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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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To Buy or Not to Buy

Hello all! I am posting this on behalf of a friend who is considering buying not 1 but 2 puppies...German Shepherds. She has not experience with the breed and this is the breeder she is considering. BACG HOME PAGE - BELLY ACRES CRITTERS (BACG) SOUTHEASTERN OHIO

I gave her my honest opinion and she is pretty stubborn. I left the convo with telling her to do her due diligence and research before making this commitment. I also told her to do her self a favor and only get 1 puppy either way.

I told her to come to this site and read the Breeder section and possibly join and post. All she can do is learn. So I thought that I would post this and get some feedback and hopefully she will read and heed the advice given...positive and negative. Thanks for your help!!!

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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FYI this is not for me! I have 3 and I am not looking to add more!

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 AM
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There is a sticky in here in the puppy section on why you should never get two puppies at once, especially littermates.

There is a ton of information in there ...

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Oh dear God.

No no no to two puppies! Did I say NO! Maybe you can get her to come here before she does.

And she really needs to research her choice of breeder. We are not allowed to do breeder bashing on this forum but she needs to be clear with what she is buying caveat emptor. No breed registry protects the quality of your puppy and some, like CKC will let you register a mutt as a purebred.

At least print the selection on selecting a reputable breeder and give it to her.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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eee gads Hope she joins so she can see there are so many GOOD breeders out there.

First off, red flag, reputable breeders will not sell a person TWO puppies at once,

I'm assuming your friend is looking at the ones that are "discounted" for 150 bucks?
That 150 bucks may turn into hundreds if she incurrs vet bills .

Another red flag, way to many breeds on the site It looks like most of them are chained or tied up I would say this is a really sad way for a dog to live.

Honestly, your friend is going to do what they are going to do, I hope you can change her mind, this is not a place I would even consider getting a dog from , tho I feel bad for the dogs

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I would pass. I don't like the looks of *any* of their GSDs so I personally would not pursue it. Also I don't like seeing dogs tied up in piles of feces.

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Jocoy & Jakoda... I know, I had an in debt convo with her about this last night and I am hoping she at least takes the time to look on this site. I really tried to push home the point only getting 1 puppy....and more importantly to really consider a different breeder

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poor puppies.......

I feel badly for all pups bred by puppy mills.....unfortunately, buying pups from bad situations is enabling the person breeding them to make money and more litters...

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Those photos on the page look 'ok', but I would be so afraid to get a pup that has been raised outside and already 4months old. I also thought about two! Then I read all the info on socializing, training et and even though I have a big family and would have help, I would never do it! Maybe in a couple years
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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A friend of mine got 2 puppies (brothers) and it worked out great for him. Make sure they do their research and prepare prepare prepare
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