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Subject Topic: Puppy Prices in Lockdown - Extortionate!
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Message posted by Katieep via mobile 20/6/2020 at 6:58pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mike3003 on 20/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Richie55 on 19/6/2020
I have been looking for a working Cocker, people are now selling dogs that are 10 months plus for stupid prices, knowing that they only paid reasonable prices when they purchased the puppy. Money grabbing, but people are paying these atrocious prices.



Hello Richie, have you had a working Cocker before? They are a great dog, but they have a very high hunting drive, and need an awful lot of exercise. To be fair to the dog, they need to be worked, it is what they are bred for.

I have had working dogs for decades, I shoot, beat and pick up, and live on the edge of open moorland, so the dogs get plenty of exercise in wide open spaces. They are are a great dog, but they are really a working dog, and absolutely need that stimulus to be fair to the dog.



Not totally true - living where I do I see plenty of happy WCS and have one myself. They are good dogs for active families who've had dogs before, However don't get one if:

1. You're not prepared to spend plenty of time with your dog exercising its humungeous brain - obedience, flyball, scent trailing, anything will do. This doesnt have to be serious - Ive been teaching mine recently to put her toys away BUT if you dont use their brains they will find a way to use them and not in a positive way.

2. You live in a town or city EVEN if you have a large park nearby. Even though I'm 99.9% sure of my dogs recall I would never let her lose in the park as she does like to chase and Im not risking her taking down a cyclist or jogger.

3. You dont have lots of varied and safe walks nearby - we have beaches, fields and fells or close where our dog can roam and play to her hearts content.

4. You think lots of exercise will make up for not spending time with you dog doing something outline in 1. as all you will end up with is a very fit very naughty spaniel !!

My friends who have problems with their dogs have tended to be Cocker-poos. Youve mixed a smart spaniel with an even smarter poodle and market them as cute family pets - just asking for trouble !!



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We have owned spaniels for over 40 years, we have a 13yr old springer and a 5yr old working cocker at the moment. We live in   rural area, exercise is not and has never been a problem. They are only left when I go shopping, as I cant take dogs into shops.

I know what I am letting myself in for with another working cocker, its the size small compact, and I would never get a spaniel cross (unless it as a sprocker), why on earth would you want 2 hyper dogs 1 and they look like neither. I dont care about the mess I am a spaniel owner.

Richie Missus.

Message posted by Ray Clayton21/6/2020 at 1:32pm
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Hi

If people do not buy at these prices, then they will drop going forward.

Or if not, a lot of breeders will be stuck with unsold dogs!!!
And that there fault.



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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 05/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by minicamper2001 on 05/6/2020
Please consider a rescue dog, there are so many needing loving homes.




Our last dog was a rescue dog and was a fantastic dog in every way, but since we have you children in our house that arenít ours & I donít want to take a chance with a dog we donít know the temperament of,
if anything happened to a child in my house I couldnít forgive myself.

Bessie




You can never be sure of a dogís temperament though, can you? Choosing a certain breed can be a guide, but all dogs are individual and respond to their upbringing.
There are many dog rescues which have puppies for rehoming after puppy farms have been closed down by the authorities. Many Tears is one, based in Wales, where I understand there are a lot of puppies bred.

Message posted by bessie50023/6/2020 at 11:30am
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Quote: Originally posted by minicamper2001 on 23/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 05/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by minicamper2001 on 05/6/2020
Please consider a rescue dog, there are so many needing loving homes.




Our last dog was a rescue dog and was a fantastic dog in every way, but since we have you children in our house that arenít ours & I donít want to take a chance with a dog we donít know the temperament of,
if anything happened to a child in my house I couldnít forgive myself.

Bessie




You can never be sure of a dogís temperament though, can you? Choosing a certain breed can be a guide, but all dogs are individual and respond to their upbringing.
There are many dog rescues which have puppies for rehoming after puppy farms have been closed down by the authorities. Many Tears is one, based in Wales, where I understand there are a lot of puppies bred.




True but if we do the training we have more of a chance with the dogs temperament, our puppy was born on the 3rd of June so just waiting to see when we can go and have can look at them and also when we can take one home, No rush though and for the record we have NOT paid stupid puppy prices

Bessie



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