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Old 08-23-2005, 02:15 PM
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Thanks, yorkielover, i think that's what we will do. we'll find somewhere closer to home that we can visit in person. by the way, out of curiosity, does anyone know if it is common to lose the runts out of the litters or for mothers to smother their puppies? i have obviously never owned a dog that had puppies so i'm just asking for my own info.
No, it is not common to loose puppies under any circumstances. Especially if the breeder is with the pups as should be at all times.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:16 PM
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Remember that there are color ethics to follow with Aussies and if they are not adhered to strictly than the outcome can cause a lot of health problems in the offspring and dead puppies. Example...you never breed a merle to a merle etc. (I think? I am a pug person but looked into this before LOL!!)

My next piece of advice is to loose the deposit and run in the other direction. There will be many more puppies that come along and they will be healthy and come from an ethical breeder! Don't settle, this is a lifetime companion we are talking about here!!! Trust your gut feeling on this one and do more research.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:22 PM
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The decision to get another animal is a big decision and we all at one time in our lives have done something hastly. Is it the stature of a registered pup your looking for or just a pure bred? You very well may find a pure breed in a local shelter or a local person who has bred their dogs and place them for sale in your local paper. Good luck with what ever decision you make.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:28 PM
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Hey everyone, thanks for the advice and info. Yea, my gut was telling me it just didn't seem right and now we know better. We do already have an Australian Shepherd, purebred that we bought here locally. We were able to go out there and see the conditions ourselves and have not had any medical problems whatsoever. And he is the love of our lives. So i actually was already aware of the color issues with them regarding breeding merle to merle. So we know a little bit, but were just being too rash & too trusting of an internet breeder. But thanks again everyone, that's why i like coming here, even if i don't post much, i always learn something
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:40 PM
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Hey everyone, thanks for the advice and info. Yea, my gut was telling me it just didn't seem right and now we know better. We do already have an Australian Shepherd, purebred that we bought here locally. We were able to go out there and see the conditions ourselves and have not had any medical problems whatsoever. And he is the love of our lives. So i actually was already aware of the color issues with them regarding breeding merle to merle. So we know a little bit, but were just being too rash & too trusting of an internet breeder. But thanks again everyone, that's why i like coming here, even if i don't post much, i always learn something
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:01 PM
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Aussies love company, Manchesters, and two are often easier to raise than one - and it is great fun having more than one . . . kind of like Manchesters - or Filas for that matter
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:14 PM
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Glad you decided to lose the deposit. Our first pure bred dog we were going to get was from the original people who brought the breed to the U.S. and had their pics in books. We found out after paying in full & calling other breeders after the fact, that it was supposedly a puppy mill and we would have more heartaches, vet bills, etc. if we were to take the pup. We asked for a refund, etc. and never receive the money or a reply. It was a hard lesson learned but taught us so much about how to go about finding a reputable breeder.
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:06 PM
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They just lost $150. It may take a while to recoup the loss. In the meantime they should take advantage of the free time to spend with the pooch they already have.

With each of my dogs I spent every possible moment giving them all the attention they could want. That way each of them has a great sense of self esteem, and self assuredness. I think that is why they DO get along so well. They each know their importance in life and have no "issues" to fight about. For the most part, that is, rofl. There are still times of "spontaneous combustion" that last for a matter of seconds.

But now that I am congitating on it, they really don't spend that much time playing with each other. The Whippets are more apt to enjoy each other's company.
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:46 PM
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Just got into this... As above I'd give up the deposit, but look into trying to recover it through any channel . This was not a good breeder !!! Plus, any up and up breeder would never ask for deposit. We had more people waiting than pups. I would never guarantee a pup with a deposit ... I would have to meet with them several times before I would decide if they were worthy of my babies. I turned down one family twice, until I thought they were ready. I finally thought they were and Bubba had studed a nice litter, so they had my choice of the pick of the litter. Well, they still weren't and turned him into rescue at 4 yrs.................. luckily rescue was Grrace and I took him in. My Hawthorn Hill's Chip of Bubba has been with me 5 years this fall. I now have the last of my line.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:05 PM
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And as for Mother dog's smothering their puppies. They will do this if they know they're sick and not worthy of surviving. Obviously something was wrong with the pups. Or something was wrong with the whelping situation which shows the breeder didn't know what the heck they were doing. Glad you're running the other way...
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