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    Apologies Anne. Old age is catching up with my memory or perhaps the code of ethics has changed since I bred my last litter 16 years ago.

    Allowing any registered pedigree dog to mate with a crossbreed or unregistered dog was also against the code. Perhaps this has changed as well?

    Personally I would never buy a pup from anyone who sold stock to a pet shop, or ran a shop that sold live animals. I won't buy anything, not even a toy or a biscuit from any shop that sells animals. My small form of protest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    Apologies Anne. Old age is catching up with my memory or perhaps the code of ethics has changed since I bred my last litter 16 years ago.
    Nothing wrong with your memory. They have altered their CofE...quietly.....

    I am drawn to walk into every pet shop I see.... I can't help it...I must see the puppies amd kittens. It is a magnet to me...you know how you see a car accident and you have to look at the gore even though it upsets you....
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    I can't help it either I love puppies and am drawn to them.
    I hate seeing them in the little boxes though, sitting in poo and not cuddled.
    I've even seen some that have been drugged to keep them quiet.

    I actually had this conversation with a friend today. She said how she loves going in to pet shops to look at the puppies.. I said that it makes me sad, but I also can't stay away from them when I walk past the shop.

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    I'm the same, I can't resist looking at them. But once I went into a petshop, and you could pat the puppies, and they were all struggling to reach the water in their bowl because the pet shop owners had put another ceramic bowl inside to stop the puppies from tipping their water over, so I moved it and they were all drinking like there was no tomorrow! The poor buggers were so thirsty. And then the pet shop owner came over and said "No touch water, they tip over!" and I threw him a filthy look and stalked out. I wish I could have taken all those puppies home with me!
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    I am well aware that i come from the other end of the scale (rescue)

    In my opinion it is never ok to sell puppies and kittens from pet shops. For me this is very much related to the massive profits associated, the lack of care/aftercare and the fact that they rely upon impulse buyers and of course the $$$ heavily.

    And YES they are geared for profit. It is in training inservices for pet shops.

    A good Registered Breeder or Rescue would never allow any member of the public to waltz in and buy a puppy off the cuff.

    You have extensive interviews, meetings, house checks and all vet work is done particularly for rescue dogs.

    If everything is great you go through a trial period. And if all goes well the adoption takes place. You also have follow up support and guidence for the life of the dog.

    There is an oversupply of dogs in this country and hundreds of thousands of great healthy rehomable pets are killed in pounds and shelters every day.

    While pet shops and BYB continue to reap the rewards, rescue continues to clean up the mess. And a very small mess we clean up too...the majority are killed.

    I for one am sick and tired of the "but" attitiude.

    Good dogs are dying every day.There is not a thing anyone can do other than make the right choices NOW and choose not to support tosser breeders of any kind.

    Isnt that enough to pull us all into reality mode? and to stop us all buying from petshops, in the trading post, over the internet or over the fence ???

    Is that not enough for us all to take stock and move forward?

    Vent over.

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    If you want the photos of two designer breeds which are knowingly farmed and sold to pet shops, over the internet and trading post just let me know and i will send them.

    They are lab x poodle and poodle x spaniel.

    I wont get into the stupid designer names.

    They are living on death row as we speak and face the same odds as so many others on deathrow in pounds and shelters.

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    I know a woman that breeds beagles and shows them, but owns a petshop. her rules are the puppies must be papered and the owners must have tried every other avenue to sell them first, the puppies are then displayed for 2 weeks in her store and if they are not sold, they are given to the RSPCA.

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    Hi

    How are the dogs papered?

    How does she know they have tried all avenues of responsible rehoming? and what is the rehoming practice?

    Why are they seeking pet shop measures in rehoming at all?

    And what does that entail?

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    A responsible breeder breeds only to improve the breed they love. No responsible breeder should even consider a mating unless they know there are buyers waiting for their puppies. A responsible breeder accepts a life time responsibility for every pup they breed. A responsible breeder also does rescue. Therefore no pup bred by a responsible breeder would ever end up in a pet shop.

    Obviously not all breeders are responsible. These are the breeders to avoid.

    To me it is quite simple. If you want a pedigree dog contact the breed club, go to a few shows, get to know a few of the breeders and the different lines and then make your choice. Most breed clubs also have adult rescues in need of good homes. If you want a mixed breed pup or adult go to a shelter and buy a healthy, desexed pet. Saving a life is an added bonus. With a few exceptions these are the best ways to obtain a pet.

    Avoid pet shops like the plague. Buy nothing from a store that sells live animals. This is the only way to stop their filthy trade.

    Sorry for going on but I loathe pet shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redial View Post
    ...... her rules are the puppies must be papered.........

    From my knowledge, it is against all state canine body rules to sell them to a pet shop (or allow them to be sold via a petshop) if they are registered.
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