The list of Breeder`s worst excuses

Here are the Worst Excuses which some breeders  actually use to explain why they do not health test their breeding stock. 

#. I refuse to have my dog  hips-elbows(etc) x-rayed because they will get sick from xraying and sedation! Veterinarians and veterinary assistants who are competent with radiography equipment can x-ray the hips of dogs without any problems, for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) evaluations. You do not get sick when you have x-rays for broken bones or teeth  nor does your dog. 

#. Heath tested and cleared dogs still could be carriers for a genetic defect and produce defective puppies, so why bother? Genetic health test clearances do not guarantee that  puppies will be disease-free, but the odds in favor of producing genetic disease-free puppies are greatly increased when only tested and cleared dogs are bred, and therefore it is irresponsible to the puppies and the buyers to not test and clear all breeding stock. 

# I can tell whether any of my dogs have hip-elbow dysplasia by watching how they walk, so I don't need to have their hips-elbow x-rayed! Wrong! Even board certified veterinary orthopedists cannot accurately diagnose or eliminate the possibility of hip-elbow dysplasia by watching dogs walk and move about. 

#. Whether I health test my dogs and what the results may be are nobody's business but my own! Wrong! It is irresponsible to the breed, to other breeders, and to buyers to refuse to disclose genetic health test results of breeding dogs. 

#. Current health tests are not always accurate, and I won’t health test my dogs until I know that the results will be totally accurate and definitive! While there never are absolute guarantees in medical testing, the recommended health testing procedures are the most accurate ones available and are updated as additional scientific information becomes available. This excuse is the last refuge of the irresponsible breeder who refuses to recognize what harm he is doing to the breed by breeding only for looks and ignoring severe genetic health defects. 

#. Health testing is just a marketing tool used by some breeders! Wrong, again! Another ofen-used excuse for not health testing breeding stock. Claiming to health test, but not actually fully health testing and disclosing the results, is a marketing tool used by many breeders. 

#. Too much health testing will prevent me from producing dogs of proper type and temperament! So, what this breeder ends up producing is pretty doggy which are much more likely to suffer. 

#. There is no [hips-elbow etc problems] in my bloodlines! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Every breed bloodline is infected with all of these severe genetic defects.

Finally, the ultimate attempt by irresponsible breeders to "put down" the puppy buyers who ask the tough questions is this one: I know what I'm talking about and you don't because I'm a breeder and you're not! I breed for 10-20-40 years and you re just a person who likes dogs:)

How we care about Central asian shepherd puppies from day one

This is our first litter born in Usa from our Russian import dogs,Safar and Aya.

 I want to tell a lil bit how I care about our Central asian puppies

 The day they were born-Mothers day 2017

 

We build nursery room for Aya`s litter in our barn. We also build a whelping box and ordered a plush alike floor cover for box.

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Puppies staying most of the time with mother and do puppy thing- eat and sleep

I visit them several times a day and late evenings to check on them and touch them.

Mother don’t want to leave them for long time-so we feed here here in whelping room and take her outside for short breaks

Once puppies open eyes we start taking them to our house more often and let them stay with us .

I check their weight twice a week.

Puppies listen to radio 24 hours and it's mostly country:)

At 4 weeks old we taking them outside and let them stay with mother at fresh air. They exposed to noises as other dogs barking, engines, mower,rooster singing, and gun shots(we have some targets at property)and also fireworks from neighbor across our lake

They start to stay longer periods of time without mom and I feed them with blended dog food(Victor brand) and mix it with venison burger

We let our guests play with them and do alot of pictures and videos

Our other dogs interact with puppies as well. Safar, sire, love his kids and want to visit them every day.he lies in whelping box and let them crawl over him and even clean after them.he is good dad.

We let puppies stay outside in puppy gazebo with roof. They have an area to roam.they already prefer to NOt potty in the whelping box and wait till I take them outside.

I touch them , roll them over, hold upside down. I touched their feet from day one and I trim their sharp nails.

At 5 weeks old we introduced them to lake.some puppies made their feet wet. At six weeks old we let them swim under our supervision.

Mommy was very worried.

I spent about 4-5 hours day communicating with our dogs and puppies.

I take puppies on short car rides and let them explore our house more.

Puppies are brave, curious and not afraid of noises and people.

I'm a certified dog trainer and I see  on everyday basis,how many dogs could  be a  better pets or could be saved from being put down if owners would socialize them properly.

Please socialize your puppy so he can reach his potential and be a great Guardian dog and family member

I will always answer every of your questions about training and development, diet and activities.

Sincerely

Katerina Rekowski

Our puppies,Mothers day litter turned month on june 14.

we decided to present them photosession with professional photographer. All our central asian shepherds took part in it. they re all well socialized and confidient, not agressive to peopel who show no threat.