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    No we don't the whole family is away!
    And I also don't think it is fair to bond with a puppy and then disappear.
    I'm sure, as with children, routine and familiarity are really important at such a young age.
    I also think that I would be a bit of a sook leaving him behind!

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    No thats fair enough Laura Kate.
    Theres no hurry.

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    Laura Kate

    I think the one I posted was a bit older than a puppy, and it might be in "foster care" so if you wanted to go away - the foster mum might take it back for you while you're away. If you like her, it wouldn't hurt to ask. And tell them you're not sure because you would be away.

    There is a Victorian Staffy Rescue you could talk to as well.
    http://www.petrescue.com.au/external...rt=oldestfirst

    They also list on Petrescue.

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    The black and white girl is certainly sweet sounding dog,I'd take her myself if I xould
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    Hi, I just purchased a border collie x Staffy from a pet shop (adelaide, south Australia). there were still 2 males there but they dont match the colour your looking for. If your interested though... PH: 08 82871411 im sure they can help you more.

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    Steve

    You just supported a back yard breeder or puppy mill, the main source of dogs that have to be put down at the pound. You may have bought a puppy with no after sales support or guarantee against bad temperment (from bad upbringing) or genetic problems.

    I think it's really sad that you'd encourage others to do the same. As a general thing, avoid buying puppies from petshops. You need to meet the puppy parents to get an idea of what you are buying.

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    I don't understand why people still get puppies and kittens from pet shops. I don't understand why some people don't do their research up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I don't understand why people still get puppies and kittens from pet shops. I don't understand why some people don't do their research up front.
    Because many first time dog owners in particular are pretty clueless when it comes to buying, owning and training their first dog. I know I was. I answered an advertisement in the paper way back in the mid eighties and I happened by pure luck, to snag a breeder who was reasonably good. I was young and so excited about getting a pup. I did however do research on the breed - ACD and knew I could provide for the energy levels and I was very lucky with her great temperament as I had no idea about socialisation and all that. What a fab dog.

    The majority of my colleagues at work have bought their pups from back yard breeders and pet shops and my advice falls mainly on deaf ears - too hard. It is much easier to go to the pet shop or local BYB. They have never heard of HD, ED, PRA and dont want to know any of the details, they think I am just being a spoil sport, they expect dogs to have nice temperaments and be easy to train. Obviously you can still get all these issues in well bred dogs - just the odds are reduced and you get lifetime support from a good breeder right from the outset, handy if you hit a snag.

    My obedience classes at our local dog club were full of these people who realised they suddenly had issues with their dogs.

    The people who did listen had already experienced some major catastrophes with their pet shop/ BYB dogs and wanted to try and get it right, either by rescue or a decent breeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.G View Post
    Hi, I just purchased a border collie x Staffy from a pet shop (adelaide, south Australia). there were still 2 males there but they dont match the colour your looking for. If your interested though... PH: 08 82871411 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************08 82871411******end_of_the_skype_highlighting im sure they can help you more.
    I'm with Hyacinth, I just don't understand why people still buy from pet stores, there have been a few programs on television lately trying to educate people about puppy farms.

    I guess they think puppies just magically appear in those tiny glass boxes in the window

    Too late now, but next time you think about buying a puppy Google search "puppy farm"

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    Apparently puppies from pet stores get quite sick and have a lot of troubles?

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    I don't want to add to the discussion regarding where you buy the puppy from, I'm sure you want to do the right thing.

    On another website I visit, there was an interesting thread about designer dogsport dogs. They said

    'The border-staffie is the premier mix for flyball now. They've passed the borderjack right by. Super fast, super drivey and compact.

    ETA: The new world flyball record, 14.963 seconds was recently set by a team of four borderstaffies. I haven't heard that they're big in agility yet, though.'


    I guess this would mean that you would have your hands full with this type of pup. Could be a lot of fun though.

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