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7 in 2006
5 in 2007
7 in 2008
8 in 2009
6 in 2010
11 in 2011 (magic number?)
6 in 2012
That makes 50 litters in 7 years. Holy moley...That seems insane.
ETA: They must really like Zeus, seems popular among the ladies.
Yes, I see that....but that doesn't really answer any of my questions. Prolific breeding in and of itself is not necessarily horrid-- she is doing lots of health testing and breeding champion and working titled dogs...more than I can say for so many American breeders.....Also, the puppy is less than $3000.00 WITH shipping from Russia and full AKC registration so I can show/work, etc.....and I have been unsuccessful in finding an American breeder of US dobes who can sell me a pup of the same quality with the same benefits for the same price. If you know of one, PLEASE point me in that direction! I am more than wiling to purchase a pup in the US, but I am NOT willing to pay $5000.00 for a puppy, that is absolutely insane. Whichever pup I get will be trained, worked, shown, socialized, exercised, loved, adored, and live as a beloved family member. My last Rottie was featured in several publication including People magazine for her service dog work. I am very, very involved with my dogs, they all live in the house (which is clean!) and enjoy a huge, privacy fenced, wooded back yard. I'll be honest-- I've been in this dog game a pretty long time....almost 3 decades...and I don't care to purchase a pup from someone with a 10 page contract that has a checklist of requirements for me to own my own dog that they also want to charge me $3000 or $4000 for. I completely get wanting to protect dogs== I used to be one of those people who sold my pups on mile long contracts (unenforceable, in most cases, I now realize)....then I grew up, lost the power trip, and realized that if I trust someone enough to take their money for a pup and send a pup into their home, I better trust them enough to do the right thing. Certainly, basic contracts to protect both buyer and seller are necessary...I"m talking about the complete control freaks that want to control everything from what the dog eats to where it poops, etc......
If someone wants to GIVE me a puppy and have a boatload of requirements, I'm completely game....but when I lay out several thousand dollars, I HAVE PURCHASED every right to that animal.
Don't get me wrong, I don't desire to do anything unethical or crazy....in 17 years in Rotties, I bred 7 litters total. In 12 years of Staffords I bred 2 litters total. I only bred titled, health cleared dogs and only when I wanted to keep something. I also have served as a National Rescue Chair for the SBT club, volunteered for rescue for Rotties, Chis, and other breeds, and served as Trophy Chair for the ARC Rottie Nationals, been a member of a couple breed clubs....my point is I'm active in the breeds I own, intelligent, experienced (worked in vet medicine for 24 years, now work in the legal field), and always have the breed's best interest at heart.....