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    I think this is a moot discussion about Gumtree and the like. Considering anyone can advertise on these sites and there are no parameters to adveritising (only BYB etc) the saying getting a dog off these places is a bad idea is not true.

    A note on your test theory - I think if the breeder has to sit the test, then anyone wanting to buy an animal has to sit one too. It's not the breeder's fault if the buyer is a shallow, impulsive pr*ck, and vice versa. Maybe it could be based on an experience thing - a test for the first animal you buy, then you can buy freely. Maybe an example of where you see yourself in 15 years' time etc. I don't know, probably will never come to pass though.
    It's too much to be regulated really for no real outcome. Liars will be liars - there are plenty of people who don't tell the puppies breeder they want to breed and purchase under false pretenses etc. It's up to the breeders to try as hard as they can and there is always a division on what is a base level of care for an animal. To the law food, water, shelter is enough. To many others it's a lot higher.

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    By legitimate I meant, dogs without problems ie. behavioural problems, health problems, etc. What you'd expect to get from an RSPCA dog.
    I think the RSPCA is the last place that could guarantee this - especially given what they're starting with. They don't know the ancestry of the dogs they get most of the time, so they can't make long term promises about health or genetic tendencies in behaviour. And a lot of dogs get dumped there because the previous owners did not know how to teach their dog to be a welcome family pet. They thought it somehow happened without any effort on their part. It doesn't take much effort but being consistent and a bit of a planner - is a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think the RSPCA is the last place that could guarantee this - especially given what they're starting with. They don't know the ancestry of the dogs they get most of the time, so they can't make long term promises about health or genetic tendencies in behaviour. And a lot of dogs get dumped there because the previous owners did not know how to teach their dog to be a welcome family pet. They thought it somehow happened without any effort on their part. It doesn't take much effort but being consistent and a bit of a planner - is a good start.
    Exactly, and my experience is that dogs act a lot differently in a shelter environment compared to a home environment.. for example, Molly was the only dog in the shelter not barking when we went to see her, we got her home and she barked at every little noise. Unfortunately, without a heap of foster carers, it is impossible for the RSPCA and other rescues to know what a dog will be like in a home environment.

    It doesn't really bother me though, personally I think one of the best things about getting a rescue dog is working through all their 'issues' and behavioural faults and ending up with a perfect, happy and well adjusted dog... its so rewarding Instead of being able to say "I raised a great dog from a puppy" you can say "I got a terrified, badly behaved dog and turned it into a fantastic, loving, well behaved dog"
    Last edited by Kristy.Maree; 06-14-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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