Selling Dogs on the Internet

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Poll: Should we allow wanted adverts for dogs on this site?

Yes.
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Its not that black and white!
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7 years 5 months ago #29124 by Teratyke
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OK we have a rule on the site of no advertising dogs/puppies for sale on this site - this is for safety and is fairly easy to administer - apart from a few grey areas around rescue/rehome dogs its pretty common sense and I hope that most of you agree with the principle.

However, should we allow people to place wanted ad's for dogs on the site? I think the site rules say no, but is that correct? And for the best? A simple yes or no is fine, but comments appreciated - by PM to me (teratyke) if you prefer.

I should say that recently I've been letting wanted ads for dogs go through.

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7 years 5 months ago #29127 by MrsMc
MrsMc replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
A lot of people post pictures of their puppies on this site which presumably will be for sale so the site has probably advertised pups in one way or another. Its always interesting to see how many people stick around after their pups have homes.

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7 years 5 months ago #29151 by Trowsahound
Trowsahound replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I think if someone is actively looking for a rescue deery or cross breed its fair enough to ask on the grapevine for information which can be hard to come by. But those breeding I would say no to advertising, we can all find breeders easily enough through shows and the club and it may encourage people to breed who dont know what they'e doing etc because they might think it'l be easy to shift the puppies without proper checks being done etc etc
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7 years 5 months ago #29159 by Ironstone
Ironstone replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I hope we won't allow selling deerhounds on this site. :unsure: It's nice to be able to put up pictures of our deerhounds, young and old, because we feel they are being viewed and appreciated by fellow deerhound enthusiasts. If I thought this site was about selling dogs I wouldn't post pictures of my litters at all. :dry:

And no, I do not think this is the space for "I want a deerhound" ads either. This isn't the Shopping Channel - it ruins the entire tone of the site imo. I'm okay with the rescue ads though as it's always great entertainment to hear how site members sprint to their cars and travel through rain, hail, sleet and snow to save a deerhound and give him a loving home. Houndy springs to mind! Bravo to these brave souls. dh:)

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7 years 5 months ago #29166 by hairybeasty
hairybeasty replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
If it's a matter of becoming like Lurcher Link or ebay...then no....Two hundred posts a week of that kinda rubbish aint where we should be IMHO...
But if it's putting dogs with checked out loving homes...then fair enough..I mean...us boardies are in almost every corner of the UK..and beyond..and the 'phone and internet cover the planet...;)
'nuff said...:)

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7 years 5 months ago #29170 by farnorth
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I agree with hairybeasty and ironstone rescues and the like fair enough anything else no
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7 years 5 months ago #29179 by crackadog
crackadog replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I wouldn't like to see the site become a selling place for pups, although I love looking at all the beautiful photos and admiring so many gorgeous dogs.. However I agree with allowing the site to try to find a loving home for an unwanted hound. Much better on a dedicated site for deerhound and lurchers where advice and support can be given. We spent several years on the official DH rescue but heard nothing. We only got our girl when we retired and could be at home all day to deal with a puppy.
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7 years 5 months ago #29211 by Bonnie
Bonnie replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
On principle I'm against the commercial exploitation of animals a fortiori dogs.
However, there's nothing wrong with people asking and/or seeking advice when they're thinking of acquiring a dog. Equally, it's perfectly normal, indeed desirable, that breeders want to find good homes for their puppies. And as I expect users of this forum to be good owners, this site could be a market place of some sort, with certain restrictions and without crass commercialism.
Summa summarum: this is neither a yes or no, it's not all black or white.
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7 years 5 months ago #29292 by houndy
houndy replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I dont think that there is a place here for the selling of dogs - rescue's and deerhounds in dire straits yes

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7 years 5 months ago #29294 by chook
chook replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I dont realy see any point to the wanted adds,
if theres a deerhound x or anything of that type in rescue
90% of the time its going to end up being posted on hear
so potental people will see it anyway.

Dont know if it would be of benafit - but could always have a list of repatuable rescue
contacts on the board, that way insted of people asking they can just
look through and find the one in their area.

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7 years 5 months ago #29393 by Neil
Neil replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
We would love another DH but realise it is impractical to have a puppy until we have retired so our main option will be a rescue like our dear Finn.
When we want a puppy we know who we can contact and would not expect to see them advertised on this site. For rescus hounds it is good that details are put on the site in the hope that someone can help.

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7 years 5 months ago #29394 by Lurch8252
Lurch8252 replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
To be honest, there have been some fantastic rescue stories on this site involving Deerhounds and Lurchers, that have ended up in some loving homes. Does it really matter if someone sells a pup on here? They would advertise on other websites anyhow. I don't think it would be appropriate for people to advertise their pups on this site, but if someone has posted a picture of their litter and someone interested sends them a private message, then it is no different to how it is done anywhere else and I can't see any harm done.

If I were looking for another pup and noted that someone on here had a litter, if I were interested I would PM them.

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7 years 5 months ago #29435 by Joy
Joy replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
When we had our puppies back at Easter we were so proud we wanted to share them with everyone. As they got older we felt we shouldnt put them on the forum in case people thought we were trying to sell them - having said that we did have a few PMs and hopefully we pointed those people in the right direction but we did not sell them to any of them. Personally we are happier if people go through the old fashioned channels of contacting the breed club or KC and have put more research into what puppy or breeding they are after than just looking on the forum. However each to his or her own but would hate to see this great site as a point of sale for breeders.

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7 years 5 months ago #29482 by Teratyke
Teratyke replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
Thank you everyone for your input.
However I'm not proposing to sell dogs through this site - I hope my original message didn't give that impression...

OK we have a rule on the site of no advertising dogs/puppies for sale on this site - this is for safety and is fairly easy to administer - apart from a few grey areas around rescue/rehome dogs its pretty common sense and I hope that most of you agree with the principle.


I can't quite get my head around all of this yet, but I think there are some good idea's - the list of rescues I think is very worth while.

This is such a complicated area and it never gets any easier to deal with, and I wish it could be more black and white.

As long as we aren't doing any harm then I'm happy.

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7 years 5 months ago #29485 by deladraper
deladraper replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I agree with Joy and Chris's comments, I think for rehoming and rescue that is a different matter agian.

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7 years 5 months ago #30017 by cassandra1260
cassandra1260 replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I think that on a specific brred site such as this, it is somewhat more acceptable than broadly over the internet, like Craigs list, or something like that format. I still prefer want to be owners to connect with their local kennel clubs, or national clubs, national all breed organizations. In Canada animals cannot be raffled off, sold as pure bred sans documents, or sold in stores (CKC regulations, as well as Cdn Animal Livestock act), so...animals sold in 'pet stores' are from puppy mills...be aware.

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7 years 5 months ago #30018 by cassandra1260
cassandra1260 replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I think that on a specific breed site such as this, it is somewhat more acceptable than broadly over the internet, like Craigs list, or something like that format. I still prefer want to be owners to connect with their local kennel clubs, or national clubs, national all breed organizations. In Canada animals cannot be raffled off, sold as pure bred sans documents, or sold in stores (CKC regulations, as well as Cdn Animal Livestock act), so...animals sold in 'pet stores' are from puppy mills...be aware.

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7 years 5 months ago #30023 by crackadog
crackadog replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
Hi Deladraper, I have posted on this already but having recently seen your Benson on the Preloved site it made me wonder whether an aspect of this site could have accommodated him better - at least everyone on this site loves deerhounds specifically, and lots of folk come here hoping to find their dream hound. Knowing the dog belonged to a member of the forum may give a sense of reassurance. As it said earlier -not black and white!

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7 years 3 months ago #31672 by wallace
wallace replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
I do not agree with selling dogs or pups on this site. To help any deerhound in need of a home which is placed on another site I would like to think we could help out in some way.dh:)

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7 years 2 months ago #32220 by Vikingxc
Vikingxc replied the topic: Re: Selling Dogs on the Internet
Rescue dogs and rehoming when there are serious issues yes puppies and people that have just interest and just want an easy way out no

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