|08-18-2013 03:47 PM|
I don't think I would say that. I'd say its more of case of things being said, people not wanting to repeat and then things getting off topic. All pretty normal stuff, lol.
|08-18-2013 03:31 PM|
My brother is not a dog person. He doesn't care about fancy shows, nor competition training. He earns good money but he would never spend $1000 on purchasing any pet (though once said pet is a family memeer he would be willing to spend 10 times that for it). All he wants is a sweet puppy that my niece can grow with. So he rescued!! Win-win.
If someone wants a purebred dog, but only wants to pay $300 and is not willing to search and wait and save for either rescuing (yes, there are PB on rescue) or buying from a good breeder, all I can think of that person is that he/she want the dog as a status symbol. He'll get as many guaranties of health, temperament and appearance than from getting a mutt. It is like getting the exterior of an Audi with the motor of a FAW only to have something to brag to the neighbors.
|08-18-2013 03:09 PM|
lol I missed a couple of pages that I just had to wade through....petty bickering and peanut butter cups????
As someone who works in accounting, you can do lots of things with numbers.....cash flow vs investment...I think so many breeders invest so much money in the whole package that comes with breeding that litters help fill in the holes....I don't call it profit, but the timing of having a litter to sell will help pay off some bills - particularly the credit cards with vet bills and gasoline that the big dog vehicle sucks up like DP! (Dom Perignon champagne!) The big picture is a small breeder does not make a big, if any, profit, but the occasional influx of cash to catch up on those bills is nice! Last couple months I had nearly $2000 in vet bills and probably $500-600 per month in gasoline.... Someone with 4 - 6 litters a year has a higher ratio of income to expense and their accountants have to figure out how it is categorized...I don't make a living doing dogs, while there are lots of people who do.
|08-18-2013 02:42 PM|
|GSD Fan||It seems that a lot of people who posted didn't really understand what this thread was about. I am also shocked this thread went 17 pages.|
|08-18-2013 02:41 PM|
Answer to the second question is: Because I was thinking since the breeder is losing money any way, why not help out people who want good dogs? Now my answer has changed.
Answer to the third question is: Nothing is wrong with it. My new question is what's wrong with a reputable and ethical breeder making "profit" as long as they provide quality service and puppies?
It's unlikely, but there's a value for a good working puppy or pet puppy. But let's say a breeder was able to buy supplies and all needed things at discounts or cheaper. Maybe from whole sale. If that breeder actually made "profit" off litters, then would that breeder still be viewed as reputable? Here's what I think, I think reputable advocates need to stop telling people as breeder you will ALWAYS sell at a loss.
Chris' post was 6 days ago, so the chances of her replying are slim.
|08-15-2013 01:53 AM|
|holland||My first dog when I was a child came from a puppy mill and had my parents known we probably could for the same amount of money have bought a puppy from a reputable breeder. He had a great temperament and for most of his life was plagued with health problems and had a shorter lifespan than is average for his breed. There have been tons of arguments on this board over what is reputable and what is backyard. For me the important thing is would the breeder take the dog back if something happened that that was needed-and would they make ethical decisions regarding breeding-don't want to know everything -just a basic feeling of do I trust the person. And I believe that if you become involved with dogs-training or showing you can find a quality puppy for less -if I didn't have $ I would get a rescue-and I never viewed my rescue as lesser quality-have probably always spent far more on my dogs that what I purchased them for I don't regret a cent of the 1500 I paid for my dog-all my dogs have been worth more than I paid for them|
|08-15-2013 01:25 AM|
If a person fits that description, then you're right, it is very possible to get a great prospect for $500 (although even then, I personally haven't found it too easy to find a great German Shepherd. A great Lab, yes. A great Border Collie, absolutely. I could get one of the best Border Collies in the world if that's what I wanted. But a GSD? That is a LOT harder to find in my current circles).
But I would be surprised if the average casual pet owner even knew where to go to meet that type of breeder.
|08-15-2013 01:21 AM|
|08-15-2013 12:48 AM|
You can get a top notch bred puppy from HOT titled parents for close to $500 if one spends some time searching and networking. I do not know what all the argument is about?
...or one can buy a puppy for $2000+ from so called "reputable breeders" who buy titles from far away lands and sell pups from such titled dogs. Go figure.......
|08-15-2013 12:00 AM|
Maybe its a regional thing? Generation thing? Parenting?
I don't care how much money I have, I wouldn't spend 500 dollars on no phone!
Maybe I'm just cheap lol
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