new puppy , should I get it or not ?
Hello , so my friend s gsd had 7 puppies
Im thinking about getting one , but I dont know if I should do it or not cause he said that the puppy is little compared to her sisters
shes is soon to be 3 months , 1 ear up 1 down .. I played with her for like 15 minutes , she seemed pretty brave , with a lot of energy .
Her mother was entirely black with only a little brown around her paws
So far she has all vaccines made and I heard she is healthy .but why the other people did not pick her ? my friend is not a breeder so he doesent know either , he just said her sister ware bigger compared to her
Here are some photos of her and her mother
In this last picture she had something at her knee ( both of them actually ) . her mother has it also . What is it ?
sry if I come as unknowing but I try to learn a lot before getting a puppy :)
Thanks for the help .
I would not worry at all about this puppy not being picked, honestly. You already said your friends not a breeder but now has the responsibility of finding good homes for these pups. I'm sure the people who already picked their pups out were attracted to certain things on the pups that they liked. That does not mean this pup is defective in any way:)
She is a very cute pup, looks happy. The spot on her elbow...not sure? My first thought was maybe from laying on a hard surface? That is a pressure point area when they lay down.
If you do decide to take her you have to bring her to the vet anyway for a wellness exam. The vet will want to check her heart, ears, weight, mouth, etc... and will want a stool sample to rule out worms which is common in pups.
Stick around the forum. There is a lot to learn here and we all like sharing our German Shepherds with everyone.
Thanks for the reply , the place they hold the pups and mother is on a hard surface yes , like asphalt .
She already went to a vet and had all her vaccines done . Should I take it again ?
what about her looking smaller than her sisters , should that be a problem ? I saw some youtube videos of 3months german shepherds , they did not look bigger in comparison to this one
Being the last one doesn't mean anything, I have a last of the litter and I think I have the best one. The thing on her elbow looks like a callous forming from laying on hard surfaces, but a vet check can verify. You do know what your getting yourself into right? The energy you see now is going to increase and she will need an outlet. Some become calm happy on the couch dogs, but chances are she'll need more than just a neighborhood walk once a day. My last of the litter requires 3 sessions of flirt pole 10-15 minutes each, a round or two of fetch and some training short training sessions for a little mental work out. Tuke her litter mate just needs a couple rounds of fetch and a little training, so depending on your lifestyle be prepared.
I have a question about the mother, why was she photo'd from the car walking down the road?
Nigel makes very good points to consider as well.
My boy had his first round of vaccines with the breeder as well but I still brought him to my vet for a check up. We also discussed what his vaccine schedule would be moving forward.
her being the last one doesn't mean anything. just means the right person hasn't found her yet is all really. My guy was the last one in his litter and he's been fabulous. I can't imagine not having him. He's everything I was looking for thus far. Her being smaller doesn't necessarily mean anything either. Litters always have a variation is pup sizes. Some are larger, some are not. Should could be a smaller petite powerhouse of energy or she could grow to be a larger girl. You never know.
The things on her elbows appear to be the beginning of callouses as said previously. be prepared for energy and lots of it. They are a working breed therefore they have to have the energy to back it up. Some are more laid back and lazy while others seem to never slow down. exercise appropriate for age and growing joints and mental exercise and positive socialization are a must.
I took that photo while I was leaving from my friend`s place
I did not think of taking photos of the mother , I do have another one though if it helps ( its not clear ) , here :
Im uploading a video of the pup , 20 sec or so of playing with it , it will be done in around 10 minutes
I was too excited to think about getting good pictures or videos .
The only thing that worried me about it , its like I said .. my friend said the puppy is smaller than her sisters ( she was also the last one to get born if it has anything to do with it )
I think the pup is around 9 - 10 weeks .
Will you be a first time dog owner? If yes, check out the puppy section of the forum. Dogs are awesome, especially gsds, but they do come with a lot of work, be prepared and read up. I was just concerned that the mother was unapproachable for the reason you took that pic, good to hear otherwise. All three of mine are oversized, but only slightly. There are a lot of advantages to having a GSD on the smaller end of the scale, joint health tend to be a problem on larger dogs and if you should ever find yourself in a position to have to carry your dog down a hiking trail you'll be glad you don't have a huge dog.:)
oh thanks , i thought since shes smaller , she might be sick
Untitled - YouTube this is a video of her
Just looking at her pictures nothing alarming is standing out about her size. My boys litter was pretty uniform but some were slightly larger than others. My boy being on the smaller side. He's matured into a very handsome 76 pounds at 3 years old. We are very active with him and I like that he's light on his feet:)
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