what do you as a breeder look for in the homes? I thought I'd ask the reverse of what to look for in a breeder as there are two sides to every story.
It was my very first litter. I sold her a show puppy on co-ownership. I agreed to let her make payments (I would not do this again). She did not show up to a local show where she was supposed to spend time with my pro-handler looking at pre-show grooming. Then she missed her 1st payment and stopped returning my phone calls.I take you've gotten all those 1-4 lists on the phone before, Carol? I think your method of getting to know people for your dogs is great what was so horrible that happened to make you have to retrieve the puppy? Did the experience make you more careful about your screening process?
He was pick puppy. I had kept his sister, but I placed her when he came back to me. I grew him out and then by age 7-8 months I decided that he was not what I wanted to move forward with. Although he was very pretty, he was a pacer and I value sound movement in a Poodle. I also didn't love the overall temperaments in the litter; they were a bit too aloof for my tastes. Ultimately I placed him in a pet home. I'm very picky and really, a stud dog needs to be as close to perfect as possible.Wow. o_o That's was scary, I would have been a mess if someone did that, what nerve do people have? Do they seriously think they can get away with things like that? So I take it he was returned safely then, did you rehome him?
It's really unfair for someone to pass judgement without knowing the person and fully knowing their situation.I'm considered someone with OUT financial security because I'm a college student with a part time job ((That I save every penny from xD)) and I still live with my parents ((until I graduate))
Alot of breeders won't even respond to my emails when I tell them how old I am
because I don't have a "stable" job ((I only have a part time job to buy myself things...my mom pays for everything else v.v; I'm spoiled))
I had one breeder tell me that I'm to young to have a dog of my own AND I don't have a secure job
she was very rude about it
I think in someways people who are financially well off self select me as a breeder. Lets face it.... my dogs are expensive and I don't take payments or credit cards. Right off the bat, someone would have to be able to write me a check. This means that they have the disposable income to do so or they were able to save the money.I also have a question. How do you determine someone's financial security? What one person views security another might not. How can you label something like that? I'm going to be doing my own dog grooming so obviously that's not even an issue but there are a lot of people that might not think I have enough income or even time to own one of their dogs because we have a one income family and have young children.
Funny thing there....A lot of those ads are just excuses to get rid of the dog though but in this economy I could see it happening more and more. Which is probably why breeders should cut back on how much they are breeding because if they have an income security criteria for pet homes, now isn't a good time to need plentiful pet homes.
Send me a list of names. Buyers I have referred have purchased puppies in both California and Arizona. I never ask a referral fee. I'm just trying to make sure that people get dogs that are well bred.It is not the case here in CA - but we have many more poodle breeders here ...
A lot of them have puppies of great quality that are still looking for homes even at half price...
In Colorado currently there are ZERO puppies available from breeders I would recommend. If I don't send folks out of state, their only option is to buy from the local puppy mills.
Hey if you know something about the breeders I have listed that are in California, shoot me a PM!!!!!! I would love to know what's up and I won't say where I heard it.Cbrand - I know that you mean well when you direct people "out of state" - but many take your information as "recommendation" and I think they do not than do thorough research and ask a lot of questions that should be asked. It is especially tricky for a "pet" buyer who might end up with "not " the best deal. I mean this in the MOST FRIENDLY WAY . Just the thought... I know I respect your insights !!!! I am just afraid that some might go to "listed" breeders without doing their "due diligence" *sigh..