Every dog is the best dog in the world to its owner. Responsible breeders will avoid “kennel blindness” — they take a step back and honestly evaluate the good and bad points of their dogs before making the decision to breed. The goal of breeding, after all, is to produce a better dog and a quality pet
Different kennels have different programs. I do not comment on other kennels. I can only answer for myself. There are several factors that are taking into consideration when we breed our females
We love this breed and want to make it available for others to enjoy
Our dogs are our 1st priority, we will never do anything to harm their mental or physical health
I work full-time and my husband has retired to dedicate his time to our kennels. When we have a litter, there is someone with them 24/7.
Is very EXPENSIVE
We are not breeding our dogs to get rich
Vetting and feeding dogs and puppies is very very costly. Not to mention the time you are involved
I’d like to propose that another reason be considered for breeding a healthy, well-bred litter: People are desperately looking for puppies. This shortage occurs even more so in breeds, like my breed, Caucasian Ovcharkas, that are rare .
I agree that unhealthy dogs should never be bred, and our dogs are all vetted and tested for various conditions and deseases.
There are breeders out there that are very selective who they sell thier puppies too. We are also selective, but do not require you to read a book or return the puppy if the breeder feels like you are not taking care of the dog to their standards.
These dogs are not cheap. This is a big investment. We spend hours, days sometimes months talking with potential clients and deciding if this is a good fit for them. We have an applicaion we have filled out with basic information, but I think a lot more is done through conversations.
Please do as much research as possible and talk to as many breeders that will talk to you. The more educated you can become, the better questions you know to ask.
We will gladly answer any and all questions you may have. I know a lot of breeders are put off by the first question being 'How much" but these dogs are expensive so while I'm not thrilled that may be your first question, I understand the reason.
We will try and be as helpful as we can , regardless if you become part of our pack. I enjoy educating anyone on the breed, that being said, I'm not an expert. I do not know all or claim to. I am learning more every day and will share my experiences with you. Please do not take anything I say as fact ! I can share what my experiences are with MY dogs, not all CO's out there are the same. So just because I said my dogs like bananas doesn't mean all do.