I went to visit a breeder of Affenpinschers a few days ago. They had four in the litter; three males and a female. I fell in love with the three little boys. It was very hard to pick just one. In fact, I couldn't. I'm bringing home all three tomorrow! They are AKC Affenpinscher puppies. I already paid for them in full and recieved a written bill of sale. I was told if that I could not keep the puppies for whatever reason, that I may return them to her at any time. The breeder gave me a lot of information about socialization, exercise, training, feeding, vaccinations, veterinary care, and dog care in general. I was very pleased to recieve a three year health guarentee on each puppy. This is her first litter ever bred, but she seems to be a great breeder. She shows her dogs in conformation, but the parents haven't earned their championships yet. Her adult dogs were all microchipped too, which is good. I'm also happy to say that none of them had their ears cropped or their tails docked! The puppies were left in their natural state too. I'm so glad, as I hate when breeders do that. She also left the dew claws and told me that they are no more likely to get caught on anything and rip than any other nail, as long as I keep them trimmed. Which, of course, if the responsible thing to do. I'm glad that she didn't perform any of the docking, cropping, or dew claw removal! I love this breeder. I paid $800 a piece for the puppies, a total of $2400 for all three boys. I'm not even going to tell you what I paid for supplies, as it is so much more than that! lol Everyone would think I was nuts. Anyway, I'm very excited.
The fact of the matter is that I was going to adopt a dog from the shelter first. After spending a lot of time with the dog and falling in love, my partner and I filled out the adoption application. Unfortunately the shelter turned us down because of our living situation. The told us that they would not adopt out to homosexual couples. So, sadly, we went home without the dog. That's when we decided to go to a breeder. Thankfully, the breeder of our puppies didn't discriminate.
That is cool you got all 3 hope you have alot of time on your hands LOL
That is soooo wrong thet shelter did that to you. You can start a petiton at this site ( http://www.thepetitionsite.com ) i would do it if i were you that is sad and wrong. What are people thinking these days...
I am sorry for what the shelter did to you. That was just plain wrong. And if you had a document proving that told you that, it is actionable.
Sorry to say, I also do not get a good feeling about a breeder who would sell almost an entire litter at the same time. It gives me more the feel of a broker not a breeder. I very rarely will place two pups together with the same family at the same time. I have heard of breeders selling the entire litter to someone because they could not make up there mind. I prefer they take one pup so the pup will bond to them not the other pups. I just get a really bad gut feeling about this one. I hope I am wrong.
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Pets. I find that so sad. I sincerely think you need to think about speaking to an attorney. I'm sorry, I'm not into law suits but that is discrimination and appauling. I am so so sorry that happened to you.
In the mean time, I have to (again LOL) agree with Windy. The fact you were sold all 3 does sound like a broker but I dont know. I can't imagine something like that unless because it's her first litter, she panicked in that she did not have other inquiries or clients. Very strange. I've sold 3 to a client, but over years, NEVER at the same time.
Pets, crikey did you just take on a pile of work! I find it hard to believe that the shelter could actually get away with what they did. How did they find out about your living situation, and who give's a rat's ass about it in the first place? Talk about ridiculous. You could have saved 3 of their dogs from euthanization, but because of their medieval views, you get to go and buy from a breeder. I would certainly take the matter up with a lawyer. As a matter of curiosity, is it common to give a 3 year guarantee with a puppy?
I guarantee for 5 years for anything genetic. to guarantee past 3 days for things like parvo is rediculous since you have no contol over the exposure or shots that the pup recieves after they leave you no matter what you tell them to do with the pup. So a 3 year guarantee is a good thing depending on how it is worded. Some people will provide "lifetime" guarantees but let's think about this.... "lifetime" ends when the life of the animal ends most of these contracts that I have read are worded that you must return the dog, euthanize the dog or are extreemley specific as to what is actually guaranteed so that if the dog should pass away -lifetime is over and so is guarantee. Just a thought, always read the fine print ;)
sounds kinda strange to me to because I would never sell 3 pups to one family..but then again...life works in so many ways today...and it is really dependant upon how each breeder stipulates their contracts...but for me that would be a no no..but in any event Congrats on your three beautiful babies and be prepared to have fun...good luck.
I would report the shelter...I know they are getting kinda strick but that is really out of the ball park...and you should not let that slide. But Congrats again with your new babies.
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