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The Japanese Shiba Inu Club of Great Britain was founded in 1987.

The Shiba was introduced into the UK in 1985, they were shown on the Import Register until October 1990. And in 1992 was the Breeds first Crufts appearance at Crufts and the breed achieved CC status in 1996.

 

 

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01/03/2018

 

PUPPY FARMING – DON’T FALL VICTIM TO THE UNREPEATABLE BREEDERS

THEY ARE OUT THERE “HELP TO PUT PUPPY FARMS OUT OF BUSINESS “.

 

Puppy farmers breed dogs with the sole aim of lining their pockets. They don’t breed dogs with the sole aim of improving the breed and producing healthy, functional dogs

Sadly, there has been a significant rise in the number of farmed puppies, the rise is so marked that WE wish to bring it to your attention. Together, we can put a STOP to this brutal trade.

Farmed puppies are bred in large numbers solely for profit, often with little regard for their welfare. As a result, they tend to have health problems; infectious gastrointestinal disease, some congenital problems and behavioural issues due to poor socialisation. These are all unnecessary and preventable problems – you can help.

When you are considering to buy a puppy, follow these simple steps on the spiral ladder to success:

SOCIAL/ BEHAVIOUR – spend time watching how the puppies interact with each other & the mother.

PREMISES/ ENVIRONMENT – see the mother with her pups where they were born, father too is preferable but a photo at least will do. Are the premises clean & tidy, enough food & water?

INJECTIONS – check the documentation, they can be easy to fake. There should be a veterinary stamp on it. If you are told the puppy has been vaccinated, ask to see the vaccination card. Beware that vaccination cards are sometimes easy to fake - if the veterinary surgeon’s contact details are not visible or has an address from outside the UK, the card may be fake.

REPORT RSPCA/AUTHORITIES – any suspicions, or evidence of cruelty. Please report to the RSPCA, Consumer Direct, Trading Standards, Local Environmental health Department, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or Animal Health Office.

ADOPTION – Adopting a dog instead of buying one is a good way to strike a blow against puppy farms. Animal shelters have dozens of dogs just waiting for homes.

LITTER – are they even sized, bright and lively? Are there any signs of ill health? You should always see a puppy with its mother in the place where the puppy was bred. Ideally you should see the father too, or at least a photo of him. If the breeder cannot show you the mother or father, you should be suspicious.

Detailed points to remember when buying a puppy,

“Buy from a breeder with a good reputation”, if they are a breeder their reputation should be available on the internet, look for their time in the breed , their status , their interest in taking the breed forward , and how proud of their dogs they are . The imports they have brought in to improve the breed, their ethic on rescue, i.e. they should take back anything they breed which meets hard times , and the care they have for their new puppy owners, whether pet or show.

Find a reputable breeder and visit their premises.

Responsible breeders provide a loving and healthy environment for their canine companions, one that they will be proud to show you. If they are genuine loving breeders of dogs, then they should be interviewing YOU to check you are a fit person to be looking after one of their “babies”. Don’t be swayed by a good looking website or advert. Just because a website says great things about their “home raised” or “family raised” puppies doesn’t make it true. Many puppy farmers pose as small family breeders online and in newspaper and magazine ads.

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