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    I met a man in the park the other day on the Sunshine Coast. He had the most adorable Neo mastiff puppy with him for a walk. As usual I starting chatting with him.
    He has had the pup for 2.5 weeks and he is now 9 weeks old?. Hoping to find out where he got it from. he told me was at the river one day and saw a man with 3 Neo mastiff pups, so he went over to see them. he said he didnt have any prior intention a getting a pup but was very taken with them.
    The owner said he was from NSW and had sold 2 of the pups but had bought 3 to give one buyer a choice of puppies but said he could buy it if he wanted...and he did...for 1,200!
    The owner told him he was meeting the buyers half way at Noosa to deliver them to owners who lived in Gladstone and bunderberg , and could incorperate a holiday at the same time.
    He has never met the other buyers, met this guy in a park and just sold him a pup on the spur of the moment, pups that were NOT 8 WEEKS OLD.

    Not sure how you feel about this scenario but i thought it was very sad.

    Responsible breeders meet prospective buyers first, and if they live interstate, buyers need to spend the time and money coming to meet the breeder beforehand or no pup.
    And selling a massive breed like that (or any breed)on the spur of the moment?
    Not 8 weeks?
    I noticed this man had 2 very small children with him, not that that is a problem but the fact he had never owned such a breed before AND has small children is a worry.
    What do you think?
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    Yeah, thats not cool at all. Bit suss too. $1200 isnt a bad price ....if anything thats cheap which makes me think these pups might even have somthing wrong with them.

    After owning a Mastiff and little kids myself i'm not concerned about it all. Everything i read before i bought one and my experiences since make me believe they are very, very good dogs to have around small kids as long as they are socialised well and the KIDS are the ones who need to be kept under control. Mind you there's always the chance of a small kid getting bowled over by a friendly dog who dosnt realise his strentgh.
    The whole thing sounds dodgy to me...i hope old mate didnt get ripped off and he puts the effort into raising it well.

    I've actually seen a Neo pup who was bought with drugs....the poor pup died a few weeks later.....not sure why but the poor pup was doomed from the start.

    There's some dead set wankers out there !


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    Yes, your right sean..there are some wankers.

    I know mastiffs are generally great with kids (not remote controls though) as a friend has two and your right, the kids have to be controlled sometimes more than the dog, but this guy didnt know that..it was a spur of the moment purchase and he asked ME what temperment his dog may have???? Sheeesh.

    I love my friends mastiffs, they are lovable, friendly, good watch dogs but both would help the burgler carry out the goods and I do expect to be suitably drooled over when I visit but thats all I know of the breed.

    But yes, just the fact they have sold them interstate and havent met the buyers, AND sell one randomly to someone they met on a riverwalk who knows nothing of the breed suggests they are VERY dodgy...very sad!
    I am glad its not just me who finds the whole scenario unsettling.

    What happened with the mastiff who died...drugs? How awful...In the words of Pauline hanson , Please explain!!!!
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    Yes i can see Mojo holding the door open for crook to carry the T.V out aswell. LOL !!

    The poor Neo pup lived next door to my mate. This bloke was a dealer but always said g'day over the fence. My friends kept it cool as they didnt want any trouble and noticed the pup. He had no dramas showing him off and telling about how he was swapped for a heap of weed. I saw the little fella once through the fence and when i asked a few weeks later how big he was now my mate informed me he had passed away but didnt know what exactly happened but he thought it may have been parvo as we have had some really bad outbreaks here in Bundy in the last few years. The local papers are always reminding people here to vaccinate thier dogs for parvo but the message dosnt seem to sink into some of thier thick, feral minds. I've seen the disease first hand and it's a shocking way for a dog to die so i'm hoping it wasnt the little fellas fate. So sad but what can you do ???


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    Your from Bundy...you may see the little fellow areound as one of these pups was sold there. This little fellow was blue/ grey not sure of the name of the colour.

    What a sad story,poor little dog, I once stole a mastiff/staffie x from a family who lived near me in Gympie. The dog was horribly abused with cuts and cigirette burns, very underweight, would roam the property and neighbours properties, killing chooks, ducks etc and the owners children would be seen on the street trying to hit it with wood and kick it.

    So i waited till I had found a home for it, then lured it into my property, put it in a car and drove him to his kind new owners.
    I knew it was theft, but didnt care as many farmers were going to shoot it if they found it, and I had already offered to buy the pup and spoken to the owners (who]s child was friends with my son)about the possible outcomes if they didnt care for and contain their dog.
    They didnt care that it had dissappeared anyway. Wankers.
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    Hi CQ

    I do believe there are rules about selling puppies in QLD now and that the guy selling those puppies broke a bunch of them.

    Queensland standards and guidelines for the welfare of animals: Breeding dogs | Primary industries & fisheries | Queensland Government

    Hmm, maybe they haven't quite implemented them, but I would love to pass on that guy's car licence plates to the RSPCA. It's wrong.

    Microchip your cat or dog - Department of Local Government and Planning

    The microchip law has been in since last September (2011) however. Was the puppy microchipped?

    And nothing like owning a dog to learn all you need to know about owning one. There are somethings that are never as described on websites or books.

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    The pups could also have been stolen or actually crosses of big dogs and not Neos at all. Hope the little guy you met got a good home so how he was acquired is not relevant to his life.

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    Lol no better than the dogue puppies I seen for sale on the side of the road out the back of a van :/ People just have no idea really and wouldn't blink an eye at that sort of transaction.

    When we were looking for our second pup we nearly brought a boxer, the add said they were located in Mt Gravatt so we called and asked to come and have a look only to be told that the puppies were actually in NSW and the owner would be bringing them up for people to have a look at over the coming weekend - when I asked if we could all he said was "Oh I don't know if we have any". Lol I thought it was a bit weird so just left it at that. And then we got Bella from a BYB. lol I had no clue at all really.

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    how he was acquired is not relevant to his life
    It will be relevant to his life. He's likely to have ongoing health problems like hip displasia and other big dog problems because the parents were not checked before mating.

    And it will be relevant to his cousins and siblings ie giving a scam artist like this $1200 is like handing your credit card to a drug addict and saying go for it. Well I guess doing that might save a few houses from being robbed. But it's not right to reward bad behaviour in dogs, or humans.

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    If there were no parent dogs, the pups could have been stolen and a quick make money deal

    Also the Neo's are quite different to all other mastiffs and need some experience....I would never reccomend them for first time owners, even though i really like them. I personally don't think giants of any kind are for first time owners. People need a little back ground in training/obedience. But that said some people can manage quite well.

    Neo's are usually not that cheap, hence I ws suspect....Sad eally, but it is buyer beware..Anyone who wnats to go the cheap route takes a huge risk.

    It is up to the consumer to do the homework..if all consumers were informed and careful, there would be no successful BYB's....Therre would be no shoddy Breeding kennels, there would be no puppy Farms. You often get what you pay for. Just said it is something like a puppy..........
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