|12-18-2013 11:53 AM|
Our first purebred dog. I guess they were BYB's. They said it was their first litter. IDK. No papers (said they lost parents papers). Internet/paper ad. Sketch I know. She's only 9.5 months so who know all the health issue we may have. She has a couple of genetic deformities. A patch of hair that does grow the same. A weird rib bone that feels like she is missing one. Will have that x-rayed when we spay, along with hips and elbows. She's a bit soft and has some fear issues we are working on. She seems to have food sensitivities.
She was the runt/tiny...didn't look to healthy and my heart ached to save her.
Live and learn. But like everyone else...we wouldn't give her up for anything. We love her and she is a good pup.
|12-18-2013 09:46 AM|
|deldridge72||Of the 18 German Shepherds I've had or currently have-none come from so called "reputable breeders"-I know what I want-as long as the person has mentally and physically sound dogs, I take my choice and never pay the astronomical prices and still have the bloodlines, conformation and quality I seek.|
|12-17-2013 04:24 PM|
|kiya||Both Apache & Kiya came from reputable breeders. Lakota was from a couple who just wanted to have a litter of puppies. At least she screened all her puppy people, did a home check then got all her dogs spayed/neutered. The price was right, free.|
|12-17-2013 04:00 PM|
|pyratemom||Pyrate was a rescue. The owners had the mother, father, and a litter of 9 in a small motel room selling crack. When they got arrested and bailed out, they only took the mother and father dogs and sent them off to their family up on the mainland before they went to jail. They surrendered the litter (lucky for me) and my daughter was working at the shelter at the time so I got first pick. He will always own a piece of my heart. There were papers. One of the adopters contacted the owners and got papers for her pup but since they were already neutered I didn't see any reason to get him registered.|
|12-17-2013 03:54 PM|
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|12-17-2013 03:46 PM|
I got my oldest from the spca. He was on the urgent list. It was a risk because I do have 2 small kids. He has turned out to be the best thing for me and my children. The most amazing dog I've ever had.
My 1year old gsd I picked up from a no kill shelter when he 8 weeks old. We were told there was a possibility he was part GSD....he's totally a PB.
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|12-17-2013 11:33 AM|
I did not get my GSD from a reputable breeder. My ex got him from a newspaper ad.
Best dog I've ever had, hands down. Wouldn't take the chances again, however.
|12-17-2013 11:23 AM|
|Okin||I have mixed feelings on mine. They were a hobby breeder, seemed to do everything right, were very responsive up until the purchase, the facilities were nice and the dog is great. After the purchase there was basically no support from the breeder. Aside from what was laid out in the contract as their legal liability I can't even get a response from them.|
|12-17-2013 11:10 AM|
|Abby142||Jade came from BYB, they were nice people and they treated the dogs will, but they had no idea what they were doing. She has allergies, bad hips, OCD and no "off switch". I love her to pieces and wouldn't trade her for the world, but I have definitely learned my lesson.|
|12-17-2013 10:56 AM|
My first dog was a rescue from the local shelter, dropped off by a BYB once he was through being useful and his health issues became too much. Physically he had a ton of health issues, but his temperament was superb. He and I did therapy work for over two years, up to two weeks before I had to put him down due to health problems. He was a truly awesome dog though I only had him for 3 years
My second dog I bought from a BYB - an older couple who were breeding dogs willy nilly to make a buck without any care. She's not stable and is very nervy, so far physically she's doing well though I do suspect she has LP which is common in small breeds and pretty expensive to fix if it comes to that
Both dogs are very special to me and I don't regret having them but it does hurt seeing them suffer every day for their breeder's ignorance and greed
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