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    Hi, I am trying to find a whippet puppy for my 3 children for xmas. We live 40kms west of XXXXXX on a property and I have had whippets growing up and know they are the perfect pet for kids.

    Do you have any puppies for sale or know someone who does – as usual, I have left the Christmas shopping to the last minute!

    Kind regards



    As I don't have any puppies I guess this was a group email sent out to all the breeders on the club website. They will wonder why they don't get much response.

    In the past I've suggested to people that they need to reword their email better, but generally have had my head bitten off, so no longer bother to respond.

    Surely they can't expect to be taken seriously. Would you write an email like that?
    Last edited by MAC; 12-04-2012 at 09:16 PM.

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    Lol wow, I wouldn't sell a puppy to someone that said that! lol Christmas shopping... a puppy isn't just another pressie.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    The Christmas shopping bit would concern me .. other than that i don't see any issues(until you've actually talked to them of course). Was it just the Christmas shopping bit that worried you?

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    Yes the Christmas shopping part is a deal breaker. But the fact that they want something but tell me nothing much about themselves, ages of children, fences, other pets? where the dog will sleep etc. I also dislike it when parents buy a dog for the children. Parents ultimately take responsibility.

    The email is 4 lines in total and they've "left it to the last minute". A dog shouldn't be a last minute thought.

    I've sent out several emails over the last few months regarding a show puppy from breeders. Even though they could easily get a reference or enquire about me I still do a detailed email of how my dogs live, sleep, yard size, access to house, ages of my skids, fence heights, details of other dogs etc.

    People expect so much from a breeder, to do all health testing, proof puppy against noises and new things, microchip, vax etc, what's wrong with us expecting something back from owners.
    Last edited by MAC; 12-05-2012 at 08:54 AM.

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    Tell them to get a whippet from the shelter. There are plenty of second-hand dogs that need a home.

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    Telling them that would get the same response as the one I would get if I told them to reword their email.

    If they've gone thru the website they would already know I do rescue for the breed.

    Not everyone wants a rescue dog & many families are not suitable for a rescue whippet and I've told them that. I do not think this family is suitable for any dog.

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    It's not just the Xmas present thing that bugs me, it's also the "puppy for the kids" bit. That really makes it seem like they think that a pup is a toy! I understand that lots of people want their kids to grow up with a dog and obviously there's nothing wrong with that. And I allow my 7yo to train and control our dog. But only an adult should be responsible for the dog! Thus our dog is always really my dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    People expect so much from a breeder, to do all health testing, proof puppy against noises and new things, microchip, vax etc, what's wrong with us expecting something back from owners.
    I guess from my perpective if i hadn't found online dog forums, i would have had no idea what a breeder may want to know about me, so i can understand why someone wouldn't think/know to tell you all about themselves. In their favour, at least they're contacting reg breeders, not BYB or puppy farms.

    I just assumed that the parents would realise the pup would be their responsibility, maybe that was a bit naive on my part

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I just assumed that the parents would realise the pup would be their responsibility, maybe that was a bit naive on my part
    Yeah, it was probably just a case of unfortunate phrasing. I would want to know that the parents really want a dog too and that they don't just get one because the kids want one, if you know what I mean.

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    I don't see a problem with it.

    They have had the breed before, want it for their kids, Christmas is coming..so what? It is not like they are wanting it as a pressy for a non family member given on a whim. How do you know that they have not been thinking of it for a while?
    They could have of course given more info on their environment etc and may do so with a follow up email if no reply has been done.
    How do you know they would not be a perfect home? Couldn't there be a reply, we have none available at the moment? A draft can be made that you just have to fill in a name.

    I think it is rude not to reply.
    I have received no reply from 2 rescues I contacted re rehoming a dog that was going to get a bullet. I still haven't and that was over a year ago. I did a follow up email asking for help too. I know they are busy but it does not enhance their rescues by not replying at all. These two rescues were both to do with ACDs. I tend to tell people to give them a miss and try other rescues.
    Different thing I know but not replying is rude in my personal estimation.

    Then the email is brought here for ridicule as the enquirer does not conform to some forum member's standards.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 12-05-2012 at 05:45 PM.

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