information on mating conditions and fees:
its health and concerns (e.g. trainability,
natural abilities, harmonious appearance) should
always have priority in breeding, which should also be reflected
in the breeding conditions as well as the breed selection.
mating dogs that do not have all the health tests required for
the breed should be avoided. You can only avoid or assess risks
if you know them!
It is also important here that one also considers the home country
of the dogs, because some diseases that do not play a major role
in this country can (still or already) occur in the lines from
other countries/continents, such as PDP 1, MH or IVDD etc.
Not only the
breeder, but also the stud dog owner should have a clear conception
of which breeding goal....which bitches are suitable for his/her
mating fees......We know exactly what costs befit (hormone
tests to determine the right mating time, travel and accommodation
costs, possible salary losses, etc.) - in addition to mating fees
and the anyway necessary health and breeding suitability tests
- on a breeder who does not use his own or the next best male,
but visits with his bitch the most suitable stud male in
terms of health, temperament, trainability.
This is regardless of whether the mating happens or the
mating is successful or not.
is the rule with many stud dog owners not only to demand a possible
expense allowance but the full stud fee, regardless of the success
of the stud act. Often this leads to breeders trying to minimize
the risk,... they avoid long journeys and "new" stud
dogs (who have not yet had offspring) or making compromises on
health, etc., ....which is not an advantage with such a small
gene pool of the breed.
The risk of a mating should - "for
the benefit of the breed"** - not only be borne by the breeder,
but also by the stud dog owner.
We share this opinion with breed enthusiasts in the UK
who have been doing this for a long time:
A mating fee is only due with the success
of a mating act - after reaching the handover age - and the amount
depends on the litter size. Only from a litter of 4 puppies the
full mating fee (puppy price) becomes due, smaller litters are
only charged pro rata.
If chilled or frozen
semen is shipped, the costs for collection, evaluation, shipment
etc. must be paid by the breeder immediately - the mating fee
is only due after the puppies are born.
should not degenerate into a business!
Love for the breed, the dogs, their nature, abilities and natural
abilities and learning from and about them should come first....for
breeders and stud dog owners alike.
"for the benefit of the breed"....... of some "breeders"
often stressed - especially when it comes to handover their dogs
that are unsuitable for breeding or no longer suitable for breeding
in order to make room for new ones - but in this case nevertheless
absolutely inappropriate statement and attempt at justification.