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    An ex-work mate bought s husky on impulse... dropped it off at the shelter a few weeks later when the landlord found out.

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    It would be interesting to read the draft standards being developed, from the news paper article only 2 things were spoken of, record keeping and kennel size, and a brief few lines about 'enhanced microchipping details'. I guess it will mostly be like the COE of dogsqld but broadened for commercial and hobbiest breeders not with dogsqld, with some general animal welfare conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    That's awesome!

    To be honest, I am not that worried about petshops selling pups...its where they get the pup from that is the problem IMO. I have never seen an unhappy/unhealthy looking pup in a petshop though so if I did, I might have a different feeling about it.
    Every puppy (that doesn't have its litter mates) that I see in a pet store looks unhappy. Heck, I would be unhappy being stuck in a tiny glass box and having hundreds of people starting at me all day, and most of the time no toys to play with apart from newspaper and the water bowls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I dont necessarily think impulse buying i a bad thing.

    All my dogs have been impulse "buys". People can still impulse buy off breeders....soemtimes peoples impulse register or list themselves to get a pup...then when the time comes feel like they cant say no and go ahead with the purchase (and the breeder isnt going to know the difference if they waited for one).
    Both of my dogs have been impulse buys as well. But I wish I was more educated when I did it - I think I would not have brought both my dog's from a BYB's, and I also would have chosen the correct breed for what I was after - which means I wouldn't of selected AmStaffies. I don't regret my decisions because I love both of my dogs and would never get rid of them.

    I'm sure plenty of other people do this as well... the only difference being some dump/neglect their dogs instead.

    Tighter breeding regulations and breeders that actually care would (in my opinion) stop/reduce that happening.

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    Really, some pet shops dont have toys in with the pups?

    I always see toys in the pen.

    We did see one puppy in the pet store, a wee foxy/JR x, right before we got Pippi. Not our usual type of dog but he was on his own and we had seen him a few weeks before, and then saw him on this one particular day. Anyway, we went home and decided he had been there too long on his own. He wasnt unhappy looking but definitely a little bored looking. We decided to buy him, he was only a couple hundred bucks, but when we rang a couple of hours later another couple had been watching him for the few weeks too and taken him home.

    Would I feel bad for supporting puppy mills if i took him home, nope. While I dont agree with puppy mills, having him home and the joy we would have got from him would have made it worth it.

    All my dogs are from BYB except one and he is from the SPCA. Chevy was a friend of a friend who had an accidental litter (we had contact with them up until chev was 6 or so and th ema was speyed after the pups went). Lennox was the same - neighbours dog jumped the fence and got to their bitch (they were a bit trash though so probably hadnt even thought of speying). Pippi was purpose bred and riddled with fleas and worms so we took her. Didnt get to meet the parents either as we turned up early and they were out for their evening walk.

    I didnt really know much about puppy mills then until I came here after we got Pippi and wouldnt want to support that necessarily but I would still purchase from a BYB...though I would ask a few more questions about the situation etc.

    At the end of the day, they are going to go to someones home and I personally would prefer they end up with someone responsible (like myself) who isnt going to dump them off when they become difficult, or abandon them when they get health issues.

    Disclaimer: This doesnt mean I necessarily advocate mills, I dont, but I truly dont have an issue with BYBers depending on the circumstance.

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    ...god someone shut me up LOL

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    Hahaha

    My two came from people who bred them for the money, Harley's dad is in Sydney and was brought up, his mum was on her last little because they had bred the crap out of her. Bella's parent's were someone's family pet's and they had only had a few litters, I got to see both of her parent's and they were awesome dogs, and the family that owned them's daughter had just finished chemo/radiation for leukaemia and was in remission so the money from buying Bella & her litter mates went to a party for the girl to celebrate her getting better - which I thought was great! (haha look at me ing now! )

    I am only going to buy from breeders from now on so that I know that the parents have been temp and medical tested and that the dog we get is suited to us etc! lol

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    diesel was an impulse buy and i dont regret one minute of it... we have been in tough times while weve owned him and never ever thought about dumping him... detroit weve just brought and was a byb but we could view both parents and i think might have been an accident. either way wherever they came from are both loved i hope these laws stamp out puppy mills!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I don't like it because they are really targeting the impulsive buyers here. That is ok if we're talking a new vacuum cleaner or even a goldfish. But not so ok if it's puppies or kittens.
    I do have an issue if someone impulse buys a goldfish, there is a lot more to keeping fish than most people realise and no 2 years is not a reasonable lifespan. Goldfish should be around at least 15 years not including severely deformed varieties.

    Impulse buying isn't ideal but I don't think it is so much the issue as the lack of awareness/committment. Impule buying happens and some adjust well to the change while other's don't. I've seen planned purchases go belly up when there is lack of long term committment.
    Even a breeder can't tell if the purchaser will still be as enthusiastic about their pup in 5 years time.
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    OT I won a goldfish at the ekka once when I was a kid, poor think died on the way home. they didnt even have a barrel of water that was conditioned, just tap water in a plastic bag

    Now goldfish merchants should also be covered in welfare, all animals should.
    too many kids get dudded at the ekka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmice View Post
    I do have an issue if someone impulse buys a goldfish, there is a lot more to keeping fish than most people realise and no 2 years is not a reasonable lifespan. Goldfish should be around at least 15 years not including severely deformed varieties.
    I impulse brought a gold fish... well two! One for me and the OH when we lived in a unit! Goober lasted like 2 or 3 years and after that I will never have fish again! Cleaning the tank is a pain in the butt!

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