What would some of you do in this situation. It has been bothering for awhile. I know a breeder, in my opinion a Back Yard Breeder. They breed small dogs, one breed and it is a AKC reg breed. I don't want to give a lot of details because I don't want it to come across as bashing becasue it's not. They have in the past misrepresented themselves and their dogs, stating that they are showing their stud dog, when in fact they have entered him in one and only one B-match. They said that there dogs puppies are from Champion lines, when only the male has a few champions in his line, and the females have no champions in their lines. And they price the puppies for 2 or 3 times what they are worth. The dogs live outside and don't recieve the grooming required for the breed, and the breed requires a ton of grooming daily. And the last thing that bothers me is that they had Brucellios(?) go through there dogs, all of the dogs, male and female run loose in the yard together, and they still don't test for it, and their dogs breed constantly, since the male is with the girls all the time. It drives me nuts. I don't know if I should do something. Any input?
I thought that with Brucillosis that if the dogs actually had it it would make all the puppies die or abort. So there would be nothing left to sell......That is why most stud owners require that an outside bitch be tested prior to breeding, it eventually it will completely ruin the breeding program.
***Edited By: alicat1 on 12/18/2006 6:01:26 PM*** Reason: ad
They had a female abort and the vet tested it, and it was positive, and than they tested the rest and 2 more came back positve, 1 positive male and 2 positive females total this was over the course of 3 sets of test, so everytime they tested a dog came back positive, they stopped testing after the 3rd set of tests. So they got rid of those dogs, and than continued to breed the rest of the dogs. They don't tell the puppy buyers about this, and sometimes stud their male out to pet people who want a litter. So I don't know if the Brucellosis is still in their dogs, but it is a chance, and it doesn't always make the females abort so it can be hidden.
***Edited By: GSDgirl on 12/18/2006 6:11:13 PM*** Reason: *
This is where the saying "buyer beware" comes in. If you research the breed you are going to buy then you'll recognize dogs that have a serious grooming problem like you describe. You are supposed to request pedigree information if you are paying extra for a dog from champion lines. You are supposed to request proof of the dogs being tested and/or vaccinated for whatever diseases are prevalent for that breed and for generally contagious diseases. People who don't do their homework ahead of time will fall for these breeders' stories and wind up paying the high vet bills because they weren't prepared with the knowledge of what proof to demand up front.
AS A BREEDER, ANYTIME YOU STUD YOUR MALE OUT OR SEEK A STUD OUTSIDE YOUR OWN LINE YOU SHOULD DO TEST. BRUCELLIOS CAN CAAUSE A DOG TO BECOME STERILE. AS FAR AS THERE HYGENE AS LONG AS IT IS NOT MANGE OR STARVATION THERES NOT MUCH TO BE DONE. EXCEPT FEEL SOORY FOR THE DOGS. IF YPU THINK THEY ARE GIVING FAUSE INFORMATION ON THERE AKC REGISRATIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT AKC AND REPORT THEM, BUT IF THEY HAVE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THERE LINE IT DOESNT STATE HOW FAR BACK. THEN THERES NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE THERE EITHER. IT SAD BUT PEOPLE CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO SELL THERE DOGS SO LONG AS THEY DONOT HAVE TO SHOW PROOF.
A BYB with brucellosis is not nessesarily a bad thing. it will sterilize their dogs, so they unlikely to produce pups and anyone who is dumb enough to get a stud service from them with out a test are more then likely BYBs themselves, so no pups for them either.
Just give it time, their practice will cause them to self destruct and your problem will take care of it self.
Most people with good studs require it. The only two times that people have said I could skip it was on maiden dogs that I purchased from them, and then went back to use stud that they had.
Due to testing though it is NOT something that is in my area. My vet has only had 3 postives in 30 years. Though with IA, and shipping, I guess it would be easy for one dog to bring it in and contaminate a whole area with enough breeding to different bitches.