being that the DNA profiling of 1 dog is like 45$ (if I remember correctly, and then you might even be able to get a discount for doing an entire litter on the same time) and the price of a puppy is 2000$ (if I remember correctly?), I would say it was nothing but fair to include that in the price.sequoia wrote:Personally, I think that's too much to ask of the breeder. Supplying the dam/sire's DNA profile should be enough IMO. If the new owner wants to have the test done, then the price should be added to the cost of the puppy.
it IS possible to swap young pups (I believe there are even instructions to how) without much of the risk of getting the dna from the mother, and if it was possible to do while the pups are chipped (I asked Tracy if she could find out how early a pup can be chipped, because if the pup can be chipped already at the first vet check I see no reason why they cannot be both chipped and swapped by the Vet at this point - and then the vet sealing a envelope and sending it for profiling (thereby ensuring that there could not be tampered with the swapped by people less than honorable)..
If doing this early the result is likely to have come back before the pup leaves for new homes AND the pups DNA and Chip could be registered together in the database, for future reference, eg. if any dog should ever disappear or turn up that might be Tamaskan or linked to Tamaskan..
Also as it turns out, some people are just going to try and get away with what they can, which means they will also use dogs and say that the parents are other dogs.. we have seen this more than once already now, this will be much harder!!
Besides this, I am pretty sure I heard that in some GSD clubs they have been doing the same (DNA Profiling entire litters) because too many people were cheating and lying (1 is too many if you ask me!) ..