thisI’m a firm believer in not buying from breeders so only the £100-£200 donation for a rescue puppy.
Both of my dogs are rescue dogs and both were adopted when they were young puppies.
This. I wanted a German Shepherd as I know the breed. My last one lived to 14 years. No rescue would give me a dog because my child was under 7. Found a reputable breeder who had had shepherds for 18 years, got to meet the mum and dad, plus both maternal grandparents. All hip scored and haemophilia tested, came with insurance and my pup was vet checked twice ( and vaccinated ) before I collected her. I did a 9 hour round trip to get her.Depends on where the dog was from. If it was from a ‘responsible’ breeder that I had researched and whose dogs I met, (not someone jumping on the designer dog bandwagon) and from health tested parents - then circa £1000.
Six litters in six years? That’s shocking. Poor girl. What a terrible breeder. Was she KC registered?Over the last twenty years I’ve had 3 Labradors. A chocolate one no longer with us £500, currently a yellow £300 and I have a fox red who is a rescue. She had 6 litters in 6 years, breeder was charging £1200 a pup because of her colour.
Have you seen any health tests from the breeder? Because your dog is a cavapoo, then tests for the poodle and the cav health problems should have been done. Is the puppy an F1 or F2 Cross?Thanks for all the replies.
I tried to rehome so many dogs but unfortunately was getting nowhere. A lot of the rescue centres don't like the fact I work full time, even though my Dad will have the dog during the week so it won't be on it's own. I live in a flat but I have a garden out the back. They also wanted a lot of the dogs to be rehomed with another dog so the dog can teach them the ropes, so I wasn't having much luck.
Decided to go with a puppy. He's costing me a lot more than I would have liked to have paid but the breeder is the top 10 breeders in the UK for a Cavapoo so just went with my gut. Can't wait to get him home
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