Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
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Patricia, I do understand what you are going through. With Kubrick I had the choice of neutering him or not as the breeder had wanted me to show him, but left it up to me as I wasn't sure whether or not it was something I wanted. I thought about it long and hard. And, needless to say, I got him neutered. I can try to explain why below.
I just have no time to show him. Basically, it would be an extra expense and something a lot more time consuming to take up my life (I have plenty of that already). Not to mention dealing with an intact dog was not something I was looking forward to - marking, aggression (possible), running away at the first whiff of a female in heat. Not that all intact dogs are like this, but I didn't even want to have the possibility of dealing with these things (marking can also happen with a neutered dog, though Kubrick, thankfully, has never done this).
As far as having little Kubricks running around. Well, I don't believe in breeding just for the sake of breeding. How many dogs are there out there in the world? Seriously, millions. Unless you're breeding because you plan on showing and want to get a show dog and then give the other siblings to good homes, there is no reason, to me, that is good enough to go into such an endeavor. So, to breed him in what I think is a responsible way, he will have to be good enough to be shown. His temperament will have to be excellent. Then he will need to be tested for hips, patellas, CERF, BAER, and any other tests I can't remember right now. Then, and only then, can you find a bitch to stud him to. At that point it's become extremely costly, not to mention time consuming. Plus, there's no guarantee that any puppies of his will be exactly like he is.
Basically, I understand what you are thinking, but everything that goes into breeding responsibly is a lot more work and money and time than what it may seem.