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    Purchase a retired breeder (so a mature dog) from what seemed to be a puppy mill?

    I came across an advertisement on Pet Link over the weekend that was for 4 Cav's. Purebred, one was listed as "aged" and was a lot cheaper than the other three.

    It also said they were retired "breeders" and the area in which the dogs were located made me think they were possibly from a puppy mill.

    They were in a small town in South East Qld that had been in the media for a puppy mill that was shut down there.

    Now I could be completely wrong BUT it got me thinking...is that something you would consider? Taking in a dog like that?

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    That brings up two trains of thought in my mind.

    1. The poor things deserve a better life, and one where they will be spoilt rotten, it makes me sick (regardless of if its a puppy mill or not) where people think they can just throw away a female dog coz they're done with her.

    2. Are you taking in someone else's problems? What sort of dramas could end up becoming and what sort of vet bills could follow?

    Mmmm, its a difficult one.
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    I don't know. I would want to be very sure of her temperament (has she ever been properly socialised with dogs and people, and other pets? Any training? Etc) and a good understanding of her health (any problems related to being bred so much, has she been exercised, what has she been fed). And as with any Cav I would want screening to ensure it doesn't have any inherited problems.

    If it came back ok on all of those, and I liked the dog, I would adopt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    That brings up two trains of thought in my mind.

    1. The poor things deserve a better life, and one where they will be spoilt rotten, it makes me sick (regardless of if its a puppy mill or not) where people think they can just throw away a female dog coz they're done with her.

    2. Are you taking in someone else's problems? What sort of dramas could end up becoming and what sort of vet bills could follow?

    Mmmm, its a difficult one.
    Those were the EXACT thoughts going through my head! I also worried about what type of temprement the dog would have if they had been cooped up with minimal socialisation and used as a breeding machine.

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    Nope, nope and nope.
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    As sad as it is, if you take this poor girl, these type of people will just keep doing it. Using them and then dumping when they're finished.
    I don't think its a good idea.

    People get their hands on dogs way to easily
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    nope. I will never take another dog over the age of 8-9 weeks, and would never touch a puppy mill or pet shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    nope. I will never take another dog over the age of 8-9 weeks, and would never touch a puppy mill or pet shop
    Huh?
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    i would never get a dog that was over 8 or 9 weeks of age

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    I get that part, but why? I mean, 8 weeks is the youngest a pup should be when it leaves. I would rather 10 weeks TBH.
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