I'm gonna beg everyone to be very careful when buying a pet dog. First I advise rescue dogs from certified rescues.
There has been a proliferation of websites and pet stores selling dogs they haven't bred. Designer breeds mutts are bringing huge amount of money. What is happening is these sites are buying dogs from several backyard breeders. These animals are bred with not one iota of foresight. Most popular now are english Bulldogs , French dogs, retrievers and crosses.
Backyard breeders have always been a problem but it's out of control as they are being marketed. Not quite as brutal as puppy mills but nearly as bad. In my state the Amish are leading the way,
I'll write more later but understand your breed. Learn its known genetic tendencies. Any reputable breeder in 2016 will have both parents DNA tested to make sure they don't care the genes for the most cruel defects.
Im using labs tonight as example because they are popular and they notorious with other breeds for hip displaysia. It's a cruel and crippling painful condition. I chose tonight because I just was given a set of X-rays of a chocolate lab that made me sick. This dog bought at a boutique was 3k. I'm gonna reckon if they chose to save the 6mos pup it will cost at least 12k to correct. This can't be done by any local run of the mill vet either. Keep in mind the litter mates and heartbreak too.
In these desperate times people are doing the most outrageous depraved intentional irresponsible acts I have ever seen. You might get a cheap dog and end up spending a fortune. I'm just heartbroken cuz I can see this dog needs an entire hip done. He was bred by an accidental mating.
I'm a huge fan of terriers and I'm sick over them. I know there is a show on them. But tonight I was also sent a pic of a bitch bred and starved who ate her own pups. This is the most abused breed in the world.
So im going to be posting what you should look for and what a seller breeder should do for you and the dog. Doing it properly is more expensive but long term it will save you a ton of cash. Also I'll be posting how to pick the right pup for you. No, you don't let them pick you.
Also beware of show breeders. I will be telling you when and why you should walk away.
Considering making a video to show you how to teach a dog to obey you with little training.
Im so sick over that bitch. I can tell her family line origins just by her head structure. This one hit me hard cuz I know she is from the same foundation family of my lost BOSS. I frequently shoot off mails and leave comments on breeding sights of people marketing dogs that are not what they claim. Btw akc papers are no guarantee.
Since I'll be off my rides a few weeks I reckon I'm gonna piss off a lot of rotten, greedy and often just ignorant people.
Most breeding is accidental.
It just seems to happen.
G.L. isn't really a bitch.
More a windbag ready to blow.
Seriously though, without G.L. this place would be a shadow of it's former self.
G.L. once said -"I had a dream".
Not sure what that dream was, but I'm sure it was a good one.
Ronnie got it right. "You can't argue with success".
My boss long ago had the breeding history of her dogs down for generations. Once told me she saw a dog at a show that had a monorchid in the bloodline (yes that is one testicle short of the full package and hereditary) Not what you want in a breeding stud. They had had it cosmetically improved. Hey there doggie - nice fake testicle!
It's been going on in all animal lines for ages. You just have to do your homework is all.
Years ago I inherited a show-quality miniature Schnauzer. I knew the show breeder, and she had a couple litters. She was a fantastic mom. I was gifted one of her puppies, as the sire was a champion. He was my learning dog.
I learned about raw feeding from him and saw the awesome benefits of that. I learned about vaccine damage and what a hoax vaccines really are.
When he passed on, I had always wanted a Pug. Searched for a good breeder and found my girl. I took her earlier to save her from having her 2nd puppy shots. Soon after I got her, I got a male. Some people I knew said they had friends that bred Pugs. This guy moved away from the area but happened to come back and told me about the new litter. Long story short, I got a male puppy.
So while I didn't intend to buy my girl to breed, I indeed let them have a litter, and the puppies were not going to be vaccinated and only raw fed. She had a litter of 3, and I kept them all. No vaccinations and completely raw fed, with some table scraps when available. She only had the one litter and has since died, but I still have the sire and puppies, which are now 10 years old.
People guess they're much younger than their age and they don't have that kibble fat. I hear your plea Ruffian. I hope people do research into what crap commercial dog/cat food is and research vaccinations. When I was growing up in the '60s and '70s, dogs never got cancer, kids didn't have peanut allergies and autism was uncommon.
Wow, what a timely post for me as I'm hoping to get a standard Poodle/Schnauzer mix in early summer. Looking forward to more of your comments.