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Old 11-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Our breeder was extremely busy with not only her newborn pups but a part time job as well. She was honestly too exhausted to spend much time with emailing or pics. She was however, extremely gracious about our visiting the pups. We went once sometimes twice weekly from the time the pups turned five weeks up until we took our boy home at eight weeks.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't see this thread being started to assess the breeder...but what they buyer should do or not do to not harass the breeder ! I know breeders are very busy and don't need every pup buyer contacting them to see how the pups are doing....that's why it is a good idea to have a short but sweet mass e-mail pupdate(or even a facebook page devoted to that litter)every so often to keep the buyers sated.
As posted above, in this day and age it takes just moments to capture a day in the life of a cute pup and post it!
Some potential buyers don't care, which is fine, but others....just can't wait to get their pup and seeing/hearing about the litter is really great.
That was my intent. It's easy to forget that not everyone is as plugged in as you or I might be. I also know that I have high expectations of myself and sometimes project them onto others so, instead of being a pain and since everything else with these dogs is very German and regimented I figured I'd ask if there was some standard for what would be communicated and when.

Apparently that detail was something I should have discussed at the time of putting down a deposit but, given this is the first dog we've bought I'm not too stressed over missing something that's relatively minor when compared to making sure we chose the right breed, breeder, trainer, etc...
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That was my intent. It's easy to forget that not everyone is as plugged in as you or I might be. I also know that I have high expectations of myself and sometimes project them onto others so, instead of being a pain and since everything else with these dogs is very German and regimented I figured I'd ask if there was some standard for what would be communicated and when.

Apparently that detail was something I should have discussed at the time of putting down a deposit but, given this is the first dog we've bought I'm not too stressed over missing something that's relatively minor when compared to making sure we chose the right breed, breeder, trainer, etc...
i believe you are experiencing that "night before christmas feeling" and can't wait for christmas morning to open your presents. if your breeder is like me though, i am lucky i know how to turn a computer on. i have no idea how to use a web cam or post or send pics. might want to pass some time making sure your home is puppy proofed, thing of possible names and visit some trainers and observe some classes. hopefully this will help a little during what i am sure seems like and endless wait.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I think also what may happen is that someone contacts a breeder and puts a deposit down on a planned litter, then they join the board and see all the updates that some other people are getting from their breeder and then think that is standard procedure, and feel somehow cheated if their breeder of choice is not following suite.

Some breeders do regular updates, others don't. Doesn't mean anything.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:32 AM   #25 (permalink)
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One thing I really liked (but would not expect) was Beau came with a log sheet of various socialization experiences....she did a lot with the pups before they went to their new homes....some pix, some videos all nice but the log sheet was the first time I ever got something like that.
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