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Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Katalyst » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:46 pm

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I am planning a breeding between my two most confident and characterful foxes with the onus being on temperament and with colour a bit of an afterthought. I shall only be pairing them if I have enough potential homes lined up in advance. 
Potential owners will be thoroughly vetted and only added to the waiting list if I am confident in their capacity to provide a suitable and permanent home for one of my foxes. 

Stipulations:
* Must have a suitable, secure outdoor enclosure.
* Must have a vet willing to treat foxes.
* Must either own their home or have written permission from the owner/landlord of the house confirming that the keeping of foxes is permitted.
* Must be over 21 years of age.
* Must have demonstrable knowledge of the care and rearing of silver foxes and be as aware of the negatives of fox ownership as they are aware of the positives.

Ideally:
* Have first hand experience owning/caring for 'exotic' mammals.
* Have previously spent time around other pet foxes and be familiar with the smell and noise associated with them. 

I will be putting a lot of time into socialising cubs to handling, noises, other animals, people of all shapes and sizes, veterinary environments, different foods, different surfaces and scents etc and so on and will endeavour to match the most suitable cub in the litter to each home based on its temperament and personality. 

Cubs will be microchipped prior to leaving me and advice and aftercare will always be available.

As much as we all approach pet ownership with the best of intentions, sometimes life gets complicated and unforseen circumstances arise. 
I will be writing a fox equivalent to a puppy contract whereby new owners are required to contact me immediately should their circumstances change and they need to rehome their pet. I will then either take the fox back or assist in finding a new suitable home. 


Please contact me if you are interested. 
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:06 pm

You should mention where you are located.
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Ash » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:32 pm

Thank you for being so thoughtful before breeding. I really appreciate some of the conditions you require prior to selling a kit. I wish more breeders required those things. Hopefully it all works out for you and you can find them all great homes that will keep them and love them. I also really like that you will take back any foxes or assist in finding them new homes in case something arises.

Good luck. :)
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Katalyst » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:53 am

I'm located near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK.

Ash wrote:Thank you for being so thoughtful before breeding. I really appreciate some of the conditions you require prior to selling a kit. I wish more breeders required those things. Hopefully it all works out for you and you can find them all great homes that will keep them and love them. I also really like that you will take back any foxes or assist in finding them new homes in case something arises.

Good luck. :)


The way I see it is that no one should breed anything unless they're prepared to take babies back at any point. And I'm fed up with seeing animals pushed from pillar to post when they're maturing and not fluffy little cubs anymore. I won't add to that in anyway.
I've got 11 people on a waiting list so far and all understand that it's not first come first served, it's down to who can offer the best and most appropriate home for each cub as an individual based on their temperament etc.

I've have had people get snotty with me for turning them down but hey... That's their problem, not mine!
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Ash » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:18 pm

That's how I feel too with breeders. I'm glad you're being so selective. :)
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Teela » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:41 am

Ash wrote:Thank you for being so thoughtful before breeding. I really appreciate some of the conditions you require prior to selling a kit.

Good luck. :)


Can I get them fully assembled or does he only sell kits?
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Re: Silver Fox Pairing 2018

Postby Avocado87 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:45 am

Good luck with the breeding and good on you for the assessment process before allocating homes.
More responsible than dog breeders imo and rightly so, but shame more dog breeders don't follow similar procedures!
(sure there are ones out there who do - but an abundance of those who don't and are only concerned for filling their wallet)

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