I completely agree!! I feel that breeding a young dog is like having a teenager get pregnant. They are not physically or mentally ready for a litter.
I'm really sorry to hear about this. But I'm happy to hear from a responsible breeder who recognizes that they have to do what's best for the breed and all future pup owners.My foundation bitch, Sabrina, bloated two weeks ago. She gave us a scare, but she is fine. However, I have made the painful decision to spay her daughter, Izze. Bloat is genetic and I could not in good conscious breed Izze knowing that I might be passing the bloat problem down to another generation of dogs and owners. Now Sabrina was around 5.5 yrs old when Izze was born. Had I run out and bred Sabrina right when she was 2 and bred Izze right when she was 2, I would have three generations of dogs on the ground before I realized that I had a problem.
Completely agreed! I love to see titles on both ends of the name. Sadly it's not as common as it could (or should) be.I always say.... what's the hurry. There are other things to do with poodles than fill their uteruses. Breeders would be better off using the time to put performance titles on their breeding dogs.
I think that is dependent on each bitch. Sabrina was an easy natural whelper actually put on weight after each whelp. I think she could have been bred at age 6, 7 or even 8.So two years is the minimum for a litter, but what about the other end of the page. What's too old for a bitch to produce a litter? Assuming she's healthy and has shown no genetic problems. For all the poo sizes, toy, mini, and standard.
LOL Its true , I am still waiting to see a dark red that over 3 years old. Most breeders i seen ONLY post young pictures and never recent picture.I think some is greed...but there is another thing and a lot of the people, DO NOT want to talk about and WILL NOT prove me wrong...is reds
The color in most cases fades out by the age of 2.5 years. Now try to convince the puppy buyer this apricot is dark red !!!!
Reds are so expensive beacuse they are the "Fad" color right now. 99% of so called "Red" will fade.perhaps this why the reds are so expensive....lots of leg work and self controll.....she faded out so we fix her? I wish
LOL you are dead on ! If you did start to ask for a color grading system none of the red breeders would like you hahahahahI guess I can post pictures in three more months Lucy is almost 3.
I'm looking for BIG TROUBLE if I start or ask red breeders to help in a standardized color grading program......................
Whats that I hear.......nothing