I'd really appreciate any feedback regarding this topic...
Here's my situation:
1) Sire is Champion (Europe) 2) Damn Champion (Europe) 3) My Price for pup - $2,000 limited, and $3,000 Full Breed etc... 4) I am paying $3,000, I have plans to stud my Male....BUT.... 5) Waiting on Vet Gen results..and this will finalize our price...
Help me with this part PLEASE:
1) If male is CLEAR from VWD then I'm okay with paying the $3,000 (so I don't have a problem there)
2) If male is VWD CARRIER, then what would you pay? or (FOR A BREEDER) what would you charge?
3) If male if VWD AFFECTED, then what would you pay? or (FOR BREEDER) what would you charge?
Fortunately, the breeder has left it up to me to come up with a price, (how cool is that?) but I want to be fair. REALLY FAIR...Please help me (give me ideas) on a final price related to #2 & 3...thanks
I think you need to find out how affected the breed is. If most dogs are carriers, or affected you have to use your best judgement. I personally would never purchase an affected to use in a breeding program. If he is carrier, to make truly healthy puppies you are limiting your self to whatever percentage of the dobbie population that isn't a carrier.
Personally for that price, I would only get a clear. That is what I try to do in my aussies. We have PRCD. I searched high and low for a clear male. I got him, and well worth it.
Personally, I would walk away from a pup that was affected. I assume that the parents have been testing and this is a test on the pup? I personally do not condone breeding carriers and as a breeder would not sell these pups with full registration....regardless of bloodlines. Carriers will still do fine for you, but if you show and then title you will be tempted to breed and the potential cycle will continue. The price dilemma is difficult, I would not want to be in your position. Good luck!
Something to keep in mind. Statistically 25% of Dobermans are vWD Clear, 50% are Carriers and 25% are Affected. If one were to breed only clear to clear, the breed would be on the fast track to extinction. vWD isn't killing dogs, but DCM, CAH and Cancer are.
Far more critical than vWD at this point in time, with this breed is pedigree research. Knowing what dogs and their siblings died of and at what age.