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Old 11-18-2012, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased my two pups from Lancasterpuppies.com ! They are in tip top health and are looking just fine ! I know lots of people would not buy from there because they suppose its a puppy mill, but I cant say the same !

I bought my two pups, shadow and apollo in a farm about an hour away.. shadow was the first pup we got 3 months ago. She was on a very very clean spot with her brother. They were wanting my attention and they were so glad to see me! I picked nh full black gsd there. The mom was so friendly to me ! She was beautiful and well groomed

Now apollo, my white gsd pup.. we got him a couple weeks ago. He was caged in with his 7 brothers and sisters. To be completely honest, I feel like they didnt care good enough for him. He was a bit... well a LOT dirty.. but he had a good weight to him. He had no fleas, no signs of ticks and he seemed to be in perfect health!

I took apollo and shadow to the vet, and everything is perfectly normal. There parents were both hip certified, and I seen both moms for both dogs. They both seemed healthy. They were both dewormed and all..

My father was being on the safe side, so we took them again to the vet to get a distemper and rabis shot. The vet loves our dogs! They are friendly, beautiful coats and have no signs of hip D.

So is lancastor a real puppy mill ? Or did I just get lucky ?
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Most likely, yes. It is in the heart of amish country which is very well known for having puppy mills and if you look at the site, they have all different breeds available with puppies, puppies, and more puppies.

Have you heard the saying: if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, it probably is a duck?

No reputable breeder is going to have that many breeds and that many puppies at one time. You are lucky that your pups turned out fine, but you most likely just supported a puppymill where the dogs live hellish lives in hellish conditions producing litter after litter. The only way this sort of thing will stop is when people quit supporting them.
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That's a puppy mill... no question.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes they are.
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Most likely, yes. It is in the heart of amish country which is very well known for having puppy mills and if you look at the site, they have all different breeds available with puppies, puppies, and more puppies.

Have you heard the saying: if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, it probably is a duck?

No reputable breeder is going to have that many breeds and that many puppies at one time. You are lucky that your pups turned out fine, but you most likely just supported a puppymill where the dogs live hellish lives in hellish conditions producing litter after litter. The only way this sort of thing will stop is when people quit supporting them.
I mean I definitely dont support. But when people say "leave the breeding to breeders" what does that conclude?

If reputable breeders are harming animals then i dont see why people say that.

I am really thankful theybare perfectly fine. I dont support puppy mills. I wish they would all get shut down, but in my opinion, I think from what my dogs came from they were not a puppy mill.
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That's a puppy mill... no question.
Do you think they hurt my pups?

Would you consider it a sort of... rescue I guess?
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Yes they are.
What makes you feel that way?
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You didn't rescue a puppy. You bought a puppy without knowing better from a puppy mill that will likely continue producing puppies because the sellers make easy money from these litters. Next time you will know better and hopefully go through the right channels. Whether the dog is healthy or not, time will tell. At a year old, get hips/elbows done if you like. Make sure to spay/neuter or manage the dogs so you do not have any accident litters. Enjoy your dogs. It is too late now to second guess so enjoy them for what they are.
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Most likely, yes. It is in the heart of amish country which is very well known for having puppy mills and if you look at the site, they have all different breeds available with puppies, puppies, and more puppies.

Have you heard the saying: if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, it probably is a duck?

No reputable breeder is going to have that many breeds and that many puppies at one time. You are lucky that your pups turned out fine, but you most likely just supported a puppymill where the dogs live hellish lives in hellish conditions producing litter after litter. The only way this sort of thing will stop is when people quit supporting them.
What she said.
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I mean I definitely dont support. But when people say "leave the breeding to breeders" what does that conclude?

If reputable breeders are harming animals then i dont see why people say that.
If they are harming animals, they are not reputable.

When we say "leave the breeding to the breeders", we are talking about responsible, ethical breeders that know what they are doing and are doing it for the love of the breed, NOT for money.

I would tell any puppy mill or backyard breeder to leave the breeding to the breeders, too!

I'm glad your pups are okay, if their health continues, you got lucky for sure. Remember temperament is genetic too.
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