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AIBU to comment on this Facebook status about selling mongrel puppies?

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Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 00:42:43

A status has popped up on my page from someone selling mongrel puppies. Dad is chihuahua x pug and mum is terrier x lhasa. I asked why he had bred such a mix of mongrels and got laughed at. Now it says he can't afford to inoculate all the puppies so he'll sell them for the low price of £200.

I stated BYB and left it at that. Clearly only breeding for profit. No point whatsoever in furthering a line of four different dogs.

It boils my blood. So many unwanted dogs up and down the country and you get people like him selling dogs like this. Clearly never bothered to neuter or spay his own mongrels.

Ffs. I'm sure I won't get any response, not sure what else he could do with the puppies now but felt compelled to say something. If only to try and educate someone else.

pigsDOfly Fri 01-Aug-14 01:07:21

So how much was he asking before he dropped to the 'low' price of £200.

Yep, yet another puppy farm/byb breeding more poor bloody unwanted mongrels and trying to cash in on the ridiculous fashion for so called designer breeds.

If he doesn't manage to sell them for that price I imagine they'll probably be destroyed. They're no use to him if he can't make money from them.

Makes me sick.

NatashaBee Fri 01-Aug-14 01:10:20

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weaselwords Fri 01-Aug-14 09:22:21

I don't think you can educate people who breed puppies for money as the money is all they are interested in, but you can put people off buying this litter, so it isn't profitable and therefore he doesn't do it again. Good for you for standing up for the poor dogs.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 11:13:50

Well thanks. I did feel a bit cross after he messaged me personally to say 'lmfao'. hmm

Perhaps I ought to get back in touch with him and ask him to get his dogs spayed rather than keep bringing more unwanted dogs into the world. See if I can make him choke on his own hysterical laughter. Idiot.

Sandancer Fri 01-Aug-14 15:08:58

There are so many adverts like this on the pet selling pages.
One woman made me so angry at her attempt to sell "Poochons" poodle cross Bichons for £500 each. In her advert she used the words "rare opportunity to own..." And "kennel registered" (whatever that means?)
I wasn't the only one to comment that they were bred for money and she eventually took the advert off. I wonder what ever happened to the poor "Poochons".

PeanutPatty Fri 01-Aug-14 17:57:04

Bet he's not declaring that income to the tax man.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 19:10:08

No I bet he's not. Someone else has backed me up so I've just had a bit of a rant about greed and keeping un-neutered mongrels and people being dumb enough to buy them and encourage it all. And then I said I don't give a fuck who knows my opinion on the matter.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 19:32:24

I've just had this pm:

"can you please stop talking about me and my puppys you don't know any facts at all or my life or anything about me and that goes for your mate, you seem like a pair of sad twats with nothing better to do than read other peoples post and try to put the world to rights, i will name and shame you so keep your f-- nose out"

I just replied with too late mate, too late.


Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 19:33:06

I assume by mate he means the other lady that commented. I don't know her from Adam.

PeanutPatty Fri 01-Aug-14 21:53:09

It's all about the money for him. He doesn't give a shit about the pups or who buys them as long as they hand over the readies. Bet there won't be any breeder back up should the new owners have issues or a change in circumstances. ��

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 01-Aug-14 23:31:55

Exactly! He's messaged me privately again saying that next doors dog broke down the fence to get to his bitch and now he's selling the puppies to pay for a new fence. Um, shouldn't the neighbour be paying for that? Any money made out of these pups should be paying for his bitch to be spayed. Then he pretty much told me to fuck off. He's now blocked me so unfortunately I can't add anymore to the post and I also can't thank the lady who backed me up. She also apparently had abusive private messages. She managed to say so on the post before it went poof.

Think I hit a nerve. I've reported him to the selling page he was on, in case he pops up with any more 'accidental' puppies.

This popped up on our local news earlier. And the Facebook dickhead wondered why people were complaining.

PeanutPatty Sat 02-Aug-14 10:07:11

Sadly there will be plenty of people who want a puppy regardless and will buy from puppy farms knowingly. Education just isn't enough. angryangryangry

JadeJ123 Sat 02-Aug-14 10:18:05

Willing to be the parents aren't health tested, irresponsible breeders make my blood boil, they'll either end up in the wrong homes or like someone I know will keep breeding and be riddled with health problems confused rescues are full to the brim with unwanted dogsangry

Sadly people like him never learn hmm

MarchEliza Sat 02-Aug-14 10:32:56

It's a shame he blocked you. I would have been tempted to publicly post the threatening private message he sent you on the puppy post so people can see what a nasty piece of work (and BS merchant) he is...

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 02-Aug-14 12:22:32

Thanks for all your replies. I'd do it again. In fact I'm tempted to start my own group. Beware Back Yard Breeders. An educational page for clueless people to prevent encouragement of BYB. grin

ruby1234 Sun 03-Aug-14 13:51:08

I met a man in a pub a while ago, he had a nice young dog with him. He told me it was a cockerpoo - a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.
Oh, I said, a mongrel?
He insisted it was a proper breed, specially bred for it's lack of hair shedding and as its mum and dad were pedigrees, and so his was too. He'd paid £800 for it and was very pleased. He went on to tell me he was going to breed from her and make a fortune. I asked him what he was going to mate her with, and he said another cockerpoo (because they're pedigrees), and if he got 10 puppies he would make 8 grand!

Perfectlypurple Sun 03-Aug-14 21:47:55

Cockerpoos are selling for that. I have been looking at different breeds as we may get a dog and the cockerpoo seems very popular with registered breeders.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 03-Aug-14 22:36:31

They are quite popular. Where are they registered?

fanoftheinvisibleman Sun 03-Aug-14 22:48:05

They are the perfect way for kc breeders to overbreed their bitches as they cannot register crossbreed puppies so the kc requirements to limit litters don't apply to any bitch producing these litters. They are the perect cover for unscrupulous breeders. Sadly being registered stands for absolutely nothing.

RustyBear Sun 03-Aug-14 22:51:26

A chihuahua/pug cross broke down his fence? Must have been a pretty crap fence....

spankingnewme Sat 09-Aug-14 21:08:00

Lol rusty last comment:-) very true!

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 09-Aug-14 21:23:04

Ha ha Rusty yes I wish I'd pointed that out. grin

I didn't think they were registered anywhere. As far as I'm aware the Kennel Club is the only recognised authority in this country.

A friend of mine recently posted on fb about her new cockerpoo puppy. Her mum bred it. I asked her why, nonchalantly, and she said her mum did sprockers last year and fancied something different this year. hmm

I didn't have the heart to pass judgement, they're going through a rough time at the moment, but <weep>.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 09-Aug-14 21:23:43

Oh, name change, obvs.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 11-Aug-14 23:19:07

Ffs I've just seen another one. A woman with a pedigree collie wants a poodle to mate it with to get a dog for agility because the collie lines aren't any good, or something.

I was polite this time and asked her if she'd considered a dog from a home before she set about bringing another litter of mongrels into the world. She swiftly replied that she would never even consider a rescue dog because 'you don't know what you're getting'!

So you know exactly what you're getting breeding a litter of mongrels then? hmm

To top it off whilst I was compiling a suitable reply she blocked me from the conversation! My reply wouldn't post and when I came out and went back in again it had gone. Ffs! I fucking give up.

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