Responsible Dog Breeders Please Apply Here…

Below is the list of emails that were sent via the Pedigreedogs.ie Website since the 03rd September Now as you all know we started this site due to our love of dogs & due to the lack of policing that was clearly evident on some of the dog sections of the large classified type websites. We answer each & every email that comes our way. Now we don't mind putting these people in touch with reputable Dog owners / dog breeders that we know of, but it's kind of hard to keeping doing same, when you put somebody in touch with a person that has a pending litter of a particular dog breed & they make a sale from same, & then don't even bother to contact you to say thanks for the referral or support the site by way of submitting their details to the breeders tab. It only costs €20.00 per year which is the same as a single dog entry for a championship dog show, and only a tiny percentage from the puppy fee that was gained via the contact from our site. I've eve…
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Leopard for sale on Gumtree !

We posted a blog not so long ago titled Is your local Puppy Farmer playing by the rules ? Now I'm not in anyway trying to trivialise the whole practice of puppy farming, but they only exist because there are van loads (excuse the pun) of un educated people out there only to willing to shell out hard earned money to buy one of these poorly bred & raised pups. Some of these pups end up in the Pet Shops that continue to be involved in this cruel and unjust practice. Puppy Farmers Can Advertise for Free Others end up on the general online classified web sites, some of which offer the puppy farmer a free opportunity to reach their potential customers. Recently one of the largest Free online classified web sites announced a drastic overhaul of it's policies in relation to the advertising of dogs. All of a sudden they will no longer allow ads from puppy farmers or commercial breeders. No stud dogs will be allowed No animals under the age of eight weeks Only …
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Take the blinkers off – It’s in your dogs interest

Friends of ours went through the same terrible tragedy that we experienced for the first time earlier this year that is, having to put your dog to sleep The dog in question had some form of cancer, but before this resulted in his untimely death, he had undergone major surgery due to a disc problem that was causing problems on his spine. He was one of two pups born, both dogs, which was a very small litter for the breed in question. Nearly two weeks ago, the other sibling underwent the very same surgery, and thankfully is well into the recovery stage. The Vets in University College Dublin couldn't believe that it was the same disc, causing the same problem, in two dogs, the only pups born from this litter, even though the owner was 100 % positive based on the same symptoms being presented. Now, it wouldn't take the smartest amongst us here to say that this disc problem was a genetic fault, and was passed onto these two dogs by either one of the parents. This as you c…
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Are Dog Breeders in Ireland getting a Raw Deal ?

The debate that is ,whether to advertise your dog or pups on one of the well known online general classifieds raised it's ugly head again recently. The two sides to the debate are "not over my dead body " versus "you have to post on these sites to let the public know that there are responsible breeders out there" I think regular visitors to pedigreedogs.ie know where I stand on the issue. There are other ways of letting the public know that there are responsible breeders out there. Attending Pet Expo which was held last month in the RDS with your breed or club is one way. The organisers of the 2 day event have advised that this was the highlight of the Expo for many of the visitors. Breed clubs setting up their own web sites is another. We have blogged about this issue before, and it is quite easy to rank well with Google etc, for specific search terms like "shar pei club of ireland" etc This as well as individual kennels having their own sites is another …
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Dog Breeding Establishments Bill 2009: Discussion with Canine Breeders of Ireland.

Parliamentary DebateTuesday 30-03-2010 Mr. David Hamilton(CBI): I thank the Chairman. My presentation is on the Canine Breeders of Ireland, CBI, and its role in the industry. With over 600 members representing an industry estimated to be worth over €300 million annually to the economy, we consider ourselves the largest organisation of our kind. At present our membership is mostly made up of commercial dog breeding establishments. We have been overwhelmed by the interest from breeders, politicians and the media and we hope to launch our website in the very near future. This is expected to boost membership significantly and to bring up many more topics about which breeders are concerned. We intend to use the CBI to promote a code of ethics which members must abide by and, through engagement with dog breeders, we will improve our industry and make it more open and acceptable to the public. Currently, if a dog breeder wishes to become a full member of the CBI he or she must h…
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