Once upon a time we had quite a lot of dogs and when you have that there is no room for those who don't fill a purpose. Bad hips, an inheritable illness or lack of purpose in the group- those dogs got re homed and found a purpose in life. A dog that doesn't feel comfortable with in the group, should not be forced to be in that group. A dog who has always been the leader but can't hold the position and doesn't feel happy with the new situation shall not have to live like that. Our dogs shall always have a life and lifestyle that suits them, and if we can not provide them with that we find a home that can do that.
That put us in a situation that no dog has a guaranteed place in our kennel until hip scored and evaluated, and sometimes not even after that. But the first and defined step is hip scorning. Until that is sure, nothing is sure. Yes I know that we don't have to do it that way, one can keep a dog with bad hips and don't use it for breeding - but both Martin and I are breeders with in our hearts, so I know what will happen if one of the girls doesn't measure up on Friday. So at the moment I am going back and forth between longing for and not looking forward to it at all...
After Friday is a new life, then we have basic knowledge of the future, but until then we work on 'control of hindquarters and turning left'. Thank goodness that the dogs don't have a clue about what is happening this Friday morning 😅😬
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...