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Is it ok to breed dogs that are pointed but not finished?

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I read in another post of a breeder that breeds her dogs that are pointed but not finished. She says that it means they are within the standard anyways (basically, though i am paraphrasing), so they are obviously of good qualities to breed.

More experienced thoughts on this? Personally i think it is a cop-out and lazy. Fine, so 1 or 2 judges thinks your dog was good (or was the only dog there that day). Is that good enough? Does it truely mean it is ok? On one hand, it is better then not showing your dog at all. I dont know.

What about breeders that have points on their dogs but stop because they say the dog Hates the grooming/banding, but breeds them still?

I know showing is not the end all and be all of breeders, but i sure like to see that their dogs fit the "standard".
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I personally would judge this on a case by case basis. I like to see a confirmation title on both parents. It just shows that the breeder cares enough to put the time and money into their dog, as well as that the dog is to standard and of a quality to title. Having said that, I also like to hear how long it took the dog to title. If it took a year and titled point by point that might say something about it... Not every dog that is titled is of a good quality!

Anyway, I would want at least one of the parents to be fully titled. If the other only had points, I would ask why? As I prefer to go to breeders who don't breed full time, I can see if they weren't able to attend as many confirmation shows as they'd like etc. It's personal preference, but I'd rather go to a breeder who doesn't circuit their dog out with a handler to get their championship.

So there would be a lot of variables for me, but breeding a pointed only dog would not be an immediate dealbreaker... If, however, I saw a breeder who routinely gets one or two points on their dogs then gives up and breeds them then I would probably cross them off the list.
 

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In my opinion, a dog is fit to breed as long as its been fully health tested, has a great temperament, and has a title on one or both ends of their name.
I pretty much agree with this... If the dog was pointed towards a confirmation title, but had some sort of meaningful title at the end of the name as well (more than say just a Rally Novice or Canine Good Citizen) then I would probably at least consider getting a pup from them.
 
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