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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Puppy tips

So I spoke with my breeder today and I can get my boy in 5 weeks. I have 3 weeks off work to bond with my baby and integrate in with our 2 other dogs. I get to meet the litter and pick my pup in 3 weeks. Does anyone have any tips on selecting a puppy. In regards to temperament I want a calm medium energy dog, not skittish or over excitable definitely not high energy or drive( I currently have one of those!!) that also would be suitable for agility or obedience.
Any tips or stories on how you selected your dog would be great!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 09:44 AM
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Hi Candace! basically, the breeder can choose for you. Just tell him/her what temperament you like.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM
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Yep, they see the pups every day. I found out which pup I was getting the day I picked her up!

Good luck! Do you have a pedigree you can post? People here love that stuff.
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Pets have them own language and that we can not understand so if you have any pet then its your responsibility to take care of it. Here I get very useful tips for puppy.

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This might be terrible advice, but it's my experience.

Listen to your heart also, in addtiion to the breeder. My golden retriever, I did not have the breeders help selecting her, but I was drawn to her immediately and, at the time, inexplicably. Now, 12 years later, I understand completely why I was so drawn to her --she was the perfect dog for me.

Sometimes you just know, for reasons unknown, which puppy should be yours
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I am getting excited off to select my boy this Saturday! Then 2 more weeks and he comes home. It actually feels real. This has been 6 months or research and waiting. We are definitely looking for a pup that is not high drive/ energy ( I already have one of those lol) and this is the first time I will be looking for good conformation as I plan to trial the pup.


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So exciting for you! That feeling of going home with your new puppy. It is good to listen t the breeder's opinion but you should feel" the click". The ones I chose with my brain have never been my heart dogs, all though I loved them. When I first met WD, my heart skipped a beat and I couldn't believe he was available and even existed. It has been a match made in heaven.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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So we finally met our puppy this Saturday. I'd like to introduce you to Saber. He's 7 weeks today. I get to bring him home on Next Thursday.
It was so hard to select him but he just seemed a bit more calmer when checking me out and seemed to be a bit of a talker which I love in a dog. Also he was a bit bigger boned then the other boy and had a more plush coat. Though ill tell you I certainly got the 3rd degree when I got home from the other dogs!


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