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    After talking my 12 y o son out of getting a siberian husky for his 1st dog (what a relief) we compromised on a golden retriever puppy. We went to breeder 1 where we secured a puppy only to be told when we got home that she had changed her mind and a previously rejected client got priority over us as she talked the breeder into giving the puppy to her. Ok, these things happen. So we went to breeder 2 (all well accredited I should say). We picked another lovely puppy only to have the same thing happen. All other breeders were too far away to be practical to see the puppies so we then compromised on another type of dog, a spoodle which was more the size we wanted anyway. We contacted a breeder again, chose a puppy, sent the deposit and waited for delivery as breeder was a fair distance away (by this time we were ok about just seeing photos and videos but not entirely happy). Guess what, the chip number that we thought corresponded to a photo turned out to be the wrong chip number for that photo and the puppy that we lodged out deposit for had gone.

    By now we were fed up with breeders and drove the 10 minutes down to the pet shop, a strategy that many people in the dog world told us not to do. Right away we found a lovely spoodle pup that we could see and feel and we bought her. The pet shop has professional back up and follow on free vet checks. So I don't know why people are so precious about breeders not to mention designer dogs. cheers Roger

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    Follow on FREE vet checks ??
    By a real trained vet ???
    Wow!

    Is that in writing.......
    Do you have a contract......
    Did your pup have any health checks?
    Did you pup have had its needles ?

    Too much for me to say right now but that will do for a start.
    If 2 seperate registered breeders decided you were not suitable to have a pup then that says alot to me.
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    What on earth is a Spoodle?

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    A spoodle is a cocker spaniel x poodle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogert View Post
    After talking my 12 y o son out of getting a siberian husky for his 1st dog (what a relief) we compromised on a golden retriever puppy. We went to breeder 1 where we secured a puppy only to be told when we got home that she had changed her mind and a previously rejected client got priority over us as she talked the breeder into giving the puppy to her. Ok, these things happen. So we went to breeder 2 (all well accredited I should say). We picked another lovely puppy only to have the same thing happen. All other breeders were too far away to be practical to see the puppies so we then compromised on another type of dog, a spoodle which was more the size we wanted anyway. We contacted a breeder again, chose a puppy, sent the deposit and waited for delivery as breeder was a fair distance away (by this time we were ok about just seeing photos and videos but not entirely happy). Guess what, the chip number that we thought corresponded to a photo turned out to be the wrong chip number for that photo and the puppy that we lodged out deposit for had gone.

    By now we were fed up with breeders and drove the 10 minutes down to the pet shop, a strategy that many people in the dog world told us not to do. Right away we found a lovely spoodle pup that we could see and feel and we bought her. The pet shop has professional back up and follow on free vet checks. So I don't know why people are so precious about breeders not to mention designer dogs. cheers Roger
    There's a very tiny chance that your new pup came from BYB's but it's most unlikely. This is the more likely scenario that you have helped support :



    I wonder how your pups parents are doing?

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    There is a reason people advised you to not buy from Pet Stores. Check our MyMateJacks video because they are probably similar conditions as to what your pup did and its parents still live in. Puppy farmers do not care about anything more than making money. They don't care about the health issues your puppy could have in the future. They don't care about the behavioural issues your pup will have as the result of being taken away from Mum and left in glass box for people to gawk at all day. I bet you paid around $700 bucks for a puppy that would be worth about $150.

    If I were you after being knocked back by so many breeders I would have went to rescue. There are thousands of dogs and puppies waiting for homes.

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    Well congratulations to your latest family addition Rogert
    Im sure you'll be busy with your new pup.
    Good luck and all the best with the fun stuff, and the few sleepless nights
    pups are so cute.

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    good luck with the new pup mate, youve brought the pup now, so regardless of what anyone says, its yours for life, had you come to the forum earlier you could have asked the questions and got some answers and pointers etc, but live and learn, should be some fun times ahead cleanign wee, having stuff chewed and all the other good stuff that comes with a lil furry friend in the house
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    Puppies should not be instant purchases. Breeders plan for months and years to get their litter sorted and they prefer potential owners who show similar patience. And you're going to need to be patient with a puppy that is not instantly house trained or knows what it should or should not chew.

    If you do want a dog straight away from a place that will take it back if you don't want it - then rescue / RSPCA / AWL type places are the best. Eg PetRescue - Inspired by unconditional love - PetRescue is a good place to start.

    But the best rescues are still going to ask you a lot of questions about whether your house is a suitable place for a dog, and whether you are suitable owners or you're just going to give up and return the dog when it gets a bit hard.

    It will get a bit hard.

    Puppy farm / pet shop puppies, are often bad mannered around other dogs, and you must start training now - with other dogs in controlled environment (eg puppy pre-school at a vet, or dog training organisation of your choice), so your dog learns doggy manners and does not offend all other dogs well after its puppy licence has expired. If that happens you will never be able to walk your dog where other dogs are.

    There are heaps of scammers waiting for impatient gimme puppy now people - on gumtree and other internet classifieds. If you got scammed - you need to report those people to the website where you found them and your local office of consumer affairs. If you paid a deposit by credit card and did not get it back - you can write to the credit card company, tell them what happened and they will refund your money.

    And with the puppy you have - you need to take it to your nearest vet for a full check up, a microchip check and getting a microchip if it doesn't have one, advice on desexing (cos do you want puppies or a male that never stops peeing on everything?), and vaccinations, and worming and flea treatment etc. There are a few different ways of managing these things - you need a plan and to stick with it. Nothing sadder than a puppy dying of parvo.

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    I agree with Hyacinth about being patient.

    My main problem with pet shops is not health (even though it is extreamly importent).
    It's the 'there's always more fish in the sea' attitude, the fact that it is so degrading to the dogs.
    A person paying fees to adopt a child would never say "I just bought a child".

    I love the fact that breeder's give dog's dignity by being very selective.

    Hope you and your son are happy with your pup though and that she lives a long, healthy life

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