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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    They do now in some countries it's not legal here though. It's legal to sell Pets through a Pet Shop in Australia.
    So if they legalised it here tomorrow, you would approve of it - because after all, it is just capitalism...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Omg its like banging your head against a brick wall.

    So guys, according to Culprit we shouldn't give a rat's arse about puppy mills and BYBs - they are filling a market! Problem solved. Why didn't I think of that before??!


    Just because that's the way it is doesn't mean it's ethical or right. Omg I'm so angry right now...
    Exactly

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    I think buying a dog should be like getting a gun, you should be lisenced first and have a waiting"cool off" period.
    You should have to at least sign something that says "I am aware that a dog requires training, excersise and vetinary care at an estimated cost of $ ? to $? per year

    I had to wait a couple of months before I got my cocker and in that time I practiced by walking our little malt dogs every day. I told myself If I could not dedicate myself to walking these two every day I should not get a dog like a cocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunty Marg View Post
    I think buying a dog should be like getting a gun, you should be lisenced first and have a waiting"cool off" period.
    You should have to at least sign something that says "I am aware that a dog requires training, excersise and vetinary care at an estimated cost of $ ? to $? per year

    I had to wait a couple of months before I got my cocker and in that time I practiced by walking our little malt dogs every day. I told myself If I could not dedicate myself to walking these two every day I should not get a dog like a cocker.
    I agree there with you Aunty Marg.
    I believe having to obtain some form of merit to to be allowed to own a dog would take out quite a chunk of the less than desirables.
    It would need to be policed and enforced though and enforced well .






    Just as an aside ; *looks round all embarrassed like* I had a quick peek at the shop in your sig. And I really must say that you have some rather nice collar and lead sets as well as I quickly noticed you had the hair dye , good little shop!
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    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

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    Shopping for your faux poodles Choppa??









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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Shopping for your faux poodles Choppa??











    I knew it.......I just knew it.
    Knew someone just would not be able to resist
    Almost didn't put the bluddy post up


    You just be careful or I'll get my big,savage dogs to come get you............after I dyes them Pink and that bright Lime colour
    Oh and co-ordinate their formal Blouse with thier matching Lead/Collar set of course
    GageDesign Pet Photography
    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

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    My 11 year old JRT Roly is from a pet shop, and he has been checked by my boss and is completely healthy.

    Im with Chop, Nat, Occy and everyone else against selling dogs from a pet shop, im just stating, not every single dog is going to have health problems.
    Then again, Roly may have been the lucky one in the litter.

    P.S, my parents bought Roly for me when I was 10, they didnt find out about BYB, Puppy Mills, etc till I got into my nursing.
    Education not Legislation

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    Seeing as my purebred dogs from good breeders ranged in price from nothing to $1000 and I haven't seen anything in a pet shop for under $1200 I would think that there is a problem with the arguments about it being cheaper to buy a puppy from a pet shop. But I think we all (except maybe a few...) knew that. Easier maybe a different story. Yes you can get your pup from a shop no questions asked and take it home the moment you fall in love with it. But easy can often only be for that day unfortunately.

    My biggest concern with pet shop pups is their lcak of socialisation. I can't imagine what a pup turns out like after spending the most impressionable weeks of it's life in a plastic box seeing people come and go and forming attachments to nothing in particular. Distant? Hard to train? Impossible to toilet train? Endlessly frustrating??

    Asking for trouble, no matter what else is going on or how lovely the shop owner is or isn't.

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    You''re spot on Natt,
    I have friends who bought a pup from a pet shop(Maltesex). I tried to convince them not to, gave them lots of info on rescue shelters etc . They're now complaining that the pup has all the behaviours you described. Impossible to toilet train, anti social, nips people, distant. It's nearly 1 yo now and still like it, so now lives outside.

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