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  • britkotsubritkotsu
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    This is a post I found on Craigslist. People are so stupid sometimes. I see this person posting all the time with their Giant Malamute crosses. Before it with with a St. Bernard. Now it is even worse!

    "I have 2 CUTE PURE Akita Giant Malamute(American Akitas) puppies looking for a loving home! IT TAKES 3 BREEDS TO MAKE AN AKITA AND ONE IS A MALAMUTE! WITH MY GIANT MALAMUTE MAKES THESE PUPPIES AMERICAN AKITAS, WHICH ARE A LARGER AKITA!! 1 male 1 female, 6 weeks old Has 1st shots and de-worming UTD! EMAIL if interested! THERE IS A FEE!!! thank you

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    Post edited by curlytails at 2013-06-18 16:40:33
  • shibamistressshibamistress
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  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    I died a little inside
  • RikkaRikka
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  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    I wonder how this person thinks Tibetan Mastiffs are "made/bred"
  • redcattooredcattoo
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    Wow .., I am wordless on this one
  • britkotsubritkotsu
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    Not only that I emailed and the fee was $600. Just a mixture of shocked and frustrated all at once.
  • I Lol'ed
  • SushieSushie
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    Oh wow, like @redcatto I am wordless
  • RyuDragonRyuDragon
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    @KumaDUDE Idiot on Craigslist answer would likely be: In order for it to be a Tibetan Mastiff you have to have the dogs mate on a mountain top in Tibet and some Tibetan monks have to perform a ceremony.
  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    ^ I literally laughed out loud
  • KikkiKikki
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  • umi-sanumi-san
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    Wow, I'm astounded too! The worst part is that ignorant people will buy this puppies.

    Craigslist Canada banned the sale of animals (if I'm not mistaken), is a pity that Craigslist does not do the same in other countries.
    Post edited by umi-san at 2013-06-20 15:32:33
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  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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    Post edited by Kobe1468 at 2013-06-20 18:16:40
  • DebDeb
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    Craigslist here doesn't allow selling pets and it can be flagged as well as post the information on CL as buyer beware. What is allowed is a "reasonable" rehome fee. However, there has been a scam where people post free pets and a certain couple takes them then sells them with a "rehome" fee back on CL. There have been multiple buyer beware posts regarding that couple.
  • britkotsubritkotsu
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    I wish they would just say what a reasonable rehoming fee is. That would make things a lot easier. The more specific the rules the better.
  • umi-sanumi-san
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    Hello @Kobe1468,

    Thank you, I signed the petition in Change.org (that's where I learned that Craigslist had banned the sale of animals). Personally, I've never used the Craigslist service before, I think it's mostly because on the French side of Canada Kijiji is more popular than the other website.

    Shiba Inu breed is getting more and more popular in Quebec province.
    The problem is that in this province there are only a few breeders (two or three and demand for shiba inu is getting huge lately thanks to Hachiko movie). From those breeders, only one I could say that is a responsible breeder. Recently someone contacted me to get information about where she could buy a Shiba Inu puppy. I told this person that if she were interested in adopting I could give her information about shelters where she can find Shibas but if she insisted on getting a puppy, I suggested her to avoid buying on Kijiji. I explained her that on Kijiji there is a big chance that the people selling dogs are backyard breeders who do not have a deep study about the race and they might not do health test on their dogs.

    Later, the same person sent me a website that she found on the Internet and asked me my opinion. It was clear that was a broker's website who had USDA license. I explained her what does it mean to have a USDA license and told her my opinion on this site.
    She also asked my opinion on Kijiji ads. Obviously in all the ads, there were no photos of the sir and the bitch and it was clear that the people were backyard breeders.

    Someone from this community posted a while ago 10 questions to make to breeders to help future buyers to get an opinion about the quality of service from the breeder. I provided the lady with the questionnaire so she can ask good questions when she contacts the people selling dogs.

    I gave her a lot of information so she can make an opinion for herself, I just hope she does not fall into the trap of despair and end up buying a dog on Kijiji or even worse from broker's website !
    Post edited by umi-san at 2013-06-21 10:50:31
  • Well I know I bought my puppy on kijiji (well I bought it in person, afting visiting twice) and she's neither a BYB or a puppy mill. Just someone who bough two shibas from different line and have them as pet/breeder.
    I understand that some of those adds are wrong, but lets not put all of it in the same baskets!
  • RyuDragonRyuDragon
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    @Molly_Shibette, your description sounds exactly like that of a backyard breeder. Does your breeder perform health checks on their dogs (OFA, CERF), enrichment activities, etc. I'm not trying to tell you that your breeder is a bad person or that you are a bad person for buying from them. The simple fact is that there are many shades of gray when it comes to finding a "reputable" breeder. In a world where we have a major issue with the pet population, only people who breed with the goal of improving their breed should be bringing puppies into the world.
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • shibamistressshibamistress
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  • @RyuDragon Yes exams were performed, as well as hips and knee of parents grand-parents. And dogs were taken care inside the house, in a nice play pen. So you know, for me , byb means they breed in backyard, don't socialize and don't run health check.
    So to sum it, I don't care my dog didn't come from the top breeder in the world, and that I can't brag about it. It was nice taken care of when it was young, and still is as we have it now. And thanks to kijiji for putting both of us in contact (and still in contact, thanks facebook.)
  • RyuDragonRyuDragon
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    @Molly_Shibette, I wasn't trying to shame you or anything, it's just very difficult to determine if a breeder is reputable in todays day and age. Given the additional details you provided it sounds like you made a good choice. This forum is all about educating people, and your initial comment sounded a lot like many others I have seen before from people who didnt know the difference between a byb and a reputable breeder. Based on your second comment it sounds like you understand this difference and I commend you for that.
  • umi-sanumi-san
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    Hello @Kobe1468,

    Yes, you are right about Quebec. There are too many puppy mills in the province. Somehow I'm happy that currently we do not see Shibas Inus at the pet shops, but I'm afraid that it is a matter of time before pet shops will start offering Shibas. I'm very sorry for the dogs that have to live all their lives at a puppy mill. Quebec province has the first position in Canada in animal cruelty and lack of proper legislation (I'm not proud of it either).
    There are a lot of organizations and individuals (including me) asking Quebec government to change the current legislation. It's been really difficult to get the government to act.
    In a recently interview with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he was asked why he did not change the legislation, the minister respond that the subject was in the jurisdiction of the federal government ! He could do nothing tho change the legislation. However, he says something about a new license for people that has more than 15 dogs. He did not give any details, but for me that sounds like a kind of USDA license to regulate those persons, but that wont change the fact that there are somehow puppy mills.
    I hope there are not just passing the responsibility between the two governments and a new legislation for Qc will be voted soon. :(

    Could you tell me what is the legislation that was adopted over a year ago? thanks for the info.
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  • umi-sanumi-san
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    @Kobe1468,
    Thanks for the info. I'll read the document.

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