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Old 04-19-2006, 11:31 PM
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OK, so everyone says that no good breeder needs to advertise. But what do you really mean by "advertising"? Does it mean having a website and letting people know you just had a litter?

Personaly I see nothing wrong with having a website. I would post if I just had a litter, and I dont see anything wrong with this. Just a birt anouncment.

What I do think is bad is when the litter page says "puppies for sale" or something along those lines. Thats a BYB.

Also, posting your upcoming breeding plans is OK to in my opinion.

A good breeder whont advertise in the paper or on online puppy sale sites.

Just my opinions, what are yours?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:51 AM
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It all comes down to the individual breeder. Many people enjoy maintaining a website because they love to share photos and the successes of their breeding program- it might not just be about advertising. Besides, while some people are admittedly getting good at creating a deceptive web page, it's usually pretty easy to tell the good from the bad. And I always advocate meeting your prospective breeder in person no matter what.

The breeder I got my Shibas from doesn't advertise at all. She doesn't need to, if you're in Shibas you KNOW who she is. (Currently the top Shiba breeder in the country). All of her puppy-buyers come to her through word of mouth.

Just the same, one of my favorite people in Akitas has a gorgeous website. Last I checked, she had three of her Akitas in the breed top 10, one of which is number one. I really see her website more as a tribute to her wonderful dogs than as a mode of advertisement.Nevertheless, it's a good forum for prospective puppy owners who might never have found her any other way. (After all, I found her by means of her website- never knowing that she was only about 45 minutes from me. We now get along famously).
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:40 AM
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The other thing is a breeder with a website gives more of a community feel and base that people who bought a puppy from them can visit, contact them and see pictures of there dogs relatives.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:23 AM
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I dont mind a breeder that has their own website, that had details of their dogs etc, and if they state they have a mating planned in the furture, I have to say that because I have one lol, I am not a prolific breeder, I have bred once in 2004 and plan another in 2007 and I mention the fact on my site, this I feel is OK as I am not as well known as other breeders, and therefore have not built up a reputation yet of being a good breeder, although I do everything within my power to be one, I have problems with breeders that go to the free adds stating they"have one left" or litter born such a such a date ALL for sale, this indicates to me that they have bred BEFORE there is a demand, when I bred my litter in 2004, I had a waiting list for approx 12-18 months BEFORE I bred, all the puppies went to wonderful homes, and on my website I have details of thier lives from birth-todate, as I keep in regular contact with the new owners, so it all depends IMO of where they advertise, how often they advertise, and reasons for advertising. if you get my drift?

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