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    wonder how you get a mini bc?
    I used to work at this farm out at Trangie & they had 2 litters between the bc workdog & their pet corgie. Many came out quite well marked just the hair was not quite as long & a little courser & they had very short legs, lol.
    They keep 3 & they terrised the place & used to try & get on the ute when the boys would be taking hunting dogs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany View Post
    in one pet shop they were advertising 'pedigree but not registered or able to be reg' BC's, and then they were selling Miniature BC's too... Ugh. $795 for the BCs and 1200 for the 'mini BCs'
    It makes me see red when I see mini BCs advertised, there is no such thing. At those prices the animals should be fully registrable and have had their parents screened for the major BC genetic diseases. Both my BCs cost less than that and they came from good breeders with all their paperwork

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    so are the mini's cross breds or just very poor examples of the breed???

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    I spose they just get the smallest BC's and put them together...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Ok so today..

    Beagle X -$625
    Jack Russells -$450
    Golden Retriever X Cocker Spaniels -$650

    The Beagle was tiny and I swear one of the JRT had its tail docked too.

    A Golden Cocker Retrieving Spaniel ?

    Seriously who'd cross those two breeds deliberately ?
    Who'd pay 650 bucks for one of the pups ?
    For $650 I'd be looking at something with a checkable background and maybe even spend a bit more and get something with papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundybear View Post
    A Golden Cocker Retrieving Spaniel ?Seriously who'd cross those two breeds deliberately ?
    Who'd pay 650 bucks for one of the pups ?
    For $650 I'd be looking at something with a checkable background and maybe even spend a bit more and get something with papers.
    Is there such thing? I just assumed an English Cocker Spaniel.
    They looked just like GRs but with the wavy/curly Spaniel fur.

    Its ridiculous. Why buy a crossbreed for $650 when you could buy a crossbreed from $200-$400 from a shelter.

    Pet shop puppy prices have definately gone up. My JRT was $160 from a pet store 12 years ago.
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    I might need a flame suit, but it's all good.

    I would pay almost any amount of money for a dog I had fallen in love with (regardless of breeding). The reason they are able to charge these prices is because people pay.

    Personally, I am not into buying from a pet shop but I dont have an issue with paying large amounts of money for a cross breed either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I might need a flame suit, but it's all good.

    I would pay almost any amount of money for a dog I had fallen in love with (regardless of breeding). The reason they are able to charge these prices is because people pay.

    Personally, I am not into buying from a pet shop but I dont have an issue with paying large amounts of money for a cross breed either
    I have become very selective these days. After spending $6000 dealing with a couple of dysplastic dogs (purebreds) and seeing a friend have to euthanaise her beloved 4 year old pet shop puppy (crossbreed) for a debilitating and painful genetic condition, I now want to see that the breeder has made the effort to make sure their dogs are as a free as possible of these expensive and painful conditions. These dogs dont cost anymore and sometimes less than some carelessly bred dogs.

    Trouble is when people are prepared to pay large amounts of money for carelessly bred dogs it just perpetuates the suffering that some of these dogs and their owners will go on to experience. Recently I know a couple of people just euthed their young dogs from early onset PRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I have become very selective these days. After spending $6000 dealing with a couple of dysplastic dogs (purebreds) and seeing a friend have to euthanaise her beloved 4 year old pet shop puppy (crossbreed) for a debilitating and painful genetic condition, I now want to see that the breeder has made the effort to make sure their dogs are as a free as possible of these expensive and painful conditions. These dogs dont cost anymore and sometimes less than some carelessly bred dogs.

    Trouble is when people are prepared to pay large amounts of money for carelessly bred dogs it just perpetuates the suffering that some of these dogs and their owners will go on to experience. Recently I know a couple of people just euthed their young dogs from early onset PRA.
    I agree completely, but that doesn't necessarily rule out cross breeders.

    I know of someone who breeds borders with sibes, I am not sure of the purpose for this breeding but I have heard the reason. Anyway, the point is, all of this persons dogs are health tested prior to breeding and only dogs that compliment each other are bred. They charge a hefty sum for the resultant offspring and I have absolutely no problem with that.

    Do I think people should pay huge amounts of money for a poorly bred slap dash attemt at breeding, no...but like I said I dont have a problem with high prices on mutts. Perhaps I could have specified "from a responsible 'breeder'" but I just assume that goes without saying.

    I have never paid more than $200 for a dog myself and half of mine have been free. I have never owned a purebred (yet, it will happen but not overnight LOL) and have always had mongrels (grew up with two purebreds though, a BC who lived til she was 17 with no issues at all and a staffy who lived til she was 11 and had a stroke) and have never had an issue yet. Neither has anyone I know who has owned a mutt. Do I think this is because they are mutts...absolutely not. It's down to luck. Luckily with responsible breeders you can minimise the risk/get a bt more luck but that ultimately isnt a guarantee of a sound dog. There are risks on both sides of the coins.

    I think I am starting to go off on a tangent now and have completely forgotten what I was trying to say.

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    Oh, now I remember...

    For me it's about the breeder. If the breeder is responsible...I don't care what they are breeding or charging. If it's a breed or a cross breed that I like, then I will pay it.

    If the breeder is ****ty, then I dnt care how cheap their dogs are, I don't want one.

    I do have a BYB bred dog currently, and not one of those islly accidental matings. She was fully bred by a stupid woman who thought she could pump out small cute puppies. Which is exactly what she did (I didn't know too muh about BYB breeding when we got her 18 months ago to be honest. I grew up in a time when everyone got their dogs from the person down the road whos bitch got pregnant). Are we prepared fro any costs that may arise because she wasn't properly bred, absolutely. And it will all be worth it because she is a special gorgeous little lady (the dog not the breeder) who I will have been happy to have had in my life regardless what happens. Do I hope that nothing happens however, absof***inlutely LOL


    Edit to add: Thought out girl was from an "accidental mating" and it was only when I got to the house to view and the woman started bleatign on about previous litters that I realised "hold on, shes just pumping out litter after litter" and done some poking round on th einternet upon which I become very quickly educated about BYB and puppy mills (in saying that, if a BYBer was health testing and doing things right, then I wouldnt have a problem with them. Nothing could make me like Puppy mills and I knew about them long before I knew about BYBers which is funny considering all those accidental liters are really just BYbers too - I am not always the brightest spark on the fire)
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