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Old 02-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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my hubby found a breeder online and just without discussing with me purchased a little "teacup" Poodle. I am really concerned as i know teacups are usually sickly and have many health issues. I am not sure if the breeder is not a Korea based breeder who just posts and sells out of her apartment in san fran. I looked them up and it is an apartment in san fran??
i have voiced my concern with the dog and the breeder and the 2800.00 price tag but my husband thinks i am crazy and the the breeder is legit.

This is our first dog and i am not sure how to go about verifying the credentials of breeder what to ask and is akc ceritfication sent or i need to ask for it from the breeder.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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If the breeder is advertising a puppy as "teacup" it is a person to stay away from. That price tag for poor breeding is ridiculous.

Have your husband read this: Barktopia

Have you already gotten the puppy already? If not, I'd suggest you cancel the purchase of it. If you have take it to the vet ASAP and have it checked over, let them know it was purchased as a 'teacup' pup. You'll probably soon develop a good relationship with the vet and see them often. {If I were you I'd see if they have a special program/membership that could help with some of the payments, or look into pet insurance}

If you want to know whether the breeder is a reputable one(even though it is not if it's advertising puppies as being 'teacup') contact the parent club of the breed and check with them or contact the local club where the breeder is, see if the breed is involved in the breed. To tell whether a breeder is reputable or not you should make sure the dogs that are being bred have bad genetic screening done, health testing, temperament testing and titles. Actually see proof and verify that test/screening results are real.

It is best that you go and pick a puppy up yourself so you can see where the dogs are kept, how they are cared for, meet at least the dam, etc.

If you did get this pup, Good luck with it! I hope it's one of those situations where the 'teacup' puppies grow to be dogs of a healthy size and weight and generally have a healthy life and welcome to the forum!

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tintin, welcome to the Forum!!!! How long have you had your pup? Did it come with a health guarantee? Most reputable breeders do not need to advertise their pups. Litters are few and far between...well thought out, and the pups are already spoken for. Anyone can register a litter with the AKC... it means nothing. Many back yard breeders and puppy mills are registered with them. I'd call the breeder myself. If you have no contract and health guarantee, a red flag would go up for me.
Understand, that you may have already fell in love with your little bundle of puppy. I've done the same thing a few times. It's almost impossible to return a pup, no matter what, once it becomes a member of your family. Again, welcome!

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It sounds like to me that it is from the pups they keep advertising that are from Korea. That is about what price or more that they advertise them for. I would not expect them to be very healthy. There are several ads I have seen lately and they say they will only be 3.5 - 4 lbs. and are from Korean parents.

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I think it might be helpful to read these links:

Korean Puppy Scam | Ban Teacup Puppy Traders

Puppy scams part 1
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Hi Tintin and welocome aboard Agree with the others on this These puppy mills don't give a damn about the welfare of the pups health wise or any other wise and just want your money!! Not being funny but your hubby needs a wake up call 2,800 (what currency is this?) Cancel the transaction if by CC
Straight away and report the site to the authoritys Honest i have seen documentarys on Puppy Farms in the Uk ( in Wales) and it's not a pretty sight I can assure you
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You can usually tell by the domain name of the site what it ends in so for Eg: www .xxxxxxx.de would be Denmark www .xxxxxxx.co.uk would be Uk based etc, etc HTH if you haven't bought the pup then Don't
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Just looking at your opening post it seems as though the pup has BEEN purchased As soon as you get the pup home straight to the vets please for a full health check and try and get rough estimate of the pups age too!
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Hi any updates on this?
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