OT- question for anyone near Seminole, OK

polardreamsJuly 11, 2007

This is SOOO off topic, but hoping my quilting friends in Oklahoma might have some information.

We are looking at buying a dog from a breeder in Seminole, Oklahoma and wanted to know if any of you have heard anything good - or bad - about these folks. The name of their kennel is Herddogies and they are from Seminole, OK.

The pups are miniature australian shepherds and it's a big monetary investment - plus the expense of either driving to Oklahoma from Colorado to pick the dog up or flying the dog here. The dog we are looking at is sooo cute ...

We looked at some puppies in Missouri when we were traveling through there and felt really uncomfortable with the breeder we went to there.

If you know anything about them, please let me know!

Thanks

Sue

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noocha

Hey Sue. I don't know anything about this breeder but have you tried the BBB? Maybe they would have something on file about them. Or maybe look up a local vet's number online or somehow. A vet would probably know something. Wish I could help cause it's a big thing to buy a dog, especially one that costs a lot.
Linda

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 9:07PM
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marti8a

Hi Sue, I don't know anything about your breeder either but I'll tell you what we did before we bought our dog from a breeder in CA. We asked to see the pedigree of the parent dogs, whether any dogs in the lineage had won any shows or trials, whether the pup would have a hip xray or any other procedures done before being shipped to us, and if they were trainers as well as breeders.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 10:05PM
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polardreams

Thanks! Both good ideas. I will see what I can find out.
Sue

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 10:56PM
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grammyp

My DD's roommate got hers from a family in Texas, but has some friends in OK and will have them check it out tomorrow. Her little pup is the sweetest thing and smart as a whip!

beverly

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 11:05PM
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doby

Sue,

I sent you a private e-mail with some suggestions.

Deb

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 9:47AM
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biwako_of_abi

Perhaps this is asking too much when buying from people far away, but I would also like to see the place and the parents before making a final decision. I would want to know: Are the surroundings clean? Are the puppy's parents good-natured? Are the puppies being raised in a home atmosphere, or is it a puppy mill with lots of cages? Do the dogs look healthy? You are smart to be doing what you can to check out the place beforehand.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 10:03AM
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grammyp

The roommate called her friends in OK, but they don't have any info on the kennel. Perhaps the AKC can help out.

beverly

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 11:44PM
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marti8a

You might also see if the people have a website. Everyone has websites these days, right?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 11:50PM
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polardreams

Thanks everyone for all your great tips. We are checking things out and will keep you posted!
Sue

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 10:44AM
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tdsully

Have you found anything more about the breeder? I live in Oklahoma but don't know anything about them. Hope you find out something and get a really good dog. tdsully

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 10:25PM
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polardreams

Thanks for everyone's help. We ended up finding a breeder in Colorado and got our puppy last Friday. Made DH happy not to go to Oklahoma and was much easier to check out being only 3 hours away! She is a miniature Australian Shepherd and is 9 weeks old. We had our first "puppy" class tonight ... she LOVES all the other dogs! Here is Penny's picture.
Sue

    Bookmark   August 8, 2007 at 11:28PM
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love2sew

Oh, she is so cute and she will grow up to be a beautiful dog. She must have very good habits already to have her kennel on the HARDWOOD floors!!!!!! Love her....you are lucky parents.
Jean

    Bookmark   August 9, 2007 at 12:33AM
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grammyp

Penny is beautiful, I'm glad you found her close to home. They are such smart and cunning dogs, you will be so happy with her. DD's friend's is just a wonderful family member.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 9, 2007 at 8:09AM
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biwako_of_abi

Darling puppy! And I just realized that having "dots" over your eyes protects you because to a predator, you would seem to be awake when you're really asleep!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2007 at 11:20AM
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