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Mini-rant

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by summnd, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. summnd

    summnd Puppy

    Nearly anytime I take my dog in public (which is often) I get asked A) If person can breed their 'Pit' to mine. B) If they can buy her.

    Issue 1.
    Why are you walking up to some random stranger & their dog and offering to breed yours? Do I have a 'my dog is an unspayed, registered, accomplished, good temperament, 2-6yr old, bitch' sign on my shirt? These people don't know anything about my dog and just try to throw their stud out there. Likewise, they offer me no information about their 'stud.' Also, these males aren't APBTs 9 times out of ten. Most are Am Bullys or clear Bull breed mixes.

    Issue 2: What makes them think I'd be willing to sell my dog off to some random stranger on the street? Is this a common act? I've never known someone to do this.
    I obviously put a lot of time/money into my dog, which can be seen by her gear and her training/behavior. She in no way looks like she's for sale. When I see someone walking their dog through the toy section of Petco, I don't think "Hm..wonder if they'd take $2100 for that dog?? I'm sure I can always ask."

    What I usually think in my head is "Are you &%&^% kidding me? What is your problem?"

    Do people offer to buy your dogs off you right then & there?
     
  2. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    I get both A & B on walks around here. I just chalk it up to offers I'm not interested in and move on. So far it's worked I guess ... no pups and I still have my dog. I'm good with that LOL
     
  3. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I've never had anyone say either to me :(

    I've had people tell me that they'd want a puppy if I ever bred Bentley (before I had him neutered). I've also had people tell me (seriously) that they would take Bentley if I ever needed to get rid of him. And I've also had people (friends saying jokingly, I hope) tell me that they were going to steal him.
     
  4. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    If anyone asks me I always say shes spayed no breeding for her =)
     
  5. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Ive never had anyone ask to breed mine to theirs-HOWEVER, im CONSTANTLY being asked when I will have puppies again o.0??? I cant ever remembering having puppies, except the ones I bought, and when I tell them I don't plan on having any puppies they always give me the strangest look or sometimes ask "why do you have a boy and girl?" "maybe its because I enjoy having two dogs of the opposite sex! who gives a shit my reasons??
     
  6. summnd

    summnd Puppy

    Lmao, "who gives a shit my reasons?"

    It used to not bother me. I'd just tell them I was going to spay her soon and if they asked why I'd say she I didn't think she'd make a good breeder. If they asked to buy her, I just said something like "Sorry, she doesn't have a price" smile & walk away. But it's been EVERY time I take her out for nearly a year now. One guy offered me $3,000 for her. I lied and said "she's not even registered" and he said his offer stood. I told him if I ever needed the money that bad, he'd be my first call, and he said "thanks, but I'll just steal her from your truck later." Okay, man.

    I told my SO this goes on every time I have her with me but I guess he might have though I was exaggerating. We live together now and he's been going a lot of places with me & the animals, and the other day he said "They ask you this DAILY! Why do you still take her in public??" Lol
     
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I get a ton of compliments on Bentley's looks. He's a looker and loves the attention. But that's where it stops.
     
  8. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    be careful with shit like that, years ago there was a fella who wanted to use one of my little bro's dogs as a stud and when Anthony said "no" the fella offered to buy him, and again got a "no". 2 weeks later that dog came up missing, and was never found.
     
  9. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    A good reason for EVERYONE to never leave their dogs unsupervised and kept properly contained.
     
  10. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    he was on his chainspot (10 miles from the nearest town) while my brother was at work....just another case of "thieves will be thieves" and if they want something bad enough they will find a way to get it.
     
  11. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    I've heard of peoples dogs getting stolen straight out of their homes. We cannot possibly be around 24-7. Life doesn't work that way. Shit happens. You just try to do your best to keep that shit from happening. Doesn't mean it can't, though.


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  12. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    My answer to #1 is always "No, she's fixed." To number 2, "I doubt you could afford the medication and therapy needed to keep this poor thing alive. She's very sick." My second answer is a lie... sort of. She does have allergies, anxiety, and needs a grain-free diet (plus she can only eat certain kibbles without getting REALLY gassy). But mostly I answer that way to avoid theft. Who wants to steal a sickly dog?

    Roxie's needs would be too much for the average dog owner. Even my parents tried several times to get me to just put her to sleep because of her separation anxiety, before I got it sorted- she's practically normal now, just as long as my schedule doesn't vary too much.

    I haven't had anyone ask me questions or even stop me on the street (aside from a very sweet elderly woman who LOVED brindle doggies, and my immediate neighbors who always compliment me on how well-behaved and stunning Roxie looks) for like a year now. Quite happy about that...
     
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  13. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    Yes. Once some hoodlums offered to trade my fiance steaks for the dog. If I walk him to nearby neighborhoods people who could never afford to own him yell out asking if I wanna sell him. People ask to use him as stud every few months, and sometimes get offended when I tell them he's neutered!
     
  14. fram773

    fram773 Puppy

    A guy was enthralled with my 25lb Staffy when he thought she was a "mini-pit." He wanted to breed his AmBully to her... But almost every time I taker her out she attracts attention. Quite annoying, makes me want to get an APBT which no one ever asks about.
     
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  15. summnd

    summnd Puppy

    When I'm not home Kaine is in her crate with locks on it inside the house. I guess someone could break into my house, bolt cut the locks off her crate, then take her, but I don't normally fear her being stolen for that reason.
    And offered to trade STEAKS for your dog?? That's a new one for me.
     
  16. lp187

    lp187 Little Dog

    my boyfriend gets this more than me, maybe because he seems more approachable? people have told him that they want to steal our dog. awesome, who says that?!
     
  17. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    Well better then them condeming you for having a land shark :-)
     
  18. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    Only got it once with Stitch, when he was about 4 months old. Some people had a female that "looked just like him" and were wondering if I'd be interested in breeding him to her. I politely declined, and pointed out that he's only a mutt anyway. They didn't care, because their female was a mix, too. WTF?

    I get asked if I'm going to breed my two Boxers pretty regularly. Which is funny, because the coin purse is clearly empty on the male. Lol. I guess it's because they're male/female, and who would ever have one of each unless they wanted to breed them?

    The only one I've had people offer to BUY is my male Boxer, and it's happened several times. I don't know why, but he draws a lot of attention. I actually had some lady pull her car over off the street to get out to ask about him - she just wanted to know who bred him, not buy him, but still, it was pretty weird. And he's a pound puppy, so I can't even honestly guarantee he's purebred, although I have no doubt he is.
     

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