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Old 01-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adopting our Carmspack GSD! :-)

Hi folks,
I would first like to thank the members here that made us discover Carmspack. We have visited Carmen Duggan (owner) last Saturday to meet her and her dogs for the first time and we were just amazed by the experience!
Based on my numerous emails and conversations with Carmen in a very short period of time (thanks Carmen for being so patient and generous!), she had identified two puppies that would be a perfect match for us and which displayed Genetic Obedience in spades.
I will post a longer thread later to describe our experience but in the meantime, here are the two candidates (I was so busy interacting with the dogs that I only thought of taking pictures once they fell asleep lol)!! J
Interestingly, the two that Carmen had identified for us came right at us when she brought the 6 puppies in the living room. One of them initially displayed amazing interest in my girlfriend, and the other in me. They would just come straight as us, sitting down in front of us and looking at us in the eye, just like saying: ‘‘Okay, I’m here for you, what do we do?’’ lol
We would make a point of getting up, walking around in the living room, and these same two would follow us everywhere! It was pretty awesome!
We spent over 4.5 hours with Carmen and the puppies and were amazed at how much maturity there seems to be already in them and how calm, stable and un-rattled they are despite their very young age (6 weeks). At one point as we were sitting on the floor with the puppies, Carmen slammed a metal box full of pictures on the floor in the middle of them (which made quite a bit of noise) as well as a large plastic crate (those used to contain milk bags in grocery stores) full of papers and not one of the puppies even reacted). Amazing!
We are going the see them again in two weeks and decide which one will be ours. This will be a heart wrenching decision because both are simply outstanding!
More later! J
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's wonderful news!

The best part about choosing a good breeder is no matter which puppy you choose it's going to be a great dog
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That is great! Love the photos - typical puppy photos - the only time you can even take them is when the pups have crashed!

I am sure you will be happy with whichever one you end up with.

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very cute puppies

When one says "adopting" tho, I think of rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue and paying an 'adoption fee'.. No shame is saying you are purchasing a puppy from a breeder

Just think with all that genetic obedience you won't have to do any training!))

Good luck with your new puppy and have fun
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very cute puppies

When one says "adopting" tho, I think of rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue and paying an 'adoption fee'.. No shame is saying you are purchasing a puppy from a breeder


Just think with all that genetic obedience you won't have to do any training!))

Good luck with your new puppy and have fun

Congrats to you on your new puppy!
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When one says "adopting" tho, I think of rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue and paying an 'adoption fee'.. No shame is saying you are purchasing a puppy from a breeder
LOL That is an interesting point of view. I guess that is cultural biais as in my mother tongue, people say that they are ''adopting'' a dog or a cat, no matter where it comes from and no matter if you pay for it or not.
To me, buying/purchasing is only the transaction, and that's the easy part (like buying a commodity).
Adopting to me has the meaning of welcoming and integrating as part of the family, which is what we are doing no matter where the dog comes from (as a matter of fact, you still have to pay an ''adoption fee'' of a few hundreds of dollars if you get a dog from a shelter, around here).
Thanks for the good wishes!
We can't wait to bring him home!!
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When one says "adopting" tho, I think of rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue and paying an 'adoption fee'.. No shame is saying you are purchasing a puppy from a breeder

Just think with all that genetic obedience you won't have to do any training!
If that's true my next dog better have genetic obedience! I thought this was an adoption, not buying a puppy. Congrats.
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Rush, I didn't realize the word "adoption" was used in any other way, thank you for explaining
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LOL That is an interesting point of view. I guess that is cultural biais as in my mother tongue, people say that they are ''adopting'' a dog or a cat, no matter where it comes from and no matter if you pay for it or not.
To me, buying/purchasing is only the transaction, and that's the easy part (like buying a commodity).
Adopting to me has the meaning of welcoming and integrating as part of the family, which is what we are doing no matter where the dog comes from (as a matter of fact, you still have to pay an ''adoption fee'' of a few hundreds of dollars if you get a dog from a shelter, around here).
Thanks for the good wishes!
We can't wait to bring him home!!
I was just thinking about how nice it was to hear "adopting". I thought it sounded more appropriate than buying, and that's the word I use. Lol. It says 'family member' Lol

Hope you enjoy the pup! They all look so adorable
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I opened this thread thinking that someone is pulling a Carmspack GSD from a shelter... I understand why you want to use an euphemism but it may send a wrong message on this board. Enjoy your pup!
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