pets, there will always be back yard breeders. My reputable breeder has become a back yard breeder in this case.
In the GSD show world, i see titled dogs gaining more titles that would not make the grade on temperment tests for Schutzhund training. Yet heralded as ambassadors of the breed.
Whilst breeders continue to breed dogs who's skulls are so large, that mum requires a cesarian section to give birth, well, it makes me doubt what breeders have to say sometimes about animal welfare and the interests of the breed.
Whilst this is clearly somewhat inflammatory, there are back yard breeders, and there are back yard breeders. Not all are bad people. I think you will find purchasers of your dogs pups. Papers or not. But for those who wish to show/stud/breed, them peskie papers are required. Who fills the paper work in? The breeders. Breeders are not a special breed of folks, they are human, with only their word that what you have on your paperwork relates to the dog you have bought. This system relies on honesty. And sometimes you find honesty, and sometimes you dont.
Either way, 2k for a pet dog? that's some hobby you have there.
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