Why not to buy a puppy without the pedigree ?
Veronika Brožová –
You have decided to get a puppy of “Rhodesian ridgeback”. We
hope you have considered your decision and that your conclusion
is not grounded just on a nice picture from a Book of Dogs. You
might be making decision between a male or a female. Or you
might be considering the alternative to get a ridgeback without
To get a ridgeback without the pedigree is unfortunately not
such a problem nowadays. This breed has not got such a long
tradition in the Czech Republic yet, however, advertisements
offering puppies, maturing or even adult ridgebacks without the
“PP” are to be found in any Breeding advertising magazine.
Though, that is the fate of breeds that come, to their
detriment, into fashion. Just have a look, where the Dalmatian
dogs, Golden or Labrador retrievers or even the small Yorkshire
terriers are. You can meet them in the streets, however,
possibly one of ten will have its real breed characteristics,
and I do not dare to mention the state of their temper and
When buying a puppy without the pedigree, you face readily
several possible risks.
No one can guarantee you the genuineness of
the parents´ origin. Afterwards, you can just expect an
unfavourable surprise of Who your puppy actually will be. When
reading advertisements you will come across these lines „puppies
without pedigree after parents with pedigree to be sold.
With high probability, there is a well grounded reason, why
parents of such puppies were not allowed into the breed. There
might be some serious health or character problems. And that is
not in your reach, to find it out.
To allow a dog in to a pedigree breed so that it can have
puppies with pedigree it must comply with the conditions, an
accountable Club states The matter is to allow into the breed
just the typical ones who does not embody any rough fauls and
specially dogs who underwent check-ups for heritable illnesses
that may come up in relation to the given breed, and at last
dogs of good-temper and inoffensive character. Those are by
Rhodesian ridgeback absolutely impermissible.
A relevant health problem we encounter by Rhodesian ridgeback is
the dysplazie of the hip-joint. Dogs with positive
finding are excluded from the breed. Thereby, the occurrence
probability of this orthopedic disorder in a pedigree breed is
highly eliminated. Unfortunately, there are still people who
cannot reconcile with the fact, that their bitch would not get
puppies, and have them beer notwithstanding their indisposition.
One of the most serious health defects is dermoid. That
is a skin cyst which in the worst cases can effect the spinal
canal, and so the spinal cord. This is incompatible with life.
The consequences are dog´s suffering and it can even get
crippled in the final state. In a pedigree breed, these puppies
are set asleep straight after birth, which prevents them from
the following torment. Though, it is not always easy to find
this dermoid, only an experienced keeper, or breed
consultant can do it. In case you get a dog from a certificated
breed, you minimize the alternative of a crippled puppy.
However, the probability of the risk is incomparable with that
one when buying a ridgeback without pedigree.The benefit
from the ! pedigree! is that you can check whether your
dog does not come from family-related connection, which might
have highly negative consequences on its health and mentality.
There are examples known of “no – papers breeds” where much
related dogs were coupled, as mother with son or siblings with
If you do not have exhibitionist or breed – keeping ambitions,
you can have a puppie with a small exterior faul. A white paw or
wrong ridge will not upset your puppy. If you deserve its love,
it will be the best doggie friend. Despite the little deficiency
on its beauty, it will acquire the !pedigree! on the
grounds of its origin from a certificated breed. The price of
such a puppy is usually lower than the one of a puppy with breed
like expectations. It is definitely a better choice than a puppy
without pedigree, even if is that one some 3-4 thousands
cheaper. Might those be too different financial amounts to you,
do not feel offended when I say, you should not get yourself
this kind of dog at all. The total costs for nutrition and vet
will multiply the price of acquisition many times. And how about
when an accident happens to your four-legged friend?
the most important thing and that is the choice of the breed
keeper. The one, who cares for his puppies with passion, will
not sell his beloveds just like that after a short phone call.
He will want to meet you, talk to you, get to know you to assure
him self maximally that his minder will get into safe hands. You
may will have to travel through the whole country. But that does
not matter. You should be aware of the fact, that you are
getting yourself a living creature, a dog, the best friend of
human being, for whom you will be responsible for further
several years of your life and who will be the whole time fully
dependent on you.