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Questionable Breeding Policies?

Hi everyone. We've raised Aussies for 24 years but just now found this site. It's great. I already know the answers to these two questions but wanted more knowledgeable advice.

A breeder we're considering hasn't provided OFA rating on the sire or dam. It was somewhat implied they were both "good" but now no documentation is being provided. Is there any excuse to ask premium ($1000 to $1200) prices for these pups?

This breeder also routinely let's the pups go at 6 weeks. To my knowledge letting them go before 8 weeks hasn't been advised for 15 years. Any input is appreciated.

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by: Anonymous

my opinion.... Wouldn't buy a dog from anyone that doesn't keep their litter for at lest 8 weeks. 10 weeks are even better. The longer the better for the pup . They learn so much in week 8 thro 10 weeks. Sounds like that breeder in rush to cash.

questionable breeding
by: Anonymous

It sounds rather fishy. I would run the other way. They are not being up front.

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