How about some pics!
How about some pics!
micdobe said:Southern Prides Hight Voltage. One of Suzan Shipp's dogs. He will be two years old next month. As far as I know the only health testing he has had is for vWD. We know that he can't be OFA certified because he isn't old enough yet.
I remember in another thread you stated he is preparing for his SchI. I guess I could say my puppy is also preparing for his SchI. Whether he will ever get it is problematic. The sire of your litter failed one or two temperament evaluations at the UDC National. He doesn't have any titles except the virtually meaningless "Intlch", his owner doesn't show in the AKC.
All in all he doesn't qualify under your description of responsible breeding as stated in this previous post you made here:
IMO breeding any of the four accepted colors is fine,as long as the heath testing (OFA, thyroid, vWD, etc) is complete, the parents are representative of the breed standard, and there has been some attempt to prove the soundness of the parents (either through conformation shows, or various working arenas).
Zucker said:why do you have to rain on the parade? why..
I agree completely...there is nothing wrong with "raining on a parade" like this one.Any responsible breeder following ethical practices and the highest regard for the breed and the issue of overpopulation as it stands, won't mind a bit being asked questions. In fact IMO they would welcome the questions being that they have the breed's best interests at heart
I agree that's the way it SHOULD be. But talking the talk is always a LOT easier than actually walking the walk.Lexus said:I would imagine also, any breeder boasting the road that an ethical responsible breeder must follow (health testing, titling, temperment testing, etc...) for all to hear (or read) would certainly make sure to follow that to a T as well, unless it just means that everyone else should....
Exactly. And the cycle continues.LapDog said:Not only that but these puppies being born will probably go to homes that the owners have the same morals as this backyard breeder...and they will bring more poor puppies into the world.
Was wondering the same thing. That means to me this breeder knows how to go about breeding better dogs, with high priorities to make the next generation of Dobermans genetically and conformationally healthy with solid temperaments, but doesn't practice what they preach, so to say. Which is really sad. It shows me this breeder says one thing, but is actually condoning and doing backyard breeding anyway. Of course, I would have never known until the breeder advertised (I mean posted) on this board that she had a litter of new puppies.Lexus said:I would imagine also, any breeder boasting the road that an ethical responsible breeder must follow (health testing, titling, temperment testing, etc...) for all to hear (or read) would certainly make sure to follow that to a T as well, unless it just means that everyone else should....