Monday, July 5, 2010

Breeding Dogs

I finally have good mountain dogs with excellent hips and Elbows, and temperments! I have 2 generations of nice dogs! Well hold on to your hats people, because it can all be swepted away in one moment. YUP...I will be spaying both my Berner bitches, why? One has an equivical heart(SAS) and the other is Mild for SAS. Heart disease in Berner...Well yup! go figure. I bred my first Berner champion 8 yrs ago, dont breed a lot of them, only when I want something for myself....Very hard decision to spay nice bitchs, but I cant breed knowing that I could produce bad hearts in the puppies that will go to pet homes. This is also a damned if you do and damned if you dont... I have the Vets and students looking at me to do the right thing(spay) and then I have some other breeders saying WAIT! Dont throw the baby out with the bath water...Well call it what you will, but I have chosen to close this chapter of Toshay Kennels.. tough as it is to do..

1 comment:

yasashiikuma said...

I feel your pain. I ended up with a disasterous litter of wolfhounds, where the bitch I kept was fine but several died young, and my last "healthy" bitch didn't take the three times she was bred.

Now I have some frozen sperm, and a young male who is not quite "It". :( Can't do anything with either.