why do dogs have to be champions or win awards to breed them?
why cant you just breed healthy nice dogs. whats whroung with having healthy puppies and selling them to loving families who dont care if there parents won this or that. I dont mean picking up some random dog off the street. You would still make sure that it was a healthy dog and you would check his/her personality to make sure its normal for that breed. People who buy family dogs don't care if it's genes won champions they only care that it came from srong, healthy, purebred, good looking dogs.
Asked By: haleser3 - 10/7/2007
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Answered By: bookmom - 10/7/2007
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It is simply a money issue. The "finer" the parentage, the more money the pups will be worth. They don't have to be championship or show quality but most people will request to see the parents or their papers before they will pay the prices being asked for the pure breeds. Most mixed breed puppies end up as give... More
Answered By: kbarmol - 10/7/2007
In Australia show dogs don't have to be champions to be bred with. We prefer our future champions to come from champions. Alot of other show people don't see this as an issue and will go ahead anyway. But that's how we roll and we have for 28years now. But you are right, dogs don't need to be champions to produce pets... More
Answered By: rockpig73 - 10/7/2007
They don't have to be champions or have won awards to breed, where do you think mutts come from, or the health problems in certain breeds like hip dysplasia? However champions are the best ones to be bred as they are obviously the best examples of their breed.
Answered By: Sophie T - 10/7/2007
The average buyer usually can not tell a well-bred dog from a sub-par quality dog. Just because a dog is "good looking" does not mean it is within the breed standard. Every pet owner thinks their dog is awesome and so cute, they often don't see the faults in the dog... More
Answered By: abbyful - 10/7/2007
Dogs should have four legs to stand on before they are bred... More
Answered By: risingwolf1 - 10/7/2007
Dog shows are held for a reason. A show evaluates the dog in terms of how close it comes to the breed standard. Breeds were developed and preserved for a reason, each breed is supposed to be a certain size, shape, color, temperment, intelligence, etc. Breeding is done when excellent specimens are found that are as... More
Answered By: Alyssa - 10/7/2007
One of the reasons for showing dogs is to identify the best ones of a breed for improving the breed. One of the things that reputable breeders try very hard to do is to eliminate health problems through careful screening of their breeding stock. Not every pup, even from champion parents, is necessarily going to be a... More
Answered By: drb - 10/7/2007
They don't. If I had my way, they would all be strong, healthy mixed breeds. If you want a pretty dog, get a purebred. If you want a healthy one, get a mutt... More
Answered By: flydog_38 - 10/7/2007
The purpose of breeding purebred dogs is to improve the breed by moving it closer to the breed standard. Showing a dog to its championship is a way of allowing other knowledgeable people to say that particular dog measures up the the standard. Someone may think there dog is up to standard but people have a tendency... More
Answered By: BMTHESPIAN - 10/7/2007
you do not need to show your dog or have it CH to breed. Responsible breeders follow the same rules as those who elect to show. Genetic testing and improving the breed is the general goal... More
Answered By: Yogi - 10/7/2007
The goal of breeding is to improve the breed. A dog that has been shown and won a Ch. title has been evaluated by many knowledgeable people to confirm that it looks and acts the way it should for its breed. Why is this important? Ask the dog who has luxating patellas, or hip dysplasia, or bowed or cowhocked legs how... More
Answered By: Jennifer T - 10/7/2007
Another great question ! Thanks (again) for asking before you consider breeding... More
Answered By: Laura ♥ - 10/7/2007
So if people don't care about all that stuff, they can go on the Petfinder website and adopt one of the 200,000 odd dogs that are waiting for homes... More
Answered By: anne b - 10/7/2007
Because millions of dogs are killed every year because there aren't enough homes for them. If you want those families to have dogs, tell them to adopt from rescue and save a life. Don't add to the problem. Dogs are not ATM machines to make you a quick buck.
Answered By: Nandina - 10/7/2007
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