Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Discussion Starter #1

·
Registered
Joined
·
891 Posts
I would personally never buy an animal from the internet. I don't even like to buy shoes I haven't seen or tried on let alone a living, breathing, emotional animal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
The only thing I can buy over the internet is DVDs or video games. I've a friend who buys everything on-line if she can. She bought a car off eBay, that blew my mind. I could never order a dog over the internet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,277 Posts
They're not much different than any other online breeder though. Mostly they are GSD/Husky type mixes with some 'wolf' in there somewhere. There's a really bad website where they're in the middle of the dessert with a bunch of GSD mixes selling them as wolves... be warned it's full of a lot of 'different' information. And yes they are a real 'business' and have been operating for years...

http://www.freewebs.com/wolfhavenspiritofthepast/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,186 Posts
Dogs off the internet = bad.

Owning wild animals = bad.

Wolf hybrids = bad.

(yes, yes, someone has to take care of the existing ones and certain people do okay with wolves/wolf hybrids, but generally speaking, it's not something that should exist and 99.999% of people have no business owning one.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,932 Posts
I think the internet is a great place to locate breeders. After you find one though, then it's time to do things the old fashioned way: phonecalls and visits. If I was looking at a well known, reliable, responsible breeder that was too far away to visit, I wouldn't have a problem using them, if someone I knew could go check them out in person.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Bordermom, that site would be hilarious if they weren't actually selling animals. I mean according to them, wolves are telepathic non-Jews that become aggressive from eating raw food....

Wolves can tell what a person is thinking.
They are very gentile
on a raw diet they will be hungry and in turn make them more aggressive
Seriously? WTF?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
404 Posts
I found our fur sons breeder online BUT checked references AND made a house call to see mommy & daddy and siblings plus human parents before committing to buy :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
I think there are probably good reputable breeders in there (the internet is a source of many things) I just disagree with selling dogs and especially wolf/wolf hybrids online. In my opinion you really need to know what you are doing when taking on such an undomesticated animal - or be responsible enough to follow through. If I were selling animals like that I'd be extremely cautious to whom I sold my animals and even though the internet can be used to set up apointments, I definitely would not let them 'order' a dog. "oh cool, a wolf in my house." that's the idea some people seem to have - the 'cool' image... then again I see rottweiler pups sold online too: "order your pup now and have a free delivery package! *delivery fee applies". I mean, my first guitar was an all-in-one package and if you swop "puppy" with "guitar" the commetcials are identical. :/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
211 Posts
Wolf-dog hybrids can be OK as pets but they can be more difficult to deal with. My brother had one he got as a rescue. Training her was difficult and she had a number of quirky behaviors. The worst was excessive resource guarding and dog aggression. She was generally well behaved around people though.

As for ordering dogs or other animals over the Internet, it's certainly buyer beware but you can find good breeders online. Our doll-faced Persian came from a breeder in Missouri. What convinced us was her long history of YouTube videos showing not only her kittens but her breeding stock. It was clear from the videos that they took care of the cats, treated them as pets and gave them lots of attention. Here's our cat's dad showing how sweet he is. I wouldn't have a problem buying a dog online from a breeder who did the same type of thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,456 Posts
I think trying to make a wild animal domesticated is horrible. And mixing a wild animal with a domesticated one is even worse. I think it's very selfish of humans to do that for their own egotistical wants. Of course they are going to be harder to train..they are wild and not meant to follow human direction. We need to respect that and leave them in their wild state. Must we try to own and dominate everything under the sun. Geez.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,277 Posts
Bordermom, that site would be hilarious if they weren't actually selling animals. I mean according to them, wolves are telepathic non-Jews that become aggressive from eating raw food.


Seriously? WTF?
If you read more, they're also descended from Lions, not wolves. And weigh up to 300 pounds, on average at least in the 200's.

They have cleaned up the site quite a bit, used to have more pictures of them sitting outside a trailer in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of GSD looking mixed breeds wandering around. Yep, them's wolves..... oh and wolves never bite. Who knew.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
I think trying to make a wild animal domesticated is horrible. And mixing a wild animal with a domesticated one is even worse. I think it's very selfish of humans to do that for their own egotistical wants. Of course they are going to be harder to train..they are wild and not meant to follow human direction. We need to respect that and leave them in their wild state. Must we try to own and dominate everything under the sun. Geez.
I agree with what you say but sadly it is too late to stop this process and there are many of these wolf and wolf hybrids currently in need of a capable home to live out the rest of their lives. Most wolf and wolf hybrid sanctuaries are overflowing with these animals and cannot accept more to their own obvious frustration. That is why there are some in this world that would have a wolf or hybrid for good reason - many need capable homes. I actually think people thinking of buying a dog - at least, certain breeds of dog- should get a license to own such an animal to be absolutely sure they do not end up needing foster homes. I believe this will, in most cases, stress the dog out more. This way perhaps less wolf and wolf hybrids would be sold, and perhaps the Rottweiler, Pittbull and other so-labled "black listed" dogs would not have the lable they have today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,131 Posts
Most of those people arn't selling the puppies with a "buy it now" button online, they are simply advertising their litters online. Advertising online Is a perfectly fine way to show off your puppies.

But now WHAT they are selling and producing is a totally different matter than the matter of using the internet to advertise.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top