By Kara Jeanne Blazier
March 27, 2007
I agree with you that not all breeders are responsible. What makes someone irresponsible in my opinion? Anyone who operates a puppy mill for one. A breeder who knowingly breeds inferior dogs or dogs who do not keep within the ideal for their breed. Breeders who breed ONLY to make money. Families who decide to breed at least once so their kids can experience it. Breeders of the so-called DESIGNER dogs (i.e. Chi-Weenies, Pug-a-Poos, Jack-Rats, etc.) I have personally turned away people who have wanted to use my stud dog to breed to their un-papered dog - that defeats my purpose of assuring our breed remains pure and true.
For the record: We have never,
EVER dumped any of our puppies alongside a road or shot or drowned
them as you suggest....because I own my breeding pair I am assured
that I am not breeding aggressive or inferior puppies And
no, Margaret, it is NOT impossible to predict the characteristics
of the pups as you say, that is where a good breeding program
comes in to play, in fact all our puppies show the traits exclusive
to the Rat Terrier, from their prancing gait and mischievous
ways to their exceptional intelligence and prey instinct.
Though it is obvious you would rather believe otherwise the fact
is we love our dogs and would never put them in an unsuitable
home - As a RESPONSIBLE breeder I assure that my pups go to good
homes, this is very important to me. Our pups are raised in our
household and I make it my responsibility that our puppies are
properly vaccinated, wormed and socialized before leaving our
care in fact there was one instance where a pup was seriously
injured and we refused to let her leave our care until our veterinarian
was able to say with certainty she was healed and whole. Another
time we kept a puppy until she was well past the usual time to
go on to her new home as I found out in the process of talking
to her new owner they had recently lost a puppy to Parvo, in
order to assure this pup was not put into danger we opted to
make sure she had ALL of her shots and some age on her before
letting her move to her new home now tell me how, as a breeder,
I don t care about our pups or I am only in it for the money.
I know for a fact that I am not the only breeder who takes the
responsibility very seriously.
Kara Jeanne Blazier
About: " Owner of 1 breeding pair of Registered Rat Terriers and one mixed breed dog who was found abandoned down by the river (she had been shot in the head with a .22) - as responsible dog owners we had her SPAYED, all our dogs are very much loved and a integral part of our family."
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