I have retired many breeding dogs and they are well socialized, housetrained dogs ready to be part of a family and I think any family would be lucky to have them, I know other breeders who also raise their breeding dogs in the home but just can't keept them all so they "retire" them after breeding.
I also offer early puppy training and I think its a great idea but I do think it is possible to get a wonderful retired breeding dog that is not kennel shy or poorly trained. I also agree you can get a bunch of problems but if that's what someone wants then I think we should stress the importance of meeting the dog in person and where they might find one not tell them to buy a puppy instead. Just my opinion as the owner of many a retired breeding dog before I ever became a breeder....
experience of owning a dog. It gives you wonderful perspective when the pup has matured and you look back at how well you did raising it. Older dogs do not equate with 'trained' dogs. You might get... more
dogs from other breeders that were shamefully undersocialized and poorly trained. I have one that I will have here forever that came from a large kennel as I could never in good conscience place her... more
sorry Joyce I don't agree joy shadymaple,Tue May 8 00:51
make great pets, but let's face it, they are in the minority. Breeders who 'resell' their stud after they have used him up in their program come to mind. Most of those dogs are not house raised. They ... more
when you need it? Not because you said my name. I honestly feel like the biggest disservice many breeders do to themselves, their dogs and owners is keeping dogs past 8 weeks of age. Many don't have... more