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  1. My wife and I celebrate 31 years in our chosen breed this year and for the past 25 years we have been breeding. A quick check of my records reveals that we have only bred 12 litters in all that time. We breed for ourselves first and if there are some quality puppies available after we have made our selections these always go to caring families. Occassionally we may sell or transfer a youngster to another breeder but this is very rare indeed. Our involvement became more than just a hobby when we joined our State Breed Club in 1980 - after that the bug really began to bite. We I was a kid gr
  2. Hi Buddy 1 - I haven't read the whole thread but you may need to consider bottle feeding just to top up your babies. 9 is a fairly healthy number and sometimes first time bitches simply don't produce enough quality milk early enough to meet the needs of their new family. My wife and I have been breeding and exhibitting Labs for 31 years - if you need a hand please PM me - I am always more than happy to assist new breeders either via telephone or a quick call in if you live handy.
  3. People on this forum, I would draw your attention what has been written in the above post. It is bold-ed below. remember that every purchaser of a pedigreed, registered puppy in Qld receives a questionnaire/feedback form from DQ about their experience with the breeder of their new puppy Do you believe this should happen. Surely if the transfer or registration if filed with Dogs Qld., then we as breeders have done the right thing. What more do you want. Is it legal to gather information on people like this. A bit of bad luck if the new owners do something wrong with the puppy (as has ha
  4. Oakway - I thought that my contribution to this discussion would have been sufficient to convince you of the benefits of the scheme. Whilst the scheme is still new there is benefit to be had by allowing all DQ member breeders the opportunity of becoming accreditted. What it does right now is elicit a clear undertaking from all those applying for acceptance that they will abide by certain conditions. That comes at some degree of risk because if an accreditted breeder is then found to be operating outside of the conditions then they become very visible. Additionally - the scheme will evolve o
  5. I can absolutely guarantee all Dogs Qld members (and forum participants) that the DQ Breeder Accreditation scheme is very highly regarded by both State and Local Governments. It is seen by them as yet another example of Dogs Queensland taking the initiative in regards to the "unresolved" question of dog breeding. More importantly the DQ BA scheme is seen as another means of setting responsible Dogs Queensland member breeders apart for BYB and puppy farmers. The Breeder Accrediatation scheme is still in it's infancy so it will evolve over time. Ultimately it will be the puppy buyers who will dr
  6. Dogs Queensland Rule 36 (4) (f) states: The application for registration is accompanied by a duly completed service certificate which must be signed at the time of stud by both parties. Should a stud agreement be made this should be signed by both parties at the same time and be forwarded to CCC(Q) office with litter registration form. Not sure if this rule (or similar) applies in other states but usually the requirement is pretty simple. 1. Take or send your in season bitch to the stud dog owner. 2. The bitch is serviced by the stud dog at the appropriate time. 3. You pay the stud fee up
  7. For all of our Dogs Queensland members currently resident in Moreton Bay Regional Council area. MBRC will close off breeder permit applications on Thursday 23rd December. If you haven't yet applied for a breeder permit please do so urgently. For members considering moving in to MBRC after the closing date. You can apply as a new resident with no time restrictions. If you have submitted an application more than 4 weeks ago please contact: Louise Laurens MBRC [email protected] or telephone on mobile 0438204359 Louise can confirm that your application is in the system
  8. Dear Zenchel - I understand exactly what your concerns were/are. The issue had nothing at all to do with whether or not the tooth needed to be removed. It have everything to do with your vet keeping you reliably informed about your bitch. It's not rocket science really. Step 1 - determine whether the bitch is pregnant (you informed them that she might be). Step 2 - bitch is confirmed pregnant then ring the owner. Step 3 - discuss options, risks, urgency etc. Step 4 - owner makes a well informed decision anf gives permission to proceed. I use two highly regarded vets - one for day to da
  9. That is also a good point. There is no law in Queensland which requires a suspected Pit Bull (or Pit Bull type) to be immediately euthanaised. Those suspect breeds may be kept under permit - so long as certain criteria are met. I think you may find that the suspect breed types that are humanely euthanaised by AWL / Shelters are done so for one reason. The dogs have been seized (often on another matter - wandering / menace) and the owners either fail to claim them or can not / will not comply with the permit conditions.
  10. They were, but that was some time ago. And yes, over the last week or so they have closed them down. I haven't seen any updates on websites, but have been dealing with the fall out all week It depends on what you are looking for in terms of a "similar" service. Do you mean transport, storage or collection? Most of the main repro vets in Vic do collection and storage. I'd recommend Cryogenes in Vic for transport. But if you are looking for someone else who will do the whole "collecting at a show" thing - I'm afraid I don't know of any other company who does that. Same here in Brisb
  11. I believe that Alan Candlish has retired from the position with Dogs NSW. Dogs Qld employed a full time Government & Agency Liaison officer (Mark Sheppard) in December 2009. Every Local Council has different rules and regs in respect of dogs. Almost all use a standard "as of right" template which usually allows 2 dogs, registered, microchipped. You have moved into an area where your Local Council simply uses the standard template. The best way to check the requirements is to get hold of a copy of the Subordinate Local Law which applies to Animal Keeping. Once you familiarise yourself
  12. Local Government Minister Desley Boyle has today (31/7/10) announced she will amend the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 to clarify once and for all that American Staffordshire terriers are not classified as “restricted dogs”. This follows a Supreme Court case in April, Gold Coast City Council v. Chivers, which ruled the Amstaff involved was the same as a restricted American Pit bull. Ms Boyle said pit bulls have been prohibited by many Queensland Councils under their local laws, listed as “restricted” under State legislation and banned from importation by the Commonwealth. There
  13. Dear Labkisses - very sorry to hear of the difficulties you have encountered with your puppy. My experience of breeding and exhibiting Labrador Retrievers spans 30+ years. During that time I have bred two puppies (males) that have been diagnosed with mild entropian. In both cases the veterinary strategy was as follows: Retain the puppy until 10-12 weeks of age soas to allow the head to "grow". That possibly may alter the placement of the eye structure and hence the lower eyelid and eyelashes. Where no improvement occurs surgery to adjust the lower eye lid was performed. This involves re
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