He's a commercial breeder with a gimmick, and he sells a lot of dogs for very inflated prices. So does Kimbertal up my way. They both will sell to anyone with the cash, and dogs of their breeding end up in rescue on a pretty regular basis. Just because some of the dogs are nice looking does not mean anything......I hope to God that if someone has been breeding that many dogs for that long that some of the dogs would be nice looking.........they sure don't make it in the show ring.jim said:I was reading one of the dog magazines and saw an article for the House of Hoytt. I have been into the site before but decided to take another look.
Maybe I'm missing something here but I just don't see that his dog's are that bad. They have been breeding for 50 years, if the dog's are so inferior why are they still in business? He's a broker, OK, so what? Does that automatically make him bad and his dog's inferior? To the best of my knowledge he doesn't sell to pet shops. He also has a pretty extensive questionaire. Why isn't the internet full of complaints about his dog's? Why isn't there an online petition about him like there is about Kimbertal?
Everyone seems anxious to jump on the bandwagon with their negative opinion about Hoytt's but I think there is only one Hoytt dog on this forum and the only thing I ever heard Jessie say is that she had some dandruff issues and was slightly oversized. You can say the same about the majority of the Doberman's being bred today. A very well known breeder listed many champions. They listed one male who is a BISS champion, he is 29 1/2" tall.
Another one of their champions is a 28" female. Shame on the judges for pointing dog's so far over the standard. If these dog's were used in breeding then shame on the breeder. There is another breeder whose site I was into. They have bred untitled, OFA fair dogs and are asking $2,000 for their pet/companion dog's. The health tests are also pending on one of their females. Pending? What if the results come back less than favorable, then what, she's already bred. Both are DPCA members. Is this responsible breeding, breeding to improve the breed? I don't think so!
It's my understanding that Barry Hoytt doesn't health test but if he's breeding to the same lines without any health issues is testing really necessary.
I don't know Mr. Hoytt, never spoken with him and probably never will. I just think he's getting a bad rap from a lot of people with opinions and no hard facts to back them up.
But, I do think his dog's are a little overpriced.
There will always be people out there that feel that the more you pay for something, the better it is - breeders like Hoytt have figured that out.