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Postby mae » Mar 13th, 2016, 4:03 pm

Thought I would take a gander at the pets for sale in the classified section today. I was very surprised at the amount of money people are asking for unregistered purebred puppies and dogs. Why would somebody put out that kind of money with no assurances on the lineage of their new pet? Why not buy from a certified breeder?

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Re: Pets for sale

Postby Bunnyhop » Mar 14th, 2016, 1:15 pm

mae wrote:Thought I would take a gander at the pets for sale in the classified section today. I was very surprised at the amount of money people are asking for unregistered purebred puppies and dogs. Why would somebody put out that kind of money with no assurances on the lineage of their new pet? Why not buy from a certified breeder?


I wonder if its because ethical and responsible breeders are pickier about who they sell their puppies to?

I also wonder how many of the advertisers are fronts for puppy mills? People will keep breeding dogs for profit as long as others are buying them. Too sad.

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Re: Pets for sale

Postby exFarmerS » Mar 21st, 2016, 6:49 pm

I've been baffled by the prices as well. It's only been 4 years since we bought our last mid-size dog and, at that time, mixed breed puppies were anywhere from $200 to $400.

We started looking for a small breed to add to the house and the prices on Castanet are nuts. $650 to $1200. So I've moved over to watching the rescue groups. Nice little young dogs for $400 or less in this area. If I want to drive across the border I can get small breed mix puppies from rescues for $100 US. When the right one pops up here or in Washington, we'll pounce.

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Re: Pets for sale

Postby mexi cali » Mar 21st, 2016, 7:59 pm

Yah, cuz when the price goes down, the pedigree goes up.
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Re: Pets for sale

Postby Beaux56 » Apr 23rd, 2016, 10:25 pm

I would be tempted to pay a little bit more for a Golden, but with a cancer rate as high as 72%, many don't get to see their eighth birthday. Sure, some make it to old age, but my last two didn't. While could talk about the vet bills, I find that the emotional impact is what hits the family the hardest.
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Re: Pets for sale

Postby Farmmaa » Apr 24th, 2016, 5:12 pm

mexicalidreamer wrote:Yah, cuz when the price goes down, the pedigree goes up.


We are talking about unregistered dogs...mutts, mixed breeds.
Even a dog advertised as a purebred is NOT necessarily a purebred - with no registration papers or pedigree, it's still just a mutt.

There is no way that a mixed breed or non papered puppy of any kind should cost as much as people are asking - it's insane.
Take a look at the classified section and you'll be hard pressed to find anything listed for under $500, most are anywhere from $500-$1,200. Most have no papers.

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