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Old September 23rd, 2013, 10:21 PM
stan780 stan780 is offline
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getting a dog

Hi everyone, I am looking towards getting a puppy. a bichon shih Tzu, I was wondering if anyone knows any breeders in Calgary or even near Calgary(I don't mind driving) that breed bichon fries with shih tzus, I have tried looking online but there really aren't many online, and I do not want to go to some people that Im not even sure if its safe on some sites, not sure if they could be a scam or not. thanks for the help in advance guys
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Old September 24th, 2013, 04:39 AM
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I'd suggest going through a rescue. You won't find any kind of reputable breeder that will breed those 2 dogs together.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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You will find a lot of these mixed breeds at a shelter. Please don't purchase online, you will be probably supporting a puppy mill.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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You should try calling a shelter and let them you what kind of dog you want and see if they'll call you if one come in or if someone is planning of giving one up. I did but the dogs where a lot older than I wanted.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Pound Rescue based in Okotoks has a few dogs that might fit the bill:

You could also check with ARCS: http://aarcs.ca/adoptable-dogs/

Heaven Can Wait: http://www.heavencanwait.ca/adoptdogs.aspx

ARF: http://www.arf.ab.ca/adopt/dogs.shtml

And of course the always fabulous, Calgary Humane Society:
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