It gives breeders a chance to control their lines, With out having to maintain a huge no. of dogs and is the best way to keep track of track dogs you may want to breed in the future. Breeders who don't have an idea that they might want to breed this pup later, when the pup is eight weeks old, probably don't have a long range plan. We are always looking three years down the road
The average AKC breeder last 4 years.
There is absolutely nothing wrong or dishonest about this practice if the buyer is aware up front. We try to place our best female pups with people who are willing to do that for us. We can't keep them all until the breed or not decision is made.
My long time GSP breeding friend has done this for forty or more years. He names the litters alphabetically and does not sell breeding rights on females. He also gaurantees the pup to be free of genetic problems and to be a suitable companion and hunting dog for the life of the dog. I find that a little frightening since I don't control the training. If you make the dog gunshy he takes it back no questions asked.
He will breed your female with the dog of his choice, whelp her, raise the pups and sell the pups.
You get a pup or the price of a pup. If you own the male you get 2X that. I personally thing the bitch should be worth more than the dog because it takes much more out of her. It can be a good deal for some people if it is all spelled out to begin with. It gives him a chance to control his linebreeding.
Much better than the breeder who says if you want to breed the dog you have to pay X- dollars for the papers after the dog is old enough for x-rays and has a title that I spent the money to get. That is not helping the breed that is helping the breeder.