An Assignment for You Guys for My Article!

If you are wondering what is the right dog for you, this is the place to be. In this introductory forum we talk about topics such as breed vs. mix, size, age, grooming, breeders, shelters, rescues as well as requirements for exercise, space and care. No question is too silly here. This particular forum is for getting and giving helpful, nice advice. It is definitely not a forum for criticizing someone else's opinion, knowledge or advice. This forum is all about tail wagging and learning.

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Tiller- (Skansen's- Ira in the M

I DO Exist...To- Drive You Batty
Barked: Wed May 29, '13 7:31pm PST 
For that rebuttal piece to the GSD guy.

I am navigating through editorial revisions right now. Here is the excerpt pertinent to this post -

"The sad fact is, on the Internet today, breeders can slick-sell close to anything. They can claim to health test when they don't, have “noble” reasons why they don't title, claim to keep their dogs as house pets when in truth they are farmed in the backyard. They may have spay/neuter contracts in place for ethical reasons or simply because they are a "thing to say." Backyard breeders know what to say in order to pass muster. "

The editors wanted to know if I am referring specifically to the GSD guy (I am not.....he is not slick selling, indeed he lists no information!) and if not to cite some example, perhaps a Dogster article written in the past.

I don't really think there has been one....I think I am writing it now, lol! Rather, I would like to submit a link to a forum thread that explores this issue. Can anyone think of one? Something about deceptive websites???
Addy, CGC

Let's go for a- walk!
Barked: Wed May 29, '13 9:03pm PST 
There were a bunch of threads, a few years ago, that discussed Mstic (yes, that's the correct spelling, not a typo) Chinese Cresteds.


I hope that works. This may be, contrary to my initial memory, the only thread. It's sixteen pages in 2008, plus one last post from TaneyCo Girley Girl in 2010. I'd be happy to discuss it in email or chat, or on the phone.

When the night- closes in I will- be there
Barked: Wed May 29, '13 11:20pm PST 
Tiller we discussed it briefly in your Keystone thread, putting the obviously frightened pups on a couch so it looked homey when it was plain as day they had had no interaction. Not sure if that will work.

Savannah Blue Belle

A Heart of Gold!
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 6:09am PST 
oh. jeez. why does it have to be from a dogster article? we know the practice exists.

I'm thinking. I'm sure there has been an instance.
Natasha - 美花- ~Beautiful- Flower~

Let's play tag!- You're it!
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 8:18am PST 
Would any discussion about designer breeds work? I remember there have been several of those types of threads pop up from time to time with tons of discussion...maybe I can dig one of them up.thinking

ETA: This is one I was thinking about... is this what you had in mind? It's about a "toy rottweiler" breeder:

http://www.dogster.com/forums/Choosing_the_Right_Dog/thr ead/758331

ETA2:Wait, never mind, they're not slick, it's an obvious puppy miller/byb....hmmm.

Edited by author Thu May 30, '13 8:28am PST

Maci & Harley & Jigar

Golden butts
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 9:46am PST 
There were comments in some postings about BYB's posing as rescues on Petfinder,etc but there were no examples given. Those ones are slick...I would never thought of them hiding as a rescue!

forever loved
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 10:13am PST 
What about that one 'rescue' in California for 'Gentle Giants' or something like that, ran by that dude who played Robin? thinking But it's supposed to be a rescue, so I'm not sure that would work...

http://www.dogster.com/forums/Shelters_Rescue_and_Fosteri ng/thread/724804

Edited by author Thu May 30, '13 10:19am PST


bitches love- pantaloons
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 10:52am PST 
Maci, Posh Puppies of St. Louis is one such suspected BYB. They used to be listed on petfinder but have since been taken off the listing. There are reviews online stating they are more like a glorified pet store than a rescue. Their puppies are kept in a store front, have mostly young puppies ~8-12 weeks, lots of "designer" mixes, and their "adoption" fees are ~$500

To compare, there is a rescue I know of that goes to mill auctions. They are foster home based, have small numbers of dogs for adoptions, mostly adults, and their adoption fees aren't more than $200

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I'm the Bee's- Knees!

Barked: Thu May 30, '13 10:54am PST 
applauseapplauseapplauseReally looking forward to your article!
Sarah, CWSR,- CWG1, CGC

Million Dollar- Mutt
Barked: Thu May 30, '13 11:10am PST 
I bet if you go through the Health Forum you might find some-
Here's an example of one: http://www.dogster.com/forums/Dog_Health/thread/772952/1

Although , it doesn't say how they thought the breeder was good until later.

Here's an example of a mill in disguise:
http://www.pups4kids.com/# (miller's site)

From The Puppy Mill Project- shipping documents from a kennel that supplies "Pups4Kids".
http://www.thepuppymillproject.org/pups4kids-com-wadsworth-il/#!pr ettyPhoto

In 2011, they had close to 1,000 dogs at that kennel with numerous direct and indirect violations of USDA code.

(sorry about no hotlinks)
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