Looking for a Dog Breeder

Updated on December 15, 2008
C.T. asks from Cabot, AR
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I am looking for a specific type of dog... it is a designer dog called TeddyBear. It is Shitzu, toy poodle, bichon frise mix. If you know anyone who breeds these dogs that isn't insanely far away (closest I have found is in Minnesota), I would love to have their info. I do not want to have a dog shipped via plane... it makes me nervous... I'd rather drive to pick it up.

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I actually just found someone with what I need right here in Cabot and the price is right. I refuse to pay $1000 for a dog. My family has always gotten our pets from some kind of shelter. I have two dogs in my home right now who are rescues and they are the sweetest ever. One is even a pure bred. I DO know the importance of saving lives. I have volunteered my time and supported multiple shelters with donations throughout the years. I appreciate everyones concern regarding sheltered animals, however; I didn't really need to be lectured on it. I just had to put my best friend of eight years down on Wednesday, my rottweiler rescue. I have been going to shelters and researching rescues online but I wanted to find breeders as well since I wasn't seeing anything like what I wanted that wasn't insanity.

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answers from Albuquerque on

I just googled this breed and what you are looking for is a $1000 mutt. Try volunteering at your local animal shelter and your whole perspective on dog breeders will change. There are too many homeless pets out there!

(Sorry..I'll step off my soap-box now :)

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answers from Oklahoma City on

We have a local Bichon Frise breeder (NW 164th & Western), maybe you could start there and see who they know :}



answers from Oklahoma City on

I agree with Stephanie! I have been with a rescue for 15 years, and we have had "Puggles", "Labradoodles", and all of the "designer" dogs, long before they were purposefully bred. We have definately had dogs that I would swear were Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle/Bichon mixes. The difference is the ones in rescue are generally $65.00 - $200.00 and include shots, spay/neuter, heartworm preventative, etc, etc, rather than an "as is" pup for $1000.

You might save some money, some time, and a life (as we get most of our pups off of death row in animal shelters), if you want to check Petfinder. A designer breed example - the night before last, I placed my foster puppy - a Rat Terrier/Fox Terrier mix 12 week old puppy (her parents were registered), in her new home. She and her brother were both dumped in an animal shelter before coming to my house.

Good for you for not wanting to fly the pup, though! That way if you do go to a breeder you can look around, too, and make sure it's not a puppy mill!

Also, and I'm sorry, I know I'm giving unsolicited advice, but I'm hoping it helps you, but with babies/toddlers at home, I would recommend an adult dog that is good with kids, or a larger breed puppy rather than a small breed puppy. Sometimes that lack of coordination that our human babies have accidentally teaches dogs to start hating kids. If you do get a puppy, watch carefully to make sure it isn't carried around by the kids, etc, so it doesn't start nipping. That ends up in making everyone sad!



answers from Texarkana on

you can google there have dog breeder sites I used to know one but I am not breeding my dog anymore so I have forgot the site name good luck

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