The hand of a breeder ... ❤
The hand of a breeder is the hand that calms the bitch at birth. It is the hand caressing her belly to soothe her on labor.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that clears the way for the puppies to be born easier. It is the hand that does not tremble even when it is full of blood to help a puppy in trouble.
The hand of a grower is the hand that opens the pericarp and separates the umbilical cord if the mom does not do it fast enough. It is the hand that rubs the puppy dry and helps the puppy to the first breath.
The hand of a breeder is also the one who caresses a puppy lovingly and wipes away the tears, if the puppy despite all efforts has not made it to life.
The hand of a breeder is the one who cleans mom and puppy several times a day and checks if everyone is okay. The puppies weighs daily, the mummy provides good food and incidentally somehow also done their own household and cares for the pack.
The hand of a breeder often has to rub tired eyes and smooth the worry lines on the forehead, because the mother only has enough milk after several days and until then he has to worry about the life of his puppies.
It is the hand that prepares milk bottles in case of problems every 2 hours, feeds the puppies and rubs the tummy, so that the digestion gets going.
The hand of a breeder is the one who can hardly rest for 3 weeks at night, is only there for mum and puppy and enters every gained gram contentedly in the weight table.
The hand of a grower is the one who prepares the first solid food, feeds the puppies regularly for 5 more weeks, keeps the camp clean, plays with the puppies, teaches them the little 1x1 of life, slowly weaned the puppies from the mother, the first ones Contacts with the puppy prospective ties and is often restless, because decisions must be made, which determine the further life of the puppy.
The hand of a breeder is the one who answers many questions from the new dog parents in advance, sends pictures and videos to them, prepares to say goodbye and does everything in advance to make sure that they can be done easily.
The hand of a breeder is the one who puts the puppy his first own collar and wipes away the tear of the breeder at the farewell.
The hand of the breeder is also the one who regularly picks up the phone or writes or answers the mails and inquires about the well-being of all dogs sold or answers many questions and helps to solve problems. It is also the one who puts the many money from the sale in the dog savings box, with the knowledge that often the effort is hardly covered and soon new issues are pending to continue the breed, because a loving and responsible breeder will not rich by breeding.
The hand of a breeder is also the one who keeps his eyes shut, so that one does not see the tears that he sheds, when he is attacked and is blamed for health or other problems he is not responsible for.
The hand of a breeder is also the one who feels the heart of the breeder happy when his dogs and puppies are well and he sees happy puppy parents.
Please remember all this when you shake your breeder's hand next time, and please remember that a good breeder will accompany his bred dogs until the end of their lives, caring for them, and that there is nothing better for him than on To be able to participate in the lives of these dogs and to be happy when they are well.