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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    ooh did i mistake your meaning here Floyd? I just noted the emoticons. Am I on a site that only condones rehoming dogs? How embarrasing, trust me to not have read the home page info correctly!
    We have all done our research regarding BYB, Pet shops etc and we do not condone buying from these places Heidi. Where are you buying/getting your pup from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    ooh did i mistake your meaning here Floyd? I just noted the emoticons. Am I on a site that only condones rehoming dogs? How embarrasing, trust me to not have read the home page info correctly!

    No you are not on a site that "only condones rehoming"

    But you are on a site that has a lot of members that are totally against BYB's, petshops, puppy mills & the deliberate breeding of cross breed dogs, designer dogs etc etc.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...now-about.html

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...ers-truth.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Yes it's def a name better suited to dogs than people - have to admit I have hated it all my life. My Mum's dutch, she found it in a comic book many years ago. There's not many of us. My brother's lady friend has a retriever called Heidi too. Makes for some very embarrassing and "ha ha ha SO not funny" moments.

    Floyd, we are buying him from a BYB. I have to admit total ignorance, I thought a maltese shihtzu was bred from a malteze and a shihtzu, but apparently no - the parents are both maltese shihtzu.

    I'd love that one explained to me :-)

    What you are buying is still a cross bred dog, Maltese & Shih Tzu are 2 different breeds & those 2 crossed together are not a recognizable breed by the ANKC.

    I don't understand how you can openly admit to buying a dog from a BYB

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    perhaps heidi doesnt know about BYB etc etc .......

    Heidi....Floyd has posted some really good threads for you to read perhaps you will change your mind?!

    If you dont mind me asking, how much are you paying for your pup?

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    Heidi, this forum is for ALL dog owners. Note the title states Purebreed and crossbreed.

    You are very welcome.

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    Hi Heidi,

    As long as you have an open mind and are willing to hear peoples reasons why they hate BYB you will be fine here. There are a number of us who have bought our dogs from less than ideal places, me included. However i think most of us are willing to admit if we knew then, what we know now, about puppy farms, pet shops and IMO some BYBs we would not make the same choices.

    Welcome and I hope you stick around
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    Totally off-topic, sorry, but TKay, your Jenna just keeps getting more and more gorgeous every time I see a photo of her!

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    Thanks DA, I think she is stunning but I am biased of course.

    I was in BigW today and they were playing the "Snow Buddies" dvd on the tvs there. There is a dog in it that looks just like Jenna, so cute.
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    Loading those sites now. Thank you TKay for pointing out that it is only some BYB's who are irresponsible. As the owner of two Burmese cats, both purchased from a registered breeder I am familiar with the term BYB.
    I did pass up on several puppies prior to choosing this one.
    The puppy we chosen comes from a home where the family have one dog and two cats. This is her first litter and I went in with a list of criteria which she passed all of. This is definitely no "puppy mill" and I'm really shocked to have to defend my choice here. If you want me up on my high horse, yes let's discuss those people who don't desex their pets and allow them to pump out litter after litter of puppies/kittens of god-knows-what breeding. Not that there is anything wrong with mixed breeds! I grew up with a mixed breed dog who I still miss 25 years later!
    Judge - the puppy is costing us $380. We still have to pay to have him desexed. He's coming vaccinated/wormed/microchipped and vet checked.
    I think that as long as there is demand for a particular breed of dog and the breeder is responsible then there is no problem with them selling their pups. Obviously I'm in the minority here, and good for the rest of you who can cough up the price being asked through registered breeders. My family can't. BUT we can offer this baby a loving home where he'll receive all necessary veterinary care and a quality balanced diet.

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    A great post, Heidi.

    I'm sorry you should feel you have to defend your decision, because after all, it is your decision.

    So have you chosen a name for your new little one?

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