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    Lightbulb Looking for a Place to Buy Puppies!

    Hey guys
    i have recently moved into a new home that will allow me to get a couple of new dogs. Im looking to buy 2 puppies to keep me company but i dont know where to start in brisbane. I live on the east side and so if anyone knows good places to look for a good pet it would be much appreciatedf Im looking to get big dogs, something like a bull mastiff x great dane breed ... along those lines (especially for size wise) if anyone has any suggestions i would love to hear thanks

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    Sorry i'm not in QLD but other here can help. I just wanted to say Hello and

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    Which Suburb are you at ?
    Are you looking for new pups or would pups from the RSPCA be a consideration. You can also check with the Dog pounds (BCC and RCC). They always have unclaimed dogs .
    Then you got the big Pet stores, though a bit on the pricey side for what you get I think..
    Also, the online adds/classifieds are another option.

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    Shelter. Shelter. Shelter. Shelter. Shelter.
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    Shelter!

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    This should help get you started.

    The PetRescue Shelter Directory - Queensland | PetRescue

    Whatever you do please don't buy from a pet shop. This is asking for trouble. Pet shops have no after sale service and many of the pups are not even the breeds the shops say they are. I've seen supposed Wolfhound/Mastiff cross pups grow no larger than my Whippet and a so called Jack Russell cross who grew to Labrador size.

    If you are looking for a crossbred pup go to a shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    This should help get you started.

    The PetRescue Shelter Directory - Queensland | PetRescue

    Whatever you do please don't buy from a pet shop. This is asking for trouble. Pet shops have no after sale service and many of the pups are not even the breeds the shops say they are. I've seen supposed Wolfhound/Mastiff cross pups grow no larger than my Whippet and a so called Jack Russell cross who grew to Labrador size.

    If you are looking for a crossbred pup go to a shelter.
    ^^^^ I agree

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    thanks for the welcome ... i live at carina and yea i have been to the rspca but they dont relli have any of the breed types i relli want. I dont relli want to buy from a pet store, is breeders an option in anyones opinion?

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    Hi Cazzacrusader

    I'd start with the shelters - Animal Welfare League as well as the RSPCA - and don't rely on their web pages to have up to date info on who is there especially the puppies don't get put on the website much. Big dogs are the hardest to find homes for.

    I'd also ask around the local vets - they will know the best breeders or people responsible enough to take their pregnant bitches or new puppies that need homes to the vet for checkups and vaccinations.

    And I'd also ask about / for obedience dog clubs for info on where you can get the kind of dog you'd like.

    I'd consider getting one dog at a time and training it up to a useful standard before you get a second dog - ie might be six months apart. If you get two "wild" dogs, you just have double trouble, but one well trained dog will help train the other for you.

    Also if your new home is a rental - consider what might happen if the landlord decides to sell and you have to move again. What happens to the dogs then? What kind of dogs would your friends be willing to dog sit if you need or can you afford boarding kennel?

    PetRescue - find your new best friend!
    - has a directory of rescue shelters though it is incomplete. And some breeds have specific rescue organisations.

    this website has good advice on how to pick the right shelter dog - (pick the friendly dog)
    ShelterDogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazzacrusader View Post
    is breeders an option in anyones opinion?
    Personally, I would buy from a Reputable Breeder, though in your opening post I though you may have been after a xbreed... My mistake, sorry..
    When I said RSPCA, I sort of group shelters into that, I didnt make it clear so my apologies...
    If you buy from a good breeder (assuming purebred) , then you can get the papers/history and any backup you may need as your pup grows.
    I have to agree that the pet stores are only out to make a dollar and generally you wont get any after sales help and advice. Once they get their money, end of story..

    note to self.. must try to give more detailed answers.. never assume !!

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