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billyred Posted on 27/06/2020 18:52
Buying a puppy online advice ?
 
Been looking today, anyone reccomend any decent sites ? We struggling, and the prices being asked seem very high indeed !
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Slipperutb01 Posted on 27/06/2020 19:06

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Personally Iíd avoid but out of curiosity what breed you looking for
Keep safe all
Utb
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Rayman Posted on 27/06/2020 19:10

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The first thing to consider is whether you have the time for one. They need lots of exercise and companionship. They donít like being left. Next you need an appropriate one for your circumstances.
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 27/06/2020 19:12

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Don't buy online because you are more likely to get scammed or illegal ones... Check out the news where the idiot been selling dogs at the motorway service or it might be petrol station... These poor dogs don't deserve that...

Anyway good luck with your search of puppy...
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 27/06/2020 19:15

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And don't leave them in the car in hot weather etc... Some people don't seem to think about that though... Also be patient with the puppy it will take time to bond each other tbh...
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Slipperutb01 Posted on 27/06/2020 19:29

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Best thing you ever said wantsome lol
Keep safe all
Utb
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 27/06/2020 19:30

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Lol slipper.. [^]
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Lurcher Posted on 27/06/2020 19:31

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Don't, fair chance you'll be funding animal cruelty/puppy farming. Contact the Dog's Trust at Sadberge, usually have puppies/young dogs for re homing.
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billyred Posted on 27/06/2020 20:28

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All very negative feedback! So how / where does everyone else buy puppies from ? I'm new to this, but seems hard work tbh !!
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Bigjohnspens Posted on 27/06/2020 21:03

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Go on the kennel club website and look for breeders
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Boro_Boro_Boro Posted on 27/06/2020 21:08

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look by word of mouth and recommendations.

if you know what breed yo u want do all the research you can and that includes looking for the relevant clubs on facebook... the kennel club is ok but these breed groups know their stuff. They can usually but you in with a breeder too.

visit the puppy regularly before you take them home, make sure they are registered in=f pedigree and if they aren't then ask why and be prepared to walk away as it usually means they have something to hide.

you want to see the mum as a minimum but you would be better seeing the dad too if possible. you also want all the relevant tests results for the breed your after ( hip score etc)

don't take the pup early... 8 weeks is the minimum they should be without the mum. if the breeder is pushing for earlier then they are a wrong'un

what breed are you after?
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Slipperutb01 Posted on 27/06/2020 21:25

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Double agree bbb
What breed you looking at billy
Stay safe all
Utb
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billyred Posted on 28/06/2020 11:24

Buying a puppy online advice ?
We been looking for pug, boston terrier, French bulldog, but price are extortionate at minute.
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Boro_Boro_Boro Posted on 28/06/2020 11:30
Edited On: 29/06/2020 12:11
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I wouldnt touch any of those breeds with a barge pole at the moment.


They are the most expensive for a reason... the current designer dogs... so everyone is cashing in and breeding them left right and centre.

They all have issues with breathing due to the squashed nose look and this gets even worse with uncontrolled breeding by the puppy farmers.


I would stay well clear unless you want to pay out thousands in vet bills
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xxlshirts_fit_all Posted on 28/06/2020 11:45

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Consider the dogs trust and other rescue centres...

you might not get a top breed but i bet you fall in love with them all when you get there...
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Abel_Tasman Posted on 28/06/2020 12:04

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Just hope that people who are new to dog ownership in lockdown have the same commitment after lockdown.

They are the greatest of companions but itís certainly not all plain sailing.

Link: Lockdown Pets
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Richyboro Posted on 28/06/2020 12:31

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Prices have gone through the roof atm
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billyred Posted on 28/06/2020 12:48

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Is the demand likely to slow down soon though? And are prices expected to drop accordingly??
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LeitrimBoro Posted on 28/06/2020 13:24

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Don't buy online. Period. Go to a rescue centre. I have two dogs, one 13 years and one 12 years. Both retired obviously. Farm work and gun work. Finest dogs we have owned. One from a rescue centre and the other from neighbours.

Don't buy online.
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Halle_Burton Posted on 28/06/2020 13:27
Edited On: 28/06/2020 13:32
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I believe some dogs that have been bought during lockdown will become available when people returning to work etc find the dog too much work and hassle.
We bought a couple of 10 week old pups last October after i retired and they are very time consuming and hard work at times. If you arent experienced with the time and attention required with pups and potential damage/cost etc then do your homework and dont rush into anything. There are plenty of dodgy sellers at present cashing in on people at present and as previous posters have said a visit to the dogs trust at Sadberge may provide what you are looking for or online where all their centres list what dogs are available. Good luck as its brilliant having well behaved loving dogs. The advice i was given years ago was dont buy two pups together as they influence each other are harder to train etc, needless to say i wrongly ignored the advice and it can be very trying at times[:D]
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billyred Posted on 28/06/2020 13:42

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BigmetsBoro86 Posted on 28/06/2020 15:50

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Definitely use a rescue center. You know all the puppies are fit and healthy with the correct injections etc.

Also the fact that it's just a really 'nice' thing to do. These poor animals have ended up in care for one reason or another. We have had 3 dogs and they have all come from rescue homes.

You really don't know what the feck you'll end up with buying online. They could be ill/dying/stolen or from a family history of being aggressive when older.

You've had plenty of advice about walking and hot cars etc. The biggest thing for me is they can eat of play with evething... If you've got a new sofa or anything not nailed down they will chew it[sad]
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 28/06/2020 16:08

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Good point Bigmetsboro86 I agreed with what you said... [^]
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 28/06/2020 16:59

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Do dogs owners have these tracker lead on them or something like that?
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 28/06/2020 18:16

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There wont be a surge in Staffordshire Bull Terriors puppies in Middlesbrough and Redcar as there are literally thousands already.

Most of the 2 year old Staffy females left inattended will come back from the park pregnant so put your name down for one of the devil pups they give birth too.
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MBBoro Posted on 28/06/2020 18:34
Edited On: 28/06/2020 19:20
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Nothing like a dog owning question for the moral superiority complex people to get their fix.

What a pack of judgemental, negative aresholes.

Anyway, theres nothing wrong with owning a 'breed' dog, pugs, french bulldogs etc. aren't the 'in' thing unless you count being 'in' as the last 30 years or so, as thats how long these sorts of breeds have been the most popular.

The reason most people prefer these smaller dogs is because there are several advantages. They require less walking, eat less, poo less and will fall asleep on your lap of an evening.

The prices are extortionate since lockdown, its certainly the wrong time to buy unless you're desperate for one. The best time is in the new year when people have less spare cash after xmas and a new dog isn't a priority.

The best and easiest online site is probably pets4homes, though there are others but they often require sign up etc.

Once you've identified a dog, ask a lot of questions and visit it a couple of times.

Finally, people scare mongering regarding large vet bills etc. when you get it home, get pet insurance. You'll get it for a few quid a month with a small excess, that way if any vet bills crop up you are not left out of pocket.

Dogs trust and other places do an excellent job, but a lot of their dogs are specified as not to be rehomed with young children, nervous dog requires a quiet home etc. so finding one you'd want that suits your circumstances can be difficult.

You do whats best for you, forget these judgemental pr!cks.
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glover_elbow Posted on 28/06/2020 19:46

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Problem with buying a pup in lock dowm is it will be very used to people in the house if that changes as you return to work then you may be left with a dog with attacment difficulties when left alone. Whats your resaon for wanting those specific breeds only
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glover_elbow Posted on 28/06/2020 19:47

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Problem with buying a pup in lock dowm is it will be very used to people in the house if that changes as you return to work then you may be left with a dog with attacment difficulties when left alone. Whats your resaon for wanting those specific breeds only
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glover_elbow Posted on 28/06/2020 19:47

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Problem with buying a pup in lock dowm is it will be very used to people in the house if that changes as you return to work then you may be left with a dog with attacment difficulties when left alone. Whats your resaon for wanting those specific breeds only
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boro19 Posted on 28/06/2020 20:10

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Pets4homes but make sure the people you buy off have a license to sell puppies as it is the law now alongside the puppy having a microchip
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Boro_Boro_Boro Posted on 28/06/2020 22:32
Edited On: 28/06/2020 22:41
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MBBsince most of your post seems to to be about mine and accusing me of being judgemental Iíll bite.

First off the breeds mentioned are very popular at the moment. Ask anyone to describe a Boston Terrier 10 years ago and they wouldnít have a clue what you were talking about... they were nearly an extinct breed in the UK.

Second they and the other breeds mentioned are notorious for breathing difficulties due to the design of the nose... this is made even more of an issue by none regulated breeding. The issue being the nasal cavity is compromised by the squashed look nose.

Third the pet insurance is a decent back up... however it has lots of pitfalls. Vet bills are high and most cover is limited... the cost goes up as the animal get older to the point they are almost uninsurable from the age of 8.

You sound like the sort of muppet that buys of the internet and then kicks it out the door once it becomes a problem so wind your neck in when you know fcuki all thereís a good lad
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m_taylor14 Posted on 28/06/2020 22:54

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I never post on here, probably first post. Iím abi of a creeper. But I love anything to do with dogs so thought I would chip in.

My first point about the fashionable dogs I find nonsense. Yes them dogs mentioned have breathing difficulties but with correct pet insurance and choosing the correct breeder though the kennel club it shouldnít be an issue.

I have 3 dachshunds notorious with IVDD but that would certainly not stop me buying another if I wanted to. As mentioned above when we bought all ours we contacted breeds through kennel club and then insurade them to £10,000 life time cover.

Itís all about personal choice. But most dog breeds can have issues.

I would also recommend going onto Facebook and just searching for groups related to these breeds. Most people on these groups are extremely kind and pleasant and would certainly point you to a reputable breeder.
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MBBoro Posted on 28/06/2020 23:57

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BBB, you are holier than me, you have the moral superiority and I bow to you oh great dog owner lord.

Incidentally, I have a 6 year old staffy cross from Dogs trust called Toby and a 2 year old english bulldog called Boo I rehomed from a family friend who could no longer care for it. Is this acceptable? Please I need to know if I meet your high standards for dog ownership?

I like that you belittle these other breeds, I bet you're the sort of insecure cnut who strops round the park in a huff because the french bulldogs, and Boston terriers get more attention than your dog.
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Boro_Boro_Boro Posted on 29/06/2020 07:27

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MBB I gave a valid opinion that others have said was decent information an a true account

You decided to single me out and be a chewy Cnut.

I have had dogs of different breeds for the past 30 years and also have a great knowledge of most other breeds due to my own interests and the ownership of friends and family.

You have rescues and thatís very decent of you. They make great pets most of the time and deserve the love. I have not once said otherwise and would always consider a rescue first before getting another dog.

The OP wants one of three breeds he has specifically listed so I have provided him with all the bad points he needs to consider as he seems a little green on the subject and wants to learn.



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DCI_Gene_Hunt Posted on 29/06/2020 09:21

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"Nothing like a dog owning question for the moral superiority complex people to get their fix.

What a pack of judgemental, negative aresholes."

Nothing like a keyboard warrior with an inferiority complex to mess up a thread.

By all means give your opinion but why so confrontational?
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 29/06/2020 09:43

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French Bulldogs boff a lot.

This will make them an ideal pooch for any discerning stout Teesside lassie!!
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Lurcher Posted on 29/06/2020 10:49

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The Facts.

Link: Please Watch
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