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Old 09-25-2005, 04:54 PM
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Default local or out-of-state breeder....

whats better? one thats 3 hrs away, or a reputable one, who ships pups...???
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Old 09-25-2005, 04:58 PM
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one that is three hours away. If the breeder ships a puppy that have no idea the type of home or people that it is going to. I would never have a puppy shipped anyway because it causes too much stress for the poor pup. We are getting a puppy next weekend and we are going to drive ten hours (one way) to pick the puppy up because they don't ship and we are responsible for getting the puppy to us.
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:13 PM
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in my personal opinion shipping is a red flag... i mean there might be some good breeders who do that... but if you think about it. you won't be meeting them and they won't be meeting you. they don't6 know what you're like and you don't know them or how they raise their own dogs
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:39 PM
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I agree with Julie and Yoko.
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:52 PM
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also, and this is just my opinion, I always like to meet atleast one of the parents if not both. We are fortunate that both the parents belong to the breeder so we will be able to meet both of them when we pick up the puppy.
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:21 PM
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lol of course i adopted a dog and didn't know anything about it's parents and just knew it was starved and tied up outside all day ^^;;
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:22 PM
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If you can find a reputable breeder that has what you want and need within driving distance than it would be much better to meet the parents and to pick up the pup. However sometimes this is not possible and then you need to look at shipping as a possibility!
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:20 PM
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well i found another breeder and she is only 30 min away!!! i'm going there sunday. i was gonna wait another yr., but i just wanna check it out
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:28 PM
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Never hurts to look!
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:09 PM
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you may not be able to, LOL. You'll look at all those cute little puppy faces and won't be able to stop yourself.
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