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Whippet Dog Story: Picky

I was approached by owners of a Grand Champion whippet dog begging for a 'pick of litter' mating to my little companion whippet, a beautiful well bred young female.

They asked for first pick, I was to own the rest. That I would not allow my girl to leave my property was also agreed. Since I was to keep most pups I agreed to meet costs.

The dog owner wanted his own prefix used, entailing leasing my bitch in name only. This suited, as I no longer maintained a kennel prefix and did not intend breeding again, having retired from it over 25 years ago.

Not knowing the people, I made enquiries through dogshow connections but heard only good about them.

All wonderful - until the dog owners demanded that apart from their pick, all pups must be desexed at my expense whether I had show homes for them or not.

Years ago I entered into a pick of litter mating. The result was a wonderful alliance where both parties vied pups against each other in good spirits.

However, in this case, the dog owner did not want anyone else making 'profit' from his kennel prefix.

Would anyone be happy with having their female used, meeting all costs, doing all the feeding, cleaning, care and vet trips for a return of trying to find suitable pet homes for several puppies? No deal.

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by: Anonymous

That's just greedy. Good move to say no deal, especially if they approached you.

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