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They stay in stores until they're sold, the price just keeps dropping on them. I've seen 6-8 month old puppies whose whole lives have been lived in those freaking glass fronted cages.
 

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Often, either they stay there till they sell, or they become the parents of the next generation. If neither of those scenarios fit, the answer is one you probably don't want to know... :(
 

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There are breed specific rescues that help out pet shop puppies. They wait until the price drops low enough that the shop is losing money, then they step in and take the puppy.

I know it's heartbreaking, but DO NOT step in and buy the puppy. As long as people keep buying puppies at petshops, people will keep selling puppies at petshops, which means thousands of puppy mill dogs continue to be abused year after year after year.
 

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I work at a pet store that formerly, formerly (THANK GOD) sold puppies.

Price decreased the longer the pup stayed. If the pup was not able to be sold, they were shipped to a different store in the chain. Repeat. It was rare to have a 6-month-pup in store, but it did happen a couple times (twice in twoish years, that I remember). Usually the pups were sold within a couple weeks.

Pups were never dumped at a shelter or euthanized. Even if corporate had been in favor, the employees would have never allowed that.
 

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They drop the price untill its sold to someone that just wants a pet that is a purebred..but not a show dog. Its a pet store.

What happens to the dogs that dont get adopted at a shelter?
What happens to the dogs that a reputable breeder find to be less than perfect?
Who are these mystical and magical reputable breeders?
 

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Dogs that don't get adopted at most shelters get put down.

Dogs that good breeders produce that aren't show quality get sold to screened pet homes for less.

You usually have to form relationships with competitive or working dog people to find great breeders who will sell you a dog.
 

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You usually have to form relationships with competitive or working dog people to find great breeders who will sell you a dog.
So how do I form a relashionship with these people and get access to these amazingly fantastic reputable breeders?
Is there a code word I must use?
I know all the phone numers to animal shelters...and pet shops...
Who are these reputable breeders you speak of?

I want the names and phone numbers of all the reputable Rottweiler Breeders in the USA

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey, if it's not your thing, it's not your thing.

I met mine running agility. Fabulous. A litter of 7. 4 weren't conformation quality. Went to pet homes. It's been a great experience for me. But if it isn't for you, it isn't for you. There are a million other dogs out there.
 

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Hey, if it's not your thing, it's not your thing.

I met mine running agility. Fabulous. A litter of 7. 4 weren't conformation quality. Went to pet homes. It's been a great experience for me. But if it isn't for you, it isn't for you. There are a million other dogs out there.
Im just looking for the list of reputable breeders....
You got a dog from a person you met at agility class? WTF? How do you know it was a reputable breeder?
 

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Im just looking for the list of reputable breeders....
You got a dog from a person you met at agility class? WTF? How do you know it was a reputable breeder?
I don't think there is a list. That's the whole point lol. I can't speak for the above poster, but many of mine are sold to people who have seen my dogs work, or met at seminars. We get to know each other, if all fits they purchase a dog. Or people have seen previous dogs of mine work, contact me through word of mouth. I don't have a.website or advertise.
 

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The fact that she was at an agility trial (not a class) did not imply that she was a good breeder. She had a great dog that ran well. She had a ton of experience in the breed. She was planning a litter a year down the road. Her dog was a finished champion who also had rally, agility, obedience, and luring titles. All of the health testing had been done. And this female has just won the versitility award at the breed's national specialty. The male half was a grand champion import, also health tested. The owner of that dog is a conformation judge with 40 years in the breed. Both of these women co-own my dog. They are both involved in breed rescue. They are incredibly invested and supportive. It's been great.

My pup was raised with a ridiculous socialization protocol. She met tons of people and was on all floor surfaces and was intentionally exposed to lots of sounds and sights. This pup had seen it all before entering my home. She's nearly bomb-proof. Her entire puppyhood was captured on a live-feed web-cam and tons of videos and photos. It was all almost overwhelming.

Obviously, they are not "listed" anywhere as great breeders. In fact, they spayed the female after a single litter. They are not interested in repeating the breeding (and obviously no longer can.) This was a good situation for me. It might not be for someone else. I appreciate the wisdom and friendship I have at my disposal. If something ever happens to me, I am grateful that both of them are there to take my dog in.

To each their own. But this was a great experience.

Finding a good breeder and getting a well-bred dog can be a process. I had to wait 2 years for a pup. And I had to demonstrate that I would provide the type of home they wanted for their pup.
 

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Oh, and I thought I might mention that my other two came from shelters. And I love them every bit as much. One was born in a municipal impound and was pulled from her mother at 3 weeks. The other was found running the country side.

To my way of thinking, find a dog you can love and love it well! And if possible, don't financially support any system that mistreats dogs.
 

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The fact that she was at an agility trial (not a class) did not imply that she was a good breeder. She had a great dog that ran well. She had a ton of experience in the breed. She was planning a litter a year down the road. Her dog was a finished champion who also had rally, agility, obedience, and luring titles. All of the health testing had been done. And this female has just won the versitility award at the breed's national specialty. The male half was a grand champion import, also health tested. The owner of that dog is a conformation judge with 40 years in the breed. Both of these women co-own my dog. They are both involved in breed rescue. They are incredibly invested and supportive. It's been great.

My pup was raised with a ridiculous socialization protocol. She met tons of people and was on all floor surfaces and was intentionally exposed to lots of sounds and sights. This pup had seen it all before entering my home. She's nearly bomb-proof. Her entire puppyhood was captured on a live-feed web-cam and tons of videos and photos. It was all almost overwhelming.

Obviously, they are not "listed" anywhere as great breeders. In fact, they spayed the female after a single litter. They are not interested in repeating the breeding (and obviously no longer can.) This was a good situation for me. It might not be for someone else. I appreciate the wisdom and friendship I have at my disposal. If something ever happens to me, I am grateful that both of them are there to take my dog in.

To each their own. But this was a great experience.

Finding a good breeder and getting a well-bred dog can be a process. I had to wait 2 years for a pup. And I had to demonstrate that I would provide the type of home they wanted for their pup.
Okay..That sounds like a reputable breeder to me!!!!
but what about us regular guys, that want a purebread dog and not a Bugatti Veyrone and dont feel like waiting 2 years to get a dog?
 

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Im just looking for the list of reputable breeders....
You got a dog from a person you met at agility class? WTF? How do you know it was a reputable breeder?
Not sure why you are so argumentative on this. Most breed clubs have a breeders directory. I cannot say whether all the people on there will all meet your definition of "responsible" but most are actively involved in dogs and it's a starting place for anyone who is serious about finding a well bred dog.
 

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Not sure why you are so argumentative on this. Most breed clubs have a breeders directory. I cannot say whether all the people on there will all meet your definition of "responsible" but most are actively involved in dogs and it's a starting place for anyone who is serious about finding a well bred dog.
Or also go to a local dog event and start talking to people with dogs you like and go from there. Sure there is no magical way to know if the people are 'reputable' but that's why you do research.
 

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Okay..That sounds like a reputable breeder to me!!!!
but what about us regular guys, that want a purebread dog and not a Bugatti Veyrone and dont feel like waiting 2 years to get a dog?
Well, if you spell it "purebread", somebody's going to ask you "white or whole wheat?" :D

You find a breeder. You meet them. You meet their dogs. You find out how they treat their dogs and what vet work they've done and whether you agree with their breeding practices. You make sure you like the temperments of their dogs. You decide if you think they're "reputable". If you do, you buy a puppy from them. Then don't worry whether other people think they're reputable or not.

Just don't support anyone who mistreats dogs.
 

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"Okay..That sounds like a reputable breeder to me!!!!
but what about us regular guys, that want a purebread dog and not a Bugatti Veyrone and dont feel like waiting 2 years to get a dog?" (Roloni)

When I wanted to get into a new breed of dog, I don't think I could have gotten one from the type of breeder I wanted one from if I hadn't been competing and willing to wait. It's really hard. On one hand, the message is "Don't support Back Yard Breeders," but on the other hand, it IS hard to get one from a quality breeder. (Everyone defines the terms differently, adding to the confusion.)

I think that it just comes down to finding people who have dogs you admire/like/want, meeting those people, and waiting for them to have pups available. No doubt, it's a process.

And I'm a big fat hypocrite! One the one hand, I wanted a well-raised/well-bred dog so I went to the trouble. But my other two are awesome shelter mutts with dubious beginnings and they're great. Who am I to think I should have a well-bred pup? I angered many of my rescue friends by purchasing an intentionally bred dog. There are those who would say that I killed a shelter dog by supporting a breeder.

I understand that there are many ways to look at this. We all have to do the best we can and tune out the rest.
 

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I'm not to sure how this turned into a pet store vs. reputable breeder debate, because that shouldn't even be a contest but...

I angered many of my rescue friends by purchasing an intentionally bred dog. There are those who would say that I killed a shelter dog by supporting a breeder.
I find this to be completely ridiculous. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with purchasing from someone who breeds responsibly (which, to me means they show, health test, properly care for and don't overbreed their dogs, while breeding for a purpose other than hobby or money). It's too bad more people aren't willing to wait for a quality dog instead of going to petstores or buying from mills or BYBs.
Of course, if you're looking for a companion animal, or even a dog for sports where breed isn't restricted, a shelter is a good way to go. But that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with going through a good breeder for a good dog.
 
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