are no homes to be had. That's why I said ANY good home. There are plenty that
will take them for nothing. Sent from my Verizon Wireless
----- Reply message -----From: "Laura Wood"
Subject: [gsp-l] Show Puppy SalesDate:
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 7:35 pm
While I think it would be
nice to get all your show prospects in show homes, unfortunately the chances
of that always happening is slim.
IMO, I think
I would rather place a show puppy in a good pet home then hold out
for one only to have it when it is 5 mths old,and harder to place. Bottom line
is the puppy deserves a good home.
Woods Hafen GSP's
From: Tracy Novoa
Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:07 PMSubject: [gsp-l] Show Puppy
While I strive to breed for correct conformation (and I've only
bred/co-bred four litters) my sales have been primarily for hunting
companions. This is fine as my dogs have proven themselves as good
hunting specimens. I am wondering...what sells the "show dog" or are
people breeding their own show dogs?
This past weekend I saw a gorgeous litter of now 5 month old puppies in
need of ANY form of a good home. They have a "to die for" pedigree, all
health clearances on the parents, and have all their vet checks/vaccinations
good for a year. The sire and dam are reknown show dogs
themselves. Unfortunately, the breeder cannot place these dogs and is
trying her hardest to keep them properly socialized and trained. There
are several breeders on here who are trying to help but there have been no
takers. She's asking a fair price for the quality and probably below
what many breedings get.
What gives? Is the market just really that bad right now? Is
the market for hunting dogs bigger? Can someone suggest any
other avenues to go to help move these puppies out? Any input would
be appreciated and can be posted here.
I posted for a friend.