$$ 6000.00 isn't that much for TWO breeding quality cavaliers. There is an import that came into the US that cost more than 20 thousand.Originally Posted by goldcountryrose
DNA can't be far removed--- these are purebred cavaliers. Random outcrossing can produce cavaliers that don't breed to the standard. You have to know pedigrees and what they produce to venture into outcrossing successfully.
People who breed dogs for pets are backyard breeders. People who bred dogs for $$$ are puppymillers- People who breed dogs to improve the breed are hobby breeders. Only hobby breeders tend to go to health seminars have board certified heart, eye and hip exams and possibly MRI their breeding dogs.
A slight underbite is NOT a huge defect. I would never sell a dog with an underbite for less.. If he is a pet it is NO BIG DEAL unless it requires surgery to correct.
We aren't allowed to publically bash breeders (good ones or bad ones). Learning is paramount here on a public board. Yes, people on this board have told where they got their dogs and some of us groan. Some millers and brokers are so well known I kinda wish we could have a list of "beware of these breeders". It won't happen because of the threat of being sued.
I've been to a lot of shows-- I haven't seen the perfect cavalier yet. We are striving to produce better, healthier dogs.
I have a beautiful 20# cavalier boy I probably will never breed because he is too big. If I had a male that was 25# I wouldn't breed him either. That is 1.5 times the breed standard. She probably did an AI for all the reasons we all do AI's-- to try to improve what we have. That doesn't make her a saint-- that makes her smart.
Sorry, I am a bit on edge today-- I apologize in advance if I am too abrupt. Sandy