Is this a good breeder?

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  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    I actually can only find two breeders of Azawakhs in america!
    If neither one of them seems to be a good breeder, looks like i might start looking in to sloughis

    Please tell me what you think!

    Kel Simoon Azawakh
     
  2. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    actually, i have been reading up one these dogs for a while now. and I JUST read an article on that breeders websites talking about them being aggressive. and they are trying to breed "freindly ones" WTF!?
    I would have to think this one through. luckily it will be years before a third dog. plenty of time for hubby and I to rethink
     
  3. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I very much like this:

    I like that they title their dogs. I love that they build a ramp for the geriatric ones to make it in the house! Seems like all their dogs are not only show dogs, breeding dogs but also much loved pets.
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    I personally am very leery sites . I know would never had advertised and I know of many good breeders who don't either /
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    These days most top kennels do Grammy. Its not always for advertizing its also to promote the breed and get recognition. Its a way to show people what your line has done.

    There was no internet back in your day grammy :) Think of it like people who took out ads in breed magazines to show that their dog just went Ch, or OTch etc.
     
  6. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    if there are only two breeders in america how else would anyone know about the litters!?
     
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    mom2dogs New Member

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    Are there really only two breeders in the states, or have you only been able to find two breeders? Have you got in touch with the breed's club and asked? For a rare breeder, that would be my first source to go to.
     
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    I'm not justing talking about back when . I know of many top Goldens today and done are selling on line .
     
  9. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    This breeder isn't selling on line either.

    I have a website and I would NEVER sell on line. I agree that selling on line is horrible. But to have a site where people can see your dogs and their accomplishments is a wonderful thing.
     
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    mom2dogs New Member

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    I don't know one good breeder who has a paypal button.

    Personally, I like breeders who have websites (and keep them UTD). I do like learning what litters they are planning, the outcome (especially when they update them with photos when the puppies are older), what they have, what they plan on showing, their health test results (if they make them public), looking at further photos of their dogs, etc. etc. I am in touch with a breeder overseas, and keep up to date on one of her dog's (who I LOVE) show results via her website (and she posts the photos of the win, allowing me to drool even more over him ;)). I wouldn't have this opportunity if she didn't have a site.

    Maybe if you consider it to be more of a "bragging" site, you'd approve? Dunno.
     
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    i actually quite liek simoon...
    many "skipped" years, no more than 2 litters a year, most of their dogs are titled.
    low vaccination schedual and helth testing.

    their dogs a lovely examples, and the CGC and therapy titling on a couple is nice as the breed tends to be rather standoffish by nature...

    though in all honesty i dont feel breeding that natrual behaviour out of a breed is nessicarily a good thing (it would be like breeding the protective instinct out of a fila)...
    but i do like if they are focusing on a more "general public frinedly" there not just saying "family frinedly" there proving it with the likes of therapy dog titling which in the breed can be tough.

    ive only ever met 2 azawahka in my life, 1 here in the us, he was stunning and very frinedly, from simoon, the other in the uk who i dont remember the breeders name, but he was incredibly warey of strangers, not just aloof but down right standoffish, however he was AMAZING in the feild and a wonderfull example of the breed in that sense.

    absolutly stunning breed...depending on what your looking for in a dog.
     
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    I do. I have gotten a few working dogs from them. They are great as far as i'm concerned. Not only do they breed, they work and know their dogs strengths and weaknesses.

    having a button or not doesn't make a good breeder, just like having hip clearnaces done or not doesn't make or break a breeder either.

    just because you click and make a deposit doesn't mean you get a puppy or trained dog. they have it there for convenience. a button or lack thereof does not make a breeder good or bad.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    there is a difference if its for deposits or a way to get you to pay up for a pup they will then ship out.

    I would still rather see the paypal button on a hidden page (or not seen as it may be) So as not to 'sell' the idea that buying a dog over the internet is a good plan.
     
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    Exactly.

    Maybe I should I have said a "Buy NOW" option instead? ;)
     
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    I was talking to this breeder years ago. Asking price for a puppy was unreasonably high then. I do not know how it is now. E-mail David Moore. He has quality Azawakhs, true to the original type from Sahel.
    It depends on your budget. Sloughi is very few and far between in our country, but essentially, Sloughi is almost the same as Saluki. They can hunt the same game and the same way as Saluki does and they have all the same qualities.
     
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    I am not wanted it for hunting. I am wanting it for a pet.

    I thought this breeder was very reasonable. he quoted me around $700 for a neutered male
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    If this dog is from working stock, will it's prey drive be too high for a 'safe' pet (considering you have the bunnies)? Or is that why he's neutered and available ... because he has 'low' drive? (I'm not trying to pick, just curious ...) :)
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    bunnies will be in another room behind closed doors.
    on that websites it said that they are pets first and foremost. they were bred to be better pets (some azas can be aggressive and just all around bad pets)

    I asked about having one with cats and she said that if raised with house cats they are good with cats. but an outdoor cat is free game!
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    That's good. Hope it works out! :)
     

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