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    I have often wondered when you guys go to sell your pups
    do you feel safe as to whom is coming to view them ?

    I mean, as my pups will be expensive as I have a rarer
    breed, I need to safe guard myself as to who comes to my
    property.
    I don't want just anyone coming for a sticky beak.
    Maybe they just want to check out the environment
    to break in and steal my pups, who knows..
    They would be pretty game but you hear of it all the time..

    I did read somewhere that some would make potential buyers
    produce their drivers license ...
    I would feel like an idiot to ask this, but I guess we do have
    to take precautions ..

    Any advice would be great guys.
    Last edited by Lucky Lady; 02-17-2012 at 03:39 PM.

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    We correspond via phone or e-mail a lot before sale and get a feel for the buyer.

    Scumbags who are just wanting to steal pups won't bother chatting to you about them, it's like a bank robber coming in the day befpre and chatting to the staff about where the safe is... it makes them a prime suspect.

    Your address shouldn't be given out until you feel you can trust the buyer. I like to see breeders going to the buyers home as well to check out fencing etc. My parents were very picky about where their Danes went and visited each and every home. They straight out told the buyers what they were doing and if the buyer wasn't happy about it.. stiff. Most were very understanding, some were even appreciative that mum and dad put so much effort into screening homes.

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    Pretty much as Crested said, you will have lots of contact via phone and email prior to them coming to your house.

    Don't be afraid to ask for a telephone number and a home address. You can google the address and check out the fences etc. Phone the telephone number the day before they are due to visit the pups "just checking you are still on for visiting us tomorrow". A shonky person is less likely to give you their telephone number.

    And most importantly ask them what they know of the breed. Sure genuine buyers will want to know what the breed is like to live from a person who owns them but an informed puppy buyer should have researched if this is the breed for them and should be able to tell you the usual blurb that is written about them.

    Then you can start grilling them, ages of people and kids in the house, other pets, fence heights, work hours. A genuine buyer will be happy to discuss with you all these things and even send you photo's of their fence heights, the collar and lead & bed they've bought puppy etc.

    If you are concerned about anyone turn them away nicely. And if I was really concerned put a padlock on your gate or whatever, don't be too quick to shush your adult male if he barks, hopefully these things will also stand out as "too hard" for the wrong type of person and they will look elsewhere.

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    MAC's answer is spot on... Lots of emails and phone chats before we even think about letting them know our address..We use google maps and google streetview along with nearmap to check out the property where the buyers live .. Then when a buyer does come, we not only check them out to see how prepared they are for the purchase, but we also watch how the dogs react to the people. I believe our dogs can sense things that we can't, so the dogs body language is very important in our final decision on who gets a pup and who misses out.
    Last edited by mitte; 02-17-2012 at 11:09 PM.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    Google maps should only be a back-up if you are selling interstate... our place looks nothing like it does on google maps, it hasn't been updated since we moved in 3 years ago.

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    I remember one breeder I rang up looking for a cattle dog pup was very cagey at first about what she had available. I ended up chatting to her for at least an hour long distance on the topic of cattle dogs, when she finally revealed that she had a pup that might suit. I asked her lots of questions and she also asked me lots of questions. She must have decided over the course of the conversation that I was as nutty as her about cattle dogs and that I had a good home waiting.

    There were various email conversations that followed and finally I had the nod to come and check out the pup. We then spent another 2 hours chatting and looking over the parents and talking cattle dogs. After that marathon I finally had the pup secured and off I went all parties satisfied.

    I doubt anyone who wasnt genuine would have lasted the distance. LOL.

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    Ever used Nearmap.. High res and only a few months out of date at the worst.. And yes, 3 pups are flying interstate on March 30th..
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    Hmmm, downloaded and put my address in. Zooming in it just becomes totally blurred, see nothing but some colour. I must be doing something wrong.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    mitte

    what is nearmap ??

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    Supposedly like google earth.
    Google Nearmap and have a look.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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