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Old 05-25-2010, 11:53 AM   #11
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I co-own a stud Rough Collie where the breeder/handler arranges his breedings... I am GLAD to let her handle all of that. There is so much involved in breeding even a proven conformation Champion dog that it's hard to keep track of. And yes, the owner of the stud dog can absolutely claim first pick of the litter, it's very common.

Has Sadie been screened for inheritable issues known to the breed? Has Patch? You don't want to pass on detectable problems in the future. Honestly, were I in your shoes I would not breed her, I would have her fixed after her heat. Breeding correctly is a massive undertaking. To even reuse your terminology--breeding without full knowledge is how those 'hick' dogs come about.
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