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    Because first and foremost the pup and the potential home it goes to is important.

    I KNOW exactly what goes into a litter, so much so that I know that I will never recoup what I have put into my dogs via the sale of a litter.

    But pricing does have to be looked at on a breed by breed basis. If price alone could make someone rethink and research a breed before purchasing it's a small win.

    I think many dogs are in the situation they are because of poor breed research, purchased on looks alone and the puppy cuteness factor.

    i'm not saying charge a bomb but make it enough for people to stop and think, is this really what I want? To me $200 is too little and no different to the over inflated prices that are charged for pet shop puppies placed in the window of large shopping centres sucking in impulse buyers with their cute, get me out of the miserable glass prison look.
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    100% i agree with you, first and foremost is the pup...... thats why as a seller it would be important to screen who you sell to..... as the OP has already stated they will do so...... people with money to burn dont always provide the best homes......same goes for people who arent all that well off dont provide bad homes
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    100% i agree with you, first and foremost is the pup...... thats why as a seller it would be important to screen who you sell to..... as the OP has already stated they will do so...... people with money to burn dont always provide the best homes......same goes for people who arent all that well off dont provide bad homes
    Reyzor being a bulldog owner myself they can be very expensive dogs not only to buy but to maintain at good health.

    They are not really suitable for people that wouldnt be able to provide them with that.
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    of course if you are doing the proper screenign of you buyers, then they would have done the research and would know all of that wouldnt they, and if they didnt, as a responsible seller wouldnt you say "maybe you should do more research if this is the right breed for you"
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    of course if you are doing the proper screenign of you buyers, then they would have done the research and would know all of that wouldnt they, and if they didnt, as a responsible seller wouldnt you say "maybe you should do more research if this is the right breed for you"
    Very true!! Thats the job of the breeder I guess
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    Yes, it is the job of the puppy breeder to screen the potential new buyer. But people can be very deceptive and sneaky and it takes a bit of practice to know what to look for and how to find any holes in their "story" if they have one.

    It also takes a while to be able to do this without turning people away. Breeders often get a bad wrap because they come across as rude etc, be on the other end of that phone talking to a bunch of wackos daily when you have a litter and you can get a bit like that.

    A good breeder puts in place ALL aspects of the sale of the puppies to find the best homes for them.

    It also take some thought as to how to present the questions to potential owners without giving them the answers when it comes to finding out if they have researched the breed. On the other hand some peoples research begins with a call to the breeder. It's a fine line between giving them the answers so they can feed you what you want to hear (not what you want) and sussing out if this is a potential home for your puppies.
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    [QUOTE=Rocky&Eevie;140575]
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    Good to hear you will be picky with homes.

    To be honest as they are not papered dogs and have essentially been backyard bred without any health testing on the parents (ie: PENN Hip scores and checks for other breed issues) and you will not be providing anyone with health guarantees on the pups (ie: if you sell a pup who ends up sick will you take them back and replace with another pup or refund the price of the pup) you should only be selling these pups at a price that will cover your costs ie: cost of vaccinations, worming, vet checks, microchipping. If you want, you can add an extra 120 or so to the price and offer it back to anyone who desexes their pup and shows you proof.

    Will you be desexing your bitch after this litter to avoid any further litters?

    There are a lot of dogs in the shelter and with every litter you breed you risk one of YOUR pups ending up in the shelter (this happens no matter how closely you check possible puppy homes) and you also take away another chance for a pound dog to find a home.[/QUOTe


    Hi yes I agree. I just want Eevie to have a safe and healthy birth that and the puppies health is my concern. I brought both of my dogs neglected and Eevie was brought to keep Rocky company as he was lonely while I was at work and they are best friends. Yes Eevie will be desexed afterwards. I did want them to have 1 litter of puppies and they both are very healthy and calm and lovely but yes she will be desexed. I know about the large amount of neglected animals, I volunteer at a refuge sometimes and its heart breaking. Thanks for your help.


    I hope the birth will not cost you a fortune as I noticed the dam is the smaller breed of the two......Hope it all goes well
    Also the sun sensitivity and such is often passed on to from parents, so you will have to make the new puppy owners aware of that.
    In my perfect world (I wish), non-health/temp cleared puppies would not be born.

    But the deed being done, I hope you can find good happy homes for your little puppies, MAC is right....People can be very deceptive and sound amazing owners to be. I have two dogs here that cost people $2500 each and still ended up in Rescue and were treated terribly. Even though the Breeder thought she had checked out the owners. It is one of the reasons i am very tentative about breeding. Who would EVER be good enough for one of my puppies I would just put way to much thought into it......If only I could at the beginning decide she would only have two puppies. I have two perfect homes. One for me and one for my best friend Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    Personally I would be charging more than $200 for a puppy.

    Yep I know they come with no guarantees etc but any moron can come up with $200 for a very cute puppy and spin you a tail about how good a home it will go to.

    Unless I've misunderstood my concern is that the bitch is much smaller than the dog??? If I'm wrong then I apologise. But because of this I urge you to get both of them desexed as soon as possible as your dog will now know all about the birds and the bees and be more tempted, with the experience behind him, by any bitch in the local area that comes in.

    Also now is the time to start researching the whelping process and building a good relationship with your vet or find a mentor, as "aussie" bulldog or not, difficult births happen and things can go wrong even with much easier whelping breeds, so planning is crucial & well worth it.

    Good luck with your litter and I look forward to seeing pics of the puppies.
    Yes I'd like to also reiterate the points in my previous post which Newfie has also brought to the fore which may get lost.

    Aussie or not this is a bulldog breed and difficult births are the norm, not the exception. I know this thread was about price but we are jumping the gun so to speak.

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    Ruby's Mum nearly died during the end of her pregnancy as she was carrying TEN Pups!!

    She was given an emergency c-section and all but 5 pups past away due to varying issues. They were also premature by I think 7 days. ( Which is A long time)

    She needed 24 hour watch a week after the birth due to how weak she was. While the breeder had a quick shower, unfortunately mum had rolled onto another puppy and was unable to move so they lost another one.

    Breeding is not an easy thing, specially with Bulldogs!
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    My breeder has been excellent and the last thing she said to me was that if i ever had any issue with my dog no matter how old it is ,she would always be only a phone call away.
    She also said that if any of her dogs ever ended up in the pound or RSPCA then she has failed in some way, so if i ever had trouble with keeping him to please call her first.
    I have promised to keep her updated with lots of photo's as he gets older.
    I really liked the way she wants to be a part of the dogs life for as long as it lives not just until she sells it.


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