It depends on the puppy and what the faults are, but if it is a healthy pup otherwise most will spay/neuter and place the in a pet homes or sometimes a working home. Like I said it depends on the puppy and also the type of home lined up. Some dogs that are not show quality may certainly be working quality so that is also taken into consideration. They may also spay/neuter and keep the pup.
While others chose to cull by euthanasia. I feel that is very severe and should only be done if the pup is sickly and not able to live a happy life and not just because they don't meet the breeders expectations
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I do the same thing. If they are old enough to be spayed or neutered, that is done before they leave here. They are also microchipped with me as the secondary contact. This way should one of my kids end up lost or in a shelter, I know they can be returned to me.
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I would NEVER euthanize a puppy because it was "imperfect" that's simply DISGUSTING. Please note I am not talking about a serious disease, or a crippling problem we know about at 8 weeks. I'm talking about imperfection as the OP asked.
I have produced "mis marked" or "splashed" pups, in my breed a pink nose is out of standard and I assure you that has happened, never ever a problem, it's simply not an issue. 100% of my pet pups are sold under a spay/netuer contract, ltd. registration with the AKC, so that is also not an issue, health guarantees based on receipt of Certificate of Neuter!! (which includes Spay of course)
"ravennr" - Maybe you just read my question with ignorance. I was soliciting information from "RESPONSIBLE" breeders, not wanting advice from "backyard" and/or "irresponsible" breeders. Thanks for your helpful input anyway.
What would be wrong with the puppy that someone would not want them? If they are not show quality then a puppy goes to a pet home. or if they are and we can't find a home to show it then we keep the dog until we can find the right family.
The whole statement is an oxy moron. there is no such thing as a PERFECT dog. even the most titled champion dogs have faults.The idea behind responsible breeding to breed your weak spots into a dog that has that area as a strong spot. and you do get obvious pet quality dogs in litters and lol they always sell FIRST! I have never had a pet i could not sell fast. If you are breeding good quality you always have more buyers then puppies.
If there was a puppy that had a fault it should be sold to a pet home. My friends mom bred shih tzus (not any more) she had one dog that had 6 puppies and these are a small breed. They had a puppy with a stub for a tail. The vet said it was due to over crowding in the utaras (sp) so it was fixed and sould to a pet home. There is no reason to kill a dog because it is not perfect I am with savannah on that one.
Umbilical hernias are not a big concern. Most will disappear by the time they are six months old. If not, its just a minor surgical procedure and is best done at the time the dog is being spayed. Our youngest Frenchie, Tiger Lily was born with one. The breeder informed us that she had it, and that the surgery was only around 50.00 to correct it. We talked to our vet and were told the same thing. She is now well over a year old and the umbilical hernia is gone on its own.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
An umbillical hernia is not life threatening, nor is it an obvious fault. She can make a wonderful pet for someone on a spay contract. There is no reason for having to give her away but if this places her in a great home and you feel comfortable with this then by all means. You could also offer her to someone you trust with limited registration if they would like to show for fun but are not wanting to breed her. This way they could show the dog and get experience (since you can not show a spayed dog in conformation) but they could not breed and register pups. This would have to be with a person you trust though since some persons (byb) will breed even though they can not register the dog. Just another option ;)