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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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I went to meet the pup, dam and siblings. The dam (Schh1, Kkl1) was very friendly but definitely had very high drive. The pup's temperament was wonderful and he was calmer than his siblings. I really like the pup but the breeder didn't really ask us any questions and says he recently changed their food so he couldn't remember the name. They were previously on Diamond brand food which I noticed is having a recall. Am a bit conflicted...the pup seems to have the right temperament, good pedigree (more concerned about hips etc...rather than tons of titles) but I expected a little more from the breeder. A new puppy is a long term commitment and I want to choose correctly. He does offer a 5 yr guarantee.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:40 AM
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any information on the breeder or the pedigree ? you could always ask if you could bring along someone to support or advice you on the pup OR you could ask the breeder to bring the dog to someone who would evaluate the pup , a professional.
Toronto is just around the corner .
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 11:00 AM
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I got Spirit at 4 months. I think this worked really well for us, I was able to see more of his personality at that age and how he interacted with my other dog. I do wish I had him when he was younger, the floppy ears and the fluffy puppy coat, the puppy barks. But I had more information at 4 months than I would have had earlier ... which helped me feel more confident that I was making the right decision bringing him into my family.
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