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    Take a pic and put it up here?

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    Get her to watch "inspector Rex" on the telly?

    I don't think it matters if it is GSD or Rotti or a bit of both, either/both must be very diligently socialised with people and other dogs, so encourage and help her to do that. If she thinks the dog is great, I doubt she's going to care if it is 100% whatever.

    At least GSD and Rottis are a similar size. I know somebody who bought an ?oodle and thought it was going to be small, but it seemed to be a golden retriever x standard poodle and was headed for size LARGE.

    I know a cattledog cross that was sold from a pet shop as 100% ACD, without papers. And it's clear to me and the owner that it's got kelpie and maybe a few other things in it. Legs are way too long and coat too short to be 100% cattle dog. But it's a lovely dog, Frosty recognises it as kin, and they have huge fun playing together.

    As far as I know, if the dog comes without papers it is a bitza. That's what the Australian Kennel Club who run the dog shows will say too. So for a pet shop / paper ad to sell the dog or advertise it as purebred, and not provide the papers, that's fraud, in my I-am-not-a-lawyer opinion.

    If you don't want to tell your friend you could suggest how much fun this forum is and she will find out for herself as soon as she posts a picture.

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    If she is your friend, then she is probably more open to being told that you suspect the dog is not a purebred dog. I would say something like "He doesn't look pure to me and I would say he has something else in there, he sure is a good looking dog though."
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    Speaking of buying from 'breeders', and people having no idea...

    *Kelpie pup comes into waiting room*
    *Myf comes in to give some paper work, notices puppy*
    'Awwwww! A Kelpie! She's adorable. I have a Kelpie too'
    'Yeah she is isn't she, she's actually Kelpie X BC'
    'Oh really? Does she work?'
    'Well she wasn't bred to work'
    'Oh you know where she was bred?'
    'Yeah of course, she's from a breeder'

    The most recent in the last week.
    *filling out the dogs details*
    'So he's a Blue Heeler yeah?'
    'Oh no no, everyone says that, he's actually Lab X Staffy'
    'Oh rightyo, and where did you get him? Is he from a shelter?'
    'No a breeder'
    'Were they selling him as Blue Heeler?'
    'Ummm no? They sold him as a Lab X Staffy'
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    Hmm i brought from a breeder and have no idea lol

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    Let me re-write that for you.

    'Hmm i brought from a "breeder" and have no idea'
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    Well they have a website and seem really good, would be annoying if they lied but i really doubt it, and i wouldnt be too fussed, im happy with any dog =)

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    Except if these people are breeding mixed breed dogs, then they are taking homes from the plenty of other dogs already in shelters.
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    They bought a Lab X Staffy (probably a blue heeler?) from a "breeder" Myf???

    Not a shelter, or an accident that happened prior to de-sexing - a breeder??????????

    How do you deal with these people day in and day out? Take big breaths, swear under your breath? Or smack your head against the wall on the way home each night?

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    Some breeders have oops litters too. Dogs and bitches can be very innovative and sneaky.
    Some other forums I have looked at this is admitted and pups are sold as such...a cross.

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