In my opinion, and I feel it is an opinion shared by many breeders on here, our dogs, no matter the quality, are pets first. If they turn out well enough to show and breed, GREAT!! but that is not my first priority. I breed to produce happy, healthy dogs, with great temperaments, and that fit our breed standard. I wont sell puppies to a home where they will solely be a show dog. I require my puppies to be pets. If they are shown, great.
And yes, two show quality parents will most of the time produce a litter with show quality puppies in it. BUT, again, producing the next BIS winning dog is not my purpose, showing is something I do on the side that helps me make sure I am on the right track when it comes to our standard, producing healthy, correct dogs is what we should all strive for, not producing champions.
I, along with other breeders on here, will sell to show/breeding homes. My Harley(the boy on the cover of the magazine) went to a show home. His owner had only ever owned one show dog before, a Great Dane, BUT after getting to know her very well, and getting a very good feel for her intentions(which is to show, and *maybe* down the line get a girl to *maybe* try her hand at breeding after she has spent a few years learning the breed) I felt confident placing a show puppy with her. Did I co-own him? Of course.
Also, I too place my pet puppies with a limited reg. AND a spay/neuter contract. The reason for this is that a limited reg. just means a dog's puppies can't be registered....It doesn’t mean the dog can't be bred, and it dosn't mean that the owners couldn't advertise pups as "from AKC reg. parents". The limited reg. helps to a certain extent, but nothing prevents unwanted breedings like a few snips in very special places