is a reputable breeder?
For a very clear
definition of backyard breeder, puppy mill, commercial breeder, Hobby breeder,
and experienced breeder, click
information is kindly provided by the author, Tina Barber
and can also be found on the Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center website
Here is an article
on what the definition of "registered breeder"
and "a puppy with papers" -
the Backyard Breeders' and Puppy Millers' Big Book of
Old Excuses, click
ban on tail docking the question often arises as to how the tail should be
groomed. One must remember that the tail is an extension of the spinal column
and should be groomed the same way as the back. That is stripped or clippered
giving a clean line.
some people prefer to leave a fringe on the tail. Using the same blade as for
the body clip down about 1/3 of the tail both top and bottom. Clip the upper
part of the tail and ½ way down the sides a further third leaving a fringe on
the lower portion and tip of the tail. Scissor the tail so the fringing curves
similar to the tail of a setter.
grooming parlours do not groom the tail leaving it fluffy like a poodle's tail.
This is not a very appealing look.