Adam James

“Jagger” – Amstaff Puppy

All 20/7/23 16/7/23 31/8/23 This strong little boy is “B2C” and temporarily named Jagger.  This litter we’ve named the pups after famous singers.  Jagger is

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amstaff puppy
Adam James

“Jackson”- Amstaff Puppy

Photos All 22/6/22 5/7/2023 16/7/23 This strong little boy is “B1C” and temporarily named Jackson.  This litter we’ve named the pups after famous singers.  Jackson

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Canine Connections Pets Code of Practice

These policies are based on RSPCA principles

All ads posted on Canine Connections must comply with the Canine Connections Pets Policy and this Pets Code of Practice set out below. We understand some Australian states have different laws, please check with the relevant governing body in your state for further clarification. Any ads found to be breaching applicable laws and reported to us for breaching these laws will be removed from Canine Connections.

Advertising a dog on Canine Connections

Docked tail and cropped ear pets are not allowed on Canine Connections, these are prohibited practices and Canine Connections do not accept ads of this nature.

Age restrictions apply for certain types of pets advertised and animals have to be of a certain age before they are adoptable/available for rehoming/sale, (although posting your ad before they are 8 weeks old is ok, as long as its stated that the animal is only available for rehoming after the minimum required age).

  1. Meet the poster of the ad and see the place where the animal is being housed before agreeing to anything. Since Canine Connections is local to your community, this should be easy to arrange. Also, If you’re buying a young animal, like a puppy, kitten or baby rabbit etc, make sure you meet the mother (and father too, if that is possible) to check they’re happy and healthy and that the breeder is providing all their animals with a high standard of housing and care. Never buy a pet from someone who is unwilling to let you see how and where the animal is living!

    It is important to ensure the animal is from a legitimate breeding/housing site. Irresponsible breeders (e.g. puppy or kitten farmers) may use a fake house as a shopfront so prospective buyers don’t see the poor conditions the animals are kept in. If you have any concerns about an animal advertised on Canine Connections please report it to us. You should also report this to your local RSPCA Inspectorate.

  2. If you are paying for a pet, never mail a cheque or use payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram. It is our belief that these forms of funds transfer are favoured by fraudsters. Be particularly wary of any seller who demands a deposit prior to seeing the pet. Meet the seller and animal in person, and pay cash.

  3. Visit your local RSPCA or other reputable animal rescue organisation for tips on identifying responsible practices. See these RSPCA documents for detailed information:

  4. There are two types of registration for breeders:

    Pedigree or purebred dog breeders are often referred to as ‘registered breeders’ when they are members of a breed club or association that operates a stud book or register, or another breeder association. The terms ‘registered breeder’ or ‘recognised breeder’ may also be used to refer to registration with the relevant local authority. This varies in different jurisdictions (for example, some jurisdictions have a mandatory dog breeder register) so you should check with the relevant local authority.

    Requirements for dog breeders vary from state to state. We recommend you call the relevant local council to confirm if breeders have to be registered with them and whether there is a code of practice or guidelines that the breeder should be following. If the answer is yes, you can ask the breeder for their registration details and what guidelines they follow.

    If the breeder is ‘registered’ as a member of a non-government association, e.g. State Canine council, they should also provide their membership details.

    Note that being a ‘registered’ breeder does not necessarily mean a breeder meets good animal welfare standards. The only way to be sure is to visit the place where the animal was bred to check out the living conditions and to meet the mother dog (and father if he’s there) to check they’re happy and healthy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          See What is a ‘registered breeder’?

  5. Check that the breeder/seller is responsible. This is important because there are a number of serious animal welfare issues that can be associated with breeding in Australia including puppy and kitten farms.

    A puppy or kitten farm (also known as a puppy/kitten factory or puppy/kitten mill) is an intensive dog or cat breeding facility that is operated under inadequate conditions that fail to meet the animals’ behavioural, social and/or physiological needs. Puppy/kitten farms are usually large-scale commercial operations, but inadequate conditions may also exist in small volume breeding establishments which may or may not be run for profit.

    Breeding animals and their litters on puppy/kitten farms live in appalling conditions. Dogs and cats are often kept in overcrowded and filthy environments. Breeding animals may be confined permanently in small cages, continually bred from and never allowed out for a walk, to go to the toilet in a separate space, play or express normal behaviours.

    Be aware of other welfare problems that can be associated with breeding including inherited diseases, inbreeding and exaggerated physical features.

    See the RSPCA Interactive Puppy and Dog Buyer’s Guide and the RSPCA Smart Kitten Buyer’s Guide and What animal welfare problems are associated with pedigree dog breeding?  for more information.

  6. Buyers of cats and dogs should expect to be provided with documentation confirming microchipping, vaccination status and vet check. It’s important that the breeder/seller is permanently recorded on the microchip register so they can be identified and traced from each individual cat or dog

  7. If in doubt contact your local RSPCA

  8. For tips and advice when considering adopting or buying a pet, please see our Guide to Responsible Pet Ownership.

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