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Dogs Name: Vom Haus NY Dobermans Ace's Wild
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Once a BYB, always a BYB?
I'm just curious, for conversation sake, to see everyone's opinions on whether or not a breeder can salvage themselves from being considered a BYB.
Suppose at the beginning of their breeding program, they didn't follow all of the standards to prevent them from being considered a back yard breeder. Like using the resident stud male, not showing their dogs, breeding bitches more than twice. Not doing echos, etc.
What if many years later, they actually had worked hard to pull themselves up from those standards? Where they now show, and compete with their dogs. Title their bitches before breeding. They limit litters to two times only, they do all of the required health testing (echo's/holters) etc, and try to make those testing also affordable/available to the offspring's owners? Use titled stud dogs that are not from within the house, and overall, show their loyalty to helping this breed, instead of just profiting from it?
Can the BYB title disappear? If so, at what point? If not, why?
What would you want to see from someone who may have been dubbed a BYB, and is looking to overcome it?