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Breeding Strays but passing them off as purebreds

October 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

I just got a call from someone looking for the Australian Cattle looking dog I found last week and posted on Craigslist. The woman said that he looks like a purebred and wants him. I told her I couldn't handle him and took him to the shelter so he could be neutered and checked over by a vet and he was likely up for adoption by now if she wanted to call the shelter. She said that if I had posted in the Craigslist ad that he was un-nuetered I could have "gotten around a thousand bucks for him-Even without papers." Well now I am so glad I took him to the shelter and dont have to worry about swarmy people trying to use this poor cast away dog as a breeding machine for their own profit. I could never sell a dog for money.

And a lesson for all readers that buy their pets from breeders!!! REMEMBER THIS STORY! I FOUND a dog that LOOKS like a purebred to my totally untrained eye-and some girl wants to breed him and sell the babies as purebreds!! She was willing to invest $1,000 into him (and who even knows how old he is??)-imagine what she would charge for the babies?? Go to the shelters, you'll get just as quality a dog it seems.

4 Responses to “Breeding Strays but passing them off as purebreds ”

  1. scfr Says:

    Yuck - Did you feel like you needed a long hot shower to clean off the sliminess after that phone conversation?

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I'm just a bit shocked that people have no problem passing dogs off the street as purebreds and charging money for their babies!

  3. monkeymama Says:


    People do DNA testing before they buy purebreds sometimes. For this reason.

  4. mom-sense Says:

    I have a dog that is a purebred according to her papers. However, she is a "throwback" to the Llahso side of the shih tzu lineage. She is around 25 pounds and people laugh when I say she is a shih tzu. She is a giantess compared to some little ones. She came from a pet store and had papers, but I doubt she is 100%. Granted, I have met two other people in the area with HUGE shih tzu's like mine. After your post, I just wonder ...

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