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Hi thanks, yes, whelped or confirmed in whelp? worldwide other ideas?
also curious what's the stud fee range now? I have paid £600 for a proven dog just before he became ShCh, gave me lovely puppies many years ago.... ahh memories x
I don't have much experience of this, but in Australia in the past it was generally that the stud fee would be the price that a puppy sale would be. I presume this came about as sometimes the Stud Dog owner had a choice of puppy or charge a fee?
A friend of mine paid $800.00 AUD for a stud fee 2 years ago for a proven dog which was about the same price as the stud dog owner was charging for pups from his litter.
I am not aware of any protocol here in Aus and given that the price of IS puppies is very broad in price range, I imagine the stud fees probably are too.
Years ago a stud fee for an unproven dog used to be paid after the bitch had whelped but these days, with most bitches being scanned then it could be when the bitch is confirmed in whelp. But maybe that could be agreed at the mating.
Cheryl, I believe now in the UK the stud fee is the price of a puppy, presumably varies across the country.
In Sweden the system is a charge for the service and then a charge for each surviving puppy. So the total stud fee is variable and reflects the size of the litter.
me as a bitch owner don't care about the show results, however it makes me happy if the dog I like wins at shows. BUT it is not the same as I would chose the dog for stud because he wins a lot... I hope you feel the difference :-)
Me as a bitch owner would pay all my money including my last coin for a stud dog that I am intend to use, on the other hand there are a number of champions that I would never use, not for all the tea in China. Not cause I find them ugly, just because they are not my type or not suit my bitch etc, and there is nothing to talk about from that point ... even it is a World Winner.
Tastes differ a lot, and beauty is relative, and some judges may prefer other dogs than I do, therefore show and breeding should be approached separately in my opinion.
I agree. I would also use a dog regardless of the title but this was told to me so I thought I would ask.
I know of present day stud dog owners who are not charging anything like the price of a puppy either (Concept's stud fee was always less) so should the charge be standardised across the board? Should the term 'proven sire' refer to a dog who produces puppies or who produces winning puppies. Would you expect to pay more for a prepotent sire or should every dog who has sired a litter be the price of a puppy? Would love to hear your views.
Incidentally I don't ever remember a stud dog owner asking for 'pick of litter'. That choice was always the breeder's prerogative.
In my opinion a proven sire is a dog that has sired puppies that I LIKE or find interesting for various reasons, regardless of the show results - however, I will be glad if they win at times.
It's the same with the stud himself, he doesn't need to win at shows, he only needs to meet my requirements ... titles are just bonus.