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    Good time to breed Huskies?

    First off, I'm not sure if a post like this is allowed here, so i apologize in advance if it isnt.

    So, as some of you may know, my girlfriends parents are Siberian Husky breeders. Well, Shenna is in heat, and they are trying to send out a few feelers to see if there would be any interest in Huskies within the northeast in late june/early July

    Here are some pictures of the past litter

    http://www.dogforums.com/8-dog-pictu...tml#post453759 (Siberian Husky Puppies)

    It would be the same parents, so it should be a very cute litter, maybe there will even be a red or 2 in there this time.

    Anyway, more just seeing if there is anyone who would be potentially interested, with the current economic situation, they wouldn't be able to handle half a dozen new additions to their family.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by highwyre237 View Post
    First off, I'm not sure if a post like this is allowed here, so i apologize in advance if it isnt.

    So, as some of you may know, my girlfriends parents are Siberian Husky breeders. Well, Shenna is in heat, and they are trying to send out a few feelers to see if there would be any interest in Huskies within the northeast in late june/early July

    Here are some pictures of the past litter

    http://www.dogforums.com/8-dog-pictu...tml#post453759 (Siberian Husky Puppies)

    It would be the same parents, so it should be a very cute litter, maybe there will even be a red or 2 in there this time.





    Anyway, more just seeing if there is anyone who would be potentially interested, with the current economic situation, they wouldn't be able to handle half a dozen new additions to their family.

    Thanks!
    No, they should not breed now or ever again. This thread should prove interesting.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    hey, could you edit your quote to remove their site link?? i just read the forum rules, and it stated that i cannot link to outside sites. Thanks

    Also, why such a response?

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Oh good friggin' grief.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    not sure why I'm getting such responses... Just really trying to see if there is any interest out there in an online dog community. If not its fine, I understand completely... But they are really just trying to figure out if breeding at this time is a good idea or not... Sorry if I was in the wrong in creating this thread.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    I took a quick look at their site and it says Rusty's hips were rated as "good." Why are they breeding a dog with just "good" hips? If they are going to breed, they should do it to improve the breed and only breed excellent examples of the breed.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Because the last thing this world needs is another litter of puppies. Plain and simple. My comment was not directed toward you. I know you're not the one breeding them, and you're new - so my best advice to you is to read a little more on the forum and you will see the general opinion on breeding dogs.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by highwyre237 View Post

    Anyway, more just seeing if there is anyone who would be potentially interested, with the current economic situation, they wouldn't be able to handle half a dozen new additions to their family.

    Thanks!
    Answered your own question. Do not breed them.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Well, from what you said about them not being able to handle half a dozen new additions...what if:

    1. They don't sell
    2. People bring them back - or wait, they probably don't accept returned puppies?

    Either way, without their proof of OFA (like a registration number on the dogs so someone could go look it up on the OFA website without having to dig on AKC's website for a registration number, or not get one at all as in the case with the APR dogs) I doubt they're going to have people beating down their doorstep for a puppy. However, that's just my opinion.
    The fact that they boast their stud's grandfather was "such and such" dog and won Westminster (I think that's what it said) and was the most used stud doesn't mean a whole lot. I don't put a lot of stock in the most used stud thing, because look at the Razor's Edge pitbulls and Gotti line...some of those dogs are very poor quality but they all go back to this kennel/line and people use it as a selling point. Popular isn't always synonymous with "better".

    Also the fact that they are using dogs from 2 different registries (and if you read up more on the APR you'll see why) looks shady.

    I wouldn't buy one, and I love Huskies.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxMeIn21 View Post
    Because the last thing this world needs is another litter of puppies. Plain and simple. My comment was not directed toward you. I know you're not the one breeding them, and you're new - so my best advice to you is to read a little more on the forum and you will see the general opinion on breeding dogs.
    Alright I guess...

    I mean, how could everyone be anti-breeding though? I mean, am I wrong in my understanding that the best way to obtain a new pup is from a loving akc certified breeder, instead of supporting puppy mills? I mean, I understand people who support only adoption, but I'm pretty sure its tough to find pure bread puppy's up for adoption though...

    I know that me and my girlfriend will be looking for a breeder for our first puppy in a few months...

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    It is not hard to find pure bred dogs in rescue.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    alright... well I'm sorry if they came off poorly... I didnt mean this... I assure you they have had a few litters and have never had any problems. They are very selective on who they will let adopt their puppies, and I feel horrible that they have come off so poorly here...

    I was really just trying to collect some information for a few loving people who dont breed as a source of income, but due to a love of huskies.

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    I am sorry, but when my county shelter alone has 10 beautiful huskies desperately needing homes, I cannot support them breeding their dogs. I wish them luck if they do, those were some cute puppies. But keep in mind the dogs already out there that need homes. I have a love of dachshunds. So when I am able I will do whatever I can to make sure the homeless doxies all get loving homes.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    also, I know none of the information is on there to boast. Its there simply for information purposes. Is there anyway a mod could edit out the link in shelaki's post? Since I'm pretty sure it isnt allowed to be there, and I feel horrible that their site is being so viciously attacked.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by highwyre237 View Post
    Alright I guess...

    I mean, how could everyone be anti-breeding though? I mean, am I wrong in my understanding that the best way to obtain a new pup is from a loving akc certified breeder, instead of supporting puppy mills? I mean, I understand people who support only adoption, but I'm pretty sure its tough to find pure bread puppy's up for adoption though...

    I know that me and my girlfriend will be looking for a breeder for our first puppy in a few months...
    There's nothing wrong with breeding. It's just, when people breed for money, or don't make the absolute best genetic decisions possible for their future litter, then it becomes unethical and can lead to countless amounts of issues. Breeding is a HUGE responsibility, and should never be taken lightly.

    From that website, it's obvious that the owners don't do any health testing, and aren't planning on improving the breed, because they have only one pair they plan on breeding over and over that hasn't even been proven yet in something like conformation or as a working dog. These are some pretty bad genetic choices. How do you know the parents don't carry any hidden defects that could be a death sentence for those puppies a few years down the road?

    If they're not doing it for the integrity of the breed, then there are only two options left: For the money, or because they just love puppies. Either one is a terrible excuse to breed. Not only could these puppies be doomed with genetic problems, but they could also end up in shelters on death row like millions of other dogs. You said that the breeders couldn't afford half a dozen new family members, so what happens if their new owner can't look after them any longer? AKC registered purebred puppies aren't immune to shelters and euthanasia.


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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by craven.44 View Post
    I am sorry, but when my county shelter alone has 10 beautiful huskies desperately needing homes, I cannot support them breeding their dogs. I wish them luck if they do, those were some cute puppies. But keep in mind the dogs already out there that need homes. I have a love of dachshunds. So when I am able I will do whatever I can to make sure the homeless doxies all get loving homes.
    Well thank you. we're all trying to figure out how many huskies are out there, and see if there are currently too many. If that is the case, they wont be breeding. Its just, in this situation, they only have 1 female husky currently in the prime breeding age. Being that she is currently in heat, this could be one of their last chances to breed for a bit, and they have limited to to decide if its a good idea or not. We're all excited about the possibility of a new litter, I mean, there are so many loving people willing to help, but if there isnt a demand for huskies, then its just not financially possible.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    You should check out www.petfinder.com. You can search for huskies in your area and see how many amazing dogs are already out there and needing homes.
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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by highwyre237 View Post
    Well thank you. we're all trying to figure out how many huskies are out there, and see if there are currently too many. If that is the case, they wont be breeding. Its just, in this situation, they only have 1 female husky currently in the prime breeding age. Being that she is currently in heat, this could be one of their last chances to breed for a bit, and they have limited to to decide if its a good idea or not. We're all excited about the possibility of a new litter$, I mean, there are so many loving people willing to help, but if there isnt a demand for huskies, then its just not financially possible.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Classic.

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    Re: Good time to breed Huskies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nargle View Post
    There's nothing wrong with breeding. It's just, when people breed for money, or don't make the absolute best genetic decisions possible for their future litter, then it becomes unethical and can lead to countless amounts of issues. Breeding is a HUGE responsibility, and should never be taken lightly.

    From that website, it's obvious that the owners don't do any health testing, and aren't planning on improving the breed, because they have only one pair they plan on breeding over and over that hasn't even been proven yet in something like conformation or as a working dog. These are some pretty bad genetic choices. How do you know the parents don't carry any hidden defects that could be a death sentence for those puppies a few years down the road?

    If they're not doing it for the integrity of the breed, then there are only two options left: For the money, or because they just love puppies. Either one is a terrible excuse to breed. Not only could these puppies be doomed with genetic problems, but they could also end up in shelters on death row like millions of other dogs. You said that the breeders couldn't afford half a dozen new family members, so what happens if their new owner can't look after them any longer? AKC registered purebred puppies aren't immune to shelters and euthanasia.

    I understand, really. One thing i would want to assure everyone is that, even if they werent able to find homes for each of them, they would take in whoever they could. They also have a few other family members that currently have Huskies, and would take on a few new ones, or even board them if needed. I hate that due to these posts people feel that they are incompetent or in it for financial purposes. They havent broken even at all in past litters, and arent expecting to this time. They wouldnt bring in new puppies if it is likely they wouldnt be able to find homes. I really do feel horrible about all of this.

    I dont know the specifics about their dogs i just know that rusty is actually a proven stud and has been used by other AKC certified breeders, and shenna is in prime breeding age with a good blood line. Thanks for all the helpful tips though, for those willing to give their opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxMeIn21 View Post
    yeah, an unfortunate typo... :-/ awesome, thanks
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