tirsdag 1. oktober 2013

Do you have a male for my bitch?

As a breeder and also owner of some decent males I every now and then get questions if I have available males for breeding.
So also last week.

Following PM came trought Facebook - I have a bitch at xx age and she is absolutely stunning and has several cac already and looking for a stunnig male that could be suitable for her...
Important is that inbreeding is equal to 0 - That is important... Do u have anything to offer?

I read this message a couple of times - trying to figure what this was all about. First of all - all my males are line-bred to certain dogs and therefore my first reaction was - did she not check that none of my males has the important 0 - pedigree? However - bred to this bitch it would equal to 0 in 3 generations...
Anyway - I responded to the PM with following answer - I'm sorry but my males are not available for stud to bitches from this kennel.
Relpy went - and she said - It doesn't matter but why? And I informed that I do have my reasons. AND wow - I was told the story.

And she could respond to me that the special-club' comitee-poeple in Norway is a bunch of breeders that is not serious and breeds PRA in the pedigrees that pushes people away instead of including them in the club. These breeders do also promote their own puppies instead of others.

I had to ask if she was drunk.... ( I know that's not nice)

First of all - I do for the moment have 7 males available for stud here - age from 8 years and down to 18 months - (and some younger too) All and every one of them with different pedigree's - all of them with different qualities that in my opinion will gain the breed at some point - bred to the right bitch or not.

I did not get any specific leads on what she was looking for - no question about health-issues in the pedigree's or in the dogs I have. Nothing asked about anything...  It makes me wonder..

SO - I have to ask - why is inbreeding important in the first line of questions and health not?
And in the next line - It is important as the breed-comitee breeds on PRA pedigree's?
This is our breeding... Our "Snuppa" with her newborn - sired by one of our males.
I'm just wondering what is important and not... I do know for us - Not let these kind of breeders use our males....

søndag 6. januar 2013

101 dalmatians??

Nope - but 101 miniatureschnauzer puppies are born at Greypix's since 2000.

I was kind of suprised when finding out that and it makes me proud that for the moment we have 26 CHAMPIONS bred here - They have more than 50 champion-titles and our breeding has also given us the European Winner in 2005 and the WorldChampion in 2010.
Troughout these years we have learned alot about breeding and we have been lucky(?) with our stock when it comes to health-issues.

2 imports from UK - "Kate" and "Boyboy"
Amoung these 101 puppies we have had some problems and feed-back from our puppy-buyers shows only a few dogs here is sold has developed health-issues and we are pleased - However the few is a few  too many...
We have tried troughtout the years to make a understanding regarding what to look out for and not - and sitting here it is more and more too be aware of on our beloved breed.
HOWEVER - the joy of breeding the minis and meeting so many of the puppies during the years of developement and how their owners can tell stories about how special their dog is makes us extreamly pleased!

Caddy on the run...
We hope to continue our breeding with the same influence to those of you who hopes for an outgoing and fun dog as companion.
Written by Kent (07 Jan. 13)

CH. Greypix's Dark Dante


This wonderful male is to have his last litter for now here at Greypix. His is mated with our wonderful Greypix's Good to be me - a repeat mating as we only got the one girl we kept our self last time.

When we broght in "Knoll's" mum Buffel's Passion for fashion in whelp back in 07 - mated with a Regency's Gamebreaker u. Regency Maid for US son - We saw the "Regency" influence in the puppies and decided to try to make the "Regency" our own. With the kindness of Beverly Verna, one of our girls was over in the US and was mated with CH. Regency's Good to Go - and from that trip is our Greypix's Good to be me - or "Darling" called here at home.

When I finally had these two dogs grown up - This mating was our  #1 choice and we got the one puppy "Katie" - Growing up here and is turning 1 year old - and is our next show-girl.

This repeat litter is due approx. 30 January and we are really excited on how "Katie's" brothers and sisters will be!

Kent // Greypix's Schnauzers