Monday, 21 January 2019 08:51

Free or Cheap Yorkie Puppy? Really?

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Free or Cheap Yorkie Puppy? Really? Free or Cheap Yorkie Puppy? Really? Free or Cheap Yorkie Puppy? Really?

You probably find ads about "Free Yorkie Puppy" they probably tell you that you only need to pay the shipping fee. Other may just try to sell you the puppy with very low price, say $200 or $500? You check out at some legit breeder and they put their puppy for $2000 or even $4000 price tag. So, you think you are "lucky"? Not that fast!

There are numerous scam report at scambuster(1) about such scamming method. In their way to convince you, they probably say something like "need urgent money because someone got cancer and need to do some expensive therapy" or probably, they need someone to take care for the pet since now they're going to move aboard, so they need your “help” asap.

Unaware dog lover may found such ads very interesting, and try to contact the owner. Some probably have an idea to directly pick-up the puppy, but the scammer will refuse, or probably ignore your request to pick it up directly. Instead talking about how long it'll take to get the puppy to your home, what the benefit of having this puppy and providing some extra "cute" picture of their puppy.

Of course after finding their request to pick up the puppy get ignored some people will turn away, but seeing another picture of these cute breed animal some people then just giving up, send the money with irrevocable payment method like western union or liberty reserve to the scammer. They ask you to wait for a moment, and then after sometime you realize the puppy never arrive.

There's another trickier method using user-generated photo sharing website such as flickr. They put lots of puppy picture, give some explanation about the puppy condition, and leave some contact information. Usually, the say something like puppy for adoption, puppy for-sale, and other “sales” explanation. Such method can grab many people's eye, because many blogs or website syndicate photo from flickr. This automatically increases the chance to scam somebody.

What the Legit Reputable Breeder Will Do before You Can Bring Any Puppy, and What These Scammers Won't

Most scammer will talk about the size of the puppy (this is because the smaller the size the higher the price), how they look (because many unaware potential puppy buyer pick a puppy by its look)and say something very adorable about the puppy (common sales trick), some even try to tell their experience with the puppy (this to grab your trust with a very convincing experience story, so you think that they really have the puppy) and in the end will tell you something "accidental" condition like someone in the family diagnosed with deadly disease, have to go aboard for job, study, or anything that make it looks like urgent need.

While the legit breeder will talk about something else, the health condition of the puppy, the pedigree, the parents of the puppy, what training program ever taught to the puppy, how to take care of the puppy, special trait for the puppy and how to handle it (since they don't want you disappointed and abandon the puppy someday and since legit breeder really know that not every puppy even from the same breed and parent have the same trait).

See the difference? The scammer try to sell you a dream, the cute expression of the puppy already have adorable face to "brainwash" most people, so yes, talk about something completely unrelated to their current health condition is a common way for the scammer to steal your hard earned money.

Another noticable difference is scammer and Puppy Mill want quick transaction, while the legit breeders want to make sure that the puppy will suit you for years to come. This is the sign: the legit breeder will ask you many question about you! He probably asks for some personal information and asks various questions to find out how ready you are for the puppy. A scammer is on the other side, they’ll be very “friendly” and never really care about how you will treat the puppy later. The same attitude also true for puppy mill, they won’t ask you about how you’ll treat the puppy because they only care about the money.

The puppy mill will try to sell you puppy at very cheap price. The problem is they tend to be over-breed the parent. When a dog forced to give birth for too many times (and too often) then suddenly separated with their children too often, then the separation anxiety will occur, this will lead into bad behaved pet and your puppy will have a big chance the to inherit such bad behavior. Over breeding also make the DNA fragile, this lead into various health problems for the puppy, so please stop giving “incentive” for the puppy mill to operate.

Another difference is the guarantee. A legit breeder will give you a health guarantee or pet insurance for any puppy they sell. This something you won’t find when you buy from a puppy mill. A legit breeder will only sell healthy puppy, they know it because they really know the parent, they breed the dog safely, and they take care for it. When you ask about the breeding program and standard requirements, they’ll give you the whole details. A scammer or a puppy mill will be very unlikely able to answer this question.

So again, please don’t get too excited when you find such offer. It’s probably a scam! When it wasn’t a scam, you probably buy it from a puppy mill. There are various risks you’ll have to face when you buy from these guys, health problem is one of the risks, do you know how much the vet cost to take care unhealthy pet for 13 years (that’s the average HEALTHY Yorkie lifespan), and remember you supporting animal cruelty when you buy from these guy. Oh no I’m not trying to freak you out, just try to tell you the truth.

“Use your head” before sending any money to anyone online, a legit breeder won’t giveaway well-breed, well-behaved and well-raised healthy pup with a random website listing, instead they’ll easily found via your local kennel club or breed club, they won’t let it go cheap for some urgent and “accidental” reason either.

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