[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: BYB's

  • From: Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx
  • To: ParavelGS@xxxxxxxxxxx, Showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 12:22:09 EDT

 
 
In a message dated 7/8/2007 11:03:07 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
ParavelGS@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
They do  make big bucks... because they put nothing into it.  They don't show 
 dogs, they don't put working titles on their dogs. They don't spend the 
money  on stud fees, they don't spend money being members of the GSDCA, they 
don't 
 spend money on cultures, OFA's and maybe keep up with their vacinations.   
They pay pet prices for a male and female and then breed them.  If you  can 
breed a bitch twice a year, have 10-16 puppies and charge $500 each you  are 
doing pretty well.  How do you stop that?  



All you can do is educate.  I put a question & answer page  on the web site 
and when people call for a puppy I talk to them like a Dutch  Uncle.  LEARN the 
standard (so that you don't get snookered with "rare"  colors, oversized, 
etc.), INSIST on hip certifications at a bare minimum, ASK  (the breeder) for 
vet 
references, ASK what clubs and organizations the breeder  is involved with, 
DEMAND a contract, EXPECT a WRITTEN health certification on  the puppy, etc. 
etc.....
 
To add insult the injury, the BYBs locally have upped their prices so price  
isn't even a clue any more between a well bred, raised, socialized puppy and 
one  that isn't...sigh....so your $500 figure is low...we have a guy in a 
nearby  county asking and getting $1,000 WITH NO PAPERS!  Oh...AND he only 
takes  
cash.  
 
And then the regional club gets the calls when folks get in  trouble....
 
Kathy, member GSDCA, DVGSDC
three  generations of Dual Titled TC'd Champions live here!

visit www.geocities.com/pinehillgsds 



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