A Yorkshire woman has been shocked to find that a £600 ‘purebred French bulldog’ puppy she bought online was actually a crossbreed. Bethany Cupples, 21, bought the dog on Gumtree as a gift for her mother.
It was love at first sight for the family, who can’t get enough of the adorable doggie and decide to call her Luna. But things weren’t as they originally were and a few weeks later, as the pup grew older, it immediately became clear that Luna wasn’t quite the pedigree she had been brought. to believe, reports Yorkshire Live.
In a ICT Tac video sharing an image of the extremely young pup, Bethany, from Huddersfield, said: ‘We bought a puppy for £600 a ‘purebred Frenchie’ from Gumtree and that’s what she became…” The video then cuts to an image of Luna with a tiled muzzle and much longer fur than any French bulldog.
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Sensing something was wrong, Bethany took Luna to the local vet, where she was told her beloved pet was actually a mix of French Bulldog and Yorkshire Terrier. Even with this new information, Bethany didn’t blame the seller and believed it was an “honest mistake” because the animals had been well cared for.
More importantly, the revelation that Luna wasn’t pedigree didn’t diminish the fact that her family still loved her to pieces. Speaking to Ladbible about the find, Bethany said: “We looked for a Frenchie, but as soon as we laid eyes on her we immediately fell in love.
“No matter what breed or price, we welcomed her into our family home with open arms. She made our family whole and we wouldn’t change her for the world, she has the most amazing personality and is a fun person We love her to bits.
While Bethany may have been pleased with the animal in her care, many commenters were quick to point out that the breeder who sold her Luna was still clearly at fault for allowing such a young pup to be separated. of his mother – some even suggesting that alone should “sound the alarm” for any potential buyer.
“Shame on the breeder for allowing a 5 week old puppy to leave his mother when the absolute minimum is 8 weeks and shame on the buyer who should have done enough research on dog ownership to know that. You can’t just buy a dog like you buy a purse. If you’re going to own a dog, at least read the basics,” D1973 said.
Zebra1234 also echoed similar sentiments when they said, “This breeder should be reported for allowing a FIVE week old puppy to be taken from his mother and the buyer should know better if he is going to be a responsible dog owner.”
Clive London also agreed. He said “5 weeks old? That should have set off alarm bells because it is illegal to sell a puppy under 8 weeks old.
However, not everyone was against the purchase, with some being delighted that the dog had found a loving home, whatever the circumstances. “You have a lot. She’s a beautiful one,” one said while a second added, “Your dog seems happy and well cared for and she’s a cute one.”