An inquirey arrived today asking to buy an older female puppy. I wrote back asking why she wanted an older
Typically I do answer every inquiry with a question because I want to get a feel for the people. I try
to place every puppy in the best loving forever homes. The answer back was they are professional breeders of Cockapoos I asked
for the link and it was given. I browsed until I was too sad to look any more.
They don't screen puppy buyers, anyone with a credit card can use their pay pal and send a deposit to hold a
puppy. Doesn't matter who it is or why they want a puppy.
given either. They just want the money and don't seem to care who they are selling to.
Then I noticed they recommend vitamins not available in stores that you need a special code to buy them
on line. Those puppies need special vitamins? Without a vet endorsement?
don't give a scent blanket or a starter bag of food with the puppy to help the puppy's adjustment in a new home go
easier. They charge for those things if you want them.
notice any health testing done on either parent. No hip xray, no patella checks, no PRAprcd1 genetic testing, no CERF testing.
It wouldn't matter to them because they don't give refunds anyway. The part sad to me is for the puppies they are
producing because a slipped patella or displaced hip is very painful. I also noticed they are breeding Cocker Spaniels a medium
sized dog to what looks like toy poodles. Meaning a large male to a small female. I can only wonder if when they brought the
poodles if they had permission to breed them like that. Certainly none of the responsible breeders I know would have agreed
to that. Trying to pass a puppy that is too large is not only painful but can be life threatening. The breeders I know work
hard to protect and promote their dogs and respect the hard work of the generations of breeders before them.
Cocker Spaniels are
a handsome breed as are poodles. Each has a history. Mixing the two real breeds results in puppies that are not a real
breed. Cockapoo is not a breed of dog. It is a mixed breed that has become a common descriptive term. Same as Labradoodle
is a term to describe a mixed breed of a dog.
If you adopted and gave a dog a 2nd chance you are a kind person.
If you bought one from a breeder then you encouraged them to make more.
Yes, your puppy is cute.
No, it is not the same as an AKC registered breed or the same as either of it's
No, your mixed or hybrid or a-poo breeder didn't invent
something new. Actually maybe they did- they found a new way to sell something of small value for a large price TO YOU. They
charged the same as a breeder who spent thousands of dollars on their parent dogs in showing and testing to be sure they had
quality breeding dogs. Only the mixed breeder didn't spend money to have their dogs judged or health tested or even bought
from any quality lines and they didn't spend anything to register the puppies. You only have their word that the dog is
what they say it is. They could have bought the parents from a puppy miller or the neighbor down the block who had an 'opps'
litter with the dog who jumped the fence. Without verifiable papers you have proof of nothing.
Why would anyone want to buy a back yard
mechanic special hybrid of let's say a half a Subaru car with a half of a ford truck and a fresh coat of paint when for
about the same price you can have a brand new Toyota Highlander with a factory warranty? Sure, the *Subaford
* is cute and you'll be the only one on your block who has one. Sure, everyone you talk to about it smiles.
All I can really say is shame on those who waste my time trying to trick me out
of a puppy for such dishonorable purposes. Please go find a more honorable way to spend your time.