Priorities in Breeding:
Temperament, Health, Intelligence, Working Ability, and Beauty!!!!
When deciding to breed a litter, I look first at temperament…the majority of our pups go to families. Parents, grandparents, great grandparents…etc., have to have very good health and hips.
I think beyond good temperament and working ability, a dog should be intelligent. I want a “thinking dog” who’s capable of assessing a situation to make a sound decision…for example, when it’s appropriate to react to stress and when it is not (titles can never prove this).
A dog being considered for breeding should have working ability…not just in his background, but also in him! A dog can’t work effectively if he’s got any issue with temperament, structure, overall health, intelligence or conformation. Beauty is the last consideration.
Thank you for supporting responsible, ethical breeding. Expect no less. Accept no less.