BullyLady wrote:Wait.... so you bred a dog whose current OFA evaluation was negative? Now, if it had come back subluxated and then you re evaluated her before breeding her and it came back with a positive evaluation, that I would not have a problem with. But you talk about Wally and watching him die, well I had to watch Sophie slowly waste and die from hip dysplasia. Maybe her breeder's bitch was in heat at the time of OFA and he decided to go along with it anyways.....
And, to whom has Teeny proven her working ability? Certainly not to any nationally recognized and regulated organizations, otherwise she'd be titled. I think Shelby is an AMAZING working prospect. I think that.
The whole thing is just a little much for me, I thought more of you than this.
Cathleen: she was bred prior to getting the hip results back. Again, I'm not a liar, no, so I'm going to lay it all out there. No matter her hip results she would have been bred. This is a controlled breeding for a purpose. Personally I don't feel her hips to be an issue according to her movement and conformation.
Teeny has proven her working ability to Mike (amongst others), the foremost person IN this breed. I have had a police dog trainer say that she had the ability to be a police dog . . . which is something that most dogs in bitework are not cut out for.
Only a handful of Alapahas have recieved there CGC. 7 have earned their TT, ONLY 1-2 have earned their registration through TDI, and only one (Blue) has earned it's registration through TDInc. Katrina or Britney can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think only 2 or 3 have earned their PDC through PSA.
Teeny is the first Alapaha to be registered through CPE and will be the first Alapaha to be titled in agility. Sure, I would have liked to have had her titled first to avoid this bullshit, but due to timing that didn't happen.
This litter (who by the way is NOT up for sale!!) is going to be a very nice working litter.
These dogs were not health tested for the things that APBTs are traditionally tested for because THEY DO NOT SUCCUMB TO THOSE ISSUES. Cancer, which is obviously my biggest, isn't a normal problem in the breed. I know of many purebred dog breeders, from Boxer, to APBT, to Golden who have to deal with cancer at a young age on a regular basis. That is not the Alapaha. They are not prone to cancer, bad hips, bad eyes, bad heart, etc that most other breed have to worry about and I'm lucky for that.
I also didn't want the board to think that I was hiding this from them. I just felt that it was inappropriate to announce a litter on a rescue based board, and was trying to figure out the best way to announce it.