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Abandoned Deaf Puppy Learns Sign Language


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A breeder abandoned Alice, an 8-week-old springer spaniel, because she was deaf and thought to be untrainable . She was adopted from a shelter by a deaf couple who are teaching her to respond to sign language commands. It looks like little Alice has found a perfect home.

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adorable. how wonderful that this little pup found the exact right home for her. what are the chances?

this is one of the reasons i dislike dog breeding - the dog/animal is a commodity, not a life. 'inferior' products are disposed of. there are so many dogs in this world without homes - why pay people to make more? adopt a shelter dog and stop the need for breeders and mills.

when you bring a puppy home from a breeder or a pet store - ask yourself what condition it's parents are living in. look up puppy mills and brace yourself.

sorry to rant, but i have a dog that was used as a breeder at a puppy mill. she is physically well, but even after 2 years in a loving home, the mental damage is still there.
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I've taken in a few animals that were destined for euthanasia and the care I've given has been rewarded over time with loving pets. I'm glad to hear you have adopted an abused dog and am sure it's made a difference.
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Monkey, I ask you not to imply that all breeders are puppy mills. It just... it's completely inaccurate and it upsets me. I was a breeder. My dogs were raised in a home environment as our own, socialized and handled from two days old, and trained properly--and we never, ever lost a puppy, even when it meant getting up every two hours to tube feed a cleft-palate runt. Every person who purchased a dog was screened and had to come to us. Some still send us update photos, years later. Puppy mill=/=breeder.

Anyway, wonderful story. It's great that the dog found a home that understands and will work with her. She seems like a real sweetie.
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Agree with BB. I have a springer spaniel who was bought from a breeder and the parents were in a lovely home with quite a few acres to run around in. This is in the UK so I don't think we have the same problems with 'puppy mills' as the US but it's still completely inaccurate to tar all breeders with the same brush.
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@BB i'm sorry i upset you and i sincerely apologize. i see that i did lump mills and breeders together and that was not my intention. i chose my words poorly. i know there are many fine, dog-loving breeders out there. i don't think anyone would argue that there are also well-meaning, but ignorant dog-breeders, and then there are breeders who know very little and are just in it for the money. people need to be selective and find the good ones, like you apparently were. i can tell buy what you said that you were/are a caring dog-lover. so, again, my sincerest apologies for lumping you with mills. i think that simply by definition, 'mills' are never a good thing.

@BB you are a good example people checking into the breeder you choose - that's a must. clearly i agree with your statement that i painted mills and breeders with the same brush.

@sean49 i did not mean to be preachy. this is a subject that is very near and dear to me because i see the affects of the mill on my little sadie everyday. because of the topic, it seemed like a good place to say a little something about 'my cause'. i don't do it often and i don't try to squeeze it in every time i see an animal post.

so, while i do apologize for my poor wording - i stand by my statement that it is better to adopt than buy.

i hope that cleared things up rather than starting new trouble :)
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It's interesting. My aunt had a very well behaved dog and their breeder placed a deaf dog with them specifically because of this. The good dog essentially trained the deaf dog by example when the people couldn't.
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@sean49 if you follow the link, the first sentence says,

"There is some Irish dog breeder out there who is certainly heartless for abandoning this little poor little springer spaniel pup"

so i believe our comments remained pretty much on topic and civil as well.
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