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Old 01-15-2013, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Stable? Do you mean, Kennel?

She probably is. But, that does not mean you should go into this with 2 bitch pups.

A dog with special needs like this will need the same kind of training and socialization that the pup needs. Even if she is good on lead, to get her used to the world outside, you should take her to classes and regular walks. This should be done one on one. 2 puppies at once is more than double the work. Though, it can also be highly rewarding, and if you work outside the home, even if they are crated during that time (should be separated if you cannot supervise) the fact that the other dog is there, will make that easier on them.

Evenso, if you want to do two and you are not afraid of the more than double the work, then ask the breeder if she has a male.

I am not sure what you mean by bloodstock with contract. Are you raising this female puppy to be a breeding bitch then?

It can be done, but you have to walk into it with your eyes open, and if there is a problem you will have to be willing to keep them separated for life. Pet owners may not be set up or ready for this. Breeders pretty much have to be.

Good luck in whatever you decide.
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Selzer - there is no way I would take on two GSDs. It will definitely be an either/or deal.
I would co-own the little pup (if I choose to go that route), with the breeder retaining breeding rights into her 7th year with a maximum of 5 attempts to impregnate. There's more, but that's the crux of it.

The more I think about it, the more I believe the rescue is the way to go.
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Well if the peeing is a deterrent to the rescue, remember that you would have to housetrain the pup. Havoc took a week to be completely house safe but Tempest took months.
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Well if the peeing is a deterrent to the rescue, remember that you would have to housetrain the pup. Havoc took a week to be completely house safe but Tempest took months.
Is Havoc a rescue or an older dog?
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Ok, that's good. I think that if you feel like the dog liked you, she certainly is a beauty. She's young. I think that's a great way to go.
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Ok, that's good. I think that if you feel like the dog liked you, she certainly is a beauty. She's young. I think that's a great way to go.
I don't only feel like she liked me. I feel like she picked me - and my reaction to her was visceral. The babies.....sure, they're cute. Adorable. Loveable. Easy to love.

This girl is all of those things - but she also has a voice.

She comes home on Tuesday.
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I have seen dogs pick people. And, my heart-dog picked me, yes, that was as a puppy but it really didn't matter that dog picked me and I have never regretted it.

I am glad you are going with her.
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Ziva, when a dog "picks" you, sometimes it's because it came into this world with a singular purpose--to find you. Dogs like that come bearing gifts and secrets, meant only for you. It's an enormous blessing. You are very, very lucky.
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Ziva, when a dog "picks" you, sometimes it's because it came into this world with a singular purpose--to find you. Dogs like that come bearing gifts and secrets, meant only for you. It's an enormous blessing. You are very, very lucky.
This reminds me of the book, "A Dogs Purpose." Every dog lover should read it! I bawled the whole way through So incredible how dogs can change us...
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