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Author Topic : FHing dogs you just got from a breeder
 Zoetic
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2/22/2021 10:58:18 AM reply with quote send message to Zoetic Object to Post   

*cries*

In the past month, I have helped out 5 new breeders in different breeds get on their feet, 4 of which forever homed all the dogs (adults and puppies) without a notice, including one who ended up buying a dog I sold by accident to someone but couldn't get them back and asked if they could please tell me when they can't keep it anymore, no response, then FH'd it without telling me.

I see why some breeders tend to close their kennels or be unfriendly to basics.

From now on I'm going to really try to ask in the first place that if they cannot keep/do not want their dogs anymore to please offer them back to me.

I don't like the idea of selling my crappier quality dogs to people who seem honest like they want to get into the breed, and I haven't done that and lost some good quality dogs in the process.

Is there any way around this, really?
 residential
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2/23/2021 6:27:32 AM reply with quote send message to residential Object to Post

Don't sell anything you can't afford to lose, really. Put your studs up at stud, but don't sell puppies you want to keep. They can always buy an almost-great bitch and breed to a great stud.
 BarStar
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2/23/2021 1:45:32 PM reply with quote send message to BarStar Object to Post

I agree with Res. Sell some almost good enough to win bitches and let them use your studs. And if they seem to stick around after a decent time, you can always offer them nicer stock.

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 gaylanstudio
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2/23/2021 1:54:03 PM reply with quote send message to gaylanstudio Object to Post

Yes, it's sad and disappointing when you try to help someone get started and it doesn't work out.

I agree with Res and Bar - it's what I try to do. Sometimes it doesn't work out as I planned - sold some Weimaraner and they are now beating mine - lol!
 BlaznHot
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3/3/2021 6:45:56 AM reply with quote send message to BlaznHot Object to Post

Yes!! What is it with people just FH'ing without offering? This game doesn't happen instantly & even still I'm on every day - very rarely I miss a day - so it's not like they'll be waiting weeks without a reply from me saying yay or nay.

So yeah I basically keep everything now until I absolutely have to do a cull haha.
 Dark Mirage
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3/3/2021 10:04:32 AM reply with quote send message to Dark Mirage Object to Post

Don't sell anything you want to use in your breeding program, but other than that, it is what it is. I usually FH quality dogs at least once a week, so what's the difference if I do it or someone else does?

If it's a struggling breed with limited dogs, that's one thing. But if not, well, it's not the end of the world. In an ideal world, people would offer dogs back, but I won't lose any sleep if it doesn't happen, especially as my kennel is at capacity 99% of the time anyway!
 Zoetic
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3/3/2021 11:48:26 AM reply with quote send message to Zoetic Object to Post

I agree.

It just goes back to that truth that if you want something enough, you'll work hard at it and work up to it.

I have received kindness on this game and in other areas of life where someone gives me/sells me something of high quality, so I tend to want to do the same for others (sometimes), but there is no way of knowing what someone will do with it or their long-term intentions.

Again, does it really matter NO but it still irks me. happy :)

 residential
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3/4/2021 2:56:11 PM reply with quote send message to residential Object to Post

To add on to the previous--I usually FH at least 15 finishable puppies each week if I can hit all five accounts. So it's no sweat off my back if someone pays me for them and then FH's them.

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