What is a Breeder?

 

Sierra Gold Rottweiers - Ellie / Cahill Puppies 7 weeks old


A Breeder Is ---

A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! A Breeder gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important Show into this years "vacation".

A Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee!) in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry. A Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. They disregard birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping new-born, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.

A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.

A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.

A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to Show the next choice pup to a Championship.

A Breeder's shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations. A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.

A Breeder's eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to their own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to the competitions faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.

A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse: it catalogues thousands of good bone, fine ears, and perfect heads...and buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.

A Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting...  and it's always in the right place! Oh, yes, there are breeder's, and then, there are BREEDER'S!!!

***Author Unknown

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Past Breedings - Flaming Text

The "A" Team


Demmi

Click "HERE" to view Demmi & Furst Vom Wolfert Turm Litter Photos.


Furst Vom Wolfert Turm

The "E" Team


Anka

Click "HERE" to view Anka & Bannor Litter Photos.


Bannor

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The "B" Bunch & The Crew


Demmi

Click "HERE" to view Demmi & Von Boylan Antonio Banderas - "Tony" Litter Photos.


CH Von Boylan Antonio Banderas

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Our "G" Litter


Ellie

Click "HERE" to view Ellie & Gamegards U.S. Marshall - Cahill" Litter Photos.


Cahill

Michael & Janet Miller
4556 Mustang Dr.
Carson City, NV 89701-7606
USA
Phone: 775-883-3398
Fax: 775-883-2789

Sierra Gold Rottweilers (sgrotts@sbcglobal.net)

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