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View Poll Results: Do you consider your dog "breed worthy", hypothetically?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:02 AM
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Only a tentative yes on the new kid.

Pixie is from a backyard breeder so her structure is a nightmare. However, she's always had a great work ethic and was a breeze to train. She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she has a lot of heart and always tried her best.

Emma is from titled parents and I'm sure many people would have bred her. She's fine with other dogs, is trainable (trial-able is a different story!), very athletic, amazing prey drive (which often interferes with training) and so-so structure. But she's fearful of random inanimate objects and she has higher anxiety than i'd like in a staf. Her granddam and her sire lived into their teens.

If someone would have approached me with a nice bitch i would have bred my BC. He's a rockstar in training and quite nice structure wise. He's titled on both ends and cleared a few health tests. Breeding a male seems difficult though, especially if you have goals with a litter. The sport people saw him as too barbie and the conformation people thought he wasn't typey enough. *shrug*

Ash is a nightmare of behavior issues, despite his fairly nice structure.

Nova is the golden child. I've waited near a decade for good bloodlines and she was worth it. Awesome temperament, stable, trainable, useful drives, fearless with an off switch. Nice moderate structure that i'm hoping improves with age. However, she has some minor faults that i think will hold her back in AKC (are those HOUND ears?). We are going to try UKC and possibly ADBA and see what she does. If her health tests are all clear she might be knocked up by her 5th birthday.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:28 AM
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Nia? No.


Although she's fairly nice conformationally, she has one fault where she is pretty east/west in the front. Other than that her conformation is good.

That being said, she is not the most outgoing dog, is dog reactive and not as outgoing as I think the breed should be.

The pluses for her is that she's incredibly drivey and very very in tune with the handler and very eager to please and pick up on new things.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:30 PM
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I want a little Ash.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:09 PM
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No.

But if I could add a new hypothetical stipulation that dogs were more like horses and I could breed Boo and just get one puppy to keep for myself, I'd do it.

She's not a perfect dog by any means, but she's a great dog for me.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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I'll have to go with a big fat no, here.

Tilly was used as a breeder dog before the breeder retired her at 6 years old, and then ended up in a rescue. I hope her puppies had a better beginning then she did.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:06 PM
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I want a little Ash.
You can HAVE little Ash. He's a bag of nerves!! And i can't seem to find his focus anywhere... (looks under couch cushions)
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:30 AM
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You can HAVE little Ash. He's a bag of nerves!! And i can't seem to find his focus anywhere... (looks under couch cushions)
How old is he? Pirate is just getting his focus now, at 3 years. Well, he had amazing focus as a 7 week old puppy, but that was apparently just to trick me into picking him, because it's been AWOL for almost 3 years.
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Awe Ash <3 we should get together again and see if we can bring out some of that cattle dog.
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Sometimes I consider breeding Sham to create the start of the apocalypse. I think I would breed him to a Malinois.
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Nope.

Duke has a weak immune system - he gets everything. He had a weird IBS type thing when he was younger, before I had him. He had demodex mange, he had kennel cough, and now we're dealing with some really, REALLY, bad allergies. He's been on steroids on and off since July. I'm also worried about future neurological issues because he had a weird moment where his pupils were drastically different. One was pin sized, one was a plate. Sometimes I still notice a pupil difference if he's really stressed or excited.

His structure is very narrow, too thin for a lab. Labs are supposed to be thicker dogs, with moderate bone. I blame him getting neutered at 4.5 months.
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