PLEASE READ before visiting the present litter.
There is no $$$ to be made, when all recommended health checks plus other test, affecting this breed or set forth by NCA/CHIC are done on every dog!
There is no $$$ to be made, when you spend nearly $6000 breeding a bitch twice and the end result is ONE pup and you keep it!
There is no $$$ to be made, when the girl you have bred, requires a C-section or puppies need milk supplementation to survive.
There is no $$$ to be made, when 1 day after whelping a litter, the Mom comes down with Lymes and requires antibiotics, Vet visits and acupuncture treatments. Then you must supplement all 6 puppies, because she had zero milk production. Anything can happen and your wallet must be ready.
When you breed only to improve on your present breeding stock, not just to have puppies for Christmas, for your child to experience it or because you have a male & a female.
There is no $$$ to be made, when you have a female that hasn't taken in the five times she has been bred, via every means costly possible. This is a female whom you had the expense of obtaining a championship, being shown at the NCA national twice and was shown at The Garden.
Some Breeding/Whelping expense: Cost of AI and/or shipping, or driving to stud? Hotels? Cost of stud fee? Progesterone testing app. 8 test @ $90 each test to determine the best time to breed? Ultrasound at 30 days, X-ray at day 55? Extra food and vitamins for the pregnant girl who is eating like a horse? Whelping supplies and box? Medical supplies? C-section if things go badly and intensive care (not to mention the extra work if the bitch cannot nurse the puppies) and medicine. Feeding all those puppies until they clear hearts 9-16 weeks or more. Shots, worming, health checkups, registration of litter, micro chip entire litter etc etc etc.
There is no $$$ to be made when you have a building constructed to meet your dogs needs in all types of weather with air conditioned/heated, indoor out door runs, shower area and fenced in paddock for their safety and exercise.
Not to mention the vet bills for maintenance or chronic illness, feeding premium holistic food, supplements for preventive & present conditions, cost of training, grooming & supplies, proper cardio health checks, micro chipping each puppy/dog, hired help, stud fees etc.
Well you get the point .....I can go on and on and on. Oh, and did I forget to mention the cost of gas and campaigning a dog to to its championship or to be the #1 Newfoundland in the country 2005 or even just the expense of obtaining a championship title.
THERE ARE ZERO DOLLARS TO MADE WHEN BREEDERS BREED RESPONSIBLY!!!
RESPONSIBLE BREEDERS LOVE THE BREED, SO THEY TEST, THEY TEST, THEY TEST, THEN BREED TO MINIMIZE HEREDITARY DISEASES, BASED ON RESULTS, EVALUATING EACH DOG AS A WHOLE, ANCESTORS AND THEIR RESULTS.
ITS NOT ABOUT PUTTING TO DOGS TOGETHER, BUT ALSO TO BE THERE AND GUIDE THE FAMILIES YOU CHOOSE TO PLACE THESE INNOCENT CREATURES IN FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF THIS WONDERFUL COMPANION.
No matter where you look and obtain a pup from, please visit the home of the breeder, drive the distance or fly for that companion of a life time. ASK ASK ASK to see health check results, OFA, OVC or Penn Hip see OFA sample certificates., do not take anyone's word, regardless of how recognized their kennel name is, how nice they sound on the phone or how high their dog can jump. Ask for health checks done and results! Make it a priority to visit and meet the parents of the pups (sire may or may not be in their home). It is wise to meet them before a breeding actually takes place, this way the breeder can guide you through the required accommodations that your home might need, prior to obtaining a pup from the.
Don't be afraid to ask for references.
If the breeder will not take back the dog, if you can no longer provide for it, or
If the breeder will not demand that you return the dog if you can no longer provide for it, or
If the breeder assumes hips, elbows, heart, cystinuria are fine on a dog, because the parents have clearances, or
If they take credit cards, pay pal, ship without ever meeting you etc......
If the breeder isn't a member of at least the regional club in their area, where you can contact rescue...oh yeah contact rescue and ask if they have had to rescue this breeders dogs and has the breeder gone beyond their scope to take them back and reimburse rescue :)
If the breeder doesn't practice Co-Ownership, spay/neuter, contract with guarantee on hips (severe HD) & heart (SAS) for at least the first year. Copies of parents hereditary health checks performed, copies of clearances or non-passing results of parents health checks performed...NO I didn't stutter!
This is the person who should guide you with your companion for its life time. Not just sell you a pup and send you on your way, not someone who doesn't answer phone calls or emails after you have given them a check.
There are many things that I require and I do have a potential puppy home questioner, but I rather ask you those questions :))))
These are some of my concerns as a responsible breeder and friend for life!
Oh one more thing, when a breeder tells you their dog is CHIC certified,
do you assume the dog has passed all the required health checks? For a Newfoundland Hips, Elbows, Heart & Cystinuria.
Think again, CHIC certified, CHIC number...what ever CHIC plus word they use, it ONLY means:
What does a number mean?
A CHIC number is issued when test results are entered into the database satisfying each breed specific requirement, and when the owner of the dog (at 2 years of age) has opted to release the results into the public domain. The CHIC number itself does not imply normal test results, only that all the required breed specific tests were performed and the results made publicly available, voluntarily by the owner. You may click on the chick Icon to visit the site and read more about CHIC. The word Chic after a dogs name doesn't mean he/she has passed all health clearances!!!
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