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    Default Breeder Owning a Pet Shop

    If you knew a breeder owned a pet shop that sold puppies.... what would you think?
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    if the pups went home every night with the owner and were only on display when they were older and only for a few hrs a day I could see the potential. However, if they were breeding for stock to sell - ick!

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    It's a hard one.. they would need to keep their stock up, so how many litters would they allow their bitches have to keep up with demand?
    It could work well if the breeder sold pupps for other breeders too, but all should be desexed before they are sold and breeding and show pups should be sold privately.

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    It's a long time since I read the code of ethics but I am sure registered breeders are not allowed to sell their pups through pet shops.

    IMO any shop that deals in live animals should be black listed by responsible pet owners. I have no respect for any breeder who supports impulse buying of puppies from shop windows. Pups belong at home with their siblings until they are ready to go to new homes.

    I don't believe anyone should breed unless they have a waiting list for their puppies. Certainly I only bred when I wanted a pup for myself. I never had to advertise. Having a long waiting list also means you can choose the best homes for your babies.

    What breed does she have Anne? Depending on the breed her breed club might be interested in the information.

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    the petshop where we got our puppy (long story!) is a regestered breeder of poodles and owns 2 petshops and several groomers and her story is that she only uses one breeder so only has 4 or 5 breeds mini poodles some type of spaniel and some thing else but she also xs the breeds eg spoodle. But the owner regularly checks the breeder and had a breeder shut down previously for poor conditions/ The puppys are still only about 9 weeks old they are tacken home and they have a run at the back of the shop.
    They do not have puppies all the time as the lady only has limited 'breeders' and they have limited litters a year.
    I was impressed and I have visited the shop many times and what she has told me seems to be true........so far....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    It's a long time since I read the code of ethics but I am sure registered breeders are not allowed to sell their pups through pet shops.

    IMO any shop that deals in live animals should be black listed by responsible pet owners. I have no respect for any breeder who supports impulse buying of puppies from shop windows. Pups belong at home with their siblings until they are ready to go to new homes.

    I don't believe anyone should breed unless they have a waiting list for their puppies. Certainly I only bred when I wanted a pup for myself. I never had to advertise. Having a long waiting list also means you can choose the best homes for your babies.

    What breed does she have Anne? Depending on the breed her breed club might be interested in the information.
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    Actually, almost all Australian Registries state that breeders CAN sell to petshops. I was horrified when I first heard this and I researched it and found it is correct and clearly stated that their members can sell to them.

    This was one of the reasons why organisations such as the MDBA were created. Their CofE states clearly that puppies are not to be sold to petshops.

    This person is such a fraud. The really sad thing is that they are 'well known and well respected' in the internet dog world. It makes me sick everytime they start preaching and giving advice.

    It just goes to show that if you have the gift of the written word, and you keep your private dealings private, you can pretend you are anything on the net.
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    i know several people who have gotten 'papered' dogs from pet shops they were slightly 'imperfect' wrong spots overbights etc so sold to pet shops cos not worth enough to them i suppose

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    They can't sell them with pedigree papers though.... the pet shop might supply "papers" but that is all... but I guess that is what you meant anyway??
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    yes
    My friend got a cav with underbite hernia and was a runt (very cute tho) asked about parents and was given the breeders number who told her she sold to the pet shop coz of underbite and couldnt be showdog. STOOPID!

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