|Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 10:16am PST |
|"A rescue dog brought from an Estonian/Rumanian/Spanish/Greek/Russian shelter carries dangerous diseases. They must not be imported to Finland."
I am more worried about milled puppies here or brought over the borders without any documentation about vaccines or deworming or their documents are false and no veterinarian has seen these poor puppies, let alone vaccinated them, and then they are sold here. The imported rescues usually have proper documentation and the associations conveying them here usually make sure they cross the borders legitimately. Another point is Finnish dogs travelling around Europe with their owners and imported pure-bred puppies. They must as well have proper documentation and yet no one thinks they bring diseases as souveniers.
"A dog equals a wolf."
This was from a hysterical father whose kid was scared of dogs. I wonder why... olleyes:
"We aren't going to show him, thus he needs no registration, so we can buy this unregistered/fashion mix puppy, he is even a lot cheaper than the puppy that breeder had for sale. And breeders are bad, breed dogs are sick and ill-tempered."
No registration or weirdly high price for a mixed-bred... It is usually the first sign that there is something wrong. At least if you're buying a dog in Finland. Puppy mills, too frequent breeding, no required health checks, you name it. Not registering doesn't erase the risk for breed-typical diseases or inbreeding. Though neither does that piece of paper with a stamp of the Finnish Kennel Club. Whatever animal one buys here, must check its background nowadays.
"I have other interests than training tricks to my dog. And he is too old and stupid to learn them. Trick training must be also difficult."
It isn't that difficult. It can't be. I believe that any normal person, if he/she wants to, can teach their dog if given a little instructions. Off course if you do not want to teach your dog tricks, it's ok, but don't blame your dog for that.
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