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    no i definately dont want to breed from them i just want to enjoy the dog for the dog as a family member

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    im not trying to get the same crossbreed to get the same personality they all have their own different personalities my family and i just enjoyed her all of her temp personality coat size etc thats why we would really like another one thats all

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    not every dog is the same..

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    Hi Wesieowner.

    I agree with the posts above regarding personaility in different pups. Too often ppl want to try and 'replace' a dog they have loved dearly. This can never happen. No dog you get can or will ever be like the one you had, no matter what you do.
    As the darling you loved so much was 3/4 Westie, I personally feel you have fallen in love with the Westie temperament, NOT the Maltese temperament.
    Have you ever owned a purebreed Westie? Or a purebreed Maltese? If not you cannot judge what you don;t know about.
    My advice to you is to mourn the one you have lost, then open your heart to another, knowing from the start that this dog will always be different. Research Westhighland Terriers, and I will wager a bet that it is that breed which you have found endearing.

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    I think you need to have a look around and see if you are happy with anything that is already out there. Look on Pet rescue there are a lot of great pups that need homes. BUT at the end of the day it is your choice as to which road you go down, just don't expect the people on this forum to help you source a back yard bred pup.

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    i dont want a dodgy bred backyard puppy thats why i have come here to ask if anyone knows a GOOD crossbreeder thats why im here asking you all to help me the website is for pure and crossbred dogs is it not?

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    I look for temperament and what dog would fit me best and like you have my own preferences. If I had young kids I would be letting a dog from a previously looked at selection from shelter, pounds choose us, one that looked like it liked us all. I would hope that I would be able to choose from a litter if from a breeder' if I went that way but this is so often not the case. It really is a crapshoot. A good start though is knowing what type you like (as you do) and keep looking.

    Have you tried google?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    There is NO SUCH THING as a GOOD breeder who will cross breed dogs. Generally the crossbreeds are ones that have been rescued not knowingly bred by a backyard breeder. Hang around here for a while and read the different dog threads, read the pined subjects, do a bit of research and see if you will still be able to buy a cross bred dog from a GOOD breeder.

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    You are ignoring sound advice. There is no good crossbreeder. They do not breed to a standard. They are byb. Please adopt a rescue puppy or buy a purebred of a registered breeder.

    Again, please acknowledge what people have said. You will not be getting a clone of your first dog. You will not find a good respected cross breeder! Listen to what we are telling you. You have said we are intelligent people. Take our advice, please!

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    What IS a BYB?
    BYB is an abbreviation, meaning - Backyard Breeder, which is a term used to describe irresponsible breeding of animals. Often this is due to ignorance or neglect where an amimal in care becomes pregant because the owner has failed to have them desexed. In other cases animals are deliberatly bred so the animals can be sold to pet shops or new owners.

    Backyard breeding contributes to the overpopulation of animals in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopluation ultimately leads to the euthanasia of fit and healthy unwanted animals every year.

    With the tragic number of shelter animals losing their lives from lack of homes. It is always recommended NOT to purchase from backyard breeders, pet shops or puppy mills and that people seeking a pet will adopt from a shelter, rescue group or registered breeder.

    There are many differences between a responsible breeder and irrisponsible breeder:
    In relation to Dogs/pups, an irrisponsible breeder usually has a dog as a pet, intending to breed in order to beifit his/herself, this could be to experience the miricle of the birth, to keep one or two of the pups for themselves as a play mate for another pet or to make a bit of money. Irrisponsible breeders believe it is as easy as throwing two dogs together to make puppies, that it is and should be an easy and natural process.
    Responsible breeders on the other hand do not, and only have the Dogs interests in mind. Responsible breeders do not sell their pups to pet stores. Pups are raised with much planning, socialization and medical attention. They vaule their reputation for seeking to improve the breed. They breed only dogs that are themselves good pets and fine representatives of their breed. A reponsible breeder will evaluate the health of their bitch or stud by testing for a number of things such as OFA (hip radiographic certification), CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation), Penn-Hip (hip joint laxity), SAS (subaortic stenosis, a heart defect common in some breeds), and thyroid. Blood tests and papers for both Bitch and Stud dogs to detect for sexually transitted diseases, like Brucellosis, proir to breeding a litter. By having these tests, it will reduce the chances of producing an unhealthy puppy. A responsible breeder will also be perpard to provide a full, lifetime written garantee covering genetic disease and temperament problems.
    It is for this reason many people are annoyed at people still want to breed from their dogs...Unless you are a registered breeder PLEASE do not increase the number of pups born into a world without a certain future.

    Encourage people to adopt from a shelter or rescue organisation, If it is a purebred you are looking for, then try a breed rescue or registered breeder. Never purchase from a pet shop, commercial kennel or backyard breeder! The outcome of that would be more and more euthanased pups than ever before, as a result of overpopulation. So PLEASE I ASK YOU TO RECONSIDER BYB and get your dog/s desexed!!
    Last edited by cate0404; 01-04-2010 at 02:38 PM. Reason: originally posted by paw-sha

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