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    As in perhaps because we are becoming such a throw away society with little moral and even less ethics?

    Perhaps dogs these days are not being treated like dogs? With all the training available out there, and help andknowledge, it just doesn't seem to be helping?
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    I think the econony has had a huge impact. = loose your jog, breed your dog, can't seel the litter because everyone else has also lost their job= 1 x (still) entire bitch and also a litter for the pound.

    It all adds up!

    Our numbers at this time last year averaged 1 x pei per month!! This year it is 1 x pei per week. And considering the breed hasn't even been in the country for 20 years, these are HUGE #'s
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    Massive numbers, yes. Are these Shar Pei originally from registered breeders, or BYB, or what Shar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    As in perhaps because we are becoming such a throw away society with little moral and even less ethics?

    Perhaps dogs these days are not being treated like dogs? With all the training available out there, and help andknowledge, it just doesn't seem to be helping?
    Yeh sadly I think it has a lot to do with how disposable everything is, and the fact that they do not train them as dogs, they treat themm like people/possessions, so they get to be ****ty little things
    A lot of people who would have never considered getting a dog before see Paris Hilton and such who carry these cutesy little things around in hand bags and that they can get cute little handbags from the shops and think 'why the hell not'. But those dogs are only accessories NOT pets

    I am sorry to rant but it is one of my biggest hates when people get a dog just to dump it when it doesnt suit them anymore and after seeing just how many go through the pounds it makes me sick!

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    But are the majority of them cross-breeds, accidents etc? There are so many purebreds available, I sometimes wonder if they were bred from a reputable breeder at some stage?

    I think breeders DO need to come into the equation to a degree. A lot of them will sell their puppies to anyone. They ask no questions, can't even be bothered ascertaining whether the prospective purchaser is suitable for that breed of dog, is financially able to support the dog, can train it and ensure it grows up to become a well behaved canine...heck, the list goes on. I see so many ppl with dogs they should never have, and wonder why any breeder would sell to them in a pink fit! Might sound harsh, but I beleive it is true.
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    1 in 5 dogs that come through our doors are from reg breeders. To me this also begs an answer to the question of why is is that we as a rescue org have seen 2 dogs come back into care with us in over 120 dogs, yet (some) breeders don't seem to have the same sort of statistics?

    I hasten to add that there are some breeders whose dogs we NEVER see through rescue, and some who are microchipped to the breeder before sale as a pup and who therefore can be traced back to the breeder who if they don't have the room will happily pay the surrender fee to us for rehoming/vet purposes.

    Its when we see dogs from the same breeder over and over again that makes our warning bells ring......puppy farm.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    But are the majority of them cross-breeds, accidents etc? There are so many purebreds available, I sometimes wonder if they were bred from a reputable breeder at some stage?

    I think breeders DO need to come into the equation to a degree. A lot of them will sell their puppies to anyone. They ask no questions, can't even be bothered ascertaining whether the prospective purchaser is suitable for that breed of dog, is financially able to support the dog, can train it and ensure it grows up to become a well behaved canine...heck, the list goes on. I see so many ppl with dogs they should never have, and wonder why any breeder would sell to them in a pink fit! Might sound harsh, but I beleive it is true.
    Absolutely agreed!

    There are many pure breds in shelter too DA. Off the top of my head, from what I encounter, possibly 1 in 3 would be pure bred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    But are the majority of them cross-breeds, accidents etc? There are so many purebreds available, I sometimes wonder if they were bred from a reputable breeder at some stage?

    I think breeders DO need to come into the equation to a degree. A lot of them will sell their puppies to anyone. They ask no questions, can't even be bothered ascertaining whether the prospective purchaser is suitable for that breed of dog, is financially able to support the dog, can train it and ensure it grows up to become a well behaved canine...heck, the list goes on. I see so many ppl with dogs they should never have, and wonder why any breeder would sell to them in a pink fit! Might sound harsh, but I beleive it is true.
    I dont know about the crossbreds and such. There are plenty of people out there who call themselves breeders when they are just breeding oodles (poodleX)

    As for the breeder thing, I agree. There are far too many breeders who give no thought to who they are selling to. Sad but true . Some people, regardless of whether they are papered or not, just care about the money. That has a lot to do with the problem. Mind ou having been on the recieving end of peoples temper when they can not have my dogs sometimes I wish I was one of them, if only to shut people up, but then I think about what life that dog would have with someone who looses it like that and I am glad Im not lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Absolutely agreed!

    There are many pure breds in shelter too DA. Off the top of my head, from what I encounter, possibly 1 in 3 would be pure bred.
    That is interesting to know. Do you know if there is any distintion between dogs from papered breeders and not??
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    Do I dare...do I dare...oh okay, you talked me into it.

    If ppl were de-sexed and controlled to the amount the government is trying to get pet ownership and responsibility under control, can I daresay within a period of decades (if that) the problem would be fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    I dont know about the crossbreds and such. There are plenty of people out there who call themselves breeders when they are just breeding oodles (poodleX)

    As for the breeder thing, I agree. There are far too many breeders who give no thought to who they are selling to. Sad but true . Some people, regardless of whether they are papered or not, just care about the money. That has a lot to do with the problem. Mind ou having been on the recieving end of peoples temper when they can not have my dogs sometimes I wish I was one of them, if only to shut people up, but then I think about what life that dog would have with someone who looses it like that and I am glad Im not lol



    That is interesting to know. Do you know if there is any distintion between dogs from papered breeders and not??
    I can only comment on the pei as this is the only breed i have statistics on. After saying that. Knuckles STB who came in yesterday has papers.....or rather I have them now.......right next to his desex cert! lol
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