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    Hey guys can anyone explain how buying a puppy from out of state works. My husband got scammed before we bought zeus. Im just nervous and I thought paying through PayPal will protect me but apparently I have to mail a check. This is so complicated but we are ready for another puppy. Thanks


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    I have bought pups out of state, but we always would drive there (or one instance they came here) to exchange the pup. I would do extensive checks online to see if the place actually exists and find out if they have a bad reputation. I'm going to tag some members that may have more info to share w/you...

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    Thank you


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    I bought my American bulldog from Alabama had her shipped on a plane. Did a lot of checking sent a certified check and all was well picked her up at the airport a few days later.

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    Drive!!! no way I would give any $3000 and up to anyone I haven't met!

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    Yeah. I am extremely nervous about it she said I make a down payment and pay the rest for the puppy travelers. I honestly was more worried about the puppy being around other dogs or in a place where other dogs have been specially since it won't have all the shots needed to protect the pup from parvo. I've heard of a lot of people who say they bought their dog from far and it was flown to them. Anyway their is no way for me to drive out there it's far. I guess I'll keep looking in my area


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusCsmommy View Post
    Yeah. I am extremely nervous about it she said I make a down payment and pay the rest for the puppy travelers. I honestly was more worried about the puppy being around other dogs or in a place where other dogs have been specially since it won't have all the shots needed to protect the pup from parvo. I've heard of a lot of people who say they bought their dog from far and it was flown to them. Anyway their is no way for me to drive out there it's far. I guess I'll keep looking in my area


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    Bulldogs and planes dont really go well together. A lot of companies will not fly EB cause of their breathing issues. Why dont you ask in here what reputable breeder in your area. They can guide you im sure. Hang on let me tag. @2BullyMama @RiiSi @ oscarmayer @bullymama

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    I have never bought a pup from out of State. From the auditor world, one should do their due diligence. What did we contract for, what did we get, and how much did we pay for it. You are not the only ones that has been scammed before and you will not be the last.

    I would check the AKC website for breeders of bulldogs and as many as there are in California, one could drive to make sure there are the goods as @ddnene mentioned above. In essence, buyer beware!

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    Before I bought mine, I asked who their veterinarian was, and his phone number. I spoke directly to him on the phone, and asked about other litters they had, and how the health of their pups was. I met them half way.
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    I went 3x to visit before buying. I never called I just went. Best way to see what kind of place it is if you just go. Like that if it's shady they wont know ahead of time you are coming. Just say you were in the neigbourhood. Wear a red sweater like Mr Rogers. lol im just kidding had to say it.

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    I live in Finland and last spring I bought a puppy from Germany. I was in contact with the breeder about an upcoming litter, that he advertised on his website, for about 10 months before it was born. In his webpage I saw his previous litters and in Facebook there was always a lot of pics of the pups and the owners of the previous litters had send him the pics of their dogs as well. He was very open about his bullies and breeding plans and he had a lot of reputable european breeders as friends. I have to say that I would never buy a puppy from someone who doesn't have a webpage and who doesn't have any connection to other bulldog breeders. Could be different in the US. I would also look for a breeder who is a member of the bulldog club and has some interest on the breed itself and where it's going. I would also like to see some health tests and DNA tests, other than for colour, done.
    I flew to Berlin and the breeder brought the pup to the airport. He was 9 weeks old and I could take him in to the cabin with me. I would not fly a puppy in cargo.

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    Thanks for all the feed back. I think I'll just wait and keep looking in my area. The company she sends the pups will drive not fly but I feel like with a young puppy being somewhere that has had a lot of dogs in it isn't safe and I don't want to put the puppy at risk of getting parvo or anything else. Plus that would rack up the cost even more to treat the puppy if he was to get parvo.


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