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We are moving back to Winnipeg at the end of the summer and I'm kinda interested in getting either a beagle or a basset hound, anyone know any reputable breeders that may have litters scheduled for september or october. I really dont want to go through the experience of getting a puppy from a mill and i know there are alot of thos places in the country, We bought a dalmation from a mill and had to put it down within a few months when i was pretty young. Oh and anyone who has a beagle or a basset hound in winnipeg maybe tell me how they do in the colder parts of the winter.
thanks matt
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From:kill_inhibition
Date:February 22nd, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Backyard breeders aren't the greatest idea either as they are the greatest cause of pet over population resulting in many animals being put down.

Have you considered getting a puppy or dog from a shelter? It's clear you want a specific breed and you might have to wait a bit longer hoping for one to come into a shelter but it's worth the wait.
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From:tates
Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Ya i understand what your saying and would want one from a shelter but as you said my wife is really wanting a beagle or basset hound, and its a present for her when we move back to the peg, since she isnt all that thrilled about going home.
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From:vampyr_gi
Date:February 23rd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
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My family had many beagles over the years, they always did very well even in the coldest weather. One thing to watch with either of the breeds is the tips of their ears can get too cold if the dog gets caught up in something that smells REALLY good on a cold day.

I don't know of any breeders off hand, reputable or backyard. I know one of the local pet chains gets them in fairly often but as a former employee I'd advise you to never buy anything living from them.
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From:tates
Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
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thanks for the info. my mom said that the best thing to do would be to wait for the dog show that happens during the summer and get breeder inforemation of the contestance, but im really not looking for a blueblood dog that can trace his lineage back to scrappy-doo from 18th century belgium. if i could find a pup at the shelter with simular tempermant and appearance i would be happy. Maybe there is a beagle rescue there I'll try looking into it.
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