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    Puppy breeder/breed advice required.

    Morning gents. Our 5 year old Frenchie requires surgery and after doing cost analysis it works out cheaper to buy a new dog instead. But we want to make sure it comes from a reputable breeder and is less likely to require expensive vet fees in later life.

    In this context can anyone advise resources where to get in touch with reputable breeders? Also recommendations for breeds - good with kids, small to medium sized dog suitable for living in apartments.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Morning gents. Our 5 year old Frenchie requires surgery and after doing cost analysis it works out cheaper to buy a new dog instead. But we want to make sure it comes from a reputable breeder and is less likely to require expensive vet fees in later life.

    In this context can anyone advise resources where to get in touch with reputable breeders? Also recommendations for breeds - good with kids, small to medium sized dog suitable for living in apartments.

    Thanks in advance.
    01/04/2024 But I'll bite - after doing ''cost analysis'', are you sure a dog is the pet for you? I've heard goldfish can be long lived and don't require much expense?
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    The latest designer dog is a cross between a Bulldog and Shih Tzu.

    Known as a Bull-Shih, 50% off on Amazon until midday today.

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    I could never give up or put a dog to sleep because it was cheaper to replace it. If my dog required a long, painful course of treatment for a life limiting condition that might be different, but not what you seem to be describing.

    I'd also happily sell a watch or three to fund surgery if that was required.

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    It's the 1st of April peeps.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxnick1975 View Post
    It's the 1st of April peeps.....

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    Aye it is, but it's also Ryan...
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Yep, loves a wind up but loves his pup too

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    Yes, just realised. Haven't had my coffee yet. Dammit!

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    Aren’t April 1st “jokes” supposed to be funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny73 View Post
    Aren’t April 1st “jokes” supposed to be funny?
    Depends on what you see as being funny.

    My favourite is one where a resident in Washington state lived in a town near an extinct volcano.

    He sneaked up to the top of the volcano at the crack of dawn with a pile of old car tyres which he set ablaze, then drove through the town honking his truck horn shouting "IT'S GONNA BLOW!"

    This thread I would rate as good, but the "Bulldog - Shitzu cross" post was real quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxnick1975 View Post
    It's the 1st of April peeps.....

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    some things are taking 'funny' to the extreme. assuming this is a joke, its incredibly poor taste.

    Having just received a terminal cancer diagnosis for my 'man's best friend' please excuse me if my sides aren't splitting at the hilarity of it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by westberks View Post
    some things are taking 'funny' to the extreme. assuming this is a joke, its incredibly poor taste.

    Having just received a terminal cancer diagnosis for my 'man's best friend' please excuse me if my sides aren't splitting at the hilarity of it all
    This

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    These ‘jokes’ are often just about being a wind-up rather than being funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    [url]https://www.seriouswatches.com/collections/seriouswaffle
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Depends on what you see as being funny.


    This thread I would rate as good, but the "Bulldog - Shitzu cross" post was real quality.
    Agree on both points, I didn’t find this funny though. Horses for courses I guess?

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    Breeds like French Bulldogs would be a no go personally, the associated health issues, breeding deformity in for appearance sake, a bit dubious imho really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Breeds like French Bulldogs would be a no go personally, the associated health issues, breeding deformity in for appearance sake, a bit dubious imho really.
    Appearance? They’re ugly f#ckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Appearance? They’re ugly f#ckers.
    I agree but some folks really find them appealing...

    An interesting piece on the phenomenon of dags as aspirational Instagram able consumer items,

    https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22...reeder-shelter
    Last edited by Passenger; 1st April 2024 at 11:07.

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    Now this was class. Such a shame that the photographs have gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Aye it is, but it's also Ryan...
    This^^^^^

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    The waffle in blue is really worth considering. Google it. Worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Breeds like French Bulldogs would be a no go personally, the associated health issues, breeding deformity in for appearance sake, a bit dubious imho really.
    Health issues galore and not my cup of meat but they are the fashion items at the moment so what can you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Health issues galore and not my cup of meat but they are the fashion items at the moment so what can you do?
    Sadly true, dogs should never be considered or owned as a 'fashion item'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Aye it is, but it's also Ryan...
    If it had been anyone else in the forum I would have clicked it was April Fools straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Appearance? They’re ugly f#ckers.
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2...e-their-owners :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Breeds like French Bulldogs would be a no go personally, the associated health issues, breeding deformity in for appearance sake, a bit dubious imho really.
    Yep, the kennel club have an awful lot to answer for

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    I’m just told Franck that the consensus is he’s ugly. Don’t think he’s all that impressed with you lot.

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    Frank agrees with Frank



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    Quote Originally Posted by westberks View Post
    some things are taking 'funny' to the extreme. assuming this is a joke, its incredibly poor taste.

    Having just received a terminal cancer diagnosis for my 'man's best friend' please excuse me if my sides aren't splitting at the hilarity of it all
    Sorry to hear that, as a fellow dog owner I feel your pain, and yes, April fools joke - not..

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