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    Default Breeders Re-homing.

    Just wanting to hear from breeders, or anyone else with an opinion () regarding the differences between breeders who have pups returned to them for re-homing.

    I've come across many breeders who will charge a far lesser price (than the original) for the dog the second time round.

    I've also come across those who charge the exact same price as the original over again. Even when the dog has been returned to breeder for nothing.

    I've also come across others who charge no price other than any de-sexing, vaccinations needed etc. Their idea is they already have been paid once, why ask again. Finding a suitable home that is right this time is their sole priority.

    So what do breeders here do, and why?

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    I've only had one dog returned to me, I paid to have him desexed and gave him to his new owners....

    I've also rehomed older dogs from time to time for various reasons they have all been desexed and given to new owners who are usually friends and family members so I get to visit the dogs still....

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    I know a few people who have done this with Poodles, they usually charge a lot less than the original price, especially if that dog was intended to be a show dog and didn't work out.

    Generally the older the dog the lower the price as most people want young puppies.
    The breeder has not had to feed the dog, or vaccinate and worm it... the previous owners did that before returning the dog so If it happened to me personally I would charge a lot less the 2nd time around (plus vet the heck out of the new home to make sure it was a FOREVER home this time!)

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    for me it really depends on the dog. If it came back for health issues or it was injured and they couldnt pay for its needs I will be upfront about it and charge less, they will need the money later on and it is more improtant for me to find them a good home... really, unless they are returned through no fault of their own and are qorth full price, I usually I mark them down, I only need enough money to cover costs. Breeding is not profertable.

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    Father in law got Boris (papered) at about 8 months of age. He had been returned to the Breeder and was sold for less.
    He had been abused (has to have been by a woman and a broom) as he allows no woman near him by choice ( I can pat him if he is chained on the ute but only because I come bearing treats.) and freaks if a broom is in his sight. I do not think my FIL was told this when he bought him, just that he was a return.

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    Okay, in lue of Di's post above, I would like to ask of all your breeders DO you offer explanation to the next home of why he was returned?

    Look, I have just knocked back a dog because the breeder will not give the reasoning of why he was returned. Other breeders will give the reasoning, such as re-location overseas and didn't want to take the dog; didn't get on well with kids; didn't work out as a show-dog... .

    I am very iffy of a breeder who refuses point blank to discuss in any way or form why a dog has been returned to them. Bit strange?

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    I am only speaking from my personal perspective from a one off oops litter. If River was returned to me (won't happen as he went through rescue) I believe that disclosure is the only way to go to ensure the best home for the dog. If I was chasing dollars and didn't give a rats..nahhhh, grab the money and run.

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    IMO if a breeder charges puppy rates for a returned dog it is highway robbery. Most who take their dogs back dont charge anything more than desexing and other vet work. Some charge a fee - say $600 which is about half a puppy fee which I dunno that I would want to pay - but some people will.

    What I can't stand is breeders who rehome undesexed dogs once they have been returned - esp if they are going into a pet home. There is no excuse to rehome an adult without desexing it unless it is going to a show home.

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    I agree. Boris was not desexed and if he was Pretty would never have had the pups. I see no reason whatsoever that he should be entire.

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    To me a dogs life is worth a price. I charge because in the hope firstly that I weed out those looking for an easy purchase.

    If I was to really think about it an older dog is worth more.

    But having said that I generally charge a little less than a puppy but not much.

    Yes I would provide new owners with the reason for it's re-homing. Because that is all part of the matching of owners and dogs.

    Any older dog would be de-sexed before going to it's new home if not already done so.

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