She saw the parents and the mom was red and the dad was black and rust. I have vet records on the parents. The only reason I am considering studding him is because people are wanting him because he is red. I personally dont care if he is registered or not because he's just as wonderful either way, i just didnt know the diffrence.
ACA is 1 of the preferred registries of commercial (ie: puppymills) breeders and backyard breeders. There is plenty of info on the internet on those types of breeder so I won't explain those terms.
In all likelihood your dog comes from ancestors that have either in their background, which is something that doesn't make him a bad pet, but it isn't something you should perpetuate.
If you are interested in studding him out, yes registry IS important, but health is more so. Spend sometime reading the min pin club of america's website and familiarze yourself with the various health tests a breeding dog must pass before it should be bred. Only after your dog has passed those tests should you consider studding him out.
Kingston, go visit a shelter and see all the dogs that are there becuase someone didn't care that they were registared and just felt like breeding. Talk to min pin rescue about all the dogs they have put to sleep or have troble finding homes for them becuase they stricken with a genetic problem just becuase someone wanted to breed their dog.
This is exactly why I think all puppies should be altered at 8-10 wks before being sold as a pet. I guarantee we would have far fewer dogs in the animal shelters.
If this is how you feel, please don't have childern.
I was asking for information and advice but some of you are really harsh. I have rescue dogs and as I stated Kingston was a gift and I love him and he is just as handsome to me with or with out papers. The remark about dont have kids was out of line from someone that doesnt even know me. I didnt know the diffrence in the aca or aka because i have only had shelter animals!
If he is unregistered, or just ACA, you will likely not generate much interest in him as a stud. Red is the main color of the min pin and is very easy to get, so you wont get any people interested only due to his color either. As far as pet buyers go, black seems to be the most wanted color, although in a show aspect reds are the most wanted/popular.
It is important to know his parents health status...not their vet records. When we speak health when we are talking about breeding, we refer to genetics.
The breed has a luist of genetic issues they are prone to, and most people want to know that the dog itself has been tested to be sure he is not affected by, nor a carroer of any of these issues. If he is not tested, at minimum, you should be able to show proof of OFA ratings, etc from the parents.
To be responsible and to put the future puppies health first, you should really do the testing on him even if you do decide to go ahead and breed him.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.
Thank you IPN 169, that was the information I was needing but did not know. I thought red was a pretty available color but where I am from people are like freaking out because he isnt a black min pin. Again thank you for the information.
Kingston, sorry to sound harsh, but I am that kind of person. Especially when someone simply says they want to breed becuase its cool, or their dog is cute. You had stated you dont care abour the registry or anything. That is an ignorant response, so I replied back.
You were give some good reponses, and still you acted like you didn't care. You could have also looked them both up, and googled them. It was not the fact you were looking for information, it is the fact that after you got the information you still don't care. That is what makes me give a rude comment.