bichon breeding machines
you ever bought a Bichon Frise from a pet shop? When you walked
into the shop were you spoilt for choice making it difficult to decide 'which one to buy'?
So many choices - and all as lovely as each other...
Can you remember the day you bought your
puppy? Did it feel all warm
This little girl is
one of the 'lucky one's. She has been rescued. The Bichon
Chas - who came from a Puppy Farm In Ireland)
Before you purchase any
puppy STOP and
think about where
Here's a typical true story:
We recently bought
a bichon puppy for £400
She told us that
her local friend had breed them but now has cancer so can't sell
them herself. She said she would post the pedigree papers
The person we
brought her from says that she will refund our money
What can we do? We love this puppy and
can't bear the thought of it going back again to the same liar to be
There are of course legal positions on this :
You can indeed take the pup back and demand a full refund,
You can write a letter
asking for compensation for vets fees, travel costs and
You SHOULD complain to the
Trading Standards people in the area where
Since there are usually
multiple breeds being sold - if you consider that the place you
bought the pup from was overcrowded, dirty etc you should complain
to the local authorities and ask whether the property is licensed
However many people do of
course keep the pup and pay the vet bills and give it what it has
never had - LOVE - and that's how these dealers in dogs manage to
keep in business.
All of the above information
has been taken from the Bichon Frise Rescue web site. Hope-UK ' thanks them' for allowing us
to use it. The photographs are the property of the Bichon Frise
We totally endorse what they say - STAY AWAY from the pet shops and commercial outlets. Never buy a puppy from a 3rd party. If you cannot see the puppy with the mother walk away.
If you would like more
information about adopting a rescue Bichon
Trading Standards can act - but first they need the information.
Click the here
for the online trading standards web site. This website is a
If you know of someone who has purchased a puppy (any breed) and it has become ill or died then please point them in the right direction. Do not let these breeders and dealers get away with letting dogs suffer and selling sickly puppies.
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