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I have found a wonderful breeder im my area but they require a large deposit up front to hold a puppy. The breeder will pick the puppy when the temperaments are developed but my question is - What if the breeder doesn't have a puppy of the right sex or temperament?? I may be waiting months for the breeder to have another litter and the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE!! Anyone know of any reputable breeders in the Ohio area? I am looking for a breeder that does all the appropriate testing and possibly has been breeding for a few years. Thanks so much for your help!! What an awesome forum!!
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I would be interested to hear what other breeders have to say about this one ..
A large deposit up front .. Hmnn..
I only put up $100.00 for Asta . I did wait a long time for him almost 6 months but it was not easy to find a breeder in those days in those days . The breeder seemed fair and said she did not require more as a deposit for exactly the reason you cited . She also picked the dog but she did ask me a lot of pertinent questions and we were a good fit .
I do not know what you are buying the dog for - show or as a companion .
Some of the breeders I dealt with were so rude others would not return my calls and and one literally hung up on me .
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You speak of rude breeders etc... This breeder is awesome!! Really cares for the dogs! Totally trustworthy etc... The ONLY problem I have is the deposit. If a dog doesn't fit my requirements (sex and temperament) than I will have to wait until they have one that does which could be quite a long time. Alot can change within that time frame.
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First, welcome to the forum! Why not tell the breeder you are uncomfortable with that? You are about to make a 15 year commitment with a new family member, you should feel totally comfortable with this breeder-enough to talk about the deposit!

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I would be interested to hear what other breeders have to say about this one ..
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I don't require a deposit and if they send one, I cash it after they have the puppy.
I would have made a fortune off of MyKee if I took deposits like that! I had a list of people who wanted him but either it wasn't a good fit in my opinion or they had something come up in their life. I won't take money from someone who is dealing with a large problem already.
On the other hand, you could have people tie a puppy up and when it came time to pick the puppy up then they back out and then you've turned down a bunch of other people so I guess I can see why deposits are taken.
We all do things our own way and it's up to you to find a person you're really comfortable with and trust. Remember that this isn't a one way street. We delve into your life and check you out from head to toe and by golly you have the same rights. Breeders will ask you a ton of questions and you also have that right. If they get snippy with you or you feel there isn't a good connection, walk away even if it means waiting for another puppy. A puppy isn't an impulse buy, they're a bundle of love to enjoy for many years.

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I was going to suggest the same thing as Amanda. Can you explain the the breeder that you are okay with giving her a deposit so long as if a puppy out of this litter does not work out, she refunds your money? My breeder did collect a large deposit, but she actually did not deposit the check until we took Brady home. Brady was the only one in his litter, so the deposit was clearly for him and was refundable if he did not seem like a good fit for us.


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I actually did and the breeder basically told me this was the policy. If I wanted a dog of a certain sex and temperament than a deposit was required up front to make sure I got that choice.
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Neither of my breeders required a deposit upfront. I got one of my Havs from Washington State and one from Florida. I agree with Amanda & Karen. Have an open, honest conversation with your breeder. The right puppy is out there for YOU! It might be with this breeder, it might be from another.

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I agree talk to the breeder there is no reason why they can not give you back the depoist if you dont get the one you would want out of this lilter normally I have heard with a depoist you can get the depoist back or wait for the next lilter to have it should be your choice not theres. I would like to hear the out come on that keep us posted
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I have found a wonderful breeder im my area but they require a large deposit up front to hold a puppy. The breeder will pick the puppy when the temperaments are developed but my question is - What if the breeder doesn't have a puppy of the right sex or temperament?? I may be waiting months for the breeder to have another litter and the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE!! Anyone know of any reputable breeders in the Ohio area? I am looking for a breeder that does all the appropriate testing and possibly has been breeding for a few years. Thanks so much for your help!! What an awesome forum!!
In some states keeping a deposit and not returning it when you haven't gotten anything in return is illegal. I don't take any money until the puppy is ready to go home. I might decide that a home I had originally thought would be good, might not be after all and I as an ethical breeder, don't want to be committed on my end either. I know of a Havanese breeder that use to take refundable deposits until she was sued by someone she gave their money back as she decided they wouldn't be a good fit for one of her puppies. The puppy buyer won the suit!!!

Would you give a non-refundable deposit for a new car you are buying or a beautiful diamond ring?
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