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Old 06-12-2008, 12:38 PM
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No, you obviously misinterpreted that. I am very attached to my dogs and they are a part of me which is why I could not participate in breeding. I would NEVER be able to give those puppies up. I would be too attached, which is what I meant, by giving it all. I am in dog ownership for selfish purposes.. for what my dogs bring to my life, not to show them off and get them titled and then breed them. They are mine, all mine.

And before this gets misinterpreted.. I own a purebred, so I am NOT against breeding. And we plan to add another addition to our home and that dog will also be a purebred. It's just not something that *I* could do.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:49 PM
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I hear that a lot..."I could never give puppies up.." LOL It's a good thing SOMEONE can eh? Or more than half of us here would not have dogs...at all. Good thing, indeed.

Not picking...I just think it's interesting.

Any good parent knows it's just as fulfilling to see some being you have brought forth or raised, go out and make something of him/herself...make others happy...and add something to this world that is positive and needed....as to keep it only for yourself.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 PM
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Yes, someone, but not me. For example... fila puppies are godawfulcute! A litter of those.. to go to someone else? Uhh, NO. I would want them all... for me and me alone. And then... my husband would divorce me. lol

I'm sure it is fulfilling for breeders to see their youngins out there making families happy and winning titles, but I am... I just couldn't. I am too attached. It would be like giving a part of me away every time... no way, lol. *sniff* I need to go hug my dogs now.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:26 PM
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I understand why people do it, but I'll bet the champions who are rehomed feel exactly the same as ones who are dumped on a friend/brother/parent because their owner suddenly is moving/doesn't have time for them/is having a baby.
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or the puppy "ripped from it's momma's teat and littermates, and sent to someone it doesn't know"

Yep AR's are right...we shouldn't have pets...it's far too emotionally trying on them.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:33 PM
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I think that is the one thing I can not wrap my head around. I don't get why/how any individual would go through so much work to title a dog and love that dog and who knows how many litters and then just place it in another home. It makes it feel like solely business purposes and it disturbs me. And the logic behind it... they place the retired bitch so they can breed more... well, why not wait? Didn't that dog serve them well enough to be a part of their family for the rest of her life?
I agree with a lot of what you are saying.

I feel the same way. I CAN see why rehoming is done now that it has been explained in this thread, it makes sense, but I really don't understand how someone can rehome a dog that has been apart of their family for years or even months. I know I think of my dogs as my kids. I guess breeding is not how I thought it was. A lot of breeders think of their dogs as business partners and less as family members.

I couldn't be a breeder myself, no way, but I do respect people who are mentally capable of pulling it off.

Putting puppies in homes would be easy, its the rehoming of adult dogs that have been apart of your family that would be difficult and impossible for some.

I just wouldnt be able to stop thinking about what my dog is going through being ripped away from its family one day because its no longer up to "breeding standards." Especially a breed that is clingy to its family members.
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or the puppy "ripped from it's momma's teat and littermates, and sent to someone it doesn't know"

Yep AR's are right...we shouldn't have pets...it's far too emotionally trying on them.
Yes, a twelve week old puppy (who spent the first two of those weeks blind) obviously has the same degree of attachment to its owner as a seven or eight year old dog does.
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or the puppy "ripped from it's momma's teat and littermates, and sent to someone it doesn't know"

Yep AR's are right...we shouldn't have pets...it's far too emotionally trying on them.
A puppy taken from its mother at 8 weeks is different than a full grown dog that has grown up and lived its life with ONE family for YEARS.

I kind of see it as comparing taking away an infant baby from its mother VS taking a 13 year old from its family and plopped into a new one. The baby would adjust way easier.

Just my opinion anyhow.
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Not something you ever have to to...if you are finacially able, and legally permitted to house as many dogs as you need to house.

Heck you can even keep the puppies you breed pet or show if you want to. It's personal...and up to each individual how and what they are going to do when their numbers get to that line we all have.

I see a lot of emotional projecting, in this thread and for my part...I think it's typical of ANY argument that dogs get brought up in..training, feeding, medical treatments, showing, working ex,

A prong collar is cruel to some and surely MUST be causing the dog some sort of emotional trauma....to another? It's a useful tool they use to make their relationship with their dog BETTER.

Your dog must be suffering horribly if you feed it Ol Roy...and if you really loved it you'd feed it better.

Your dogs must feel so unloved if they don't win at shows...I mean they sit in a crate all day and are only objects in a beauty contest....

How can you let your dog suffer so awfully with that disease...you should put it down...

How can you crate your dog while you are at work?? that is cruel and depriving it of it's freedom! You should train it better so it can be loose in the house...

There are those that are always going to have a problem with what you do with your animals, not because of how your animals feel...because face it Reggin, BP et al...you actually have no idea how any animal belonging to another person feels,...but because of their own ideas on what they THINK...is going on.

I don't expect folks to agree all the time...and if they have this sort of emotional pictures in their minds..no amount of happy smiling rehomed faces or stories, are going to change that, because that ruins the impression they want to have. If I knew french I'd insert that such is life saying here...but since I don't I'll just say...I am glad my hounds here and abroad...are happy...and I am glad for the time they spend with me, and I always consider them and their new owners...part of my extended family.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:52 PM
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I understand why people do it, but I'll bet the champions who are rehomed feel exactly the same as ones who are dumped on a friend/brother/parent because their owner suddenly is moving/doesn't have time for them/is having a baby.
Not necessarly. Many of these dogs are used to living in strange environments - with the breeder, with the co-owner, with the handler, with another handler.... etc.

I know a retired champion that was rehomed, and she LOVED it - she was well cared for at the breeder's house, but she wasn't a fan of the hustle and bustle. The environment made this bitch very unhappy.

So the breeder had three options, as I see it.
1. Get rid of all the other dogs and throw 35 years of a successful breeding program down the drain to keep this *one* nice bitch completely happy.
2. Let the bitch suffer through a life that made her antsy.
3. Re-home her with a screened, experienced family.

I for one am glad the breeder chose Option #3. This bitch isn't the only one whose story ended on this note. Most adult breeder-rehomes are extremely happy in their new homes - they get to be spoiled.

Not to mention many families and individuals that would prefer an older dog from good lines. Already trained, already have good manners, out of the puppy and teenage stages... adult dogs are a wonderful thing.
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