I was at Pat Hastings labradoodle conference, and think that it is such a good idea to have the litters all tested for their structural soundness. The problem is how do I know which pups to sell, which to keep for breeding, until 8 weeks old... People want to pick their puppy out a lot earlier then that. I also want to have the pet pups spayed/neutered, before they leave me. How are other breeders handling the timing of all this?
I really know the problem but more and more puppy families are used to the fact that we reserve the right to choose a puppy for our breeding program. I have been doing the Pat Hastings program for... more
Yes that is how the Volhard assesments are done as well. Also, when and if I have pups after Volahrd and after assignment of pups to families at 8 weeks then I still work people in a direction of a... more
at thier heartstrings. I don't eliminate their wishes totally out of the process. You need to take more control over YOUR program when dealing with your customers. AS Rich stated..customers can pick... more
How about you assign people the pups based on your observations of the pups and then in line with expressed preferances in the applications. We don't have people pick their pups. Why would we? They... more