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Old 07-15-2006, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by stevinski
i think its ok for a breeder to have a website, i mean,
why not?
Of course it is ok for breeders to have a website. Just because a breeder has a website that doesn't make him a greedy puppy miller who is just after people's money.

There are many excellent breeders out there who put up very nice sites with lots of important information. Why not showcase the breed, their special traits and needs, health testing results, the breeder's accomplishments in conformation and performance and so on?

Case in point, when my parents were looking for a new puppy, they called me to help them find a good breeder. They live in Germany, I'm in California and there's a 9-hour time zone difference.

The internet was very helpful. They wanted a standard schnauzer, so the first thing I did was look up the website of the parent breed club. They had a breeder referral and access to a database of health testing results (cardiac defects etc.).

I read through the test results and then visited the websites of the breeders with the best ones. I had to weed out some more, since for example I didn't want my parents to have to deal with a kennel-raised pup, but wanted a breeder who raises litters in the home with regular human contact.

In the end I was able to email my parents links to the sites of 4 or 5 breeders to check out and schedule visits.

If it hadn't been for the internet, all this work would have been so much harder. My parents are good dog owners with the right ideas about training and care, but they don't know much about picking a good breeder - it has been 26 years since they have bought a puppy themselves. I don't think they would have ended up with what turned out to be a first-rate puppy from a truly excellent breeder if they had had to go by phone calls or ads in dog magazines.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:20 AM
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Buckshot, I don't remember which forum it was on, but I will pm you links to the three I belong to. Sorry I don't keep the posts. You will have to go back to the postings around March, I think.

I called you breeder several times, and left messages looking for a rescue dog for mom. He has never returned one phone call.
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