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Someone posted about a GSD needing a home on craigslist, and I responded to see if I could help.

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In my meanness...I replied that it would help her credibility as a 'breeder' to spell SHEPHERD correctly.

She replied thanking me for being rude and pointing out her 'typo' -thought those happened once or twice..not EVERY time you spelled the same word?-.

Of course I had to shoot back asking about her male's age and hip scores. He looks all of 11 months old in the pictures she has there.

"Chauncey AKC Male German Shephard. Very good blood lines pure Eurpoean bloodlines. Very large thick boned, very intelligent male he stands 30 inches to the shoulder. He has many working dogs in his background. He is the Sire of this litter he is also available for Stud Services. For more information Please email me."


If you don't know what you're doing...please, just don't do it.
 

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nothing says 'i want a pup by that dog' like shots of dog lying on a couch sleeping....i dunno

but heh....Hippty Hop Rabbitry! LOL
 

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I was at a GSD show this past weekend and most of the people there (club members, breeders, show people) thought that a 100lb GSD was perfectly normal. I am not into showing or breeding so corrcet me if I am wrong, but I didn't think 100lbs was within the standards of the breed.
 

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I'm seeing less and less shepherds under 100lbs.

My girl is approx 6 mos. and at 48 lbs, is thin for her height. If those front paws and ears are any indicator, she's got a good deal of growing left to do.
Her dad was a freaking moose. American and Canadian lines mostly. He had to be about 120lbs. Not fat, just really big. Her german mom was about 80 I'd say. I didn't get her for size, in fact I wasn't really even looking into getting a GSD. I just happened to show up when she needed someone.

Personally, I like big dogs...within reason. If a breed isn't meant to be horse sized, it shouldn't be. I hate to see so many dogs end up with hip dysplasia due to gross over-sized breeding. The form and function seem to go out the window with most breeds now.

ANd dear lord people who can't even spell the names of the breed of dog they're producing creep me out.
 

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I counted 3 misspellings before I went blind by the colors. Yeah I want a couch potato... and where's the dam of this litter? Lord knows I'm impressed. (not)
 

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I just had a chance to look at that website since it didn't work for me earlier.

All I can say is, YIKES. Not only is the website awful, it has absolutely no information about the dam or sire of this litter - no AKC registered names, no health clearances, no titles, not even any decent pictures. Heck, there's only 2 pictures of the sire sleeping on the couch. That's it.

From the looks of things, this person is a pet collector / pet mill. She breeds all kinds of rabbits and has a bunch of dogs listed as "need to be added" - pugs, Dobe, spaniels, etc. She doesn't even know how to spell "Shepherd" (or Spaniel for that matter).
 

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Good grief this is probably the worst web site that I have ever seen and geez – wait a minute; German “Shephard” Dogs, five (maybe more) different types of bunnies, Pug, Cocker “Spanial”, Doberman, horses and cats!! What’s with the Husky mix?

This is too strange. Gotta say that I would love to see this place and meet this person.

What’s most frightening is that we all know that there are people that will be sucked in by all of this garbage.

It seems as though it is just too easy for people like this to exist.
 

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They exist because people buy their puppies. I have been considering getting another GSD pup and talked to a breeder today who sells puppies as her sole source of income. She only has one sire and one dam and the sire is about 130 lbs. and the dam is about 100 lbs. She told me that her last litter was 11 pups that she sold for $400 each and that would get her by for a couple of months. She said that, instead of looking for responsible owners for these pups, she took them in the back of her car to a Petco and sold them all in 2 hours. What's worse, she only has 1 pup left from this litter and she will only be 8 weeks old on Sunday. She sold them too soon. She mentioned a pomeranian that she has that she has been trying to breed, but thank God the vet told her today that she is infertile. This woman will continue to do what she is doing because people will continue to buy puppies from her, regret it later because they bought dogs of poor breeding that haven't been socialized properly, and later regret that decision and look for the easy way out. I wonder how many of these dogs get dropped off at shelters.
 

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Quote: It seems as though it is just too easy for people like this to exist.
Quote: They exist because people buy their puppies.
Guess that's why it's so easy!!
 

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I won't name names (unless you PM me) but there is a breeder of DDR dogs in MA who sells them like goats. No contract. Doesn't mark the pups, interact with the pups, doesn't temperament test the pups-- basicly, she doesn't discern any difference between them. Again, no contract, no deposit, just mosey on down to the barn when they're 8 weeks or so and pick whatever one looks nice to you.

When I asked about how would we find a pup that was exactly suited to what I needed, she said "Well.. I mean.. it's not like you'd get a BAD one or anything... they're all good dogs..."

Sold just like goats. Scary thing? She occasionally imports, has normal prices, plays a bit at sport too. DDR dogs are the rage, she can cash in on a trend-- but again, sells them like goats or calves. Just pick whichever one looks good to you. "cringe"
 

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Originally Posted By: ReichsmomSomeone posted about a GSD needing a home on craigslist, and I responded to see if I could help.

I get this site back- **URL removed by Admin**

In my meanness...I replied that it would help her credibility as a 'breeder' to spell SHEPHERD correctly.

She replied thanking me for being rude and pointing out her 'typo' -thought those happened once or twice..not EVERY time you spelled the same word?-.

Of course I had to shoot back asking about her male's age and hip scores. He looks all of 11 months old in the pictures she has there.

"Chauncey AKC Male German Shephard. Very good blood lines pure Eurpoean bloodlines. Very large thick boned, very intelligent male he stands 30 inches to the shoulder. He has many working dogs in his background. He is the Sire of this litter he is also available for Stud Services. For more information Please email me."


If you don't know what you're doing...please, just don't do it.
i don't think you were being mean or rude. maybe a little sarcastic but i love sarcasm. i think you have to be witty to be sarcastic and she should know how to spell Shepherd.
 

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Wow,.. that looks like a reputable breeder.. NOT.. I am not sure what gives the clues...lol.. maybe the website colouring, the spelling mistakes, the lack of information... Pretty scary if you ask me.. Sadly, there will be people with a lack of knowledge that will jump at the chance for a so-called AKC registered puppy... Ignorance will play a part with people purchasing from this person.. It is so sad..
 

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Originally Posted By: SouthernBelleI cant see what the site is??

People see the "AKC" and think thats all you need. NOT!
HAHA!! i was thinking the same thing..u can get any dog "AKC" registered its just the nieve folk that dont understand that. even in the paper work that AKC sends u it will tell u that just by haveing this registration doesnt actaully mean that they are pure bread. maybe not in that way but along the lines of that.
 

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O.K., I'm not sure how to quote, but you said...u can get any dog "AKC" registered its just the nieve folk that dont understand that.


I'm not sure that's correct. I'm pretty sure that the only way to get a dog AKC registered is if both parents are registered. CKC, on the other hand, will let you send in a picture of the dog and the fees and register the dog, but AKC is much more particular in their registering.
 

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If you know someone with a registered dog, you MAY be able to convince them to provide you with a litter registration. IF they get caught, which is highly possible, they stand to lose all AKC privledges. However, I do not think it would be that hard to actually do it. And if someone doesn't show, doesn't go to shows, doesn't participate in AKC events and has a dog that he didn't really plan on breeding but... He may help his buddy out and provide the male dog's paper for a litter.

I think it probably happens often.

I almost wish DNA was necessary to register your dog/bitch.
 

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A bit much in terms of the number of pets this person has, and of course not enough info about the parents.

Nonetheless, I thought we were not allowed to personally insult people, the comment "Moron" is an insult and like me, you know little about the breeder.

Frankly, because my GSD came from a farm family I am curious. Of course my breeder has more credentails, across the board, but to call this person moron, without knowing more about the dogs; why???
 
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