Last edited by suepuff; 02-04-2013 at 08:12 PM.
Reason: added something
It is about the buyer!!! Plane and simple. I have breed carriers but as I get a new gereration of girls I am keeping only clear dogs for myself. It is just one less thing to have to explain to people. The losers are the boy dogs that have won and proven themselves as great dogs but are carriers. It is just easier to sell an all clear litter. If I really liked a FC that was a carrier and I wanted a pup out of him I would breed one of my clear girls to him. If it is a stud I believe in. Or if a NFC/NAFC was a carrier and the market showed that people wanted the pups I would breed a clear to that stud but it is not prudent to for me to breed to a stud that is a carrier when I can breed to a clear. All things being for the most part equal.
We are for the most part talking about labs, a breed with lots of choices for studs. Another breed with less choice the considerations change!!!