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Margaret and Spike, Canine waste removal, Pooper Scooper services, Staffords Pet Design Services, Kokomo INYou make a decision about your breed every time you PAY for a pup.  SO, only pay for a genetically sound pup from a responsible breeder who knows what the breed standard IS.  Any good breeder is happy to compete with their dogs, at least they should be!! Be an informed buyer. 

ALSO, they need to have some type of title on the dog that is being bred, NOT just the dogs in the pedigree.  Any good breeder is happy to get out with their dogs and do things with them, or at least they should be.

If you buy a puppy from a pet store, how can you ask the above questions?   If you buy a puppy because it is low cost, then what do you except?
 
IF YOU CONTINUE TO GIVE YOUR MONEY TO POOR BREEDERS TO SAVE THAT PUPPY’S LIFE THAT ONLY ENCOURAGES THAT PERSON TO CONTINUE TO BREED THAT WAY.  And puts more puppies at risk because of their continued breeding.
 
STOP, giving your money to irresponsible people who call themselves breeders and they will quit breeding.  SAVE their entire kennel by calling the local Humane Society or board of health.  You are in control with your money.

To be a responsible breeder, you need to have some type of title on your dog BEFORE you breed.  You must have both parents hips checked (OFA and PennHip are standard) and at least a CGC, Canine Good Citizen, title to prove temperament.   NOT EVERY dog is worthy of being bred, just because they have papers or their parents have titles.   So do something RESPONSIBLE before you breed you dog.

ABOUT STAFFORD'S PET DESIGN

I got our first White Shepherd for my son in 1987 and his name was Spud. Spud didn't have the good hips that I breed today, but he had heart. When he was six years old he started to slow down. His hips just couldn't take it. Watching him try to run and play with the younger dogs would just tear your heart out. It all could have been avoided if his breeder had been responsible. He never would have had to go through the pain of hip dysplasia.


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I bred only OFA certified White Shepherds. Never will I intentionally produce a dog that might suffer like Spud. I have signed the AWSA Breeders Code Of Ethics and believe in it. I also participate in the White Shepherd Genetics Project to ensure improvement in the next generations of White Shepherds.

Along with genetic testing you need to make sure that the dog's food is of superior quality. I am a serious reader of the Whole Dog Journal. They review foods, toys, and training methods. This is where I keep up to date on the latest methods of training and the superior foods available. This allows me to be informed of advancements and changes taking place in the industry.

I believe that you can't prove you are breeding a good dog unless you know what a good dog IS. The only way to know a good dog is by studying the breed standard, getting opinions of judges, and earning titles on your dogs.

It makes more sense to adopt a dog from Echo White Shepherd Rescue at www.echodogs.org




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