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 Post subject: Looking for female
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 am 
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I have a rescue male 5.5 Champagne/Buff from Okinawa, Japan. He has a pedigree certificate with both great grand parents as champions and grandfather as champion (all buff). He has the sweetest disposition ever like a living teddy bear. He is also gorgeus looking. I am interested in one or even two puppies from him. I am not a breeder, and is doing this to have his great temperament. Looking forward to hear from somebody.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:06 am 
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Has he been health tested?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:11 am 
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Hi Monica

Welcome to the forum.

Before you get too far down the road in your plans to breed your boy, I'd like to suggest you give some thought to a few issues regarding breeding Cockers. Please take a look at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/breeding.html

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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Yes, he is up to par with everything. When I got him he had been to several foster homes. He had been abused and would pee as soon as you touched him. He has overcome all this, and has socially recovered so to speak. The vet on base in Okinawa said he most likely had trauma to his left eye, where his is almost blind. His ears are great. His teeth are excellent according to the vet here, all straight. He eats anything (loves fruit). Have him on prescription diet though, since his stool tends to get loose on other dry food here in the US. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know. I'd be happy to send you some video clips of him.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:06 am 
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do you have his pedigree?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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Yes I have his pedigree.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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You need more than good teeth etc. This dog is a rescue and should be a pet

Why do you want to breed him?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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You might be of the opinion that rescues should be pets. The people who bought him obviously had a goal with buying a full bred dog for whatever reason. That they didn't know how to raise a dog or a pet, but kept him in a kennel. So they made him a rescue. Not the dog.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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I think you are correct, Monica - the average Forum person tends to think of a Rescue as a dog of (usually) unknown heritage - which automatically would have that dog not suitable for responsible breeding (at least in the minds of those who make this Forum their online home).

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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Monica - thank you for the extra info (received off Forum). Have you considered getting to know a responsible Cocker breeder locally and having them mentor you? I know Lucky's heritage is from overseas, so contacting someone from his pedigree to mentor you isn't an option at this time.

As far as I know, the closest clubs to you are Orange County Cocker Spaniel Club and the West Coast Cocker Spaniel Club - both have some wonderful breeders associated with them.

For someone new to the breeding game - aquiring a mentor might be the best way to go - you will learn so very much, from someone knowledgable close to home (closer than Japan, at least). What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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Monica,
I'm in West Coast Cocker Spaniel Club. It sounds as if this guy is in a much better situation with you. If you PM me the pedigree I might be able to help you connect with breeders of some of Lucky's ancestors. They might be the most useful contacts.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for female
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Has your male had his hips X-rayed and certified with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals? OFA
Have his patellas been checked by an orthopedist and certified with OFA to be without defect?
Have his eyes been checked by an ophthalmologist and certified clear of genetic defects and given a certificate of such with the Canine Eye Registration Foundation?

These are the minimum basic tests that all cocker spaniels must pass before being considered for breeding. No exceptions!
If you would like more information on how to go about getting these tests done, please let me know. I would be happy to help.

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