Our dogs are family members, and we wouldn’t dream of “getting rid” of any one of them, even if they are old (like Seppl or Koffie) or need special medical care (like After Eight).
As responsible breeders, however, we must also keep in mind the quality of the breed. That is why sometimes, even after carefully selecting the puppies that we import, we find that one or the other individual isn’t suitable for breeding after all (e.g. if the patellas are anything less than 0/0). In such cases, we find loving forever homes for the puppies. Based on our decades-long experience we know that young dogs adapt very easily to new circumstances such as a new (fitting) family.
This hasn’t been an easy decision for us to make. Of course we would like to keep every single one of these cute puppies, suitable for breeding or not, but it’s not a realistic option if we want to go on being breeders. We would have to stop importing puppies right now and for the next 10 years because we can only keep so many dogs and give them the individual attention they deserve…
Young dogs that are currently living with us:
Bagel’s Pedigree here