Many, many breed parent clubs publish a list of breeders who fail to adhere
to the club Code of Ethics for not taking responsibility for the dogs they bring into this
world. We have way too many breeders refusing to take dogs they bred back when the owner
can no longer keep the dog. This is one of the reasons the numbers of dogs in rescue is
escalating. We can't make breeders screen properly or refuse to sell to those who should not
have a Giant, but we can publish the names of those who refuse to take responsibility
for what they breed, especially when they continue to breed and refuse to take their own back!
If you have contacted a breeder regarding a dog you bought from them, or a dog
you found, rescued or rehomed that you you know is out of their lines and they refused
to take the dog back, we'd like to know about it for the list ( with comments/excuses) we
will permanently publish here.
Obviously, there are circumstances that would prevent a legitimate breeder from taking a dog back
on occasion or if the dog is better off not going back to a bad situation as the case with several
"breeders" out there, that is not what we are talking about. The info we want is when a breeder who is
still actively breeding and producing litters refuses to take their own back.
Just as with the health surveys, this will provide
factual information so that the GS community and
those hoping to add a GS to their home will have a clear picture of who is responsible and who
is not. Do not submit info if the breeder was not contacted.