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    Alright guys, now that I have slept on this, what I want to say is that I got so upset last night because i am just so exhausted from this search and getting my toosh handed to me when it feels so hopeless in me finding a daisy dog...

    I feel so hopeless because i feel like everyone thinks I'm totally incapable of feeling nervous by that shady website, i saw the same things you all did, I was just simply trying to look on the brighter side of things.

    I don't want to have to order a puppy just based on what it looks like and have it shipped from Oregon or Texxas, I wanted to let the dog pick ME.

    The only dog in my entire lifetime that i ever had that strong personal bond with, I went to see the puppies, and pooh picked me, there was an instant connection, and ever since, every dog i have tried to take in just simply hasnt picked me, and the bond is nonexistent.


    Unfortunately the only person i can find close enough for me to get to without access to a car, i take the city bus everywhere i go, is jennifer peterson, so i didnt see the harm in going to her facility and checking it out for myself instead of sitting here guessing and getting more and more upset feeling more and more hopeless. thats all.

    thats why this is such a tender subject for me, im just so tired, and not finding anyone that wants to do anything but criticize my decisions and force me to defend myself.

    I'm sorry if i upset anyone last night, but please try to understand, living with a mental disorder and running in circles with nothing but the feeling that everyone just wants to tell you to get a different dog is upsetting.

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    I have contacted Animaroo.com and they have helped me place an ad to be contacted by breeders and they are being very helpful and sending me plenty of emails and phone calls trying to help me find a good match that doesn't need to be flown, as I have a real problem with people who stick an animal in a cage throw them in a cargo area without a comforting hand to calm them when their ears pop and they panick. So, hopefully something good comes out of this.

    BUYERS BEWARE:
    http://www.texasteacups.com/Information_Page.html
    Last edited by MayumiKaori; 01-29-2013 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Getting plenty of help now it seems

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    What in the world is a daisy dog?
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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Said to be a small breed non-shedding dog created by mixing several small breed dogs... If you google it, you can find her site.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    So basically she doesn't tell you what breeds go into her mixes, yeah that seems a little shady to me.
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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    If I was looking for a service animal I personally wouldn't get a puppy from a breeder who doesn't do any health testing or CERF exams on her dogs. You will want this dog for many years of service work, you would be wise to stack the odds for good health in your favor by going to a breeder who breeds for health over cuteness.
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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    What bloodlines? The "founding" dogs had to come from somewhere. So in "protecting" are you even allowed access to health tests and records on each of the dogs in the breeding program? It sounds like a load to me.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Yeah I'm a volunteer service dog trainer and organizations health test for a reason. I can't imagine having a service dog that hadn't at least had OFA and CERF as a MINIMUM (or the parents have had it)

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    right, thats all good and fine, but why not just publish the health tests done on the daisy dog parents? I dont understand why anyone wouldn't post the results if the dogs are "healthy"... you dont have to put down a breed to do it.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    So her dogs have been known to develop hip dysplasia, is that something she x-rays for before breeding or was your dog having it just a fluke? Dogs are born with the genetics to develop hip dysplasia BTW so it is a genetic health condition that runs in families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescued View Post
    right, thats all good and fine, but why not just publish the health tests done on the daisy dog parents? I dont understand why anyone wouldn't post the results if the dogs are "healthy"... you dont have to put down a breed to do it.
    My breeder doesn't list health testing results on her webpage, but they are available for viewing on the OFA website.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    She's breeding little mutts when there are shelters full of little mutts. They're not being bred for any purpose other than companionship--almost any breed/mix/street mutt can make a wonderful family pet. Furthermore, she calls the lineage a "recipe" and will not disclose the breeds behind these dogs.

    I would never, EVER support this breeder.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    My breeder doesn't list health testing results on her webpage, but they are available for viewing on the OFA website.
    Thats what I meant. As long as you can find them on the OFA site- I would be more suspect of a breeder who had "results" on her site that you couldnt find in the OFA database, than the other way around.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Quote Originally Posted by beretw View Post
    She's breeding little mutts when there are shelters full of little mutts. They're not being bred for any purpose other than companionship--almost any breed/mix/street mutt can make a wonderful family pet. Furthermore, she calls the lineage a "recipe" and will not disclose the breeds behind these dogs.

    I would never, EVER support this breeder.
    I'm not sure what the dogs being mixed breeds has to do with the price of tea in china personally. If they are good at what they are bred to do, companionship, then they have as much a reason to be bred as any purebred companion breed as long as all the health testing is in order.

    However the fact that the breeder in this case doesn't disclose pedigree on her dogs would scare the crap out of me as a buyer.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Quote Originally Posted by MayumiKaori View Post
    Actually we didnt get our daisy from her when i was a kid, we did get THAT one from a backyard breeder on a farm and he was born with a heart murmur. But see, I am not a stickler for purebreds or anything like that, I am going for an animal I can REALLY connect with like I did my past daisy, and the temperment and experiences that I had with him have been largely true, and true all around from every person i have talked to that owns one. I have never bonded with another dog the same way since, so I'm going with the daisy. The hip displasia did not come from HER bloodlines, LET ME REPEAT THAT FOR EVERYONE JENNIFER PETERSONS DOGS DO NOT HAVE HIP DISPLASIA THAT WAS MY PUP WAY BACK IN THE 1990's. Even so, I got nearly 20 years out of that dog, and thats just fine by me, I need a best friend so that I'm not alone so much with my mental disorder. What matters to me is the personality traits and the bond with the puppy, not necessarily its genes.

    Also i wanted to go with a mutt that HASNT been abused or neglected and would not be a rehabilitation case as the extensive training it takes to cure those issues is too much for me to handle. I just rehomed a rescue for that very reason, it had emotional scars i could not help it with, which is why i want to go with a breeder, and she is the only daisy breeder.
    AllI'm saying is that if you get attached to a puppy whose quality of life is cut short by a preventable illness that breeders can test for and prevent.... that would be awful. Imagine having a service dog that needed constant vet care for early onset arthritis caused by elbow dysplasia, that ran into walls because it couldnt see due to the parents not being cerf tested, that bled out during a routine spay because of Von Willebrands, that never heard your voice because nobody bothered to do baer testing...

    These are the kinds of conditions that responsible breeders test for- to make sure that the puppies that they place with deserving, loving owners like you are healthy and have the best start possible. designer dog, daisy dog, purebred- all of them deserve to be bred by breeders that are using all available testing methods to assure that they are decreasing (and in some cases eliminating) the risk of one of their pups having to suffer from a preventable illness.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    I would not buy a dog from someone that wouldn't disclose what went into that dog.

    And honestly, how do you know your dog back in the 90s was a 'daisy dog' if it didn't come from this breeder and you have no idea what breeds go into her dogs?
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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    It's not a breed. Its a mix.

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Quote Originally Posted by beretw View Post
    She's breeding little mutts when there are shelters full of little mutts. They're not being bred for any purpose other than companionship--almost any breed/mix/street mutt can make a wonderful family pet. Furthermore, she calls the lineage a "recipe" and will not disclose the breeds behind these dogs.

    I would never, EVER support this breeder.
    If it's little scruffy mutts with no health testing the OP wants, I'm only about 40 minutes away and there are at least 10 scruffy mutts at my work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    I'm not sure what the dogs being mixed breeds has to do with the price of tea in china personally. If they are good at what they are bred to do, companionship, then they have as much a reason to be bred as any purebred companion breed as long as all the health testing is in order.
    So if I were to find two unaltered sheltered dogs with great temperaments then ran PennHip and CERF, would I be justified in breeding those two dogs?

    Where is her proof that the dogs she's breeding are worthy of being bred? How would any potential buyer be able to expect that the sire and dam would breed true?

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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    Quote Originally Posted by MayumiKaori View Post
    I heard from one person who met someone who purchased from her and they didn't trust her but HAD TO ADMIT THE DOG WAS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED AND LOVING DOG THEY HAD EVER MET which is what I tend to care about, not the pedigree or type of dog or credentials, just a best friend so im not alone, something to accept me without judgement as none of you have the ability to do obviously, I had a simple request to respect the breed that I have chosen. I guess this is just going to backfire on me anywhere I go looking for help. If you are only here to try to convince me otherwise PLEASE LEAVE I REQUESTED THE ASISSTANCE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PURCHASED FROM HER. thank you . . .
    Any dog can be well behaved and loving. Summer is about the most well behaved and loving dog I've ever met. She's done therapy work. She's fantastic.

    You can find a loving dog just about anywhere. Well behaved comes with training.
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    Re: Anyone bought a daisy puppy from Jennifer Peterson near Grand Rapids, MI?

    From someone who wants a SERVICE dog and not just a pet I am rather shocked that you would not take pedigree(mutt or purebred doesn't matter to me) and health history and ethics of the breeder of choice in very high regard.

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