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Old 12-30-2013, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone I'm new on here but not new to owning the most beautiful breed of dog. Sadly our last one died 4yrs ago. I'm finally ready for another one and hoping it will get along with my 5yr old cavachion. I had a male last time and got him from a rescue centre. He had an awful illness where his immune system attacked his nervous system.
I have 2 young children and my son is desperate to get another one. My daughter wasn't born so will be a first for her.
Ok enough rambling (sorry got so much whirling around my brain at the moment, a million and one questions but now I'm here I've forgotten them lol).
My dog is female. Would you recommend a dog or a bitch? What do hip scores mean? I understand about the hip displacement but not the scoring. Is there anyway that a registered puppy would know of any history like my old dog "Rookie" had?
I'm not looking to find one until sept as we are going on holiday and don't want to get one before we go away as it wouldn't be fair on the pup. This gives me time to do my homework and find a good breeder too.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a great place to start Welcome to the GSD/FAQ's for the first time owner - German Shepherd Dog Forums
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Knowing the parents is a good way of knowing some of the medical issues. Do you want a puppy or adult dog? If an adult, maybe you can talk to the original owner to get some details.

Welcome to the forum. For some reason the voice I read your post in had a British accent.


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Old 12-31-2013, 02:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you both for the welcome.
I'm not a first time owner as have owned a gsd before but he was a rescue dog and along with that came a list of health problems. This time we would love to have a puppy and raise one as part of the family. I'm hoping that getting one from a pup will not only give us a good indication health wise but also give us the maximum amount of time with it.

Lol yes cheyanna in from the not so sunny and very flooded England. Well the garden of England as it's referred to.......Kent! Xx
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Whoooopsie!
I signed up on my iPhone so can't read much while I'm typing but have just realised this isn't a uk forum! I've just found that one and have registered there too.
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hopefully you keep on posting here too, and show us a pic of the pup when you get him/her.
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hopefully you keep on posting here too, and show us a pic of the pup when you get him/her.
Of course. I plan to bore anyone that shows an interest hahahahaha. Thanks for the welcome. Maybe I should move countries. You guys on here are far more friendly but shhhhhhhh don't tell anyone I said that
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You say the garden of England isn't flooded so much. Lucky you are, I live in Surrey - horrible! Very tired of it, but South always was flooded more often. Bought this recently: Dog Overall Long II at zooplus,
vertually it saved my life.
This forum and "My German Shepherd" both are very helpful.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You say the garden of England isn't flooded so much. Lucky you are, I live in Surrey - horrible! Very tired of it, but South always was flooded more often. Bought this recently: Dog Overall Long II at zooplus,
vertually it saved my life.
This forum and "My German Shepherd" both are very helpful.
David, I live in a village next to yalding. I'm sure you've seen it on the news. It's dreadful here. I hope your home isn't too damaged. Thanks for the tips x
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Im from cheshire! Not much bad weather here thankfully, i hope its not too bad near you guys 😊 keep us updated on the new pup 😊


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