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Old December 15th 03, 07:05 AM
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I have a litter of Jack Russell Terrier puppies 4 male 2 female.
They will be 8 weeks on 12/20/2003. I don't like the idea of selling
them to people who are going to give them away as gifts, and from
posting in the Penny saver and news papers in So Cal all I get are
people who don't know jack about Jacks.

As you can probably guess this is my first litter.

I belong to the JRTCA and I have had little luck in getting help from
other breeders because they also have puppies.

I didnt breed for the money, I just want the best homes for these dogs
because they are beautiful and deserve better than average homes.

If you have any advice on forums that could provide me quality pet
owners in Southern California, or if you know someone who could spread
the word(TO Good owners), please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any information. Happy Holidays..

INFO: 2 male Rough, 1 male smooth, 1 male broken, 1 female smooth, 1
female smooth/broken???


Dan

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Old December 15th 03, 10:37 PM
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On 14 Dec 2003 23:05:47 -0800 Dan whittled these words:
I have a litter of Jack Russell Terrier puppies 4 male 2 female.
They will be 8 weeks on 12/20/2003. I don't like the idea of selling
them to people who are going to give them away as gifts, and from
posting in the Penny saver and news papers in So Cal all I get are
people who don't know jack about Jacks.


Its good that you are uncomfortable with it because the rate of success
is very low.

As you can probably guess this is my first litter.
I belong to the JRTCA and I have had little luck in getting help from
other breeders because they also have puppies.


What kind of help were you hoping for? And why seek help from other
breeders this late in the game?

I didnt breed for the money, I just want the best homes for these dogs
because they are beautiful and deserve better than average homes.


Well why DID you breed? It can't be because there need to be more Jack
Russells. Too many are already being killed because there are more Jacks
than suitable homes.

Finding suitable homes is hard work. And you won't be able to just place
them and think fond memories. If you want your puppies to grow up and
grow old you will have to help the new owners make a success of the
adoption. That means you keep in contact, you proactively check on
progress in a way that makes them feel comfortable admitting to problems,
and you provide or find necessary advice to address those problems. If
you chose not to do that then some or all of your puppies won't make it
to maturity.

If you have any advice on forums that could provide me quality pet
owners in Southern California, or if you know someone who could spread
the word(TO Good owners), please let me know.


Thanks in advance for any information. Happy Holidays..


INFO: 2 male Rough, 1 male smooth, 1 male broken, 1 female smooth, 1
female smooth/broken???


*sigh* and why is it that the coat type is important enough to advertise
but the steps you took to screen the pedigree and sire and dam for
genetic problems isn't? Possibly because you didn't know enough to do
the screening? See if someone asked me whether they should get a puppy
from you I'd have to say "no." It has nothing to do with how "nice" the
dogs are. But I don't like rewarding people who bring puppies into this
world without doing anything at all for the benefit of the dogs.

An important quality of a responsible breeder is to know enough about
their breed and canine genetics to be able to take steps toward improving
breed health and temperament. And they should't just do it but they
should also make sure people know they have done it to encourage that as
an expectation and increase the rate at which others follow.

Another important quality of the responsible breeder is placement. You
have the desire but your quest for the knowledge of how to do so comes
several months too late. A person willing to take on a puppy with an
unhealth tested background should get the puppy from a source that
doesn't benefit that kind of thoughtless breeding - which means NOT the
breeder. Rescue or shelter.

OK - what's done is done and the puppies are here and you at least care
enough to think about responsible placement. You can make it up to your
breed. Jack Russell rescue is overwhelmed with dogs less responsibly
placed. Try contacting them and making them an offer. They help locate
and screen adoptive homes. You still sell the puppies but you don't keep
the money. You turn it over to rescue to help them save dogs. The costs
you've incurred are at your expense as "education" costs. Your puppies
will have a better chance of successful placement and their buyers will
not be supporting irresponsible breeding practices. Then if you decide
breeding is still for you you take the time to learn to do it right, for
the welfare of the breed. http://www.dog-play.com/ethics.html

http://www.terrier.com/jrtca/ethics.php3 especially note #10, its too
late for most of the rest of it.

Diane Blackman
 




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