Carole g wrote:Your "take", Mark, is the only "take" there is and you have, despite loving your own dog, absolutely no experience of the world of dog breeding.
The UKLA is not, as most view it, a breed club web site, but the personal blog that has grown way too big.
For heaven's sake, Mark, set up a small committee of those with experience in your breed and VOTE on how this site should be run.
It is, as it stands, a disaster and you lack the experience in dog sales to understand why. Breeders know that once people come to see a puppy, they will 9/10 buy the pup, whatever the circumstances, and however dreadful the breeder. These puppy pictures serve the same purpose, they will sell the litter, stick a child in the picture and its guaranteed, whatever the price of the pups or counter argument.
Carole - I made this point recently. As I understand it, Mark is quite happy to continue running the show on his own. I also suggested that he change the Forum name -IMHO, UKLA certainly IMPLIES there is some governing body or committee - don't you think ?