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For everyone who was offended or took my other thread the
wrong way, I just wanted to apologize personally...I really
didn't mean to ruffle anyones feathers by wanting to breed
my dog in the future.:(

I continue to search for a male miniature online, anything I should
ask specifically to the seller? What should I look for quality wise
in the dog?
 

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mercymoon:

Even if feathers were ruffled, I'm sure the intentions were good. Maybe the breeders in this forum can give you some pointers as to how to get into breeding the right way. People just get concerned because good breeders do so very carefully and only breed dogs that meet the breed standard, with excellent health and temperament. I'm pretty sure they spend way more money on their dogs (showing, vet bills, tests, caring for dogs that they chose not to breed) than they get from the sale of puppies and are breeding for the love of the breed and certainly not for the money! A lot of dogs wind up in shelters because they are bred without such careful consideration.

Please don't feel bad. This might be a good place to find a mentor to learn the ins and outs of breeding. By the way, the picture of your puppy that is your avatar is just adorable!!!
 

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mercymoon:

Even if feathers were ruffled, I'm sure the intentions were good. Maybe the breeders in this forum can give you some pointers as to how to get into breeding the right way. People just get concerned because good breeders do so very carefully and only breed dogs that meet the breed standard, with excellent health and temperament. I'm pretty sure they spend way more money on their dogs (showing, vet bills, tests, caring for dogs that they chose not to breed) than they get from the sale of puppies and are breeding for the love of the breed and certainly not for the money! A lot of dogs wind up in shelters because they are bred without such careful consideration.

Please don't feel bad. This might be a good place to find a mentor to learn the ins and outs of breeding. By the way, the picture of your puppy that is your avatar is just adorable!!!
I agree completely!

Thanks, I love my little poodle, girl!
 

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I get my back up when ppl just want to breed for money. There is no money in breeding, alot of heartache along the way. What if your bitch needs a caesar, that can be $800.00, not sure in American money, but almost the price of a pup. Genetic testing cost me that same amount of each parent. Sometimes you get puppies that fade and die, or have something else wrong at birth and its heartbreaking all the hours/days/weeks you put into them trying to keep them alive and then they just die.

My recent litter of toy poodles, to which the brown boy died at 3 weeks after he opened his eyes.



Although he was a fighter and had that will to live, he just was not growing. I put so much into him, but being a breeder you will see alot of this happening or worse. Think about what you are doing, before you do it. Research is the only way to go. And think about it for a long time, but not when you are about to have a baby.
 

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Sivaro thank you for understanding and educating me on the matter.:)
I understand now and want to be a good breeder so I will take everyones
advice into consideration...that is the mature thing to do.:)
 

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Thankyou mm. Its not something that is easy, hope you stick around to learn alot. I love my poodles, they are my children. I will do anything for my breed, and do it at a loss. I breed for me first, I keep one for showing and pet ppl get to have a beautiful genetically health tested dog. Its not just the tests and conformation, always make sure you go for something with a solid temperament. They must be poodley, poodley is lively, happy, bouncy, prancy and fearless. Dont go for the dog that hides in the corner scared and dropping it tail. If you get from a reputable breeder, you shouldnt have this problem anyhow, but be careful of dodgey breeders, there are plenty around.

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*hugs* We are a tuff bunch of Poodle lovers, a little feather ruffling don't hurt none ;)

Since I want to be a breeder my self here is what I have started to do.

I bought this book, its is more informational then I thought it was going to be. Look around at different stores to get the cheapest price, I was able to get mine for under $20. It covers everything from proper structure to grooming.

I have this book here and love it. I got it for Christmas about 8 years ago, it has helped me more then once in my rescue work.

I have been looking up breeders who I like, not only their dogs but they way they take on breeding and testing. (there is a breeder I love, who does minimal showing, whom I would one day love to have a puppy from) I have so many Poodle links its scary! Here are a few:

For breeder contacts = http://www.showpoodles.com/miniature.html or http://www.poodlesonline.com/
The UKC parent club = http://www.upba.org/
The AKC parent club = http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/
For researching pedigrees = http://www.poodlepedigree.com/default.asp
OFA = http://www.offa.org/
CERF = http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
CHIC = http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/index.html
PennHIP = http://www.pennhip.org/

Also because I think it plays a huge role in the condition of the animal I have been looking into animal nutrition and finding the right dog food.

Good luck and please don't hesitate to ask questions! :)
 

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*hugs* We are a tuff bunch of Poodle lovers, a little feather ruffling don't hurt none ;)

Since I want to be a breeder my self here is what I have started to do.

I bought this book, its is more informational then I thought it was going to be. Look around at different stores to get the cheapest price, I was able to get mine for under $20. It covers everything from proper structure to grooming.

I have this book here and love it. I got it for Christmas about 8 years ago, it has helped me more then once in my rescue work.

I have been looking up breeders who I like, not only their dogs but they way they take on breeding and testing. (there is a breeder I love, who does minimal showing, whom I would one day love to have a puppy from) I have so many Poodle links its scary! Here are a few:

For breeder contacts = http://www.showpoodles.com/miniature.html or http://www.poodlesonline.com/
The UKC parent club = http://www.upba.org/
The AKC parent club = http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/
For researching pedigrees = http://www.poodlepedigree.com/default.asp
OFA = http://www.offa.org/
CERF = http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
CHIC = http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/index.html
PennHIP = http://www.pennhip.org/

Also because I think it plays a huge role in the condition of the animal I have been looking into animal nutrition and finding the right dog food.

Good luck and please don't hesitate to ask questions! :)
Thanks for the links and info! I will definately pose questions, lol!
 
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