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Thread: How long are breeder waiting lists on average?

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    Default How long are breeder waiting lists on average?

    As some of you may know, the OH has always wanted a British Bulldog.....and we have finally decided that this will DEFINITELY be the next dog.

    I would like to get one for him, around his 40th birthday which is 5 years away (give or take a year depending)

    If I find the breeder I like and put us on the list now....or soon....is that far too soon? I dont know because we have never bought a purebred before.

    Bascially, we have discussed that this will definitely be the next dog. But I would like to surprise him and have it all arranged so the first he knows of it is when he goes to meet his new puppy for the first time or something like that...

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    It really depends on the breeder, some breed every year, others breed once every 5 years. There really is no average number.

    It certainly wouldn't hurt to contact breeders and get your name on a list soon. There's no guarantee any breeders will have a pup ready on his birthday so it may end up being an early or late gift.

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    Oh yea, we dont expect it to be ready exactly on his birthday. I just meant it will be his birthday gift LOL.

    Yea, I think I will start gettin in touch with some.

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    It's always a good idea to keep in contact and get friendly with breeders well before the date. Good breeders get a lot of enquiries and will often give preference to the families they connect with the most.

    My mum had been chatting to the breeder of her dog for almost 2 years before a pup became available and because of their connection he had no problem giving her pick of the litter.

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    Yep. Never too early. Many breeders have tentative stretching years in advance. They may chop and change but long term aims and goals are a good thing.

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    I would make contact now or at least pick out which breeder you would like to go with, make contact, learn and learn and learn from this breeder. That way when the time comes you are fully versed with your chosen breed. Goodluck

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    We are pretty knowledgeable on bulldogs anyway.

    I have been with my OH for almost 14 years and we have been researching the breed for at least 10 of those, but yea, we will def have many questions for our preferred breeder I am sure.

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    Hey Lala have you got a breeder in mind?
    I know of a TOP breeder that breeds them..
    Do you know the cost ect of purchasing one ?
    This breeder is in every book/magazine show everywhere.
    They also breed Mastiff's ..However all there dogs are $3000
    on main registration .. They do not sell them any other way
    But you can be assured you are getting quality....
    p.m me if you want..

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    We dont have a breeder in mind yet...have only just started looking into breeders.

    Yes we know the cost of purchasing, and we also know the cost of raising one. Not bothered by price at all.

    I would definitely be interested if you know a good breeder...if they have a website could you pm it to me.

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    When we are looking for an amstaff we went to 4 breeders. then we narrow it down to 2 breeders

    first breeder advise that pups will be ready around April/May
    Second breeder took us 1 month, last pick from the litter born december 2011 - yes paid $1K up but

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