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Old 11-01-2008, 12:00 AM
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Things do change I guess . I personally feel that rare breeds would not need to be advertised ....unless they have many litters .... and these I would stay away from . Would be fine with me if they had wating lists , but not available pups .
It's not so much advertising as it is educating and enabling people who are seriously interested in these breeds FIND them.

I'd never have found Filas had it not been for the breeders' websites.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:51 AM
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Things do change I guess . I personally feel that rare breeds would not need to be advertised ....unless they have many litters .... and these I would stay away from . Would be fine with me if they had wating lists , but not available pups .
If a breeder health tests; plans carefully; has the time, energy, space, and money to breed, whelp, and rear puppies... in simple terms "very, very ethical".... who gives a rats ass if they advertise or have a puppy or puppies for sale even when they are older? You would be ruling out A LOT of good breeders just because they have available puppies. It's not like these breeders have a paypal button underneath the pictures or anything. Sometimes these dogs are ones the breeder wanted to keep for themselves and are now offering for sale, or something happens to a buyer.

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I have to say I have never understood why its ok to make it easier for JQ public to find a BYB than a good breeder.
I use to read Dog Fancy and similar publications... and I would flip straight to the breeders section, I know a lot of people who say they found their breeder in a magazine. Now imagine if more good breeders would advertise their kennel and got the word out. I wish advertising wasn't looked at with such taboo.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:29 AM
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I'm all for good breeders advertising, advertising anywhere and everywhere. Why not? Its makes the public see them at more "their level" and not "pure breed snobs" and it makes ethical breeders just as acessible as BYB's.
A good breeder will screen carefully no matter where the enquiries come from.

Sure a good breeder may not have to advertise, but maybe just by advertising you could actually be helping your breed.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:19 AM
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A good breeder will screen carefully no matter where the enquiries come from.

Sure a good breeder may not have to advertise, but maybe just by advertising you could actually be helping your breed.
This is an excellent point, I know when I have done advertising in the past, it isn't unusual to receive 100 + phone calls.
10% of those calls are PROMISING & worth looking into further, the rest are typically not suitable for my breed for many different reasons. By educating these people and even helping them find breeder of another breed, everyone is happy.

Personally I feel that we should be responsible not only to our breed of choice, but to dogs in general and to JQP. It shouldn't be about selling puppies but be about helping people find the RIGHT breed for them whether it be from a rescue or rep. breeder. You don't have to hold their hand but at the very least point them in the right direction with a bit more education and with an offer for continued help if they get stuck.
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