BackInBlack said:Do alot of breeders get rid of their dogs when they are done breeding them? Just curious.
None of the breeders I personally know would be placing a bitch that was done breeding, and none of them have kennel dogs. That's not to say that a good breeder never places dogs - because occasionally they do. Usually it would be a young dog that just did not mature to be a good show quality dog and so they will sell/place it. The other scenario is a dog that is returned to the breeder by an owner. The breeder will try to place the dog. There are some breeders that have really good relationships with their local rescue, and so in that situation, rescue will help place the dog. Sorry to say that I don't know a whole lot of breeders who support (financially more than a few bucks a year) the local rescue in this area.BackInBlack said:Do alot of breeders get rid of their dogs when they are done breeding them? Just curious.
This, I can understand.dobebug said:I know some good breeders that do place adult bitches after they have had a couple of litters--or one litter or whatever that breeder wanted from the bloodlines. Most of the ones I know place them with relatives or trusted friends at no charge so that the retired (from the ring, the whelping box etc) dog is a house dog--someones full time dog.
brumwolf said:All of the breeders that i know here if they keep a dog out of a litter then it is for life.In fact Tia's breeder would never let one go if she could,on the day we went to collect Tia she cried when every pup left to go to their new homes,even when we left she cried and she knew she would see Tia every couple of weeks at a show or rally.