A FEW NICE QUOTES:
“You can't be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant.”
― Will Smith –
“When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.”
― Cheryl Hughes
SOME PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY GET A LIFE or SOMETHING :(. uggggh. SOME PEOPLE SPEND TOO MUCH TIME IN OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. WOW, DO THEY REALLY HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO? IT'S NO SECRET THAT I AM NOT FOND OF AKC AND IT'S BREEDERS; ALL FOR GOOD REASONS AND APPARENTLY I AM NOT ALONE BASED ON ARTICLES ALL OVER THE INTERNET. I GET EMAILS ALL THE TIME FROM PEOPLE WHO FEEL THE SAME. WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO OFFER? NO THANKS, GIVE ME REGULAR FOLK ANY DAY! FINALLY, FRIENDS DON'T PUT FRIENDS IN BAD SITUATIONS; AND PEOPLE SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR. TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PUT ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR MESS - ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS RETURN A PHONE CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL. YOU DRAGGED ME INTO YOUR DEAL AND PUT ME SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE WHERE I DID NOT WANT TO BE!. WHAT WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DO IF IT HAPPENED TO THEM?
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING GETTING A PUPPY; I SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND YOU DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE BREEDER. AFTER ALL, THEY SORT OF DO ONE ON YOU WITH THEIR QUESTIONAIRES. BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES, I WISH I WOULD HAVE DONE A FEW BEFORE FRIENDING SOME PEOPLE. I HAVE ALREADY PASSED MINE :). I LOVE TIBETAN MASTIFFS BUT MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE ANOTHER STORY. I SERIOUSLY WISH I NEVER MET SEVERAL OF THEM. MANY HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FROM ME BECAUSE OF THEIR ASSOCIATIONS. “Sometimes we want to believe something so badly that we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of.” ALL MY OPINIONS AND THIS IS AMERICA; WE ARE ENTITLED TO THOSE STILL.
FOR INFORMATION ON KESANG CAMP'S SILKBO OF HO, CONTACT HIS OWNER RON BOMBLISS
INFORMATION ON PUPPY MILLS
Cut and paste the following link for a good article about AKC breeder of merit and puppy mills:
Contacting the Tibetan Mastiff Rescue might be a good idea when researching breeders. They may be able to supply you with valuable information regarding lines and health issues that come into rescue.
Tibetan Mastiffs used to be a rare breed but with so many high producing AKC show breeders and newcomers; the market has become saturated. Look through the pedigrees and you will find that they are all very similiar. All my experiences with AKC show breeders have been very bad. Many people think they can make a "quick buck" off the dogs.
Beware OF PEOPLE BREEDING FOR MONEY. I DO NOT THINK IT IS GOOD FOR THE DOGS.
PUPPY MILLS AND THE AKC - CUT AND PASTE FOLLOWING:
You can find many puppies all over the internet for a fraction of the price of these AKC show breeders with similiar pedigrees. I think smaller kennels who only produce one breed are far better. I find that the small non AKC breeders are far more ethical and honest. As stated below these are my opinions based on my experiences.
DOG SHOWS TIDBITS:)
I WAS AT A DOG SHOW THE OTHER DAY AS A SPECTATOR AND I FIND IT VERY AMUSING HOW SOME BIG BREEDERS "PUMP THEMSELVES" UP. THEY WILL GET ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND REPORT "TO THE FOLLOWERS" HOW THEIR DOGS TOOK BEST OF SHOW, OR BEST OF WINNERS, ETC. WHEN IN REALITY THEY WERE THE ONLY DOG OR BITCH ENTERED IN THEIR CATEGORY. THEN THEY WILL BRING A COUPLE OF THEIR OWN DOGS AND GUESS WHAT? THEY WIN AGAINST THEIR OWN DOG. SILLY ISN'T IT? I THINK SO? DO NOT FALL FOR THE CHARADE OF THE AKC SO CALLED "CHAMPIONSHIP" FARCE. THEY ARE REALLY NOT THE BEST DOGS. MOST NORMAL PEOPLE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SUCH "FOOLISH, WASTEFUL FOLLY".
I am not an expert nor do I claim to be. I have had to learn from experience because it seems that many of the long time breeders do not want to "mentor" new people; they only want to take advantage of them. When you are on to their game and see the lies; they will trash you immeadiately to cover up for themselves. Like I said; I do not trust most of them here in the U.S. Only a few.
I think UKC is a much fairer venue. AKC show people will "poo poo" the idea. Perhaps it is because they have to actually show their own dogs. Wow, what a novel idea! My experience with the AKC has been horrible and most of the time I have been confronted by very snooty and condescending people.
ARE YOU PROTECTED AS A DOG OWNER WITH AKC OR IS YOUR DOG BEING PUT AT RISK TO BE STOLEN AS A RESULT OF AKC'S REGISTRATION PROCESS?
GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT AKC
Cut and paste the following link for a good article about AKC breeder of merit and puppy mills:
I DO HAVE PUPPY PLANS BUT ONLY WITH ENOUGH RESERVATIONS AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE REGISTERED WITH AKC. IF YOU ARE WANTING A VERY NICE PUPPY WITHOUT AKC PAPERS PLEASE CONTACT ME. IF I DON'T GET ENOUGH, IT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME BECAUSE I AM NOT "BREEDING FOR A LIVING". I DON'T HAVE MULTIPLE BREEDS , OR BREED MULTIPLE LITTERS.
I PERSONALLY HAVE HAD HORRIBLE EXPERIENCES WITH THE AKC AND IT'S SHOW PEOPLE. RENT "BEST IN SHOW". I FIND IT TO BE AN ACCURATE DEPICTION WHICH IS A VERY SAD THING INDEED. I HAVE FOUND A DOUBLE STANDARD VERY PREVALENT AMOUNG THE AKC PEOPLE. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE MY EMAILS, AND NUMBERS OF OTHERS FOR THEIR EXPERiENCES. I PREFER THE EUROPEON BREEDERS OVER ALL BUT A FEW NON AKC BREEDERS I HAVE MET HERE IN THE U.S. I APPRECIATE THEM FOR THEIR HONESTY. I BELIEVE THAT WHEN SO MUCH MONEY IS BEHIND THE DOGS, PEOPLE WILL BREED FOR THE RING; NOT HEALTH. AGAIN, MY OPINION BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES.
BASIC HEALTH TESTING
ALTHOUGH I THINK SOME PEOPLE GO OVERBOARD WITH TESTING; I RECOMMEND YOU SEE THE OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE "BASIC" HEALTH TESTS. BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES WITHIN THE AKC CROWD; IT SEEMS THAT HEALTH ISSUES CHANGE WEEKLY, DEPENDING ON WHO IS FRIENDS WITH WHO! ONE WEEK SOMBODY THEY DO NOT LIKE HAS A PROBLEM AND IT IS THEIR FAULT; THEY NEXT WEEK THE ONES BLAMING THE GUY GETS IT AND IT WAS CAUSED BY SOMETHING THEY COULDN'T HELP. I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT THIS IS HOW THEY OPERATE. OFAs CAN BE DONE, THEN REDONE BECAUSE "THEY WEREN'T POSITIONED PROPERLY" EPILEPSY IS A WELL DISCUSSED SUBJECT. I STILL DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SEPARATE FACTS FROM B.S. THYROID, HEART, ETC, ETC. YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE. AGAIN, FOLLOW THE MONEY.
ADDISON'S DISEASE IN CANINES:
Addison's Disease in Dogs: Quote: "Addison's disease occurs much more frequently in dogs than in humans; in fact, it may occur one hundred times more often in the canine population. It mostly affects young to middle-aged FEMALE dogs, as the AVERAGE AGE AT diagnosis being FOUR YEARS old (although it has been found in puppies and dogs up to twelve years old). About seventy percent of dogs that are diagnosed with Addison's disease are female." Unquote SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA
BASED ON THE ARTICLE ABOVE, addison's does not usually show up until a dog reaches four years of age. According to this article; there is no genetic test for addisons disease in canines: http://www.addisondogs.com/faqs/
Quote: "Is Addison's disease genetic or inherited?
Research has shown that Addison's disease is genetic, but the exact method of inheritance is not yet known. It is thought that there may be an environmental trigger. There are ongoing research projects for several breeds, including Standard Poodles, Leonbergers, Great Danes and West Highland White Terriers, with hopes of identifying a genetic marker. However, at this time, THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TEST TO IDENTIFY THE GENE only the test to diagnose whether or not the dog’s adrenal glands are functioning properly. " UNQUOTE
FULL BROTHER AND SISTER BREEDINGS? NO PROBLEM. YOU GOT THE MONEY AND YOU CAN BREED IT; AKC WILL REGISTER IT! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING OF RESPONSE FROM AKC ABOUT REGISTERING A FULL BROTHER SISTER BREEDING:
QUOTE: Inbreeding - The mating of two closely related dogs of the same breed.
Line breeding - The practice of mating a dog to a member of an earlier generation of the dog's bloodline.
Outcrossing: The mating of two dogs of the same breed that are otherwise virtually unrelated.
The relationship between the sire and dam of the litter has no bearing on registration eligibility. Anyone who considers breeding their dog must consider many different factors. Breeding dogs that are closely related can cause certain characteristics, both desirable and undesirable, to be present in the offspring. There is no rule that prohibits inbreeding and line breeding; this is left to the discretion of individual breeders.
To find out more information about responsible breeding, please visit our website at http://www.akc.org/breeders/resp_breeding/steps_5.cfm. UNQUOTE
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A GREAT ARTICLE!
FOLLOW THE MONEY > THE HANDLERS PAY A FEE TO THE AKC > THE HANDLERS GET CLIENTS WHO PAY SHOW ENTRIES > THE VENDORS COME THE SHOWS > PEOPLE STAY IN HOTELS AND EAT IN RESTAURANTS. HOW LONG DO YOU THINK PEOPLE WOULD PAY A HANDLER $100.00 + TO HANDLE THEIR DOGS IF THEY ARE NOT WINNING? I HAVE NOTICED THAT OVER IN EUROPE PEOPLE HANDLE THEIR OWN DOGS; MAKING IT A MUCH LEVEL VENUE IN MY OPINION.
AKC HANDLERS - EACH HANDLER PAYS A $250.00 TO BE REGISTERED ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE: http://www.akc.org/handlers/links.cfm DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE YOU CAN WIN AGAINST THE MONEY? Here is an example of what AKC handlers may charge:
FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL. IT IS PRETTY CLEAR TO ME. AGAIN, MY OPINION BASED ON MY OBSERVATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE AT SHOWS.
BUYING A DOG UNDER CO-OWNERSHIP IS THE WORST POSSIBLE THING YOU CAN DO BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE BREEDERS. MY CONTRACT WAS BREACHED FOR MERELY SPEAKING WITH SOMEONE THE BREEDER DID NOT LIKE. IF YOU COMPLAIN; TUFF LUCK. TAKE MY ADVICE AND RUN. UNDER ACCORDING TO MY CO-OWNERSHIP I WAS TO BREED TWO LITTERS, GIVE TWO PUPPIES TO THE CO-OWNER AND PAY FOR EVERYTHING, VET, SHOW AND HANDLER FEES. THAT WOULD HAVE TOTALED UP TO APPOX. $7000.00 AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG? SOUND LIKE A GOOD DEAL TO YOU? IT DID NOT TO ME.OWNER HANDLER DIVISION? IS IT WORTH THE MONEY? - CUT AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ: http://www.apps.akc.org/classic/ohs/point_scale.cfm
For all of you wondering; do you get points toward an AKC "champion" status by entering in the owner handler division? Why would anybody throw money away like this? It is very insulting to me as to why AKC would assume their membership to be so dumb. This only validates my opinion that the AKC is only in it for the money. Why would anybody give them money to enter shows which have absolutely no value in terms of "championship" points.
"AKC National Owner-Handled Series
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Point Scale
Note: AKC National Owner-Handled Series points do not contribute to championship points.
At an individual show a dog earns the cumulative number of AKC National Owner-Handled Series points associated with each placement. "