Few Things...Need Help Please.
i havent been on in awhile posting...just reading...but i realized i need help and of course it brought me right back to the forums. I feel i was getting crazy and was on information overload...so i took a step back, and now i need to step back in....few issues.....sorry a little long.
Puppy will be 8 months old on the 16th...ears are not up..tried taping, gluing etc....they stay up for a few days, then she shakes her head and they go down.........Im a bit upset about this because honestly i always had shepherds, either that i owned or that we had as kids and i NEVER saw a soft eared GSD...i didnt know they existed. Can the breeder be held responsible for soft ears?....since im reading its genetic. Mind you i did my research...met her parents and the breeder...........informed them all these months about anything and everything, and i dont really feel like they were very helpful, and im angry to say the least......can you bring a breeder to court over ears if they have ignored any and all requests? Her parents ears are fine.....saw pics of other pups they seem fine as well? I feel its irresponsible if they keep breeding her parents.
Second issue....very excitable around visitors, does the whole jumping thing...i ignore...turn my back...or she knocks them over.....i dont want to crate her during company visiting, because she will equate people with the crate, so i keep her tethered..until she relaxes. Any other advice? Its bad sometimes....mouthy of course too....
Third issue and its a biggie......I have an 11 year old (approx) that i adopted American Eskimo.....who lived just fine with my last GSD who died at 11.5 years last year.....i have had him for over 6 years........he has anxiety issues etc...but he doesnt like the puppy...she tries to play she is 60 lbs and he is 20.....he snaps at her and is VERY possessive over me, they fight over me...where im flattered, i read a good GSD would respect an elder dog.....she puts her entire mouth around his neck.....eats and bites his hair....puts her paws over him like he is a doll.....so i have to keep them separated and my Eskie is miserable.....how do i integrate these dogs to live together. Everyone including the Vet told me i was better off getting a puppy to get after my Brandy dies, that my Eskie would accept a puppy better than an adult dog, i wanted to adopt.....but its turned into a mess...need help cleaning it up.
BTW, i can live with the ears i love Abbey very much, but i feel a little duped by breeder.........22 years experience website said, traveled to meet them, had my checklist, parents are gorgeous...? no way of knowing ears would ever be an issue.
OK any and all suggestions welcomed.