I met a man in the park the other day on the Sunshine Coast. He had the most adorable Neo mastiff puppy with him for a walk. As usual I starting chatting with him.
He has had the pup for 2.5 weeks and he is now 9 weeks old?. Hoping to find out where he got it from. he told me was at the river one day and saw a man with 3 Neo mastiff pups, so he went over to see them. he said he didnt have any prior intention a getting a pup but was very taken with them.
The owner said he was from NSW and had sold 2 of the pups but had bought 3 to give one buyer a choice of puppies but said he could buy it if he wanted...and he did...for 1,200!
The owner told him he was meeting the buyers half way at Noosa to deliver them to owners who lived in Gladstone and bunderberg , and could incorperate a holiday at the same time.
He has never met the other buyers, met this guy in a park and just sold him a pup on the spur of the moment, pups that were NOT 8 WEEKS OLD.
Not sure how you feel about this scenario but i thought it was very sad.
Responsible breeders meet prospective buyers first, and if they live interstate, buyers need to spend the time and money coming to meet the breeder beforehand or no pup.
And selling a massive breed like that (or any breed)on the spur of the moment?
Not 8 weeks?
I noticed this man had 2 very small children with him, not that that is a problem but the fact he had never owned such a breed before AND has small children is a worry.
What do you think?