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kaz

How much?????

I was flicking through a local paper and there is an advert for a Chihuahua pup for 825    

The other small breeds advertised are all around the 400 mark.
barraboy

get a cocker instead, much more fun.
kaz

I don't want one - I was just shocked that they could charge that much
Polly

For that price you should expect it to be a champion in the show ring and a proven stud or brood bitch!  
Gareth

It is ridiculous what people want for even street accidents and heinz 57 mongrols these days ...... the last free to a good home dog that I have seen advertised locally was Oz and that was almost two years ago.

And what is with the names they give these types of crossbreed mutts: Huskweiler, Sharpoo and labradoodle being popular ones around here on the free ads websites. I have even seen (and you will forgive me for my spelling here)  Shitty-Poo puppies advertised at 300 each.
freckle

That's quite cheap for Shit-Poos Gareth!! It is crazy-that people will part with so much money for a cross bred dog-but something is only worth what people will pay for it!! I saw a Chihuahua advertised locally yesterday for 1500!! On a weight basis that's probably getting to be as pricey as gold!!!
freckle

The thing to add is minature breeds only have small litters so its a supply and demand thing.
fleurie

This makes me so cross - when there are thousands of "unwanted" dogs being put down every day. Dogs being treated as fashion accessories, or the latest "must have" - disgusting, in my opinion.

Sorry to rant, but feel very strongly about this. Our little welfare group is currently feeding 50+ street dogs & pups, not counting the ones being fostered in private homes. All because of irresponsible breeding - and the effects of the financial crisis.

Fxx
12Bore

fleurie wrote:
This makes me so cross - when there are thousands of "unwanted" dogs being put down every day. Dogs being treated as fashion accessories, or the latest "must have" - disgusting, in my opinion.

Sorry to rant, but feel very strongly about this. Our little welfare group is currently feeding 50+ street dogs & pups, not counting the ones being fostered in private homes. All because of irresponsible breeding - and the effects of the financial crisis.

Fxx

sod

fleurie wrote:
This makes me so cross - when there are thousands of "unwanted" dogs being put down every day. Dogs being treated as fashion accessories, or the latest "must have" - disgusting, in my opinion.

Sorry to rant, but feel very strongly about this. Our little welfare group is currently feeding 50+ street dogs & pups, not counting the ones being fostered in private homes. All because of irresponsible breeding - and the effects of the financial crisis.

Fxx


So very true we have had a lot of cross breeds and they are just the best, never paid for a dog ever even working dogs we do have a lot free ones around this country.
ClaireK

I spoke to a guy at the weekend who was looking after his daughters...wait for it...Chug!!!! A chihauhau x pug. It was a lovely looking little thing, very definately had the aaaaahhhhhh factor but was stunned when he said his daughter had paid 350 for it and someone at a show last weekend had offered him 1000 for it and was offended when he said no!

I can remember my mum paying 3 for a mongrel pup from a pet shop when i was young and now they fetch higher prices that a pure bred in some cases. Whats the saying, a fool and his money are easily parted.

Claire
12Bore

barraboy wrote:
get a cocker instead, much more fun.

625 each from a house down the lane, 2 dogs and a bitch, available now...
Jakey

The only designer cross breed worth considering is the original and best.....the lurcher.
horace

 
rustyboy

You can get two decent working dogs for that!!

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