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    Ever 1 person you educate saves 1 dog it all helps and all adds up. The 1 person will educate someone too and so the wheels turn

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    Hugs for the positive thoughts.

    It's like the Starfish story. "It made a difference to that one."

    I'm off to read that little story again. It always cheers me up.

    The Starfish Story by Loren Eiseley - MuttCats.com
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    That is sucha simple story but carries such a strong message. It can be applied across the globe for not just dogs, cats and other animlas, but our fellow humans as well.

    Thanks for posting it again Deerhound.
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    Hi there,

    I would like to post on our experiences in trying out a new dog in our home. We did our homework first, and then once we had settled on a breed we went in search of a reputable breeder. We did some googling and found out about puppy mills and pet shop dogs, and although the little faces in the window look oh so cute we didnt buy them because a) there was no history and b) We knew where they came from and to buy the puppy promotes the business.

    We had a lot of interaction between the breeder and ourselves before we agreed to try out the dog at home. The breeder was always available to ring if we had any problems.

    I would thoroughly reccomend a breeder when you are choosing your next dog, and have told anybody who will listen that it is the way to go.

    Regards
    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grakat1 View Post
    Hi there,

    I would like to post on our experiences in trying out a new dog in our home. We did our homework first, and then once we had settled on a breed we went in search of a reputable breeder. We did some googling and found out about puppy mills and pet shop dogs, and although the little faces in the window look oh so cute we didnt buy them because a) there was no history and b) We knew where they came from and to buy the puppy promotes the business.

    We had a lot of interaction between the breeder and ourselves before we agreed to try out the dog at home. The breeder was always available to ring if we had any problems.

    I would thoroughly reccomend a breeder when you are choosing your next dog, and have told anybody who will listen that it is the way to go.

    Regards
    Graham
    Great post Graham!
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Hi there,

    We have been surfing the internet looking at puppies, and it seems as though there is nothing available at all unless you want a Poodle. I'm not a breeder so I am not sure wether there is a desired time to breed dogs, but the purebred dog is going to lose out against the pet shops at this rate.

    I'm not advocating that the purebred breeders should have their dogs permanently pregnant, but when little Johnny pressures Mum and Dad to get a puppy, the parents have little choice in the matter, and will go for the easiest option, being the pet store rather than a purebred breeder.

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    Graham

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    Um - no matter what breed you want you can go online and find dozens of breeders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grakat1 View Post
    but when little Johnny pressures Mum and Dad to get a puppy, the parents have little choice in the matter, and will go for the easiest option, being the pet store rather than a purebred breeder.
    But imagine your little Johhny's face and feeling when and if pet shop puppy gets sick and dies (they often do as they often come from BYBs who do not take care of them properly). Or is it like getting just another plush toy for little Johnny, if it gets broken or ruined, you just replace it with another one?

    regards to you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grakat1 View Post
    but when little Johnny pressures Mum and Dad to get a puppy, the parents have little choice in the matter, and will go for the easiest option, being the pet store rather than a purebred breeder.

    Regards
    Graham
    if little johnny's parents can't say no, or even tell the kid to be patient, then they are contributing far worse to society than just supporting BYB... namely their raising a kid that will probably have all sorts of behavioural problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    When my kids walk past the puppy shop windows and beg me for one of the cute fluffy puppies I just say no.. it's not hard I say no to them for lots of things.. they've just got to build a bridge LOL
    Now that sounds like my house

    Although,far from it for me to advocate buying anywhere other than an ethical,reputable breeder , but I have breached a subject similar to this on another forum *yawn* and was pomptly tore to peices and it was turned into a breeder basshing thread when that was the last thing intended.

    Because whilst Graham might not have put it in the best way to you,they do as much as we might have to admit it,have a point.

    I will put this diclaimer in right now so you don't miss it ; This is NOT a breeder bash nor am I painting ALL breeders with the same brush.

    Many times I have had friends of friends, inlaw family members etc come to me asking advice amongst other things in regards to getting a new pup . You would be surprised at how many actually did want to do the right thing but were turned off when being shunned by some breeders they had contacted.

    Some , I repeat,some! Breeders out there should maybe think about the way they interact with potential puppy buyers. Pet shops etc are trained and versed in customer care , therefor , lets say that Mr Dad approaches a breeder of his first choice of dog,said breeder ( for whatever reason,being it a hard breed,a breed at risk of BSL etc etc) instead of perhaps spending a few minutes explaining why they cant help them right now,just brushes them off instead with a No,None availible see ya later type attitude .
    Next day,Mr Dad is in a Pet Shop and the sales assistant is suddenly pandering to his every whim,making him feel right and that he would be doing a good thing by taking home one of their poor bubs.

    As sad as it is to say , I know which way the majority of middle classed Ozzy families would go .

    And yes , I know that we all want whats the absolute best for our pups.
    But it seriously does not take much to pen a quick,corteous reply .more often thatn not these people will then look a little deeper,ask a few more questions....in essence these will be the ones that dont fuel the Puppy Trade and will go onto educate their children and the neighbours,and their children and so on and so on...

    Sorry for the bit of a ramble but its something that often plays on my mind and finding an affable solution to it I feel would be paramount in turning the tide.
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