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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    We also liked the idea of some of the new cross breeds that are considered to be 'designer dogs' but after reading some threads on here is seems that they may not be such a great idea? WDYT?
    Hey there. Good luck with your new pup when you find him/her!

    The designer cross breeds are potentially very unpredictable with regards to size, coat type, behaviour and health etc.

    Lots of people have them and love them. But lots end up bigger than people expected, or more hyperactive etc etc. And the price tags are usually a bit scary as well!

    There is more predicability in a purebred. Which is especially good when you have kids. Good surprises are lovely, but bad ones are harder to live with.

    And I'd expect that differences between girls and boys are not as significant as differences between individuals. If a good breeder is happy to pick a pup they think suits you and your family they are probably pretty close to the mark.

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    I agree that the sex of the dog isn't really an issue, more so finding the right breed for you, your partner and your requirements. All the best in your search.

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    Where abouts are you?

    OK just read your other thread so know where you are now!

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    I like female dogs because there is more tummy to rub, less embarrassing bits and they're much less likely to pee on someone else's stuff at the beach or the park ie they don't usually cock their legs on everything. Early desexing helps here too with boys and girls.

    I haven't noticed any difference when it comes to temperment regards loyalty or energy. And I have lived with boy dogs too. I think that comes down more to breed and what the owners do with their dogs.

    As for the designer dogs - the main objection I have with these is the Puppy mill factor which is like battery chooks except they do it with dogs, and the puppies are often very unhealthy and cost a lot of money at the vet.

    Random cross breeds at rescue shelters - you can assess on their own merits. Pick a puppy (of any breed) that thinks you are great and loves playing with you and you're off to a good start.

    Otherwise - if you're getting a dog from a breeder - it helps if you can meet both parents and you're sure those are the parents and if those dogs are friendly and well behaved and their puppy likes you and seeks your company, it's good, all round unless that's the puppy the breeder wants for showing.

    The designer dogs in petshops - you don't get to meet the parent dogs or see the conditions they were living in. And spending the money on a (sick) puppy in a petshop just continues the support for the unhealthy puppy mills.

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    I am very friendly with the lady who runs Beagle Rescue (Victoria), would you like me to put you in touch? Tam often has puppies. Rescues are all temp tested and we absolutely match the dogs to the families simply because we do not want the dogs to return, so you wouldn't have to worry about the dog not fitting in.
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    I am very friendly with the lady who runs Beagle Rescue (Victoria), would you like me to put you in touch? Tam often has puppies. Rescues are all temp tested and we absolutely match the dogs to the families simply because we do not want the dogs to return, so you wouldn't have to worry about the dog not fitting in.
    I am located in Queensland but another member of the forum did mention I may need to look interstate for a good breeder so I would LOVE if you could put me in touch with her!

    So far I have only managed to find one lady - who works as an agent for breeders - who will have beagle puppies available in March.

    TIA!

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    Here is two current puppy listings for QLD:

    Beagle Puppies for Sale from Beagle breeders, Australia.

    Or a list of breeders in QLD:

    Beagle Breeders, Australia


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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I am located in Queensland but another member of the forum did mention I may need to look interstate for a good breeder so I would LOVE if you could put me in touch with her!

    So far I have only managed to find one lady - who works as an agent for breeders - who will have beagle puppies available in March.

    TIA!
    OK, spoke to Tam and she is happy to assist you in your efforts. Write to her at info@beaglerescuevic.org, tell her you are the lady Amanda from Shar Pei Rescue has been referring to and she will be able to put you in touch with QLD Beagle rescue and or offer you one of hers if she thinks it appropriate.
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    I like boys, no reason other than they tend to grow bigger and boofier (yes, i know boofier is not a word LOL )

    Kaos is my first girl dog i have owned (we had one when i was a kid, but she was PTS when i was 8 - from then on it was boys we got) and i adore her, and will always get one of each sex, but next time around i am getting a male stafford!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    OK, spoke to Tam and she is happy to assist you in your efforts. Write to her at info@beaglerescuevic.org, tell her you are the lady Amanda from Shar Pei Rescue has been referring to and she will be able to put you in touch with QLD Beagle rescue and or offer you one of hers if she thinks it appropriate.
    Thanks so much! Have sent her an email!

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