I made a few inquiries where I thought Jed might be a good fit, but at the same time, I contacted his breeder feeling strongly that they should always have the first right of refusal. In this case, I did not need to go further. She will be taking Jed back, and I could not be happier for him, or for her.
Professionalism dictates that when you breed pups, you bring life into this world for which you are always responsible. Unfortunately, too many individuals who breed pups are neither responsible or professional, which is why we kill upwards of 3 million dogs in this country every year, a devastatingly tragic and utterly preventable fact.
I applaud Jed's breeder for her complete and immediate willingness to act professionally. She has faith in her breed, and rightly so. They are wonderful dogs. I am going to miss Jed's joy, his bouyancy and his smiles, given easily and often. Such a bright and happy youngster, I look forward to having him whup my butt on the trial field sooner than later!