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Please be careful when buying a pom as they all look the same as pups to a novice. Only buy from a known breeder/exhibitor or contact the pom breed clubs. For help and advise please feel free to email me
We will give you all the help and contacts you need to find a pomeranin and not a bad excuse and most likely a pom cross or spitz. Also if you are interested in showing it's a great place to learn about the breed ask questions meet people and get help https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukpoms/
JUST A SHORT NOTE
If in doubt ask questions and make your own mind up.
You will always get the support needed from me and others. We want to make the breed more inviting and friendly to new comers and we have lots of contacts and always try to help and only ever tell the truth with the proof to back it up!
Puppy farming, puppy agents and back yard breeders are something i feel very strongly about. So much so i have acted for trading standards and councils as a breed expert to bring cases against these people to court.
These people treat the dogs as machines and breed constantly or buy in litters at 6 weeks of age to sell on ether from Ireland or in the UK.
They are often advertised at a young age on free sites because once one of these puppies hits a certain age it begins to look like the cross it is and not the breed it's meant to be.
But it's half you the price of a breeder? you say --- So what this is where the expression "you pay for what you get" comes in. You get a sick dog that when fully grown looks nothing like your chosen breed. If it makes it past 12 weeks without having to be put to sleep you will have a life time of heart ach and vet bills.
I will help anyone who has trouble with a puppy bought from one of these places.
1st port of call is to contact the local council of the place the puppy came from
2nd is to contact trading standards
you need to keep everything you get from them including the advert if you can.
I have helped with one puppy farm agent who has closed down and now am concentrating on the next but there are many and i need help and contacts of people who have bough from these puppy farms/agents.
If you have bought from a puppy farm in Essex or Lincoln please contact me as there are others and together they will be shut down.
THE CRUEL PUPPY TRADE
Puppy Alert was established to conduct nationwide research into the supply of puppies from multi-breed kennels or 'agents' to pet shops offering various breeds of puppies for sale. Sadly, throughout Britain and Eire, 'puppy farming', whether from licensed or unlicensed premises, is rife. Breeding bitches are frequently bred from each season and often live in solitary confinement. They are forced each season to produce excessive quantities of puppies for the pet trade, estimated at over 100,000 every year.
Purchasers of these puppies often find that within a few days the puppy is sick and needs urgent veterinary care, some suffering so badly they have died, at just a few weeks old. Other puppies have been found to be suffering from aggressive behaviour, temperament or hereditary problems
If you have purchased a puppy from a pet shop, multi-breed kennel, or 'agent' having several breeds of puppies for sale and the puppy has become sick or died shortly after purchase, we would like to hear from you.
We hope to be able to build a dossier to present to the relevant Local Councils, in the hope that they will take the correct action against these people.
We strongly advise you to contact the Environmental Health Department and Trading Standards in the area the puppy was purchased. Both departments have enforcement officers, responsible for licensing premises and ensuring that traders offer 'good practice and fair trading’. They must take your complaint seriously. They can prosecute for unlicensed trading and close premises down – but cannot act without information.
If you would like any further help or advice, then please do not hesitate to contact us - via email from the web site or by ringing one of the telephone numbers below. We will treat all calls with the utmost privacy. If you are not sure what steps to take next after losing your puppy, we will talk and guide you through it.
Help us to stop puppy farming and the selling of puppies from retail outlets. Please do not purchase a puppy from these undesirable sources. For every puppy sold another is born to take its place and so it continues…
Web Address: http://mysite.freeserve.com/puppy_alert/index.htm
Email: [email protected]
WHAT IS A PUPPY FARMER?
Basically it is a breeder who keeps breeding bitches and producing lots of puppies (often of different breeds) with the sole intention of making money by selling them. Often (but not always) the conditions are poor, and puppies rarely have the health checks and care lavished on them that responsible breeders would do. They advertise frequently in 'free ads' newspapers, and the bitches may be bred from every season.