Jump to content
Breeders help please
8 replies to this topic
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:01 PM
I'm looking at a litter of pups online, and interstate.
Can someone please help me with a list of questions (although I've asked a lot already) of what I should be asking to make sure this is a legit litter. I've had someone attempt to scam me before from gumtree, which was fairly obvious to me, but I don't want to be a fool and jump in without checking it all out thoroughly.
If someone could also tell me about papers in regards to dogs registered in QLD, what councils exist etc?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:43 PM
The main questions to ask is about the relevant health testing for the breed.....ask if you can see copies of the parents results. They generally wouldn't test the pups, but test the parents so they know they won't be doubling up on the genes that cause the problems. And in the case of some breeds, hips and elbows need to be x-rayed and scored (once again, the parents, not the pups). However there are some breeds for which there is no health testing required (whippets are one such breed).
What breed? The questions would vary depending on the breed you're looking at. How are the pups socialised, what are they eating, are they housed inside or in kennels? These are the kind of general questions you might include.
The breeder should be registered with Dogs Queensland, who are the states canine controlling body. The pups should also be registered with them too, and you should receive a Dogs Queensland pedigree with the pup......it's the guarantee that it's the breed you've been sold and will show 3 generations of the puppies family.
Whether or not the breeder is registered with their local council is nothing to do with you, and you don't really need to ask anything about that.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:46 PM
Just thought of something......you could ask the breeder what their prefix is, and what their Dogs Qld membership number is, then ring Dogs Qld and ask. Breeder prefixes are a matter of public record so there's no privacy laws to be broken there.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:59 PM
For council I meant canine council etc. I have no idea how this all works. But one breeder has shown me 3 certs for dogs qld (mum, dad and grandad)
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:51 AM
Dogs Qld are the only canine council in the state. Each state has their own, and they are all a part of the Australian National Kennel Council, which is the national registry for pedigree dogs.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
Maybe check local dog shows in the area and see if they have had any results. It doesn't "prove" anything, but my guess is that most BYB's can't be bothered going to shows with any regularity even if they are registered. Of course, nothing may show up either, which doesn't prove they aren't legit, just haven't had a result lately. If you get a hit, though, it might ease your mind a little bit.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:45 PM
The dog is co owned and will be using a prefix of a kennel. However upon searching this kennel, the phone number is disconnected, and she hasn't replied to my email...
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:57 PM
Ring Dogs Queensland and ask if the registration for that prefix is still current, and if so for their contact details. A friend was caught out in this way, the lady claimed to be a registered breeder, showed papers for the parents etc, gave her prefix, it even linked back properly to her website. Turns out though that she hasn't paid her membership for a few years so the pup could not be registered, not even on the limited register.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:22 PM
Thanks Beaglebaby, I assume we will have to wait for a business work day to do that?
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
To celebrate the launch of EB member and contributor Julia's Watson's first book, we have five copies of Breakfast, School Run, Chemo give away.
The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital.
As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.
Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.
Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.
The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.
Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.
This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.
Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.
A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.
A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.
As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.
Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.
Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.
Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.
A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.
The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.
Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.
Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.
They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.
Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.
To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
Top 5 Articles
For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.
Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.
Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.
I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?
Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.
Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.
A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.
Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.
Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?
Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.
My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.
In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.
It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.
When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.
You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.
Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.
There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.
To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW
Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!