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#1 oldedeeres OFFLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Well, the babies are thirty two days old, all but three spoken for. It's breaking our hearts already.IMG_0549.JPG IMG_0595.JPG IMG_0549.JPG IMG_0574.JPG IMG_0590.JPG


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Ohhh i miss those stages.. Very cute...


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Those are cute puppies!


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 10:19 PM

They are cute.What breed are they?


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 10:56 PM

They are Tibetan Mastiffs, intelligent, independant, strong willed, and definitely their own dog, but don't believe everything you may see on youtube. They are not the ferocious monsters they are sometimes made out to be. Then again, if one says you should stay in your car, best you do it! L.O.L.



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Those are cute puppies.  Thankyou for those great photographs.


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:41 PM

They are cute little buggers!     I'm just glad the kids are in bed. The daughter would be wanting a puppy after seeing these pics.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Do I dare ask what the going rate is for a puppy? Would it take 1, 2 or 3 GTs to cover the cost? Thanks for the update.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:52 AM

They are cute! breaking up is hard to do!


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:56 AM

Well Moosetales, it depends on the GT. We're getting $2000.00 with a non-breeding contract --- I know it's rediculous, but that's what people pay for this breed of dog.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:59 AM

Well Moosetales, it depends on the GT. We're getting $2000.00 with a non-breeding contract --- I know it's rediculous, but that's what people pay for this breed of dog.

Thanks for the info.. I was looking to add to my fur family of six..  Once we move to the mountains it may be more viable thing to do. Stunning pups with great adults...


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 04:40 AM

Well Moosetales, it depends on the GT. We're getting $2000.00 with a non-breeding contract --- I know it's rediculous, but that's what people pay for this breed of dog.


Now you can buy a few more tractors.
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Posted March 02, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Good looking pup's.  How often do you breed them?  That could be a nice business if it is done right.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 12:04 PM

"If it is done right" is the key phrase here. We have found there is a law of diminishing returns here. Supposing there is a litter of seven that leaves home by 8-10 weeks. It costs a puppy to house and feed them, a puppy to take care of vet. checks and shots properly documented-- buyers want certification of health and genetic soundness etc.---  a puppy to pay the registrations, transfers and other red-tape. Because Asia, the sire, is of pure Chinese origin they have to be papered through Puerto Rico first, then A.K.C., then into C.K.C., and that is going to take months, and yes, there will be screw-ups because that's how paperwork seems to work out around here. Then there's a puppy for individual pet insurance, microchipping, puppy gift-pacs etc. If I figure in cost of  my breeding pair, attending dog shows to attain the recognition of their quality etc. I'll have to have about five more litters of this size to break even! Then, unlike most other breeds, these only cycle once a year, in late fall, and there's no guarantee you'll get the magic number of pups or the appropriate new homes for this type of dog within the 8-10 week window. Now, to be fair, we love our chosen breed, and breeding dogs has been a lifelong hobby and passion; dog shows, like GT.shows are great fun, and we have made wonderful friends throughout the years doing this.Can it be treated as a money-making business? I suppose so, but one puppy hurt or neglected because I did a poor job in choosing the right new owner just because the money was there, breaks my heart and is unfair to both the dogs and the people. As you can see, we get pretty wrapped up in this, so I'll get off my soap-box now. Parting shot--- is it worth it to raise this breed?  YES.






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