Retiring show dogs
As a preservation breeder and exhibitor, sometimes we are faced with the difficult choice of rehoming a dog that has finished his/her show career or did not meet the expectations in health, temperament or conformation to continue in an active breeding program. Often they can be dogs we have loved and lived with for years.
When we receive email enquiries from potential puppy buyers, one of the things they ask is how long involved in the breed. I think I’ve heard a statistic that most breeders last less than 5 years. The decisions we are faced with in order to continue can be heartbreaking, we must control the number of dogs we are able to care for. This means either an inactive breeding program or placing the retired dogs.
Only the best of the best homes get our retired dogs. When a puppy leaves at 8 weeks, they are raised with the intention that they will belong to someone else. When a retired dog leaves, it’s part of the family.
2 year old OFA gold level health tested, active girl. Although she is not pushy, Rihanna has more energy than your "typical" bulldog. She likes to get what she wants, which is attention 100% of the time ;) Crate trained, house trained, good on the leash and enjoys to be groomed. Good with other dogs and gentle enough to be in a home with kids.
5 year old CKC grand champion, AKC champion, OFA gold level health tested and a certified love bug. "Vivi" has an extensive show record in both Canada and the USA, she has produced 3 Canadian champions to add to that. She is house trained, crate trained and easy to groom. She loves to be with her people and snuggle, good with other dogs and GREAT with children.
Gennie is 2 1/2 years old, she has been shown to her CKC championship and has received her OFA DIAMOND level certificate. Gennie is quite possibly as sweet as they come; respectful of her people, and very loving. House trained, crate trained, loves to be groomed and enjoys a nice long walk.