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Reputable breeders don't let pups go on 24th December, do they...?

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mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 21:50:10

As it says in the title. I've researched and found what appears to be a very established, reputable KC assured breeder. Mum, dad, grandmothers, aunts and uncles all live with the breeder and can be met with the pup. No alarm bells...apart from the fact the pups can be collected on 24th December hmm No decent breeder would allow this, surely? Or am I being naive?

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OctoberLovers Tue 29-Oct-19 21:54:46

Sorry but i dont understand why anyone would buy from a breeder when theres so many dogs in shelters

mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 21:59:14

Sorry but I don't understand why you have posted that when that's not what I asked?

I have very good reasons for buying from a breeder (or not...hence my post).

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OctoberLovers Tue 29-Oct-19 22:02:01

I wrote it because thats how i feel.

People will keep breading these poor animals if people keep buying them!

No reason to get a "breaded dog'
Not one

tabulahrasa Tue 29-Oct-19 22:08:16

No, they’d not... they’d hold on to them after Christmas.

Good breeders tend not to own both parents either though.

mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 22:08:38

'Breaded' grin

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mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 22:10:34

@tabulahrasa Thank you for your much more sensible and reasoned reply.

I've also heard about breeders not owning both parents, but have also seen counter arguments to this as well.

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Wildorchidz Tue 29-Oct-19 22:12:55

We got ours in early January at 13 weeks. Breeder was very specific that she was not coming to us as a Christmas present. We would not have taken her in any case. January suited us perfectly.

mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 22:16:53

@Wildorchidz That's exactly my thoughts. I've removed myself from the wait list for this litter / breeder. I just can't take a puppy from a breeder that would let them go at Christmas rather than hang on to them for a couple of weeks.

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Wheat2Harvest Tue 29-Oct-19 22:17:52

Sorry but i dont understand why anyone would buy from a breeder when theres so many dogs in shelters

Because dogs in dogs' homes (please, we're not in the US) usually have an unknown history and therefore most reputable dogs' homes will not rehome them to families with children.

When you get a dog from a breeder you are getting a puppy that will grow up with the family, and you will know its parentage. You aren't going to end up with a puppy of unknown heritage that will grow into a pitbull.

There's a reason why people give up their dogs and whereas this might be reasonable one, such as a new landlord not wanting dogs, it could also be because the dog shits everywhere, bites, is destructive, excessively anxious or barks non-stop.

When you take on a dog from a dogs' home you are taking a risk. That isn't usually the case when you get a dog from a reputable breeder.

mustangsly Tue 29-Oct-19 22:27:10

@Wheat2Harvest Exactly that. Thank you. I'm all for 'adopt, don't shop' when it comes to certain types of family pet (and have rescued several furries in the past), but not dogs. As I said upthread, I have really good reasons for needing a dog with a well-known, trusted history.

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OctoberLovers Tue 29-Oct-19 22:46:54

Just because you have a puppy from young does not mean you can trust it.

It may shit, chew, bite, attack and everything else

Wolfiefan Tue 29-Oct-19 22:50:37

I agree OP. I have a puppy coming that will be old enough to come home around Christmas or new year. It won’t be coming home for Christmas. We need a calm and quiet house to welcome pup home.
Established doesn’t mean good and KC reg means next to nothing. I would be very suspicious of so many related dogs at the property.
We went through the breed club rather than KC reg. We also went to shows to meet breeders and figure out who we really felt we could trust.
Good luck.

Breathlessness Tue 29-Oct-19 22:56:37

I have collected a puppy on the 27/12 specifically because the breeder wouldn’t let them go until after Christmas.

TeacupRex Tue 29-Oct-19 23:25:34

No, a responsible breeder shouldn't be selling puppies "in time for Christmas". Hell, a lot of the good ones will try and avoid litters around December full stop, hoping to avoid the sort of people that buy puppies as an xmas present.

And for the adopt-don't-shoppers, I've seen certain dodgy rescues before that don't shut their doors over the Christmas period. I know this seems to be a somewhat radical thought but there are bad rescues, just as there are bad breeders!

HairyDogsOfThigh Tue 29-Oct-19 23:38:34

I would guess it depends on who the puppy is going to. Quiet middle aged couple with no children, probably fine. Young family with lots of children, not so fine. I would expect the breeder to find out what Christmas plans i had and work out if it was suitable for me to take the puppy then or not. When I've bought a puppy from a breeder, by the time I'm ready to bring the pup home, i consider the breeder to be a friend and they know a lot about me and my home life.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 30-Oct-19 00:28:07

Breeders don’t tend to own both parents. The chances of them owning both sides of the perfect bloodline would have to be fairly slim I’d have though. Breeders travel miles to find the perfect match, sometimes going abroad.

mustangsly Wed 30-Oct-19 06:54:55

Thank you to those who have offered helpful replies - I'm very grateful. You've confirmed my thoughts that this breeder is one to be avoided.

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Wed 30-Oct-19 11:39:17

Off topic but...
It never seems to occur to the 'adopt don't shop' faction that if nobody bred dogs on purpose, the only puppies born would be the random results of oops litters from dogs of unknown temperament and health owned by irresponsible people.

Pringlesfortea Wed 30-Oct-19 11:54:10

We have one from a breeder ,she’s hard work ,barking ,weeing indoors ,when it rains
And one advertised free on Facebook,a friend of a friend of a friend ,and we took him ,because we were so worried where he would end up otherwise.we have a primary age child ,so no rescue would allow us a dog .
But our Facebook chappie ,is just the most loyal ,trusted companion you could wish for ,could not wish for a better dog .
I suppose though ,a bitch only comes in to season once a year ,so if that happens to be time wise that the pups are ready at Xmas ,it can’t be helped..I don’t agree with breeders deliberately breeding dogs ,while there are so many in shelters ,I feel there should be a ban for a couple of years while all the shelter dogs find homes .
I wouldn’t buy from a breeder again.ive read a lot on Mumsnet ,and I don’t think my breeder was a very good ,in hind sight she was only doing it for the money .

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