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When do you breed?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by kayz, Jul 26, 2009.


  1. kayz

    kayz PetForums VIP

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    Do you wait until you have a waiting list as big as/bigger than the average litter size?

    Or do you breed when you want to and hope that there are people wanting your pups?

    Not sure why I am asking but just wondering.:)
     
  2. sequeena

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    I don't breed but if I did I'd wait until I have a large waiting list :)
     
  3. archielee

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    my dogs have small litters iv got a 2 year waiting list
     
  4. Kinjilabs

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    I only ever bred when I needed another dog to show, and made sure there were owners waiting, saying that tho Ive only bred 4 litters in 27 yrs.
     
  5. Nicky09

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    I would wait until I wanted a puppy to show and had found the right stud dog that I thought was going to give me that and I had a waiting list about the average litter size.
     
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    From some threads I've read on here recently most breeders don't have waiting lists! This seems very irresponsible to me :confused:
     
  7. kayz

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    I see what you mean. I have been researching Border Collies today and a lot of the websites say that they have long waiting lists. I suppose the problem if you don't have a list then you could potentially be left with 8 puppies.
     
  8. basi

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    I have a waiting list for my next litter which will not be until next year. Many of the people have been on my list for the past 2 years but are prepared to wait thankfully as I don't want another for the showring until then.
     
  9. Luvdogs

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    I don't breed, but if i did it would be if i had a waiting list or to keep one for myself for the ring.

    I personally think it's crazy to keep breeding pups at the moment if potential homes aren't lined up.
     
  10. sequeena

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    Agreed. Makes me wonder what's going on when people don't have homes lined up, especially in this economic climate :nonod:
     
  11. archielee

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    I would not breed if i did not have a long waiting list
     
  12. kayz

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    I bet you have a stupidly long waiting list!! I'd love one but they are quite expensive(come on lotto numbers)
     
  13. wooliewoo

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    Our old girl is 8 and slowing down alot.......for her breed its quite old. We have mated her daughter to keep a pup as we have always had 2 dogs. We did put feelers out before mateing and have a list for 4 pups (5 with our pick) These are people we know and have been getting them "trained" ready for a pup and im confident that the pups will go to good homes


    I do know of someone who breeds for all the wong reasons and i have reported them...............unfortunately the response i got wasnt good and was told theres nothing that can be done!!!:eek::cursing:
     
  14. lauren001

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    I think you have to weigh up whether your dog(s) have anything to offer the breed. The waiting list is immaterial really.

    I see no point in breeding "poor" dogs both cosmetically and health wise, just because the breeder has the marketing ability to persuade some poor suckers to join a waiting list and has therefore to keep breeding those dogs to fulfil it.

    I also think that "homes" can disappear, so breeding just because you have a waiting list can be irresponsible too.
     
  15. Luvdogs

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    Good point :)
     
  16. sequeena

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    That is a good point :yesnod:
     
  17. kayz

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    Yeah I do agree too.
     
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