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Old 04-19-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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A while back, I started a thread about buying a puppy instead of rescuing as we have always done. I'm happy to say that we may have stumbled on the perfect compromise. Our biggest concern was that the rescue Chesapeake Bay Retrievers we have always adopted all seemed to be badly bred (i.e. backyard breeders or puppy mill dogs). After the latest loss of our Chessie Mariah, we felt that we just couldn't stand to lose another Chessie to genetic issues. Thats why we were considering buying a puppy from a top rated, well respected, reputable breeder.

I spoke with the breeder today and she has a 2 year old female that was returned to her when her owners fell on hard times. This dog has already been shown and has obtain her championship status! We will hopefully be meeting her in a couple of weeks along with our dogs to see if everyone fits together well. (I really hope so!)

Contrary to some accusations that were leveled at me, we were far from having our minds made up on which way to go. To me this IS the perfect compromise. Championship lineage with health guarantees AND she is a rescue! Lets hope it works out!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm hoping this is exactly the best situation for everybody involved. Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh, screw it. I know I already said a bunch of stuff on Facebook, and I won't duplicate myself (or name names), but I'll say this again: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so hope that it works out perfectly.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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Sounds like a winning situation. Glad you found your dog.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Good luck. Of course you know we'll need photos!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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fantastic!! paws tightly crossed that everyone gets along like gangbusters......
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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A great solution for all concerned.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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A while back, I started a thread about buying a puppy instead of rescuing as we have always done. I'm happy to say that we may have stumbled on the perfect compromise. Our biggest concern was that the rescue Chesapeake Bay Retrievers we have always adopted all seemed to be badly bred (i.e. backyard breeders or puppy mill dogs). After the latest loss of our Chessie Mariah, we felt that we just couldn't stand to lose another Chessie to genetic issues. Thats why we were considering buying a puppy from a top rated, well respected, reputable breeder.

I spoke with the breeder today and she has a 2 year old female that was returned to her when her owners fell on hard times. This dog has already been shown and has obtain her championship status! We will hopefully be meeting her in a couple of weeks along with our dogs to see if everyone fits together well. (I really hope so!)

Contrary to some accusations that were leveled at me, we were far from having our minds made up on which way to go. To me this IS the perfect compromise. Championship lineage with health guarantees AND she is a rescue! Lets hope it works out!
Cat - That is exactly why I got Bella from a reputable breeder. So glad you are getting the best of both worlds. Bella and I have all our fingers and toes crossed!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Cat - That is exactly why I got Bella from a reputable breeder. So glad you are getting the best of both worlds. Bella and I have all our fingers and toes crossed!!
Oh thanks so much. Only someone that knows me well would know how much I agonized over even considering getting a puppy. Being able to adopt an adult in need of a home AND get the genetic assurances I wanted is almost like having my cake and eating it too! I've now seen a picture of her and SHE IS GORGEOUS! I can't post it since..one - she isn't mine (yet) and two ..it a picture of her in the show ring winner her championship. there are too many faces that would need to be blurred. I'll just wait until she is here. I'm going to be sooo upset if she doesn't do well with our current tribe. We will just have to wait, see and hope! Thanks all for the good wishes!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I'm really glad to hear about your find. I hope the canine crew is as enthusiastic about it as you are!
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