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Here is a interesting article on a new "hormone saving" neuter procedure called "ZUETERING". Leaving the testicles in tact (smaller) and hormones.
There are some breeders who got puppies from Kesang Camp that are breeding them now and charging twice as much as they paid for them. They are claiming that Tibetan Mastiffs are a rare breed, however, with so many people breeding they are becoming more and more prevalent. Remember, the breeders that are using the lines and charging twice as much did not get the pick puppies. (the breeder kept those). So look at the pedigrees very carefully and you will be surprised to see that you can go directly to the original source/breeder and get a puppy for a much more reasonable price. Virtually the same pedigrees. These breeder's have been the inspiration for our contract so please feel free to email me for a copy if interested.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ASK FOR WHEN RESEARCHING BREEDERS!:
Ask to see the dog's registration papers. Who owns the dog? For your own peace of mind I believe you want to be sure the person in possession of a dog; is the person who is on their registration certificate. Personally, I would prefer to know that the owner of a dog is taking care of the dog themselves. I think that shows that they care about their dogs and if it isn't the owner; you want to be sure the dog is not stolen or some other "pyramid" scheme is not going on with the dog.
quote: "It would be wonderful if we had such a test for dogs. If we did, we could detect the disease in its early stages when the ACTH test results are borderline. Perhaps we could also use such a test to choose which dogs we ought to breed and which ones we shouldn’t .
However, the test kits used by human diagnostic labs (Kronus Labs) do not seem to work in dogs. Using these tests to detect 21OHAb in their serum has been consistently negative for their presence. I do not know why. Perhaps the form of Addison's disease that dogs develop is not as similar to the form humans develop as we once thought.
A research team at the Veterinary school of Michigan State University, lead by Dr. Markus Rick, is attempting to determine if the test might be modified and applied to dogs. I do not know the current state of his research.
Lymphocyte Count and Sodium:Potassium Ratio
A recent study found that dogs with Addison's disease tended to have high-end lymphocyte counts along with abnormally low sodium:potassium ratios (less than 27). (ref) The CBC/ WBCand blood chemistry tests that give those values may have already been performed on your dog.
Another group at the veterinary school in Davis CA is attempting to locate genetic markers that might indicate that a dog is prone to develop Addison’s disease. This group is led by Dr. Anita Oberbaur. If your pet has been diagnosed with Addison's disease, you can help by having your veterinarian supply her with a blood sample. This is her contact:AMOberbauer"AT"ucdavis.edu " unquote
Cut and paste link to full article: http://www.2ndchance.info/addison's.htm
Here is a great site regarding genetics and breeding. Cut and paste the following link: http://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/blog/breed-the-best-and-maybe-more
AKC SHOW BREEDERS VERSUS NON SHOW BREEDERS
Based on my direct experiences with AKC show breeders; it is not uncommon for them to speak horribly about their non-show counterparts. After all; with so much money riding on their dog businesses, and showing fees, is it any wonder they spread vicous rumors about their competition? The sad thing is that AKC backs them and much like the IRS, they target their non show breeders with audits and fines which happened to a non show breeder I know. When this non-show breeder stopped registering their dogs, (whose lines AKC show breeders wanted and got through "back door" methods); AKC stepped in and threatened them with fines and audits. Lawsuit in progress. So do not listen to a word these show breeders say about non show, non AKC breeders. It is malicious and unfounded. We are just small kennels who love the breed and in many cases; care more about the dogs because we are not doing it for a business or the show ring.Some lies are ridiculous and others probably criminal. Bottom line is that many of these large AKC show breeders with multiple breeds; breed for a living - and that is never a good thing. Pumping out puppies like rabbits. Three, four and even five litters of one breed in additon to the numerous co-owned dog breedings. (to hide the actual numbers of litters) Do your homework and follow the AKC money trail. For the most part breeders tend to not want to discuss any health problems and sometimes even try to cover them up. That is why it is important to keep researching articles on your own and post them for others with more knowledge to help and contribute positively. There are many "health" groups on Facebook but unfortunately, they usually wind up as battling grounds that defeat the purpose of the group. Get the facts.
Some AKC breeders claim they do not want their dogs in shelters and they will take back any dog if it cannot be kept. What happens to those dogs? Ask to speak to the former owner. Ask to speak to the new owner. Do they put them down in order to save their reputation? Believe it or not? Personally, I would rather see a dog in a no kill shelter with the possibility of being placed in a good home; rather than be put down. Two dogs that I was in possession went to AKC breeder homes. They are no longer alive. One died at 3.5 years and the other just over four years. Another dog I knew went to a breeder home and died within the year. Why? Nobody will probably ever know but I have my thoughts.
TIBETAN MASTIFF PUPPIES COLORADO
We are located approximately 40 minutes southwest of Denver, Colorado in the foothills. We are a small family kennel and all of our dogs are part of our day to day family life. Each dog has their own personality and we understand that this breed is very intelligent and has a mind all it's own.
IS A TIBETAN MASTIFF RIGHT FOR ME?
You may ask yourself, is a tibetan mastiff right for me? This is a very unique breed and their are many plus and minuses to owning one. You should consider all their characteristics before deciding on bringing a Tibetan mastiff into your home. It is a 10-15 year commitment
TIBETAN MASTIFFS ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
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Tibetan Mastiffs and Tibetan Mastiff Puppies
- BEWARE AKC COPORATE PUPPY MILLS?
- Addison Disease - NO GENETIC TESTING?
- AKC AND FRAUD? PUTTING YOUR DOG AT RISK?
- BREEDER CLUBS | SOCIAL MEDIA
- SHOW POLITICS | CAMPAIGNING
BEWARE OF AKC BREEDERS/JUDGES - CORPORATE PUPPY MILLS?
ARE YOU GETTING A BETTER DOG? BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES THE ANSWER IT NO!
Quote from article referenced above:
Quote: "We asked Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States: "If I'm looking to buy a dog and I see it has been AKC-inspected, AKC-registered, does that mean I'm getting a good dog?"
"Absolutely not. It really is just a piece of paper without any value for dog welfare," Pacelle told us." UNQUOTE
TIBETAN MASTIFF CLUBS - ARE THEY REALLY ABOUT THE BREED?
I have noticed that the two clubs formed to promote "standards" for the Tibetan Mastiff are very selective of who they admit. Someone I know recently tried to join a newly formed club called the TIBETAN MASTIFFS CULB OF AMERICA? and the "public group" changed to "closed" once the request to join was sent. This is also true of a TM rare breed club. From what I understand they require two sponsors that are members of the club to join. This is so much like high school and in my opinion just an "exclusive" club that will not allow anybody in the club unless they agree with them. All these experiences with the AKC and it's members remind me of Washington; full of corruption, exclusivity, and hand greasing!. It is never about what the club or organization is about, never about the betterment of what it is they represent; rather, only about a certain group of people getting ahead while destroying all their competition and people who get in their way. It never matters what they say, or do to others; as long as they are in "control". Their dogs are not worth it to me. If you have to "squash" somebody to get ahead, what do you have in the first place? Yes, they gather all their members and set out to tell lies about others in order to "knock out" the competition, keep the prices up, and retain control. It's no different than segregation years ago when you had country clubs who only "allowed" certain groups admission. Sad but it is alive in the Tibetan Mastiff community today and it is all about money and control based on what I have experienced. The one thing I have seen is that all the people that have deceived me have all bred litters; something that I have not done yet. While I was helping watch puppies for a breeder's family who tragically died; most of these people had gotten his breeding stock and did not care what happened to the pups. While they have been busy breeding away, I have sat back and watched the ugliness. I have learned that you cannot trust high volume breeders because they are more concerned with sales and status. You learn they "put on a very good act". I just wish I had the means and the knowledge because I would have done things so much differently. The liberals in charge of these clubs preach "tolerance" when in reality; they are the most "discriminatory" of all!. Again, I must reiterate that people these people are all about "control". When you have experienced their lies, and nasty behavior, like I have; it is crystal clear that they are not about the welfare of the dogs! So you can believe whatever you want but actions speak far more than words to me and they have all "revealed" their "true colors" and intentions to me.
As the saying goes "those in glass houses should not throw stones". The funny thing is these show people are so bent on "getting' non-show breeders; they will stoop to the lowest of means to attack them. Some of the lies they spread about non-show breeders are so ridiculous I wonder how they can take the people who make them up serious. I have met a few "nut jobs" and the most amazing thing is that the people who are supposed to be professionals actually believe them. Sight unseen. Oh well, I guess they can relate to one another and discuss meds and dogs. :) What does this say about the AKC and it's show breeders in my mind? Not much based on my direct experiences. Not much at all. Don't be taken by their marketing tools. A AKC "champion" is not a better dog,in my opinion, it is only a dog with a very wealthy owner and a well known handler based on my experiences. Just look at the dog and you will see. BUYER BEWARE!
BASED ON THE Quote from ARTICLE below, Addison's does not usually show up until a dog reaches four years of age and tests only determine whether it is active; not to predict probability. According to this article; there is NO GENETIC test for addisons disease in canines: http://www.addisondogs.com/faqs/
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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
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 AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE REGISTERED WITH AKC. THEY WILL BE REGISTERED BY A REGISTRY OF INTEGRITY WHICH IS THE UKC BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES WITH AKC AND IT'S BREEDERS. IF YOU ARE WANTING A VERY NICE PUPPY REGISTERED WITH UKC PLEASE CONTACT ME. 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.
"C"lub IS FOR "CONTROL!" SHOULD YOU GO TO A LONG TIME BREEDER?
Based on my experiences with the longest standing AKC show breeders/judges; longevity is no different in dog breeding "business" as it is in Washington. Breeders who have made their living in the AKC show ring for years and years have learned "all the ropes" and anybody who threatens their "dog business" is seen as a threat. Back to the top of this page: are you getting a better dog from an AKC breeder? Based on what I have experienced "absolutely not"! AKC makes it's money off these dogs and anybody they are just as bad as the breeders they give their "so-called breeder of merit status". Breeder of merit? hmm? Or is it based on the breeder who can drum up more registrations, etc. I know my my experience co-owning a dog here bred by a long time California breeder / judge was the biggest mistake I ever made! And now they are trying to form clubs to control other clubs. The whole purpose to me of them doing that is to trash any non-show small time breeder whom they feel is threatening their dog selling "livelihood".
SOCIAL MEDIA REVEALS A LOT
RENT 'BEST IN SHOW"; IT REALLY DOES PORTRAY THE MOST RIDICULOUS CHARACTERISTICS OF "AKC" SHOW PEOPLE, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DOES NOT SHOW THE NASTY EVIL DARK SIDE :( Finally, ask them to open their social media pages to you, (not their kennel page; their personal page) after all; employers do. It says alto about their ethics, and beliefs. They can tell you anything so you will buy a puppy from them; but how do you know what they are really like?
I have asked AKC to remove my dogs from their registry to avoid fraudulent registrations, pedigrees, and their risk of being stolen. The AKC has refused so the only choice is to spay and neuter all my AKC registered dogs. THE AKC IS LIKE THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA - as described by this quote from a famous song: quote "YOU CAN CHECK OUT ANY TIME YOU WANT BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE" Unquote. I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHiNG MORE CORRUPT EXCEPT WASHINGTON D.C.!
AKC and their corporate puppy mills. Be very wary of AKC show breeders who require you to breed your puppy in exchange for one or two puppies back. This is what was expected of me with my formerly co-owned girl bred by a large volume breeder in CA. My worst experiences with Tibetan Mastiffs began early with the ownership of my girls from "High Volume" breeders in CA and one in Wi. Big and long time breeders / AKC judges will make deals like this with unsuspecting individuals to hide all the litters they are actually having each year. Many of these breeders have several breeds and breed 3,4. and 5 litters a year as their soul income. These are what I refer to as "AKC corporate puppy mills". Based on my personal experiences; I believe they are breeding for the show ring and not for the health and welfare of the breed. Ask them how many co-owned dogs they have? How many litters between them and their co-owners? How old are the dogs in their possession? How many dogs have died in their possession, at what ages and what was the cause of death? Ask to speak to their vet? (after all, they ask you a lot of questions and you deserve to know about them) How many adult dogs have they placed and do they know their status? How many litters have they produced over the years? Do they breed dogs for a living? Personally, again, based on my own experiences, I would never support an AKC show breeder.
MAKING THEIR OWN MAJORS - "DEEP POCKETS" AND THE SHOW WORLD - THE SHOW WORLD ILLUSION
When a breeder brings enough of their own dogs to a show where they know there is no competition to make their own major and get a championship for their dog. SCAM! DON'T BELIEVE THEIR MARKETING TOOLS! FOLLOW THE AKC MONEY TRAIL.
GETTING THE DOGS IN FRONT OF JUDGES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY - "CAMPAIGNING"
This is when a dog goes for months on end to shows all over the country. Doesn't matter if there is any competition because the purpose is for judges all over the country to "get an eye" on the dog and it's "well connected" handler. That way, when Eukanuba or Westminster comes up; the judges will recognize the handler and most likely that dog will win. It's all about following the money!
How many Tibetan Mastiffs total have they beaten? When you think about how many Tibetan Mastiffs there are in the country, I am thinking it is probably a very small number. Breeders who are judges? Could politics play a huge part in the AKC? CHAMPIONSHIPSHIPS AND POLITICS. Based on my experiences I believe it is all about the money and those who make it happen. I have seen images that have been photo-shopped of Tibetan Mastiffs where the original photo looks nothing like the "enhanced" one. Some show people will do anything to sell their dogs by means of deception. Don't fall for the deceptive "show crowd" who are only interested in "peddling their dogs" any way they can.