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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:52 pm 
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By the U.K.C.'s definition this is the fundamentals to being a responsible breeder.
I shall plan each breeding with the paramount intention of improving the breed.
- I will select the stud dog and brood bitch with an eye to conformation, temperament and working instinct and ability, with a careful study of the breed standard and the principles of genetics.
- I will not breed any male or female until they are both physically and mentally mature.
- Before entering into any breeding arrangement, I will scrutinize the pedigree, conformation and working potential of both the sire and dam, keeping in mind the ideal of the breed. I have an obligation to refuse the breeding if, in my opinion, it is not in the best interest of the breed.
- As a responsible stud dog owner, I understand that should I refuse a breeding, I will fully explain my reasons to the owner of the bitch.
- I believe that only those dogs known to be free of serious or disqualifying defects should be used for breeding. I will not breed monorchids, cryptorchids, dogs with vicious or shy temperaments, or dogs with serious defects or disqualifications addressed in their breed standards.
- As a responsible breeder, I will refrain from using a dog that, although free from serious or disqualifying defects, consistently produces afflicted puppies.
- I will encourage/require the buyers of pet quality puppies to spay or neuter them.



Now I`m going to post a link to some copy right material that goes into some of the things that make for bad breeding decisions.

http://www.bulldoginformation.com/breeding-pitfalls.html
I would have quoted it but it is protected sooooo you will have to click and read..sorry.
I find the part about the "Paper Tiger" incredibly important. Also the Matador breeding section.

I`ll add more to this thread. I have TONS of research for those seeking to breed the BEST Lacy possible :)

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:29 pm 
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I feel like truly following a code of ethics, even ours that was based off the UKC, only means you are an ethical breeder. It means you take responsibility for your decisions and the outcomes. But a piece of paper does not mean you are good breeder.

A good breeder is not only ethical, they actually produce good dogs. There are a lot of people who can follow a code of ethics but don't have the breeding stock or the knowledge to consistently produce solid dogs. I would consider someone a great breeder who is ethical, consistently produces solid dogs and actually improves the breed in the process. I think that takes several generations of great breedings and very few people have the dedication, dog sense and luck to get there.

On the other side of the coin, a bad breeder can sign a code of ethics. Maybe they talk an amazing game and post neat pictures. Maybe they bend the rules and misrepresent themselves or their dogs. Maybe they are just flat-out delusional. And they are probably in it for money or ego. Whatever it is, they sure don't produce decent dogs.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:54 am 
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Dead on, on all three counts!

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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:51 pm 
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Guess the point I was going for is it all begins with Ethics and then moves forward.
There is not a hand book for breeding listing A.B.C. plans, and principles as well as goals vary so much that registries (usually) stick to ethics alone as guidelines for breeders.
The science, goals, principles and plans...they leave that up to the independent breeder..

Personally for me what makes a truly good breeder is one who makes educated decisions and has a specific goal of IMPROVEMENT with each litter. Always striving for a better dog...Chasing that elusive creature of perfection (non-existent by the way)

A mediocre breeder is one who thinks they have achieved that already and never grow within their own breeding goals.

A bad breeder..well that is one doing it for money without a clue and no goals in sight other than to sell puppies. (Bad and dangerous)

At least that is a simplified version of what I think... :))

~Mis

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