eltonioni wrote:@avtur3 what means / process did you eventually go through to find Cutie, I mean Minnie?
We found her on https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/
this appears to be the single largest resource for pet advertising, a few days ago there were nearly 24,000 dog adverts on the site. The search parameters can be tailored in many different ways meaning that you can easily get to see relevant adverts, so you can set, breed, price, distance, and several other variables.
Also, there is some information about the seller, for example when they registered with the site. One of the reasons we took an interest in Minnie's seller was because she had declared herself as a breeder (the site imposes a maximum of 3 adverts per year on none breeders) and she had been registered with the site a couple of years, so to our way of thinking she wasn't 'hiding' her breeding status.
Another feature of this website is that you see viewing statistics for the adverts, which can be quite alarming when you see daily viewings at 500 - 600 per day when the ads are first posted, so you have to be quick off the mark to respond to an ad.
Other places to see adverts are Gumtree, Pre-loved, and Friday-ads, and from what we've found out it is not uncommon for breeders to use these advertising options.
We also registered with a couple of breed-specific owners clubs, typically they have lists of breeders, though you're more likely to find a place on a waiting list for pups that haven't even been born than pups that are actually available for sale, well that was our experience.
There appear to regional price variations, not surprisingly the southeast is home to the highest prices, we traveled 75 miles to northeast Hampshire