Daisy with my grandsons dummy....sneaky girl!
Please take a minute to read Daisy's Page....it could mean the difference between you finding your dream Pomeranian and being disappointed with the pom you ended up with. I had a dream, an ideal of how my pom would look when I went looking for Daisy.....at
that time I had no idea that the cute little puppy I was about to take home was going to turn out nothing like I had hoped.
As you can see from the photo's of Daisy in the slide show she is not a good example of what a Pom should look like, she is huge
at 7kgs when under 3kgs is normal. She is long and lanky, all legs and she has no coat....now please don't get me wrong I love this dog with all my heart and am not sorry she is in my life.
I found Daisy on the internet....I was told that she was
a purebreed Pomerenian, both her parents were Pomeranians but what I didn't know was that they were very badly bred Pomeranians. It was my own fault as I hadn't done my homework on this breed....I had not asked the right questions and I had bought her from
a back yard breeder or unregistered breeder. I didn't ask to see the parents and at $600 I thought I had found myself a bargin. You know that saying 'you get what you pay for' well this is very true when it comes to buying a Pom.
breeders put a lot of time and effort and a truck load of money into their breeding programs to develop good sound, healthy pups...there is a lot of planning to make sure that puppies end up looking as they should and the opposite can be said for the unregistered
breeder.....they buy a male and female (more often than not from another unregistered breeder who has put no thought into it at all) and just put them together...you do not want one of these pups, there is no health history so you could end up paying more
in vet bills than if you bought a pup from a registered breeder at a higher price. There are no guarantees your pom will look like a Pom....more likely you will get a dog that looks like Daisy.
I ended up with Daisy because I didn't have the patience
to wait, do some research and get to know the breed. There are facebook pom groups you can join to learn more so you don't end up with the wrong dog...please feel free to join my facebook group 'Pomeranians Australia'
I know a lot of registered breeders who often have pups for sale and would be more than happy to help you find your furbaby.
Miss Daisy is a pet only here at Meadowley. she will never be used in my breeding program.
Pups.....Unregistered verses Registered
Everyone is entitled to buy a pup from where ever they like....from an unregistered breeder or a registered breeder. I thought that it would be
a good idea to point out the differences. I am very passionate about putting a stop to backyard breeding, puppy farmers and pet shop sold pups
When you buy an unregistered pup from a back yard breeder, you are supporting the continuation of poor
breeding which has ruined a lot of breeds, or furthered the decline of healthy, stable dogs of that breed. People who breed their pets don't do the health testing or temperament testing needed to insure a healthy litter, creating an unstable generation of
dogs. Buying from a registered breeder supports the correct way of breeding and preserving the breed, and you'll know the dog you get will least likely to be loaded with genetic defects.
Unregistered is going on word of mouth from the breeder saying
the dogs parents are purebred and healthy . There’s no guarantee the pups will be what you expected. An unregistered dog is a dog with no proven history or documents to back up its lineage.
Papers are proof of lineage and the lines qualities
No papers is like a needle in a haystack....no way to track your dogs lineage, qualities, genetic faults, etc.
Backyard breeders don't do health testing on the parents so you could be getting a pup with tons of inherited health issues that will present
themselves later on.
An unregistered pup is a lot cheaper to buy in most cases....under $800
A registered pup starts at $1200 and goes up. But remember the unregistered dog may be full of health issues and your vet bills may go through the roof....in
the long run you pay a lot less to buy the registered pup....YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Shelters and pound are full of unregistered backyard bred poms because their owners couldn’t afford the vet bills or the very cute puppy that they bought ended up
being huge, all legs, long nosed and no fluffy long coat....the opposite to what a pom should look like.
Reputable registered breeders will not sell their pups on sites like Gumtree....they sell on Dogzonline, their own facebook timelines and in reputable
Aussie Pomeranian facebook groups only....you can find a list of registered breeders on Dogzonline with all their contact details....yes you may have to wait but it will be worth it in the end. While you're waiting you could save the extra that is needed to
get the registered pup.
When people buy from backyard/unregistered breeders it supports them and they just keep breeding because people keep buying....so the only way to stop it is to stop buying....people need to stop being part of the problem and
start being part of the solution