Thank you for your input on this issue. I do need to defend my particular Breeder however-She is an extremely conscientious breeder who has stayed in contact with me from time to time to check in on Booder and Barley's welfare. She is not in it for the money; she loves her animals and takes a serious interest in all the pups she has produced. When my breeder contacted me regarding the death of one of her pups (from a previous litter), she was devastated (naturally) and at the same time, felt it her duty to let me know what had happened. She has asked me repeatedly over the past year if I have had any health concerns with regards to Boods and Barley.
As far as Booder goes, his health has been excellent;his temperment typical of the Boxer; and his appearance meets the breed standard. I have every intention of having all the proper tests done before we stud him, and also will require the bitch to be tested as well. As far as making any money; that is the least of my concerns-we are actually only asking for a pup from the litter as payment. Before I plan on studding Booder, I will make sure the family involved is also not in it for "the money"...I am very aware of backyard breeders and puppy mills (I have had a few unpleasant experiences in the past) and so I proceed cautiously.
I am very concerned about the fact that one of Booder's brothers from a past litter died so suddenly so I posted this thread to find out as much as I can I also know that both parents of Booder and Barley have passed all the health tests and have had two healthy litters...thanks again for your input-and again, I am taking this very seriously ...take care, hugs to your furbabies, Jicksies
Jicksies- mommy of three male beloved boxers-
Bumper-Brindle, natural ears-5yo
Booder-Fawn-one year old-natural ears
Barley-Fawn-one year old-natural ears
Bozo-1979, Bubbles-1981,Tupelo-1987, Brick-1995,Billy-2000,-All waiting at the Bridge...