The pups WILL be altered before they go out-did I not mention that? And I am not selling them as registered, nor am I planning on registering them. I am simply going to advertise that they are purebreds. And those interested will get their whole background and can make an educated decision. Lots of people are quite happy to adopt a less than perfect dog. They often are seeking out a pure bred just because they really like that breed. I am not making health guarantees, simply giving the facts to those responsible enough to have one of the pups. And while I know many puppy mill dogs do have deficiencies, not all do. This guy has more Westies around than you can imagine, he was quite popular for awhile. And many of those Westies are grown and have shown and won. He was still playing Russian Roulette by not doing genetic testing, but he hadnt lost yet. Once his puppy operation fell into disrepair, the dogs started to deteriorate. But honestly, I have been spending alot of time with them, in just a few days you woudlnt believe the change in them. "Deficient" or not, they are fantastic little dogs with great personalities and will make wonderful pets.
Sweetiemommy-- I believe that she said the dogs WERE papered purebreds. So advertising them as purebreds is 100% correct. If puppies come with papers, they are normally advertised as AKC (or what ever) Registered. As a dog person, I assume someone just saying purebred means the puppies come with no papers.
It shouldn't matter to pet people if they have papers or not, and many would appreciate them already being spay/neutered. Although I don't agree with pediatric spaying, I know most rescues find it necessary. But that is her business and my opinion.
Which there are so many different opinions on TP, that you will rarely please everyone. Unless you are a complete martyr and not everyone can afford to do that.
Thanks ali cat. I woudl be advertising them only as purebreds-and I would NEVER have someone come to get one and THEN tell them...If someone wants a dog I am certainly going to talk to them first, not "here is my address bring your checkbook." The people who ahve adopted the others I feel I know like my own family we have talked so much! And most people arent concerned with papers...but the point I want you to understand is while I COULD register them, as they ARE from a registered pair of Westies, I will NOT be doing so. If someone wants a Westie pup, well, I will have them, that is all. Not going to trick anyone into paying for somehting they dont want for heavens sake!
Of course our resident miller would be fine with anyones actions, as long as she can continue to pump out "puggles" to support her out of work husband, right Ali?
I dont think that you would be able to register them even if you wanted to, unless the miller signed all the papers over to you, but I have to agree that I would not sell them as purebred, if you didnt witness the breeding you really never know. With crossbreeds going for more than purebreeds now, you never know what new breed they tried to create, JMO.
Hey, how bout we end this discussion on a positive note? The older female Westie that is having a tumor removed tomorrow (and being spayed guys!) and has bad knees I was thinking would be a tough one to place. She really needs to be a lap dog with an old person so they can spend their golden years snuggling I think. She is the MOST wonderful dog-her name is Bernadette. I JUST got an email from a lady looking for an OLDER female westie for her mother to be a lap dog as her OLD westie just died...and....get this...the lady's name is BERNADETTE! I think it is a sign-cross your fingers for this little gal, she is a wonderful dog and needs EXACTLY this kind of situation!
So much for being positive. Bernadette had to be put down during surgery this morning. The tumor involved her bladder and bowels and lots of blood vessels and was layered with more tumors. It also appeared to be cancerous after all. I am so upset, I cant believe how attached I had gottent to this sweet thing. She spent the night on the couch with me last night and I had convinced myself she was going to be ok I guess.
***Edited By: moenmitz on 11/26/2007 1:21:00 PM*** Reason: spelling
i think you've done a very good thing. thank you for saving those poor animals. try to stay focused and remember there are people who will find something wrong with even the best of deeds. good luck finding them homes!
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry
So sorry to hear about Bernadette. But at least she is not going to be suffering anymore.
Sweetie, when I did the JRT rescue, there was a chance these dogs did have Rat Terrier in them. I advertised them as JRT's but told everyone I could not swear with 100% certainty, that they were pure JRT's, but no one seemed to care. They just wanted to give these poor babies a home.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion