Help... I'm not understanding a new term I've heard recently. I can't come to a rational or logical reason to GIVE someone one of my best friends and then take her back once or twice a year to breed her.:doh:
Yep. And we have! Well kind of. My mom has had 2 litters of PWDs over the last 20 years. The first litter was from our girl. We kept one pup then spayed her. My mom then co-owned a girl with one of her good friends. The girl lived with them. Her friend wanted to have a litter but worked full time and didn't feel she could take proper care of the pups. So her girl came to live with us to whelp and raise the pups, while two of our three dogs went to live with our friend.Ok so this is as far as "doing busness" is conserned. But, but what about the friend.
could you give up your friend for a few months?
I was glad to see some of what you are saying because not all fosters are coming from high volume breeders. As a matter of fact we have some breeders on here that are thought of highly that do this, should they comment great but this just is not the case alwaysOmg . . weird to read the opinions here on fostering. It must be completely different in Canada than the USA. I have known MANY breeders here, who are not what I would consider "high volume" who have some of their dogs in fostering situations, and it is a great way to carry on you breeding plans and lines without having a ridiculous number of dogs on your premises. They go into homes where they are loved and cherished (and most times long awaited and anticpated) family members.
I personally feel with two humans living in my home that four to five dogs is what needs to be my cap here. I never want there to be so many that some disappear into the woodwork. I need to be comfortable with the time and dedication I can still give my adult dogs when there is a litter of puppies in my home.
I would never rehome one of my females when I am done breeding her, so I will have the dogs I have, loving them and them being a part of my family until they die, hopefully of old age. So, if I am at my personal "cap" and should I discover a puppy who would bring great things to the table as far as my breeding efforts go, or I breed a litter and wish to retain one of the puppies to breed at a later date, the perfect scenario for me would be to place it in a foster home. It is what it is. Usually foster homes are chosen from a list of people who have been referred to a breeder by close friends, relatives or past puppy buyers, people who have desired a Standard Poodle for a long time and would be excellent guardians for a dog, but circimstances are such that they maybe cannot afford the purchase price of a Spoo, or hubby would not allow them to spend that kind of money of a dog. But they may be a perfect home for a dog otherwise...knowledge, past doog ownership of a breed that requires coat care, a big, fenced yard, a family of dog crazy people ready to love a puppy and give it a fantastic life.
Testing???? Any fostered dogs I know of are tested exactly the same as any other dogs in the breeders program. The breeder pays for any and all testing, the same as they would if the dog lived with them. The breeder either makes the arrangments with a vet for the testing to be done, and the foster parent takes the dog to the vet, or the owner picks the dog up, goes to their vet of choice and has the dog tested, then returns it to the foster home when completed. If a breeder is going to breed this dog, and tests their dogs, why would they not be testing this one if it is going to be in their breeding program?? Doesn't make sense to suggest the testing doesn't get done because a dog is foster.
Ok bigredpoodle - yes the breeder might have the hopes for this, but ask any good breeder - this does not always happen, as you know there are many factors that lead up to this. Also a breeder that is showing more than one dog is tied up training, traveling etc. Again, I see more breeders having 2 and 3 litters a year which is fine and some breeders out there that do use a trusted foster home and have not had a litter in a couple years......my point is I don't feel all foster situations are HVB's - :rolffleyes:Fostering is not done for non breediing dogs Olie .. The breeder can get into a situation that they do not have either the time or the desire to breed a foster. But the whole idea behind fostering is to be able to widen their breeding dog situation.. Because the breeder either cant or does not want to keep them all. It is not done just because ..
I have a breeder friend that does this and I think very highly of her. But it is not always done for the right reason ... IMHO it is a red flag... But then that is just me..
Agreed:rolffleyes:Ok bigredpoodle - yes the breeder might have the hopes for this, but ask any good breeder - this does not always happen, as you know there are many factors that lead up to this. Also a breeder that is showing more than one dog is tied up training, traveling etc. Again, I see more breeders having 2 and 3 litters a year which is fine and some breeders out there that do use a trusted foster home and have not had a litter in a couple years......my point is I don't feel all foster situations are HVB's - :rolffleyes:
Are you a breeder? I would think you would have heard that term before, Fostering that is. And I agree with this 100% - and any breeder that did it for the wrong reasons is clearly in it for the money onlyI must say for a male, I could see "keeping one's hands on HIM" but not a female. You would not keep the male for a few months.
I very strongly have a need to make my friends feel important. Queen as it were. They know this, do they understand, I believe they do. I made a canopy for their custom whelping box... Yes mine do. I use a baby monitor and sleep next to them tell they can fend for themselves. The mom gets feed every 3 to 4 hours so it won't take as much of a toll on her. I don't take the trust lightly.
Here is the part I hate...THEY ARE NOT CASH COWS...
Breeding should be for the betterment of the line or improvement of color, not because you can.