Originally Posted by OnMyWay2MyDreams View Post
She did know better after she was explained what she needed to do the next time after having bred and having a litter of pups on NO clearances. Then she did them, but didnt get theproper heart clearance, her hip results werent done before the next breeding and IMO her dog really is not of breeding quality, just look at her pedigree! Plus, she never took the advice on actually doing a venue with her dog.. Obedience, agility, fieldwork..something, instead she just had more pups!
Again, frustrating for someone like me who is trying to do it right, not cut corners and still having that feeling like I should be doing even more! Yet she is ..well you get my point.
How many decades of breeding experience do you have? I've only been at it for, well, a long time, and I'm not THAT critical. (And I'm usually pretty grumpy.)
I will give her a little credit for the effort put forth in getting the clearances done. That's a big step in the right direction for a novice. She could use some help in choosing a better sire for her female but rookies sometimes make mistakes while they learn in the school of hard knocks.
I spent a couple of hours looking through her girls pedigree and saw quite a few worthy dogs a number of which I had met over the years. Yeah, they're back there a ways but they were not crappy dogs. There were Dual Champions, Bench Champions, Field Champions, Hall of Fame dogs and the ONLY National Field Champion Golden Retriever that ever was, NFC Ready Always of Marion Hill.
The breeding gene pool for the Golden Retriever isn't all that big, and genetic diversity is a serious concern for this breed as well as many purebred dog breeds. We do need healthy dogs of differing pedigree to outcross with on occasion to keep this breed healthy and viable. The direct offspring from such outcrosses probably won't win any championships, but they are needed none the less for the long term viability of the breed. If you're looking at championship pedigrees today, try to find one without a ton of Cummings Gold Rush Charlie or Holway Barty in it. This is one that has very little Barty, no Charlie, and having a number of historically significant kennels represented.
It's better to check the dishwater for any gems lost before tossing it out completely. Once in a while you find something that could have value.