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Puppy Pictures & Taxes

January 17th, 2017 at 06:50 am

Here are a couple pictures of the puppies. They are so precious!




Half of them are for sure sold already. Have a few other people interested as well. Not bad considering I haven't even advertised them yet. lol. Any profit is earmarked for our vacation.

Waiting on a call back to set up the date/time for our appraisal. I'm nervous it won't come back high enough, so fingers crossed!


I have 2/4 of my W2s back. Tentatively it looks like I will be getting $500 - $1k back. Plus get to keep the $500 I had set back from my self employment. What a relief, since I had no idea how much I was going to owe. Most likely whatever I get to keep/get back will be going into the IRA.

9 Responses to “Puppy Pictures & Taxes”

  1. AnotherReader Says:

    Please spay her. There are already too many dogs out there that will not find homes.

  2. klarose Says:

    I really don't want to get into a spay debate, so I'll say my peace and not bring it up again.

    These are my first puppies ever. I don't normally condone breeding cats and dogs. All my cats and dogs have always been fixed. Even my registered cat. I've worked at the vet and volunteered at the pound. Trust me, I am well aware of all the extra puppies and kittens, and bad breeders.

    BUT these are not your average neighborhood mutt dogs. These are working dogs. I have NEVER seen an Anatolian in a shelter anywhere close to me. Actually I've never seen an Anatolian around here period. They are not very common. You can't just stick any dog in with a herd of goats for protection. These dogs are bred and trained for generations to do this. I am very thankful that someone bred them so I could have my two wonderful dogs, and I don't feel bad breeding mine. I drove 5 hours for each of mine. All puppies will be going to working homes where they will be treasured and have a purpose. None of the people who have reserved them are less than 5 hours from me. These people are specifically looking for these dogs, and any old rescue dog is not going to work, they are willing to drive. There is no over abundance of livestock guardian dogs, and they are not ending up in shelters. End of story. These aren't "pets" they are a necessary part of farm life.

    This was a long thought out decision. I know I wrestled with the idea that I was contributing to the pet population. But after talking to several mentors, I realize these are just different.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Cute puppies!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Awww, so cute!

  5. AnotherReader Says:

    Anatolians and Great Pyrs are often found in California shelters, especially in the Central Valley. Yes, flock guard dogs are relatively rare as a percentage of total dogs, but there are more of them out there and in shelters than you know.

    I hope you are breeding carefully and maintaining breed standard. Please do not allow her to have a lot of litters. She needs to live her life, not spend it having puppies.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    They are adorable!

  7. snafu Says:

    Hope you'll post photos of pups as they grow so fast. Great that half are already re-homed and hope you make it a point to get a significant deposit from each prospective buyer. Terrific news about income tax figures and obligation. As I thought, those sums are already allocated. When do you anticipate learning appraisal figures? I'm confident they will be as anticipated.

  8. klarose Says:

    Another Reader I live in the midwest where LGDs are rare. And no, I'm not using her as a puppy mill. But no offense, it's none of your business if I did. If responsible breeders stopped breeding dogs, there would be nothing but mutts left. Responsible breeders are not causing the dog problem, irresponsible owners are. She and the pups are well cared for, up to date on vet checks and vaccines, fed high quality food, have acres to enjoy, and are most importantly loved and treasured. I highly doubt she feels like she is not "living her life" right now. She is living in the house and getting absolutely spoiled. She is living a lush life, and it is not your place to decide what I do with my animals. Sorry.

    You know what was irresponsible? When someone dumped a pregnant cat at my house this year, and I had to get it fixed and find homes for all the kittens. Which I did. Breeding animals is not the problem. Breeding them and not following through with all the care and responsibility afterwards is.

    Snafu, I will be taking deposits but I want them to mature a little bit first so I can make sure they are matched up with the correct homes for them. The appraiser to coming out tomorrow morning, so I am hoping we will know shortly. Also the construction crew is coming out to measure windows to get them ordered. So things are moving along. Smile

  9. roxy dent Says:

    Beautiful doggy and pups!

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