Please tell me, why did you choose me as your breeder?
Was it because when you came to my house, you saw healthy dogs, who do not have any autoimmune diseases, no orthopedic problems, no allergies, there were dogs in my home that are older than most?
Why do you think that is?
I will tell you why that is..
All breeders dogs basically come from the same lines, all stemming down from a very few lines from Europe, all lines are riddled with problems. Some more then others. Yes also in puppies that I produced..
But why do my own dogs do not have this. Because I have researched for years and years. Yes really! YEARS and YEARS! I often KNOW BETTER than YOUR vet because I read the studies, because I feed a species appropriate diet for the better part of 10 years. RAW!!!!! We do not feed corn based food because of the mycotoxins causing cancer (and more reasons) and before that they were fed part raw but that wasn't good enough after my dogs all passed away from cancer. (Heidi turns 11 in one month and yes she has DM like symptoms, this is because 11 years ago there was NO TEST yet to make sure we were not giving it to our puppies). It's because I DO NOT spay or neuter before the age of two or at least after 2 or 3 heats for females, Yes, exceptions were made in the past but it always had a medical reason not convenience.
I also, as you ALL know do minimal vaccinations and always have done.. And no we do not use any flea tick and heartworm control, we test of course, but all have been clear, we do not want pesticides in already cancer riddled dogs.
So my pups, that are now 4-6-8-10 years old that adhered to these standards did not come down with any of these problems.
The dogs that went to kibble, spayed neutered early, or got ALL the f***ing vaccines the vet can think off, came down with the weirdest diseases.
The first thing I would ask, do you feed kibble, were vaccines constantly given, did you spay neuter early.. The answer was always YES!!!! :'(
So let me ask you one thing!
WHY??? Why did you choose me as your breeder?
Just WHY??? Because they are pretty? I know a lot of breeders that have even prettier dogs!!! Because I am a person that is gullible and believe you when you tell me that you want the very best for your puppy and you trust my knowledge and don't care that I bred this puppy very carefully and I trust you to contact me when problems arise so I can help you?
I am so incredibly disappointed in myself that I did not educate enough and are now questioning if I should keep breeding even.
You think I over react, maybe, but I can't sleep at night that I didn't get through to you as a puppy person to trust me. I do not have to find excuses for the problems I caused myself, for what I don't know I cannot blame myself for, it motivates me all the more to do even more research and talk to the experts!. Same counts for you, but I did tell you, I also gave you a lot of literature and it's on my website for you to read through. Do my dogs still get cancer or get sick?. Of course. I'm not stupid. Preventing and preventing acceleration is my goal.
Heidi with her problems is the only one alive from her litter, and actually so are Barney and Kiki 11 and almost 15 both healthy.
Coincidence I think not!
YOU do not fully support my way of thinking or cannot stand up to your vet that thinks totally different then me, No problem, I could have send you on to other good breeders I know that believe in the conventional vet ways. Really, it is no problem, there are awesome breeders out there that go with all vet recommendations. Nothing wrong with them, just not my believe.
If you want to be mad at me so be it. It's your dog sure, but please remember I have put this puppy in this world wanting the ultimate best for this puppy from the very beginning, bringing that puppy to you in absolute optimal health, after this it is up to you to continue their optimal health and I believe and have experienced over and over that this is achieved my way.
Please do not cut this puppy out of my life. please do not stop sending me updates and a cute picture every now and then.
Going to have a good cry. Thank you for reading!!
Of my soapbox.....