Okay, so totally off the topic of Corgis, but dang it this is my blog and I shall post whatever I want.
In all of our wedding planning, Jon and I have decided to boycott the traditional honeymoon plans, and take a week off work, set up our new house, and get a puppy. While I want another Corgi (can't have just one, right?) I have wanted a Boxer for as long as I can remember. We decided to search for a great breeder from which to add a Boxer female to our family.
Boxers are notorious for having quite a few "issues" so breeder research is that much more important with this breed. We found a breeder that we really like, but she does not know when she will plan another litter with the economy and all. So, we keep her in mind and continue looking.
I came across another breeders website and was impressed. Did all the right health testing, beautiful breeding stock, etc. We talked via email a few times, adn then got on the phone tonight. The subject of ear cropping came up. We are set on our baby having natural floppy ears. Well, this particular breeder will NOT let us have one of her puppies because her puppies are "top quality and MUST fit the breed standard." Okay, this makes sense for dogs going to show homes, I get that, but are you kidding me? On a limited registration, pet home purchase, it is a requirement? She told me that she felt we were UNFIT for one of her boxers. UNFIT?!?!? Are you kidding me?! Boy did I tell her off!
Five seconds before she was impressed by everything about Jon and I and based off of our preferences reguarding ear cropping we are unfit?!
Wow the search for our puppy is getting aggrivating.
I don't need some broad on a power trip sitting on her high horse telling me I am unfit based on EAR CROPPING. Heavin forbid I want a floppy eared Boxer.