RetrieverTraining.Net - the RTF banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
683 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I greatly respect the views and opinions of the membership on RTF. With that said, If I'm interested in a specific breeding, would it be fair to post that breeding (dogs names included) on the RTF for the purpose of asking specific questions and getting responses and opinions (some good, some bad) from the membership. I realize the breeder will likely read the post not to mention the owners of the sire and dam. Again, not looking to get anyone ugly, just want to be as informed as possible.

Thanks, Danny
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
395 Posts
You may be better off getting references from the breeder on his female and get the contact info for the stud owner and get some references from him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
683 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I meant to put in the PM option in my original post and would hope that any negative comments would be sent via PM. But as far as naming the dogs involved in the actual breeding would that be OK?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
987 Posts
Certainly enough threads started asking for info on a specific stud -- no apparent harm there as PMs can always be sent instead of posting email to thread
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,411 Posts
If it is a specific breeding that is posted here, why not just contact the owners and ask your question? What do you want from the rtf crowd? You want to put up a poll to see if you should buy a dog from a specific litter? It seems like a little research will take you equally as far without any negativity being thrown in. I have seen the rumor mill get going when inquiring about health issues with a specific dog/litter even with little or nothing to back it up. IMO better to PM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
691 Posts
Since the tone of the responses so far seems to discourage posting all the specifics, my suggestion would be to just send a PM to a few of the RTF'ers whose opinions you would want. If you've been on here enough, I'm sure you can identify who to PM.

If you're concerned about the objectivity of the breeder in question or are just the type that likes to get opinions from imformed people with no vested interest, this could get you some initial answers that might help you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,434 Posts
I am not quite sure what the objection is to listing the proposed sire and dam of the litter in question and then seeking input via PM
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
683 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Ted Shih said:
I am not quite sure what the objection is to listing the proposed sire and dam of the litter in question and then seeking input via PM
I guess that is my point. A little objectivity and responses from knowledgeable people with no vested interest... and yes, the way it could/should be conducted is via PM. Obviously I would do my part and have direct contact with the breeder and his references but I think objectivity is a good thing. I'm not exactly in a "hot bed" area of the working retriever world yet I'm looking for a specific kind of dog. That means a lot of phone/ e-mail / PM contacts and little if any direct contact. I can't see the sire or the dam run and have to trust the people I'm dealing with and hope I'm getting accurate info. I certainly do not want slanted opinions or unfair inaccurate opinions just a fair assessment of the litter. If you put yourself in my shoes, a little objectivity looks pretty good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
987 Posts
DSO
Absolutely -- no harm getting as much info as you can to make an informed decision -- certainly PMs the way to go
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top