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 Post subject: Something new: recommended breeders
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:20 pm 
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As you may know, we have a problem from time to time with people who come on the forum and post for the sole purpose of selling a litter of puppies.

Per the forum rules, the only litters that should be mentioned on the forum are those from parents that have passed OFA and CERF testing AND whose breeders have contacted me in advance to make sure that I am OK with publicizing their litter on the forum. This system will keep the forum from getting overrun by messages from breeders looking to make a quick buck by selling poorly-bred puppies to our forum members.

To help you all identify which breeders have my permission to publicize their litters on the forum, I've added a very simple new indicator on to the forum. Breeders that I've identified as being "good breeders" that do OFA and CERF testing to their adult dogs prior to breeding are now being identified as "recommended breeders". You will see the term "recommended breeder" underneath their forum name and above their avatar whenever they post. This is similar to the thing that says "I Own A Zim Dog!" or "I Rescued A Cocker".

To see an example of a post by a recommended breeder and how the phrase "recommended breeder" appears under their forum name, take a look at http://zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1015

In the future, I could use your help in identifying posts promoting litters by breeders that have not been pre-approved by me. If you see a post about a litter of pups, and you don't see the phrase "recommended breeder" over on the left side of the screen under their forum name... please contact me with the location of the post, so that I can take a look and delete as needed.

Also, if there are any forum members who have been identified as a "recommended breeder" and who (for whatever reason) do not want to be identified this way... please let me know.

Conversely, if you are a breeder who does OFA and CERF testing to your adult dogs prior to breeding... and you have not already been given the "recommended breeder" designation on the forum... please let me know.

Thanks! :wv

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
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This is a great improvement, thanks Jim

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:21 pm 
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Excellent idea. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:02 am 
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Love this idea! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
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Brilliant! :idea: :th-up

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
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I tried to call and check a breeder out. When I mentioned CERF and OFA certifications, they hung up on me. Another warning sign: they will only ship animals and will do so before eight weeks of age!


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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
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That says it all about that breeder.
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Susan in Phoenix wrote:
I tried to call and check a breeder out. When I mentioned CERF and OFA certifications, they hung up on me. Another warning sign: they will only ship animals and will do so before eight weeks of age!

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 Post subject: Re: Something new: recommended breeders
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:10 pm 
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I love reading things like this and having the peace of mind that I really did make a good choice when we found Bell's breeder (as a result of finding this forum and following the links to ASC). She did all of the health certification and was very particular, but I didn't really know otherwise... anyway, thank you SO MUCH for posting this information for others who may find this forum like I did in search for a Cocker Spaniel puppy. It's worth the wait to get one from a renowned breeder!!!

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