Originally Posted by Beaglemom
Reputable breeders sell their puppies on nonbreeding contracts with a clause that states that the only way that can be lifted is when the dog attains his/her championship title and then only with the breeders' permission is the dog allowed for breeding. Many times, even if you intend on showing your dog, the breeder puts the nonbreeding clause in, not always does it mean that you must spay/neuter. There are breeders who do demand spay/neuter proof on all dogs sold as pets only and/or that are not intended to be shown. I know of someone that had to provide proof, according to her contract, that her puppy has been spayed prior to her 6th month. The puppy has already been spayed and the breeder has a copy of the certificate from the veterinarian. This breeder has checked up on her puppy to make sure all is well.
beaglemom if there are breeders that demand Neuter/spaying than why didnít the breeder have it done before selling the pups? You also mention reputable breeders contracts or lifting limited registration for breeding if the dog attains a championship, if they were to give full registration what is to stop the new owner from giving full registration to their dog litters to buyers? Even so call reputable breeders are not what they seem to be, because nobody and I mean nobody will work hard and not make a profit at what they are doing, even charities make money! It is a fact of life they only get people to donate their time but somebody is profiting on the backend, even with a charity there are administrative cost. There are numerous reason people put limit registration on their ACK dogs, one of the most used tactics is they sell there puppyís for less than the market value to make the sell, then the buyer doesnít realized the box limited is checked then finds out later they need to pay more for full registration if they want to breed their dog, or think the AKC will settle the dispute later for them which wont happen. Some breeders will even sign a contract stating the puppy is AKC registered to the buyer keeping it all legal telling them they havenít received the papers yet and when registration papers show up in the mail to the unsuspecting buyer it is marked limited. People before you buy an AKC dog go to their site they have everything you need to know including why breeders have is limited registration and not all the reason are ethical! It is a matter of buyer beware!
Beaglemom I agree with your post, there are some good breeders out there that want to keep the integrity of their dogs, but they are not losing money doing it. Also I would like to add as a fairly new breeder, it is upsetting to see people creating so called designer dogs!