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    DA - please have the breeder contact me if she believes he is too aggressive - the police are desperate for dogs as is the army - however in the army they are pts at the end of their working lives unfortunately.

    As to where to go next? Look into your heart - do you want another dog? And if you do, do you want a shepherd?

    Whatever the case, I suggest a pup next time

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    A lot of breeders don't care!

    When we went to see Sumo...we were told a particular Sire was his Dad. We received his paperwork and I didn't really pay much attention to the name...I have to say. Then I saw in Dogs NSW magazine the listing of this litter. It stated the Dam had been serviced by 2 Sires...the one we had been told was Sumo's Dad (a championship dog) and a Blue Staffy (not a championship dog) which was listed on his papers. That was when I thought...hey, hang on a minute! So I emailed the breeder asking for an explanation...that I wanted proof of DNA testing as to which Sire was Sumo's Dad...I am still waiting...after 3 months! I have also tried to get some sort of information regarding whether Sumo's allergies might be genetic...but yet again nothing!

    There was a comment somewhere that stated that a lot of people lie when going to see puppies (I think it was Occy). They drag kids along...tell fibs about what they have had...what they want to do with the dog etc. But A LOT of breeders lie too! They will say anything that suits the situation. They breed for profits and with unsuitable stock. They say they will give ongoing support...UNTIL you actually need it and then they don't give a s**t! I will NEVER EVER again buy a puppy from a breeder who has just had their first litter!!! I will from now on ALWAYS trust my first instinct and gut-feeling.

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    gasp, o no you poor thing!!! i feel for you.. we once questioned whether our gyp was too dangerous but luckily she came around. please see if the police or someone in that feild will take him!! big hugs from one gsd mother to another...chin up you tried your very best!! oh and take a puppy nothing helps you more when losing one pup than getting another (but only when your ready)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    A lot of breeders don't care!

    When we went to see Sumo...we were told a particular Sire was his Dad. We received his paperwork and I didn't really pay much attention to the name...I have to say. Then I saw in Dogs NSW magazine the listing of this litter. It stated the Dam had been serviced by 2 Sires...the one we had been told was Sumo's Dad (a championship dog) and a Blue Staffy (not a championship dog) which was listed on his papers. That was when I thought...hey, hang on a minute! So I emailed the breeder asking for an explanation...that I wanted proof of DNA testing as to which Sire was Sumo's Dad...I am still waiting...after 3 months! I have also tried to get some sort of information regarding whether Sumo's allergies might be genetic...but yet again nothing!

    There was a comment somewhere that stated that a lot of people lie when going to see puppies (I think it was Occy). They drag kids along...tell fibs about what they have had...what they want to do with the dog etc. But A LOT of breeders lie too! They will say anything that suits the situation. They breed for profits and with unsuitable stock.
    They say they will give ongoing support...UNTIL you actually need it and then they don't give a s**t! I will NEVER EVER again buy a puppy from a breeder who has just had their first litter!!! I will from now on ALWAYS trust my first instinct and gut-feeling.
    That's what i found too with my Stafford. Very sad.

    DA!
    Get yourself a pup, for sure. Once you're over all this. Maybe do some research on other breeds too and see what you think. I personally wouldn't use the same breeder. I'd do lots of research to find the right one but would want no connections or reminders of your current situation and I would fear of the parents genetic traits. Just my opinion though.
    Oh! There's always 'tasmanian dogs home' One in Devonport too. Maybe go for a look and who knows what will steal your heart. I just saw a little guy on there that looks so much like Lola. Cluck, cluck

    Wishing you all the strength there is

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    So sorry to hear of your news DA, you have made the right dicision though. It is very good to hear that the breeder is being helpful and willing to do the right thing for you. I understand it is a tough time for you, but in the long run you will not drive yourself crazy from concern. Hugs and kisses to you at this time!

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    I'm so sorry about your dog You're making the right decision.

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    Sounds like you did everything you could

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    Hi DA

    So sorry it hasn't worked out. And I'd trust your gut with the breeder - if you think s/he was holding out on you - do you really want to get another dog from there?

    Frosty this morning, went off at the Front door, and sure enoguh - there's the postie and the electricty meter reader. Electric guy came and said hello to her, and was very good but as he left, she went off. Not very polite. I think she wanted him to stay and play but I wasn't entirely sure. She stayed on lead the entire time so couldn't do any thing if she wanted to but I didn't have any treats to play the "meter readers are good things" game. Sheesh, it's hot outside.

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    Nothing to add, just wanted to offer my sympathies Not a nice situation at all and i commend the actions you have taken DA xx

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    Hi Devil's Advocate

    I am so so sorry that it turned out this way. We all know that to return him to his breeder was the absolute best thing that can be done for him. You did all that you could to help him overcome his agression.

    It was nothing that you did or didn't do that caused this. Perhaps the breeder had some sort of idea???

    I'm very glad that the breeder has taken him back not alot would do that. In time you will be ok and then you will start looking for another dog and all this will be in the distant past but never forgotten.

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