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Thread: Dog-lovers Pay $6K for Aussie Kelpies

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    Apologies if you said it as a joke Belle but as you probably know many members here frown upon pet shops. Perhaps next time you could indicate you are joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Apologies if you said it as a joke Belle but as you probably know many members here frown upon pet shops. Perhaps next time you could indicate you are joking.
    No I am sorry. I did not know that people felt that way towards pet shops. Every thread I have been through threads I have seen no comments on pet shops or feeling that way towards them..

    Sorry guys, I didn't know..

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    So you were not joking, just saying so.
    There is no need to lie.
    Belle, read up on pet shops/puppy mills.
    No one was being nasty to you.
    Most of us did not know about puppy mills etc before joining forums.
    We were all as uneducated at some point. That is not meant nasily but as a fact.

    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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    Having worked sheepdogs and trialled them i personally wouldnt pay that much for breeding. I beleive that every dog is as capable as you train it to be. People may pay $6000 for a started pup and it might turn out a real flop because they dnt continue training or train it in a way thats not suited to the pup. The most id pay for the breeding would be about $1500 - $2000 and no more, kelpies with good breeding are a dime a dozen in most places. Theres a fair few people that have picked up older kelpies from the RSPCA in the area im from and theyve turned out to be great workers and chances are they were backyard bred. I think the capacity of the work the dog can do is based more on education than breeding. My personal opinion anyway people may not agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meegz View Post
    Having worked sheepdogs and trialled them i personally wouldnt pay that much for breeding. I beleive that every dog is as capable as you train it to be. People may pay $6000 for a started pup and it might turn out a real flop because they dnt continue training or train it in a way thats not suited to the pup. The most id pay for the breeding would be about $1500 - $2000 and no more, kelpies with good breeding are a dime a dozen in most places. Theres a fair few people that have picked up older kelpies from the RSPCA in the area im from and theyve turned out to be great workers and chances are they were backyard bred. I think the capacity of the work the dog can do is based more on education than breeding. My personal opinion anyway people may not agree
    I couldn't agree more. Perfectly worded.

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    We certainly would not pay that amount for a working dog. Our dogs used to train the new upcoming ones themselves. We usually got them word of mouth from farmer's litters.

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    There are some lines that are commanding that price. I've seen the difference between average workers and excellent workers.

    Price is worked on demand.

    There are some working Kelpie studs in Melbourne that have a reputation of very good dogs, money back guarantee.

    These dogs might also be breeding stock??

    I don't know.

    Sending the Kelpie overseas can get you a good price because there are no better Kelpie's that what are here in Australia.

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