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The Puppy Buyers responsibilities?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by swarthy, May 29, 2010.


  1. Natalie Strudwick

    Natalie Strudwick PetForums Junior

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    Well, first of all the puppy's buyer must be know all the responsibilities he has to take when getting a puppy. He must be able to provide the shots necessary for the pups and those other health tests.
     
  2. tcmoutlook

    tcmoutlook PetForums Newbie

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    What can you do as a buyer if the breeder says you need to microchip the puppy yourself. The breeder says this was the opinion of the vet as there are so many puppy farms around. Is this suspicious?
     
  3. 8tansox

    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    It is the breeders responsibility to microchip their puppies, not the buyers.
     
  4. tcmoutlook

    tcmoutlook PetForums Newbie

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    I feel uneasy buying this puppy now. It's our first dog aswell. Do you think it's suspicious? I thought all puppies needed to be chipped by the breeder
     
  5. Rafa

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    It is the responsibility of the Breeder to microchip the pups.

    What have puppy farms got to do with it?
     
  6. tcmoutlook

    tcmoutlook PetForums Newbie

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    I have no idea. I'm need to per care and don't understand why someone wouldn't chip the puppy when it's a legal requirement. I'm worry things are suspicious.
     
  7. cows573

    cows573 PetForums Senior

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    I would refer to the first post on this thread...

    Follow your gut! If you are uneasy, don't walk away but Run!!!
     
  8. Biffo

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    There are some circumstances in which a vet will advise not Microchipping and will issue an exemption certificate, but I think this is very unusual, and obviously the puppy seller would have the exemption certificate. This link is to the BVA page.
    https://www.bva.co.uk/News-campaigns-and-policy/Policy/Companion-animals/Microchipping/#vet

    Microchipping is a very easy quick procedure, and it's implanted much like an injection. I would be questioning why the breeder hasn't had it done. If they haven't had this done have they had the puppies vaccinated? Checked by a vet? Has mum been well looked after, properly fed and wormed during pregnancy? It would make me walk away. Unless of course they have a vet issued exemption certificate, in which case it could be legitimate.
     
  9. Daisy the Great Dane

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    I agree with everything!
     
  10. Alpha vs beta

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    A very good representation of what everyone needs to buy a dog!
     
  11. Miss Karen

    Miss Karen PetForums Newbie

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    Can anyone help??
    My daughter bought a Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier 5mths ago, And the breeder WONT give give her the dogs papers she paid over £500 for the dog
    What can she do... Please help ….. Many Thanks
     
  12. R Carter

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  13. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Is it still normal practice to bring a pup home at 8 weeks old?
     
  14. Jamesgoeswalkies

    Jamesgoeswalkies PetForums VIP

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    Yes. As far as I'm concerned. Between 7 and 9 weeks of age - optimum 8 weeks :)

    J
     
  15. Rafa

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    I agree.

    8 weeks is the ideal, but I have let pups go at 7 weeks to knowledgeable homes.
     
  16. Lurcherlad

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    OK thanks.
     
  17. McKenzie

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    Puppy Culture (Jane Killion) recommends 10 weeks because of fear stages.
     
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    It depends on the breed chihuahuas if theey have been bred by a reputable breeder would not leave until the are 10 - 12 weeks. The breed club recomends 12 weeks
     
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  19. Firedog

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    Not very happy at the moment. My daughter just bought a puppy, its a little thin but not overly but I was pretty peed off to find that the breeder not only had not wormed the litter but they weren't micro chipped either. My daughter said she saved the pup but after finding out she paid £100 I told her that she had just encouraged them and give it six months and the bitch would be pregnant again. Some people make me mad. Nine puppies in that litter, £900 for doing practically nothing. Puppy has now had vaccinations and microchip.
     
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