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I want to check out some websites of breeders in the south of England. I will either be going across in a boat or a plane (which ever would be best of the puppy).

I'd like to make a contact with a breeder/s so when I can finally get one I'm not a random stranger.

My mum wants a girl, but I remember from the last time I looked that boys were cheaper than girls. I can think of loads of names for boys but not many for girls.

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Think the kennel club is the best place to start,you can put in your details and they will email you alerts when Puppies come up in your chosen area
 

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I know of breeder who has a boy available he is kc registered ad will be ready christmas week. but he is £650. Hes tan in colour (fawn) he is totaly gorgeous and will be my new female's brother.
It depends where you are and where your coming from?
 

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You can also look on Champdogs - Promoting Responsible Dog Breeding - Online Since 1999 there are some reputable breeders on there some not so but you sound like you're going to prepare yourself and grill the breeder if you want to know what to ask were all more than happy to help!

Good luck in your search

I know of breeder who has a boy available he is kc registered ad will be ready christmas week. but he is £650. Hes tan in colour (fawn) he is totaly gorgeous and will be my new female's brother.
It depends where you are and where your coming from?
I would never get a dog that near to Christmas I don't think any reputable breeder would sell a puppy Christmas week
 

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You can also look on Champdogs - Promoting Responsible Dog Breeding - Online Since 1999 there are some reputable breeders on there some not so but you sound like you're going to prepare yourself and grill the breeder if you want to know what to ask were all more than happy to help!

Good luck in your search



I would never get a dog that near to Christmas I don't think any reputable breeder would sell a puppy Christmas week

Can I ask why itss so bad for her to sell them christmas week?
 

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I know of breeder who has a boy available he is kc registered ad will be ready christmas week.
What is wrong with these breeders - selling puppies CHRISTMAS WEEK!!! There is enough going on when you get a new puppy let alone allowing them to go at Christmas. Why couldn't they wait a couple of weeks after to let them go when things have calmed down. The latest I will sell a puppy would be the first week in December - after that - you would have to wait until after the New Year.
 

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Can I ask why itss so bad for her to sell them christmas week?
I think I answered that one with my previous response. No decent breeder would let a puppy go the week of Christmas.

You see all the farmers advertising "their gift wrapped chihuahuas" who will only going to 5* forever homes - but will keep it until Christmas Eve for a non refundable deposit.

Firstly I try not to have puppies ready for December but even if I did I wait till after the New Year if I have something to sell - I don't care if the buyer goes elsewhere because they want a puppy for Christmas....the saying goes..."a puppy is for life - not just for Christmas." Then all the rescues start coming in!!
 

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What is wrong with these breeders - selling puppies CHRISTMAS WEEK!!! There is enough going on when you get a new puppy let alone allowing them to go at Christmas. Why couldn't they wait a couple of weeks after to let them go when things have calmed down. The latest I will sell a puppy would be the first week in December - after that - you would have to wait until after the New Year.
My thoughts exactly

It's totally irresponsible of both the breeder and I use that term extremely loosely and the prospective owner!! Taking a puppy into a new home is daunting for them and there is no way that anyone over Christmas has the time to spend potty training moulding it's behaviour etc a new puppy you also need to get them vet checked anyone who sells a pup over Xmas I would lay money won't have vaccinated it do you need to get that done getting a new puppy is a busy time for all involved!! And you need to socialise it like mad!!! My 5.5 month old is quite nervous and I was well aware of that when I got her but the last 2.5 months have been hard work and only now is she becoming a confident little booger and it's tiring doing that over Xmas plus looking after the kids entertaining etc no way!!

If I ever breed there is no way on this earth I would ever sell to anyone wanting a puppy fir Xmas!!!
 

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we dont want a puppy for christmas..... thats not why were buying one....... We wanted one for a while and have been looking, it just so happens that they were born a little while ago and will be ready christmas week....

We will have plenty of time over christmas to look after and train the puppy. Were a small family of 4 who's kids are older than 9. (9 & almost 12) so I dont need to look after my kids.

I never said were getting a puppy for christmas...... we are completley aware that puppies are not for christmas, theyre for life......

It just so happens that theyre ready that week.

I could have bought one 2 weeks ago when we went to view some, but they were not chihuahuas.......

I even saw some others that were soooooo adorable, but the mum wasnt available for viewing so we said no to them too.....

I then contacted the breeder I got my little DIEGO from and it just so happens she had some....... Its not something she planned,

I think it would be a great addition to our family whether it be christmas week or any other week. Were not buying a puppy for christmas, were buying a puppy that just so happens to be ready christmas week because we want a puppy.
 

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we dont want a puppy for christmas..... thats not why were buying one....... We wanted one for a while and have been looking, it just so happens that they were born a little while ago and will be ready christmas week....

We will have plenty of time over christmas to look after and train the puppy. Were a small family of 4 who's kids are older than 9. (9 & almost 12) so I dont need to look after my kids.

I never said were getting a puppy for christmas...... we are completley aware that puppies are not for christmas, theyre for life......

It just so happens that theyre ready that week.

I could have bought one 2 weeks ago when we went to view some, but they were not chihuahuas.......

I even saw some others that were soooooo adorable, but the mum wasnt available for viewing so we said no to them too.....

I then contacted the breeder I got my little DIEGO from and it just so happens she had some....... Its not something she planned,

I think it would be a great addition to our family whether it be christmas week or any other week. Were not buying a puppy for christmas, were buying a puppy that just so happens to be ready christmas week because we want a puppy.
No hun, we are not slating you for buying the puppy, we are not saying that you are only buying the puppy for Christmas - what we are saying is that even if we had a puppy ready the week of Christmas - we wouldn't sell one that week - we would wait until a couple of weeks later after the New Year to send it to the new home. Too many breeders jump on the band wagon at Christmas to try and make money through people wanting puppies.

However with kids at 9 & 12 (same as me- well I have a 17 year old one too) I know there is too much going on in the run up to Christmas, on Christmas Day - visiting people or people visiting, cooking lunches etc to be concentraiting fully on adapting, training, socialising etc.

If you don't mind me asking - how old will your puppy be when you pick her up?
 

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There are so many ads ATM for Xmas puppies it really upsets me I bet half these pups get rehomed!!

I have a 10 year old an I have to look after her more than most 10 year olds but Xmas is for the kids its hard work I'm cooking for my immediate family this year and all I can say is thank goodness my dogs are 1 and 6 months and toilet trained I'd be going mad having to follow them around etc and glad they know the people coming over as I'd be worn out trying to keep the baby confident.

Personally I just think there are better times to get puppies
 
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