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Offline pam

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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 04:34:03 PM »
No Craig - we are lucky not Bengy  :wub:.  He has been a great addition to our family.
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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 06:48:40 PM »
Pam,

let's compromise . . . all of you are very lucky, both Bengy to have found such a loving family, and you to have a dog you love and who gives so much to your lives.

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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 08:32:00 PM »
Good question:  why do you want a larger bichon?

Any responsible breeder is going to be working for the betterment of the breed, and staying close to the standard.  By looking for a rescue, you will be looking at bichons who may not have been well bred, so there may be health issues; but that is the only time I can think you will find a larger one.

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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2016, 09:18:57 PM »
Good question:  why do you want a larger bichon?

Any responsible breeder is going to be working for the betterment of the breed, and staying close to the standard.  By looking for a rescue, you will be looking at bichons who may not have been well bred, so there may be health issues; but that is the only time I can think you will find a larger one.

Actually, staying close to breed standard is not, by definition, working for the the betterment of the breed rather it is breeding based on appearances.





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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2016, 10:04:07 PM »
looks like the system didn't distinguish between Sandie's posting and Sherry's. I would suggest, Sherry, that there is really not a difference between the breed standard and appearance; if you look at the breed standard, most of it is concerned with appearance.

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Re: Larger Bichon Breeders
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 08:42:41 AM »
True that working to breed standard is based on appearance and not necessarily for the betterment of the breed.

Reputable breeders also factor in personality, and other things.  And they carefully consider each potential owner, to match up the owner's personality and lifestyle with the proper pup.
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