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    Hi Kuri,

    I think you would be doing the right thing to inform her... the problem most people have is the lack of education there is around puppy farms and how pet shops operate.
    You're not telling her what to do you are simply passing on information.

    I don't think it was ever Kuri's point that she was going to ram it down this girls throat.

    I definately think a reputable breeder is an option for this girl, she seems like she knows what she wants as in 'not an ugly dog'... I can't beleive someone could say that oh well... everyone is different.

    For me, shelter dog YES! If not a shelter dog then a good breeder.
    I hope she doesn't go to a pet shop this weekend tho, lol.
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    Such is Life
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    Does she have kids? I wont risk a breed that is not 100 % suited to a family with small children and unknon baggage.

    I would just simply tell her to have a look at the website for oscars law (i think thats the name?) and give her he link to dogzonline puppy listings.

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    No kids or any other animals

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    oscars law is the one!
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    Personally, I am always a bit suspicious of people who list a dog's appearance as the very first thing when they talk about what they look for in a dog. In this case, it may even be the only thing on this person's list. If that is true I hope someone convinces her that a stuffed dog toy is prettier and far less maintenance.

    The advice we usually give people who come on the forum asking about what dog to get is to first try and determine whether they will be able to meet a specific breed's needs. Exercise needs, whether they can spend enough time with them, whether they will be able to train them, keep them safe, etc... Next would be whether the dog's temperament would suit them and their family. Eg. can they cope with a "magnet dog" or one that's a bit aloof, or a stubborn one, a hunter, a vocal dog, etc. And only after that would appearance come up.

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    I go for looks first to be honest.

    When I first meet a dog or pup, the way it looks most definitely determines whether I will look further at that particular dog.... .

    I would educate this woman without being pushy or shovey, but at the end of the day, it is her decision to get a pup from wherever she wishes. I dont like puppy mills...but I can say with honesty, that that may not necessarily stop me from buying a pup from a petshop if I happened to walk past and fall in love with one *waits for the hate*.

    At the end of the day, that pup in the petshop is going to get a home and it might be with some window browser who is not understanding of where it came from or prepared to deal with any issues that arise...at least if I take it home, everything is going to be done to ensure the pup has a happy life and is not passed on as soon as it doesnt look cute anymore.

    FYI: I have never bought a dog from a petshop. Just saying I dont necessarily think I wouldnt. My current dogs are an SPCA special and a BYB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I go for looks first to be honest.

    When I first meet a dog or pup, the way it looks most definitely determines whether I will look further at that particular dog.... .

    I would educate this woman without being pushy or shovey, but at the end of the day, it is her decision to get a pup from wherever she wishes. I dont like puppy mills...but I can say with honesty, that that may not necessarily stop me from buying a pup from a petshop if I happened to walk past and fall in love with one *waits for the hate*.

    At the end of the day, that pup in the petshop is going to get a home and it might be with some window browser who is not understanding of where it came from or prepared to deal with any issues that arise...at least if I take it home, everything is going to be done to ensure the pup has a happy life and is not passed on as soon as it doesnt look cute anymore.

    FYI: I have never bought a dog from a petshop. Just saying I dont necessarily think I wouldnt. My current dogs are an SPCA special and a BYB.
    Fair enouh Lala
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    IN saying all that in my last post. My old workmate was looking at a pup from a petshop and I did lecture her and show her pictures etc.

    She still got her. And then my tactic instead was for her to be prepared for any health/tiemperament etc issues that might arise.

    Must have worked in some way though because they got her but then when they got a second dog, they went to a breeder for the same breed instead this time

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    I commend your honesty Lala, when having a good long think about it, probably couldn't say 100% that i wouldn't buy a pet store animal if i fell in love with it either, which is why i avoid having a good gawk at any of the other animals whilst i'm in a pet store. I wasn't sure if she knew where pet shop animals came from, turns out she does but i'm not sure if she fully understands what a puppy mill is. I'm praying that she hasn't gone and made an impulse purchase this weekend and i will try suggesting (without shoving it down her throat) at looking at the pet rescue QLD site, they have some darling dogs on there at the moment. But as i, and most other people have said, it's her decision.

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