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    If you do not like the entire concept of canine breeding don't buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsycatlover View Post
    If you do not like the entire concept of canine breeding don't buy one.
    Have not had to buy one in years. There are enough good dogs in shelters and rescues that I don't need to pay some ACK breeder for a pup from CH. Whoreallygivesadamn.
    Even ones with ACK papers and all, imagine that. But ACK made their litter registration fee so their hands are clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    So seeing the German Shepherds make you sad too?
    Yeah, they've messed those up pretty bad.

    Worst one (IMHO) was what they were doing to Doberman Pinschers a few years back.

    The "preferred look" was for a small round skull.

    They ended up breeding dogs whose brain was too large for their skulls, hence producing stealth attack dogs with perpetual migraines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Have not had to buy one in years. There are enough good dogs in shelters and rescues that I don't need to pay some ACK breeder for a pup from CH. Whoreallygivesadamn.
    Even ones with ACK papers and all, imagine that. But ACK made their litter registration fee so their hands are clean.
    We haven't "bought" one for years, either. The last pure bred dog that I bought was a Norwegian elkhound. I ended up buying the mom after seeing how the breeder was treating her. From that point on, I got into the greyhound adoption thing. Granted we pay a rescue group for the hound, but it's to cover vet bills and expenses the group carries til the dog is placed.

    The AKC papers often don't mean that much, since the AKC doesn't really do anything to certify that the dogs are as advertised. I've seen some Norwegian elkhound pups that are pretty difficult to identify as an elkhound. I don't want to get into my anti puppy mill rant.

    A friend in St Louis who used to be a reporter for the St Louis Post Dispatch on the pet beat told me that it was almost easier to get pics of an illicit moonshine or crack place than of a puppy mill. They both were heavily guarded. (She said this when her paper foolishly tried to get her to send a photographer for pics of some of the puppy mills that are way too prevalent in Missouri).

    The most foolish of all are the folks who lay out big bucks on those "designer dogs", the crosses between two breeds that are trendy. To me designer dogs are a fancy name for mutts (and that actually could be a good thing, but not worth all the dollars charged). Many of the show dogs are way too closely line bred. My Buschy (Norwegian elkhound) was a closely line bred dog (brother/sister cross).

    For a more reasonably priced designer dog, get one from the shelter.
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    Since we foster for rescue, we are "allowed" to fail Fostering 101 occasionally and not have to pay the adoption fee, but we usually do anyway.
    2 of our failures, Nisa and Tasha are both purebreds and I know that they were bred by ACK member backyard breeders.

    Nisa

    is a bred for color blue merle Border Collie. She is luckier than a couple others in the litter since she was the result of a merle x merle breeding which has a high mortality rate as well as other genetic issues.

    Tasha

    is a purebred Australian Shepherd that was not a merle Aussie and does not meet the so called "breed standard". She was given up by people "moving to Florida" and they "could not take the dog with them".

    I never knew Florida had such draconian dog ownership laws.:biggrin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Since we foster for rescue, we are "allowed" to fail Fostering 101 occasionally and not have to pay the adoption fee, but we usually do anyway.
    2 of our failures, Nisa and Tasha are both purebreds and I know that they were bred by ACK member backyard breeders.

    Nisa

    is a bred for color blue merle Border Collie. She is luckier than a couple others in the litter since she was the result of a merle x merle breeding which has a high mortality rate as well as other genetic issues.

    Tasha

    is a purebred Australian Shepherd that was not a merle Aussie and does not meet the so called "breed standard". She was given up by people "moving to Florida" and they "could not take the dog with them".

    I never knew Florida had such draconian dog ownership laws.:biggrin:
    Florida is very lax with regulations. The only thing that is difficult is finding a development (subdivision) allowing fences. Our criteria for houses that allowed fences really limited our selection.

    Your dogs are beautiful.

    Don't you just love the excuses people use to give up their pets? A lot of that is happening down here. The group that had Bella Blue has some gorgeous greyhounds, but it seems that it's really taking a long time to place them. I guess with the economy people aren't so quick to adopt animals, particularly large ones.
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    Your Australian Shepherd is beautiful! I didn't know about that breed. It resembles a Bernese Mountain Dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    Your Australian Shepherd is beautiful! I didn't know about that breed. It resembles a Bernese Mountain Dog.
    Tasha thanks you. Most conformation bred Aussies are bred to be merles and while her red and white coloring with copper points in itself is not a "flaw" in the breed standard, she would have been judged down on that alone and her white does not meet the standard (too much in the wrong places) so she would have been disqualified. That is why she was sold to a pet home, which for her is fortunate because had she met the standard better, she most likely would have been bred every heat from 18 months until too old to breed any longer.
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