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Old 10-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you think about this pedigree and dog?

So, I've been thinking about getting Sheba a playmate and I came across this nice looking female for a very reasonable price. What do you think about her?

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Two females may not always get along, Shotzie is pretty...speaking from experience, I'd go with an opposite sex for Sheba's playmate.
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Given her age, I would think you can throw the pedigree out the window and focus on the actual dog. But I would hesitate to put together two females, especially when the new one coming in would be an adult.

I don't know enough to comment on the pedigree though it looks like some unknowns, some WL some SL.
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Two females may not always get along, Shotzie is pretty...speaking from experience, I'd go with an opposite sex for Sheba's playmate.
Oh I'm aware of that lol. I let them know about Sheba and she's always pretty good with other dogs and they have said that Shotzie is good with people and other dogs, too but I want to take Sheba with me and us arrange a meeting in a neutral place such as a park or something so that neither one of the dogs feel territorial and see how they do together. I wouldn't want to just jump into something and then wind up either me or one of the girls being hurt.
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I think she is a nice looking dog, I think your plan has just a good chance of not working out as working out. Seeing how they get along on a visit will tell you little about how the relationship will evolve....good luck.
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I think she is a nice looking dog, I think your plan has just a good chance of not working out as working out. Seeing how they get along on a visit will tell you little about how the relationship will evolve....good luck.
If it doesn't work out then I'll continue on my search until I find a suitable playmate for her. As much as I'd love to add Shotzie to my family, I'm not willing to risk my health nor the dogs health just to have her. Shotzie lives in a multiple dog family right now and is good with their other females, so I'm hoping that this meeting will work out for the better. I'll make sure to keep you guys updated on how it goes and hopefully I'll be bringing home another great lifelong companion. They're small time breeders locally and she isn't what they're wanting to reproduce so they're letting her go for a reduced price because of that. But, her papers don't matter as I'm not going to be showing or breeding and she will be getting spayed if I do get her.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Okay, so as promised the update on Shotzie and Sheba:
The meeting between the two of them went okay. Not perfect, as Sheba was really wanting to play and Shotzie had almost no interest in her. However, when the two did play there was straight magic there. But, I wasn't impressed with Shotzie's health history. I had called their vet and had talked to him about her. She's popped out more litters of puppies than any dog ever should, just had hip xrays done last week and they showed a very mild case of hip dysplasia and the vet also told me that she had a long history of internal parasites and despite being told she had worms at her latest visit, the owners hadn't had her dewormed. So, even though the meeting went fairly well I'm just not willing to pour out loads of money on a dog that isn't in good health. I was already going to be spending $300 on her and they at first told me her AKC paperwork would go with her. Then, when I told them that I was going to be getting her spayed, etc etc they changed their mind and told me they would have her papers cancelled and then AKC would send me her papers. I told them that's not how it worked and they said they would call AKC and see what needs to be done early this morning before I left out but I didn't hear anything from them on them contacting AKC. I told them that I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a dog that was originally advertised to me as coming with her papers, paying out what I was going to have to in order just to get her fixed (and this was before the knowledge of all the other problems) and then on top of that having to go through the hassle with AKC to get her papers. So, I reluctantly didn't bring Shotzie home with me. However, I was wondering if there was anything that I could do about Shotzie being medically neglected. Not to mention she wasn't in the best of shape weight wise either.

Need less to say, I'm really aggravated that I wasted my time this morning and got my hopes up about this dog for nothing. I don't understand why they couldn't have been honest with me in the first place about everything and also informed me from the get go that they wouldn't be letting her papers go with her. I mean, honestly. What's the point in them retaining her papers if she isn't their's anymore? Even though I was going to sign a spay contract and everything. I just don't get it and I'm beyond annoyed. Back to square one it is.
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File a report with your local animal control. Most likely, nothing will happen. But I think you owe it to the female to file one on her behalf anyhow.

I think the AKC papers fiasco was just a deterrent. Once they realized you were a responsible and conscious person, they probably got nervous about any potential ramifications that would come back to haunt them over their neglect and improper breeding practices. Theoretically if they are small and local, a little hoopla from you would hurt their business and especially so if the info about the dam's health gets back to the puppy buyers. The ONLY justifiable reason for them to give you a hard time about her AKC registration is if you wanted to breed and register her litters. Other than that, why should they care if you have her papers or not? So the easiest thing to make you go away would be to kick a fuss over the papers, which is almost a trivial formality considering you are spaying her.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They could keep her papers and then get an unregistered female of similar age, breed her and register the pups with Schotzie as the dam.
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Good call Annette - didn't think of that!
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