January 30, 2016

What is the point?

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CH-Compay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre( left) French Lover Dog, his son 4/6 French SCC selection grid and CH-Booly Wooly de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre ( right). I will finish my breeding days with my males and my females…

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/i-was-a-dog-breeder-for-15-years-why-does-that-make-me-a-monster

My point here is…I rarely tell anyone I “make” dogs as a hobby. People physically around me know I have dogs, some know I have pups, but I do not ever readily give the information.The breeding mega challenge has become interesting since 2004: investigating pedigrees and historical reference documents to make dogs that have certain morphological traits, be surrounded with them as much as possible (I have had up to 8) it’s like make your cake and eat it, too, see them grow and get older which to me is vital, appreciate their competences and just love them and have fun with them, and share pictures on my site here.

I do not “make money” and do not count on it, it helps when I sell pups, because I do not make enough money as a teacher to have 6 dogs and do all I have done with them over the last 15 years.

The rest is all in a day’s work, even the nastiness and ignorance of many which one has to deal with especially when  they know next to nothing or very little about the breed and want to be the ones, the only ones to give any coherent information.It does show, thankfully…and one does wonder why they try so hard to be so nasty on social networks, which is one reason I do not advertise ( meaning: to sell) dogs there.

I want to very carefully choose who I will share a dog with. I have had problems before, not knowing enough about the “breeding world” so I try to stay away from it.

I like what I can do in that context with people who have become friends I appreciate and trust and when I have finished and reached my breeding objectives, I will stop.

Those friends will remain friends, not business partners.

It will all be a part of my research on the breed and the good, the bad and the real ugly. Not to wonder why the breed is doing so poorly in its home country.