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    Default If You Were a Breeder Would You Sell Me a Dog?

    Just curious lol
    Will take no offence I promise!
    but if your dog had a litter would you accept me as a potential buyer? (for pet)
    22 and work full time with partner is 27 working full time. Huge back yard and allowed inside, very secure, no other pets or kids, take it for walks every day and to training.
    what else would you need to know to accept me?

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    In all honesty I would never sell a dog to anyone where both parties are working full-time, unless it was employment based from home or something like that.

    I think it also comes down greatly to the breed of dog being sold, that dog's needs, and the level of knowledge and experience of the potential new owner.
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    Knowledge of the breed, have you researched the breed and accept it's bad points?

    Do you rent?
    Are you buying a home?
    What suburb?
    Can I have your contact details?
    Can you afford the next 2 injections and vet bills in relatively quick succession?
    Can you afford monthly worming & heart worm medication & what will you use?
    Will you be able to afford an emergency vet visit or will do whatever it takes in case of an emergency?
    Can you clip dogs nails or can you learn?
    Where will it sleep?
    What will you feed it?
    Will you listen to my suggestions and take them on board?
    What will you do if you go on holiday
    What will you do if you lose your job/house.
    I will be the alternate contact on the microchip.
    What are your thoughts on how to raise a puppy?

    These are some.

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    I wouldn't write you off for both being workers - but that's not such an issue with my breed.

    Certainly what you've said so far wouldn't raise any particular alarm bells, and would be grounds for metting and getting to know you etc.

    I'm a great believer in being supportive without being invasive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    In all honesty I would never sell a dog to anyone where both parties are working full-time, unless it was employment based from home or something like that.
    I have to agree with DA. After having Mia, and being with her day in and day out for the last year, baby puppies need so much, 3 meals a day, warmth and sleep time, they need guidence to learn the rules, if they're left alone all day, they wont get any of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    I have to agree with DA. After having Mia, and being with her day in and day out for the last year, baby puppies need so much, 3 meals a day, warmth and sleep time, they need guidence to learn the rules, if they're left alone all day, they wont get any of those things.
    I have raised 2 dogs on my own, i have worked every day since the day I got them, Atlas was left home from 8 weeks onwards, and Kaos 4 months when i got her.

    Both dogs are wondeful dogs, they know the rules and being left alone has never been a problem.

    It annoys me so much that rescues and breeders wont sell to people who work, sorry, but most people have to work and the dogs cope fine. Not as often now, but a few years ago I was working up to 16 hour days - now I will do that on the weekend, but not every day

    and dogs and cats are fine

    If i was home for some amount of time (having children, out of work) I dont think i would get a dog - being home all day every day, then one day have to get up and start working 40 hours a week? I do not believe it is fair on the dog.

    While selling puppies is much more full on that just if you work or not, yes, I would sell you a puppy

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    Jeez, I sound mean!

    Can understand where you are coming from TB, very much so. Question was singular not plural, so I took it as ONE dog. Would I sell to them then? Nope.
    Two or more dogs, yeah, would consider it. Great for dogs to have company of their own kind, particularly if human family is off at work for a lot of hours.
    For example, if I returned to full-time work, I would not dream of doing so unless I had added another dog into our family for Logan to be with during the day, instead of me. I would also make sure plenty of adjusting time had been given.

    But then again, I think it's hard for me to answer this question, as the only dog in my head is the GSD - and in all honesty and blunt as it may sound, I sincerely believe a huge proportion of the population should not own them.
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    Ooh this is a fun post, can you do it for me too please?
    I have my name down for a white shepherd.

    Do you rent? No
    Are you buying a home? I have my own home and will be selling prior to getting my puppy to get a smaller house with a big yard
    What suburb?
    Can I have your contact details? Well my breeder can
    Can you afford the next 2 injections and vet bills in relatively quick succession? Yes, I would be prepared for the puppy injections etc.
    Can you afford monthly worming & heart worm medication & what will you use? Yes, probably Advantix and Drontal
    Will you be able to afford an emergency vet visit or will do whatever it takes in case of an emergency? Yes and Yes
    Can you clip dogs nails or can you learn? I can clip cats nails so assume I can learn to do dogs nails
    Where will it sleep? Most likely outside, depends on how it gets along with our other pets.
    What will you feed it? Dry food and bones, meat, eggs, etc. (probably not tinned food basically)
    Will you listen to my suggestions and take them on board? Of course - who knows your dog better than the breeder?
    What will you do if you go on holiday? I don't normally go on holidays but my mum would look after my pets for me. Other wise pet sitters. Or as a last resort, my partners family.
    What will you do if you lose your job/house? Umm my partner would be working hopefully. Otherwise get another job and sell the house/rent/move in with parents. - I would keep my pets no matter what!
    I will be the alternate contact on the microchip? That would be good to have the breeder as an alternate contact just in case.
    What are your thoughts on how to raise a puppy? Lots of behaviour training! Teach it to be a well rounded, well behaved puppy to help prevent problems later on.

    I work full time (away for 47.5 hours because of work each week) but my partner works casually. Once he has full time work I plan on working less. We are the homebody type so don't go out unless we have to! Currently in a position where a dog can come to work with me and can play with other dogs.

    DA - Looking at a German Shepherd, what would make it a bad idea for me to own one?

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    Krystal, I answered Jazz because she promised she would take no offence from anybody's answers. Are you willing to do the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    In all honesty I would never sell a dog to anyone where both parties are working full-time, unless it was employment based from home or something like that.

    I think it also comes down greatly to the breed of dog being sold, that dog's needs, and the level of knowledge and experience of the potential new owner.
    This would mean that a lot of the people on this forum shouldn't own dogs?
    I would agree if we were talking about skin children, but dogs grow up a lot faster. I think as long as you are there for the first 4-6 weeks with your new fur baby to make sure it is settled and then spend plenty of time with your fur baby when you are not at work and also spend the time training etc, I can see no problem.
    It sometimes takes two pays to be able to provide a fur child with everything it needs including vet bills.

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