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    Quote Originally Posted by MGMom
    Breeders who truly love the breed will spay dogs with health issues or bad temperaments and not breed them even if they are gorgeous dogs because they are trying to eradicate some of the health issues in the dog.
    Exactly. And I could care less about perfect markings, size, etc. Give me a healthy dog with funky markings that you could never show any day, I definitely am much more concerned about health than appearance.
    Cathy
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    Excellent point(s) !!
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    i think and i dread to say it, i think my Max was the runt of the litter adn although i have his full papers and breeding line i was nieve not to follow things through, i believe now that maybe, just maybe there is somethingin his lines that has made him so ill as i find it hard to believe he can have so many different desieses and illnesses without cause.

    I regret not taking my time and getting help.....

    years on i am now the breeder and tel my possible clients to think about it if i feel they are not sure, i would rather the owner to be was a million percent sure before tehy say yes i will take one.

    I have alot of bookings this week to see my pups, and Its important both client and breeder are happy, ther was one eprson who came to look at teh pups and i was jsut not happy wtih her, she brought her daughter who was id say 16 and she was fine, but the mother seemed well not afraid but seemed to me to dislike the dogs, she didnt like Cloe sniffing her or when cloe got on the couch for a better sniff she stood up, i got a bad feeling so i up'd the price and then tried to put her off. i didnt know what else to do as i didnt want to sell my pup to her.

    maybe this is bad, and maybe judgemental of me, but id rather they went to a good home.
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    That's a tough spot to be in as a breeder, Fi. Perhaps you could say that you have more prospective homes than you do puppies, so you are trying to match the pups personalities with the appropriate homes? That way, you could have the unacceptable potential owner on a "waiting list" and not feel the stress of telling them no to their face? While I'm sure some people might have the guts to do something like that to someone's face, it would be very difficult and awkward. I'm sure you'd do it if they acted like they were going to take a pup, but why get in that position if you can avoid it?

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    thats a good idea.

    i even offer to get the pups chipped before they go for clients. plus give them food and papers adn of couse teh mandatory injections.... when i got MAx i got nohting only his papers, but i think its imporsant to offer the new family food teh pup is used to.
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    Fi
    I know when we went to see Dudley our breeder was extremely fussy
    especially knowing that I run a licensed daycare from my home.
    Children around a new puppy icon_yikes . But she loved the way
    we handled all of the pups and our children. I had sent her 1/2 dozen
    e-mails and spoke with her on the phone many times before actually
    going to see the little darlings.
    My hubby the guy who was unsure about getting a dog, he is from a
    Italian background and not too many Italian people in Canada have
    dogs was the 1st one on the floor in total awe.
    Dudley came to him, and sat with him for a long time but he also knew
    that their was another male we could of had because my breeder was
    not comfortable with the family.
    Here is my hubby looking at me wanting to take them both, we decided
    on Dudley and she had another family coming that evening to see the
    other little fellow, ended up working out and the breeder felt comfortable
    with this family.
    Otherwise I could guarantee you that we would of had two from the very
    begining.
    I know when she is not comfortable with a family, she suggests that they
    go home and give it some thought and that she will do the same as
    most importantly to her is that her little babies go to loving homes.

    We were suppossed to go to her place last wkd. but something came up
    and we could not go. We cannot go for another couple of weeks due
    to family illinesses.
    Fi you go with your instincts, as you will be able to sense if they are truly
    cavalier lovers.
    My middle son was terrified of dogs, and this is the main reason we picked
    a cavalier their temperment is absolutely wonderful. Our breeder was
    also aware of this and took the time to introduce the father and a few
    of her other dogs to Derrick to see how he would react.
    We actually went to another breeder who also knew that my son was terrified of dogs and she took him into a room with 8 dogs at the sametime I thought Derrick was going to have a heart attack he was so
    tense, and she did not even have any pups so it was not done because she did not want to sell to us.

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