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    As mentioned, rescue dog and we always had a jack russell

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    French Bulldog from a reputable, accredited breeder and you have an amazingly well tempered, affectionate, clownish pet. One of the best things we ever did is get our Frenchie in Feb this year.

    Very unlikely you'll find a rescue one though and I do understand why people say get a rescue first - in our case we needed a dog that would be ok in a small apartment and also show no aggression to our young autistic son and that combination basically meant that the choice was either a French Bulldog or a French Bulldog.

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    Just had a reply from the Labrador Rescue Trust. I have contacted a couple other rescue specialists but it looks like it could be a puppy after all.

    ĒI must tell you that we have very few dogs coming into rescue these days. People are selling their dogs on internet sites and Social media. We have no dogs looking for a home. As soon as a dog comes into our care, it is offered to the best match of many homes waiting. If you want a dog soon, then a puppy is probably a better option. ď



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    Just had a reply from the Labrador Rescue Trust. I have contacted a couple other rescue specialists but it looks like it could be a puppy after all.

    ĒI must tell you that we have very few dogs coming into rescue these days. People are selling their dogs on internet sites and Social media. We have no dogs looking for a home. As soon as a dog comes into our care, it is offered to the best match of many homes waiting. If you want a dog soon, then a puppy is probably a better option. ď


    "People are selling their dogs on internet sites and Social media."

    Find that a bit worrying to be honest, especially if they are being advertised cheap, or free to a 'good home'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    "People are selling their dogs on internet sites and Social media."

    Find that a bit worrying to be honest, especially if they are being advertised cheap, or free to a 'good home'.
    I agree, that is a potentially worrying way to deal with a living animal.
    We were virtually interrogated by our dog breeder when we asked if we could go on the list for their next litter, and that was before we had to go for an 'interview' as well and be introduced to their own dogs to see how we behaved around them.

    The breeder of our dogs has a 'lifetime warranty' with all of the puppies they sell, ie if at any point you decide that you do not want the dog, for whatever reason, they will take it back and look after it.

    I also know that they are true to their word too, as we rehomed one of their 'returns' when the new owner could not cope with the work associated with a young puppy.

    There are certainly some shyster breeders around, but there are fortunately some very good ones too who genuinely care about what they do and the care of their animals (and their offspring).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    I agree, that is a potentially worrying way to deal with a living animal.
    We were virtually interrogated by our dog breeder when we asked if we could go on the list for their next litter, and that was before we had to go for an 'interview' as well and be introduced to their own dogs to see how we behaved around them.

    The breeder of our dogs has a 'lifetime warranty' with all of the puppies they sell, ie if at any point you decide that you do not want the dog, for whatever reason, they will take it back and look after it.

    I also know that they are true to their word too, as we rehomed one of their 'returns' when the new owner could not cope with the work associated with a young puppy.

    There are certainly some shyster breeders around, but there are fortunately some very good ones too who genuinely care about what they do and the care of their animals (and their offspring).
    I think youíre right in what you say there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    I agree, that is a potentially worrying way to deal with a living animal.
    We were virtually interrogated by our dog breeder when we asked if we could go on the list for their next litter, and that was before we had to go for an 'interview' as well and be introduced to their own dogs to see how we behaved around them.

    The breeder of our dogs has a 'lifetime warranty' with all of the puppies they sell, ie if at any point you decide that you do not want the dog, for whatever reason, they will take it back and look after it.

    I also know that they are true to their word too, as we rehomed one of their 'returns' when the new owner could not cope with the work associated with a young puppy.

    There are certainly some shyster breeders around, but there are fortunately some very good ones too who genuinely care about what they do and the care of their animals (and their offspring).
    Wow that's so reassuring to know what type of breeder you are dealing with. Which breed did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    I agree, that is a potentially worrying way to deal with a living animal.
    We were virtually interrogated by our dog breeder when we asked if we could go on the list for their next litter, and that was before we had to go for an 'interview' as well and be introduced to their own dogs to see how we behaved around them.

    The breeder of our dogs has a 'lifetime warranty' with all of the puppies they sell, ie if at any point you decide that you do not want the dog, for whatever reason, they will take it back and look after it.

    I also know that they are true to their word too, as we rehomed one of their 'returns' when the new owner could not cope with the work associated with a young puppy.

    There are certainly some shyster breeders around, but there are fortunately some very good ones too who genuinely care about what they do and the care of their animals (and their offspring).
    That was exactly my experience too - I even had to sign a contract saying that I would never rehome him without always contacting the breeder who will always take him back first.

    He is clearly superbly bread, with a great temperament and excellent health and cross breed scores.

    Partragefen Gun Dogs to their credit for a stunning Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehase284 View Post
    That was exactly my experience too - I even had to sign a contract saying that I would never rehome him without always contacting the breeder who will always take him back first.

    He is clearly superbly bread, with a great temperament and excellent health and cross breed scores.

    Partragefen Gun Dogs to their credit for a stunning Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.


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    If a Rolex AD tried to impose those conditions, people here would be outraged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    If a Rolex AD tried to impose those conditions, people here would be outraged.
    But a Rolex (Despite what many think) doesn't have feelings and a high burden of responsibly for health and happiness.

    More importantly you can't flip a dog for profit so no one cares...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    If a Rolex AD tried to impose those conditions, people here would be outraged.
    Thats a fairly ridiculous comparison between an inanimate object and a living creature. You've made your dislike of dogs plain on many occasions, why keep trying to bait those who do like dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Thats a fairly ridiculous comparison between an inanimate object and a living creature. You've made your dislike of dogs plain on many occasions, why keep trying to bait those who do like dogs.
    Not at all. Both purchaser's property, can do as they wish etc, etc.

    Probably more of a comment on Rolex fanciers than dog owners. Trust you to be offended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Not at all. Both purchaser's property, can do as they wish etc, etc.

    Probably more of a comment on Rolex fanciers than dog owners. Trust you to be offended.
    Not offended, just the way it comes across with some of your other posts.
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    Our first dog just after we got married was a Staffordshire bull terrier from a proper breeder, he was confident, strong, soooo strong, loyal, tolerant and loving of the children and a great protector of them too! (But not the brightest dog to be honest) we had him for nearly 15years before cancer did for him, we were devastated.
    Anyway time passed and a year later we went to Battersea dogs home mentioned we had had a staff before and they were all over us like a rash!
    Enter a two year old bitch staff, she was shy, worried, weak and skinny and to be honest a bit of a mess in every way, we worked on her and she became a loving dog but someone had messed her up and she was never quite right. we had her for twelve years and had to finally had to have her put down due to Cushings disease.
    So dog from puppy was spot on and the rescue dog was never right (although it was nice to see her grow in confidence and regain condition)
    Ultimately Iím not going through the vets/cost/euthanasia heart ache route again itís just too hard to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    Our first dog just after we got married was a Staffordshire bull terrier from a proper breeder, he was confident, strong, soooo strong, loyal, tolerant and loving of the children and a great protector of them too! (But not the brightest dog to be honest) we had him for nearly 15years before cancer did for him, we were devastated.
    Anyway time passed and a year later we went to Battersea dogs home mentioned we had had a staff before and they were all over us like a rash!
    Enter a two year old bitch staff, she was shy, worried, weak and skinny and to be honest a bit of a mess in every way, we worked on her and she became a loving dog but someone had messed her up and she was never quite right. we had her for twelve years and had to finally had to have her put down due to Cushings disease.
    So dog from puppy was spot on and the rescue dog was never right (although it was nice to see her grow in confidence and regain condition)
    Ultimately Iím not going through the vets/cost/euthanasia heart ache route again itís just too hard to do.


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    Youíre right about it being hard. Itís the high price we pay to have dogs in our lives.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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