Oct 8, 2003, 7:41 AM
Post #77 of 89
Keeping Rottie is my passionate hobby and I do not get involved with any pet trading stuff, and so I try my best to share what I have learnt over the last 15 years. It is not that I am bias towards one country's dog over another, but rather it is in my personal opinion, after spending a lot of personal money and time, that I learnt to trust the German system. I would not say that there are no money politics involved in Germany or all the breeders are ethical. But I think they have a better governance, despite whatever you have heard. Every country thus will have ethical breeders, but certain countries are definitely worse than others. You definitely can get a lot of nice dogs out of Hungary or Yugoslavia (actually it is now Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, etc.).
If you spent some time understanding the ADRK governance and also learn the bloodline, not champions or siegers only. If you like the working quality of Rottie, then it is important to study bloodlines and not just rely on "looks". Therefore, if you are only interested in showing the dog, then visit any of the East European countries or Begium, Holland, France, Italy, etc.,, see the dog or yearling you like and make sure you do a health check before you buy. However, if you are thinking of breeding or starting a kennel, then study the bloodline or go for the reliable German kennel. They do know something and tends to breed more consistent Rottie. Of course, if you are just tracking titles, then you may only end up with a tied bloodlines through the generations.
I do not want to avoid answering your question on Bronko, but he is just a excellent handsome dog. I will not breed him personally, and I will not go into details since you own an Yugoslavian dog and also there may be a lot of people who owns his line and wanted to breed and make some money out of their investments. All I would share with you is that he is not shown anymore after the World Sieger title, because of health related issue, but I think he is still being used as a stud because of the great looks and titles. The other point I will like to share with you is that you must do your own due diligence if you are really planning to start a kennel. In certain countries, you really could pay to get whatever certificates you want. I am not speculating here, but really I have been offered as well as I had spend a lot of money to learn this sad truth.
If you do genuinely likes to learn more about Rottie, you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that I am a working professional and I will try my best to share and learn with you.