I am still on my first cup of coffee, but WTH folks? She stated those were the puppy pics, I enjoyed seeing them for sure. She's getting ready for the Africa exhibition, has the dogs on her mind, shared. Holy cow, talk about unnecessary accusations and insinuations of nefarious motivations (isn't that a fitting melodramatics string of words to fit this?)!
I do find entertaining that folks like to dwell on the oops factor on Marie's dogs.
I was curious, not dwelling. And anyone who doesn't appreciate that opps things happens doesn't have a lot of life experience. Really, got to say when someone has an oops and owns up, move on. Unlike a famous Rottie breeder who came into her kennel with company to find her bitch tied with a really "unworthy" dog. She then, supposedly, bred it with the intended dog and registered the litter as his (long before DNA). Only 2 stand up breeders filing a complaint with AKC got the litter registration pulled. I guess she hoped they wouldn't complain or even notice.
why are you not asking similarly hard and public questions of other breeders who have bred their dogs (100% out of Africa imports, domestic and/or blends) but did not or worse, continue to not have test results (at least not public ones therefore one can only assume a) they were not done or b) the results were not favorable) of health issues such as hips, eyes, thyroids? Why are they not continually asked where their test results are? Why did they breed their untested or not fully tested dogs?
If there are breeders who post here who do this, then shame on any of you knowing and not speaking up.
Frankly, Marie got sharp responses from ME because her posts were insane and abusive. I would have been happy to learn about her dogs and views, but not the whackjob comments. She came here to post hawking puppies as Basenjis, then tried to side step saying ohhhh well not registered but anyone INQUIRING would get the full info. It was certainly a "get out your hipboots boys, it's getting deep in here" time. Perhaps she was burned before, but I can only respond to what I see. But it is a shame she can't come here, openly discuss her dogs, her goals and share. I personally would welcome that. Perhaps she can start a facebook where she can monitor nasty responses and ban, while allowing us to learn about her program. I certainly would join!
Back to the oops though.. do you really think it is unusual or some "bash conspiracy" to wonder if they did DNA? I mean, if I had that dog and had an oops, I'd want to know the stud so I could really evaluate what was produced. Only knowing the sire would help her get a grasp on what each parent probably contributed.
And on stupid husbands… please. My DH had lived with dogs and me for over 12 yrs when I came home to find my JUST in heat (so probably not the end of the world) bitch out in the yard with HER SON. My husband said he was watching the fence line and made sure no dogs came around. I said "CONNER WAS OUT THERE!!" He said (I swear you can't make this up) "He's her son, he wouldn't do anything." No, he isn't buried in the back yard, but I considered it. Anyway, her daughter had puppies 5 wks before. I called my co-breeder, asked if she was sure we had a next generation... took her in and spayed Dax. I now regret not holding out for a 3rd litter, but such is life.