DeltaBluez Tess Posted May 18, 2012 Report Share Posted May 18, 2012 I have been mulling over this for a while. So here it goes. I have heard time and time again about five areas that really get me irritated. This is not directed at anyone on the board. 1. If I only had the time, this dog would be an Open winner or win the finals. 2. This dogs has great breeding, International, USBCHA National Champions in his/her papers. 3. My dogs doesn't need hips, eyes, etc done as the grandparents had them done. And my dog never was lame and could see just fine. 4. Proof in the pudding….otherwise known, why are you breeding your dogs? 5. I take better care of my dogs that the trial people. Let's address #1. Seriously folks, a bunch of us have full time jobs, a sheep farm and still manage find time to train our won dogs and some even give lessons. So why is it that some folks use this an excuse not to train their dogs. If you really think your dog has the attributes to be the USBCHA Finals winner, or a top Open winner, and you don't have the time, perhaps you are just full of BS. If you are too busy and think your dog is that talented, then send him/her to a handler who can showcase your dog. Number #2, sure all of your dogs’ have International and National winners in our dogs lineage. But 5 or 6 generations back, it is really diluted. At 5 generation back, it is about 3% of that winner in your dogs....or something like that. I look up close and not 5 or more back. Also don’t ride on the coat tails of siblings, grandparents and so forth. Prove your dog. Just because a cousin or sibling is doing well, doesn’t mean your dog is just as talented. Another one is #3 and people think since the grandparents hips are good, and they passed CERF that should be suffice for your breeding program. What especially is even better is when none of them have been done and the statement is “the parents worked on a sheep/cattle farm” and they never had any issues. Asking about eyes produced one answer, “She can fetch the ball fine so she see great” Four is a favorite of mine. I worked the parents on sheep or have a couple of sheep and they work then fine. Bred the male and female together without any regard if the nick is even a good one and sell them as sports dogs. Tell the buyers the parents are working dogs. Don’t do trials as you are too busy and besides working them once in a while on your dog broke sheep proves they are super talented. I saved the best for last. I have heard that “Us Trial People” keep our dogs in kennels and only take then out to work, then pop them back in kennels. That the dog is just a tool for me. That the trial folks have no regard for the dog’s welfare but only to win at all cost. Nothing really happened recently that spurred me to write this but a accumulation of items over the years. I prefer this thread not to be a rant session but perhaps, what actual experiences you have had of the above. MIne on based on several folks from personal or website, that I have seen. I am not going to name names and have this a bash session on any breeders. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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