Looking to get another pup help .

Why buy from a breeder when there are plenty of homeless pups in shelters???

Looking to get another pup help .

Postby Oscar » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:35 pm

hey guys im looking to find myself a white female Rednose pup :inlove: in south florida or anywhere in florida dose anyone have any ideas of breeders or how i can find one let me thanks


Postby pollypop » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:59 pm

If you let everyone know what you're looking for the dog for, ie a family pet, obedience, weight pull, agility, etc, it'll help people help you find a suitable pup.

You can pretty much always find nice dogs in rescue, too. Have you considered a rescue pup? Check PetFinder ( http://www.petfinder.org/ ) -- there are at least 6000 listed on the site right this very minute.

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Postby Motodiva » Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:36 pm

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I don't know exactly what you are looking for, nor do I know of any great breeders in your area. You do not have to go with a rescue, but I did find these cuties, I have NO idea how far they are from you so please don't be upset if they are far.

This forum is a great resource, let us know what you are looking for, maybe we can help. I am not trying to push anything here, but you should decide where you would like your dog to come from. Here is some info. I posted on the subject to somebody in a similar situation:

So, on to your question. I do not know any breeders in your area, as I am not from there, but I can tell you what to look for. A good breeder, in the very least, will have titles (weight pulling, AKC, agility, etc..), both parents will be at least 2 years old, they will be health tested (meaning hips, elbows, heart, probably more, I'm not a breeder so I'm not up to date on all of that, others can fill in the blanks), they will have caniine good citizen type certificates that prove their good temperment. I know it's a lot to ask from a breeder. The real kicker is that a good breeder will not breed until there is a home for EVERY potential puppy. This means first you get on a list, then you wait for it to fill up, then you wait for the bitch to come into heat, then hope the studding takes, then wait for the pups, then wait until they are old enough to come home with you. That is a disadvantage to buying from a good breeder. There a more things to look for, but I can't remember them all (my dog came from a shelter). I'm sure others will fill you in.

You may choose to buy from what's known as a back yard breeder. These would be people who advertise in the paper, pups already born etc... For the most part, they have papers (worthless pieces of paper unless you show) and offer a health certificate. This states that the puppy is healthy RIGHT NOW. It does not say that the parent do not have genetic defects, or that the pup will not develop some nasty problems like hip dysplasia (sp?) or heart murmurs. The dogs may or may not have temperment issues, you will not know until the pup is 2-3 years old and fully matured. This is a risk with any breeder, but breeders who show good canine citizen cert.s etc... will have a much lower chance of having problems. These dogs are often cheap, easy to find, and look cute. They are the ones who are contributing the the overpopulation problem, and by buying from them, you too would contribute to the problem.

If you must buy from a breeder, please take the time and money to find one who cares about the breed, not just somebody who has "an awesome dog" and "papers". If you have any more questions, please ask. This forum is an amazing source and will help you in your quest. Good luck.



Postby Oscar » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:04 am

The new pup will be a companion / inside dog im located in south Florida I want my pup paperdand everything so if you guys know of any breeders that can help please keep me posted thanks guys,


Postby megan203 » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:49 am

Any particular reason why your new puppy has to be papered? I'm not trying to put you on the defensive, I'm just curious.

This thread, while geared more towards people thinking about breeding has some good information about what to look for in a reputable breeder.

Most people here would probably strongly recommend that you not get your new dog from a backyard breeder.


Postby PitBullPride » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:14 pm

Theres a ton on rescue sites!!!!!!

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buying a puppy?

Postby caped dog » Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:14 pm

Since this is posted in the rescue section I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say most of us would advise rescuing your next pet. If you're planning on breeding the two these are the best breeders I know: http://www.geocities.com/bluegracepwd/v ... eding.html other great tips for a succesful breeding: http://www.pbrc.net/breeding.html

check out http://pbrc.net/dogpages/south/dogsouth.html

Pups do show up in rescue- additionally, carefully evaluate your own dogs age/temperment for how willing he is to share you and the home. Taking a rescued dog out of a foster home can provide you with crucial info for that dogs ability to be paired with yours- what types of issue syou may face, etc. Puppies, papered, guaranteed or edged in gold, all just a crap shoot.

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