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    Quote Originally Posted by dog's best friend View Post
    I would steer clear of buying a designer dog pup- and supporting the BYB industry. If you want one, go to the pound as there are thousands that get put down all the time!!
    Yup I do go to the pound often. As I often pick up the pieces of cross bred pei (and pure) for that matter. 4 out of 5 dogs I rescue from the green dream have been bred by byb. The last 12 months have personally cost me over $10,000.00 to rescue, perform vet work, train, feed and house some 45 Shar Pei. Certainly don't want a medal for this, what I do want is to stop hearing how cross breeds are OK to breed, as inevitably so many of them end up in the pound, and on a DAILY basis I witness these little mites whose time runs out in 24hrs.

    Food for thought Amy86, did you know that over 200,000 dogs and cats are put down around Australia every year..... and the number is increasing and will continue to do so while people like yourself hand over their hard cash to those not educated enough to see what they are doing past the $$$$'s in their pocket!

    As a matter of interest, how much did you pay for your new bundle of joy? Rescue pei are one of the more expense breeds to purchase, but after saying that, for $600 your new bundle of joy would come.....wormed, heart wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed.......and that is if the peiby is pure. If it is a cross breed, you would pay $350.00

    I am really hoping you have your new pup desexed to avoid any accidents in the next 12 months or so.
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    I pushed the Thanks button, but have to say it personally -

    Great post Shar.

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    I find some people are just so impatient, if we arn't able to just pop a bitch in the microwave and pop out a puppy asap, they go elsewhere... and often to the BYB breeder, who always have pups available... Usually you will need to go on a waiting list for a decent breeder, and often all pups for the upcoming litter are already spoken for... ooops getting off track.... I don't agree with cross breeding at all, and don't really think there are any excuses for accidents either.... althou I'm sure there are some genuine cases out there... your bitch or dog should be desexed prior to the age of being able to reproduce..... and any offspring from an √°ccidental mating should most definately be desexed by breeder or by arrangement with breeder before the age of 6 months... imo...

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    sorry to post so late in the thread..

    ......anyway the best, kindest dogs we have ever owned were both crossbreds...born from our own dogs [not purposely] , a GSD x border collie - Chelsea a pure black .was a true angel and lived till 17!

    and when i was very young our great dane x ridgeback mated with our GSD and they had the 2nd angel - a fawn coloured girl , L.T, gentlest dog i have ever met in my life....sadly was poisoned by neighbors up in the bush =(

    just so you understand though this is like in the 90's when they were they were born and we lived up in the bushland, and at that age i knew nothing about pedigrees, overpopulation of dogs etc x

    ....if they wernt born i wouldn't have been raised with such beautiful dogs .x

    i wouldn't let it happen in my home again, now im old enough to understand.... my dad had never heard of a puppy mill/farm before this year when i educated him on the topic...
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    I don't agree with xbreds being bred on purpose. There is no need for
    it and like many rescuers know, there are more than enough of them looking for homes in the many pounds across Australia.

    I personally don't believe there is such a thing as an "accidental" or "oops" litter!! If you run undesexed dogs together them you are just asking for trouble. I am suprised at the amount of so called "oops" litters of pitty crosses I have been reading
    about on various forums recently. I'm all for keeping pure pits around but with
    BSL so rife in Aus, the stupidity of breeding pitty crosses and
    risking the pups welfare astounds me.

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    I'll 2nd your thoughts BULLYT

    opps litters are no excuse at all, wouldn't happen if dog owners did the bloody responsible thing & DESEXED their dogs in the 1st place

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    Here, here Bully T & AF. Why can't all pet owners see the sense in this???

    I am always astounded by the number of people who comment to me what a good thing it is I do. Obviously, this is not the reason I rescue and frankly it surprises me and embarasses me everytime it is commented on as I do what I do simply for the love of the breed - as per others involved in rescue. After saying that, your posts have empowered me with my future answer.....and that will be if the average joe would only desex their new pet by 6 months, there would be no need for ALL my rescue colleagues and I in the first place. What an opportunity to perhaps get people thinking....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    I dont know if I can word this correctly.
    Do you think its right to purposely breed a cross-bred dog? Do you think only purebreds should be bred? Do you have/would you buy a crossbreed/or a purebreed?

    What are your thoughts and opinions?

    Just curious
    As I stated sometime before in here I think.
    1) I think its ok, as long as the reasoning behind it is ok to me. (the reasons my own)
    2) No.
    3)Yes. Both. I see no advantages or disadvantages to having either.

    I do also think some purebreeds should be re evaluated and bred for something other than the show ring in mind. Many are, it's undeniable.
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    oops litters sometimes happen on the first heat when the bitch is only 6 months old - and a lot of people here advocate waiting till the dog is over 6 months before getting it desexed - you can't have it both ways.

    And I can't explain the jack-whippets my Aunt's neighbour had except to say that one of her whippets won a high jump contest against kelpies, GSD etc. With a vertical standing leap. So if the jack russell bitch was allowed out in any enclosure without a roof while she was in season, I guess she was vulnerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    oops litters sometimes happen on the first heat when the bitch is only 6 months old - and a lot of people here advocate waiting till the dog is over 6 months before getting it desexed - you can't have it both ways.

    And I can't explain the jack-whippets my Aunt's neighbour had except to say that one of her whippets won a high jump contest against kelpies, GSD etc. With a vertical standing leap. So if the jack russell bitch was allowed out in any enclosure without a roof while she was in season, I guess she was vulnerable.
    Who in their right mind would allow a 6 month old bitch to have a litter.

    I don't have an issue with desexing early. There is no reason a dog cannot have the litter aborted if need be. I'd prefer early desexing and aborting of the odd litter over the hundreds of thousands of dogs who are pts every year thats for sure.

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