Ok, i have been looking for a Boxer puppy for a while now and found the perfect one on this site. The problem is the only way i can get him is by shipping because he is too far away. Should i go on with buying him? I was thinking of signing up with "puppyescro" before i do anything. Whats your oppinion on shipping? or scamming? Thanks, (How many of you have shipped a puppy or had one shipped to you?) Lmatt
***Edited By: lmatt90 on 7/1/2005 10:33:38 AM*** Reason: .
If you are willing to get someone to send you papers before hand just as backup for protection for yourself and them, and you a respectable shipping method like continental airlines. Make sure to check them out, as far as if they are a reputable breeder or not. Check with the better buisness bureaus. Also it wouldn't hurt to get the pet insured before the flight etc. I didn't have a problem with getting my pets shipped to me they slept the whole time. I also know lots of people with the same experience as me. Just make sure to protect yourself and your pet. Do not trust anyone that you cannot get ahold of whenever you may need to in order to ask a bunch of questions. Don't be afraid to ask them to explain it over and over to you. Do not trust anyone who wants you to send money and seems shady. It should be professional and feel right. Good luck. It is stressful while you wait but it is so worth it when you pick that puppy up. Good luck.
***Edited By: pope1982 on 7/1/2005 10:36:14 AM*** Reason: **
I would only have a dog shipped by a breeder that I trusted 100%. It'd either have to be a breeder that someone else personally recommended to me, someone who was a member of a national all breed club or specialty club who was actively involved in showing or performance events with dogs.
For just getting a boxer from a random breeder who only breeds, doesn't show their dogs, has no involvement with the breed in agility, obedience or anything else, who isn't involved in some kind of dog club, I wouldn't get a dog from them at all, much less have one shipped to me. In addition, pay attention to whether the puppy is from one of the puppy mill states, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. I know there's lots of good breeders in these states but I would be extremely nosy about the breeders breeding practices if the pup was from one of those states.
From all the horror stories that I've read on here about people buying their dogs sight unseen, I'd be leary about it. There's been so many stories of people getting the wrong dogs and then those pictures of the same dog being posted on the website as being for sale again.
If you really trust the breeder and have checked into the vet references and person references that they sent, then go for it.
Just be careful though, be sure you have a good written health guarantee.
As for shipping the dog, I flew mine out on Northwest last year. They go out early in the morning, before the temperatures rise. She did well on the flight and her new owner (in Oklahoma) just love her.
She was a full grown Chocolate Lab, so the shipping crate was huge. Cocoa entertained everyone behind the Northwest counter by wagging her tail and drumming the side of the crate. They promised to take good care of her and she arrived safe and sound.
my sis was going to breed a boxer mix before she was educated about the whole "designer dog" issue. she already had 3 dogs besides the pug/boxer and she found a listing online where someone wanted a mix like this so she emailed them and they wanted to buy the dog, it took a lot of extra work like getting him health exams to go on the plane and getting his knees and stuff certified..anyways it turned out well and the lady got her dog
Lmatt90, I wouldnt get a puppy shipped to me. It would be a BAD experence for a little baby on the way. The thing would probebly be tramatized when you got it, even if many people have it all work out I wouldnt do it.
In my opinion, it would be fine. Legitimate breeders who participate in canine sports or conformation or who are active in the breed clubs have reputations to uphold. They have a deeply vested interest in your satisfaction.