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    Default Wanted to Buy - Boston Terrier, Qld.

    Hello there, I have a good friend who is wanting to buy a boston terrier pup in Queensland. We would prefer not to buy from breeders involved in dog showing, and wonder if anyone can reccomend someone with a good reputation. Many thanks.

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    We would prefer not to buy from breeders involved in dog showing
    Why not? They're usually the best ones. They might know someone who still has puppies but has retired from breeding.

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    Another person who has seen the "Pedigree dogs exposed" show?

    I know quite a few really good Boston breeders, unfortunately they breed to standard sorry.

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    Not sure of any back yard breeders sorry.

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    Why don't you want them to be associated with showing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Not sure of any back yard breeders sorry.

    Just because they dont show doesnt make them a backyard breeder.

    They may still be registered, ethical and breed to standard while performing health checks.

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    Lala, registered breeders show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Lala, registered breeders show.
    Not all, Pugger. You don't have to show to be a Reg breeder. I have a close friend who is a Reg breeder, but who no longer shows. Her pups do go on to show through their new homes, and my friend did show once upon a time, but does no longer.

    Of course, she rarely breeds these days- one litter in the last 4 years....

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    It can happen but it's a rarity.
    The reason reg show breeders charge what they do is because of the titles the dogs have gained in the pedigree.
    Obviously a dog with 5 Grand Champions in its pedigree is going to be "worth" more than a dog with no titles in its pedigree at all.
    I know you can't put a price on a new family member, but having a lot of champions shows that that particular line obviously throws some ruddy nice dogs and it shows the breeder is consistent.
    Then there is the cost of showing... I mean if I wanted to go to a breed specialty I'm looking at minimum $1500 just to travel there.
    Then you have health testing, certainly not cheap.

    If you aren't showing then it is certainly cheaper to raise the dogs, not having to spend all that money n entries and travel, the only expense is health testing...
    BUT, the problem lies in that it is so hard to gradually stray away from what is considered "good" in terms of breed standard and you can easily start breeding dogs that look nothing like what they should.

    I know a lot of people don't think dogs should be bred for looks, but really, if you are wanting a pedigree, or even a certain "breed" of dog, then looks certainly plays a big part.

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    She is aware Boston terriers sell upwards of 1,500, but has had a very hard time finding a breeder, I believe there are not many breeding this dog as they usually require a caesar due the unusually large and square head size, and that increases costs I guess. Puggerup and crested love, thank you for your concerns regarding backyarders, although I wasnt aware I had mistaken asked for an uregistered breeder in the post. I am a "registered breeder of cavaliers" so please do not make unneccessary assumptions. Her reasons for not wanting to choose show breeders are that she does not want to breed from the pup, and as such she would like to buy from a small breeder who has chosen health and temperment over the the "look", as this is not a priority. She was involved in the show world with her parents many years ago..and this is merely her personal preference, has nothing to do with byb.

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