Waiting for 8 wks (fear period to ship at 8 wks?) - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: I live in my house near some schools.
Posts: 35
Send a message via Skype™ to Maverick27
Question Waiting for 8 wks (fear period to ship at 8 wks?)

Hello all, my name is Adrian I'm new here. I've recently found a puppy I want and am still waiting for week 8. I need some input so if you have any please share. The puppy I found is currently with a reputable breeder in the mid-west, www.bandtcaninecoral.com. I've read about something called a fear period and I'm certainly concerned because the dog is going to be flown out to us. I'm not sure the details of the delivery however given the price she quoted I'm sure he'll be flying alone. I'd hate to shoot myself in the foot before I get started, so here's my question

Should I fly out to the breeder to pick up the dog or wait an extra week for the fear period to pass and then have her send him out?

Thanks is advance!

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 03-01-2014 at 09:24 AM.
Maverick27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Sp00ks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 799
Default

Well, I can't directly answer your question however I don't think it would make much difference if you flew out and back with the dog or just had the dog fly alone.

I will say that our pup was Mr. Brave at 8 weeks and the fear period came later. I am going to say each dog is different. Is there something to make you believe the dog is currently going through some type of fear period?

People ship pups all the time, The breeder included, I wouldn't be overly concerned. Discuss your concerns with the breeder, they should be very knowledgable on the subject.
__________________
Dagr "Dag" 11/07/2013-
Sp00ks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,525
Default

My Sting was shipped at 8 weeks and did just fine. That is the usual age that breeders ship puppies as the airlines require the puppies to be at least 8 weeks old. Yes, there are fear periods. The Monks of New Skete in their book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" discuss the fear periods and mention that most breeders place their puppies with their new owners at 7-10 weeks of age as that is the optimal time for puppies to bond with their new owners.
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,158
Default

mine was also shipped at 8 weeks (9 hour flight w/ layover) and he came out of the crate ready to play. he slept in that same crate at night.

at 9 weeks he was following me around while i was mowing the yard. a solid dog should do just fine. they might be fearful and get startled by things but a good solid dog will recover quickly.

i will say that does not look like a reputable breeder whatsoever. if it was me i'd cancel if i could and pick a better one.
boomer11 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 06:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
JakodaCD OA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Posts: 20,576
Default

The link you posted, shows ALOT of different breeds being bred. This is not a place I would even think of buying a puppy from.

I agree a solid dog should do fine. Mine was 8.5 wks and in flight for around 12 hours? no problems.

Honestly tho, I would rethink getting a dog from this place.
__________________
Diane

Danger Danger vom Kleinen Hain aka Masi
Tranquillo's Kizzy
"Angel" Jakoda's Bewitchen Sami CD OA OAJ OAC NGC OJC RS-O GS-N JS-O TT HIC CGC
"Angel" Steinwald's Four x Four CGC HIC TT
"Angel" Harmonyhill's Hy Jynx NA NAJ NAC NJC RS-N JS-N HIC
"Angel" Jakoda's Jagged Edge
JakodaCD OA is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
my boy diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,208
Default

wow this is a big time puppy mill

B and T Canine Corral

these first two puppies dont even look like gsds!!??

http://www.bandtcaninecorral.com/Ger...rdPuppies.html
my boy diesel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 06:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mocha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 243
Default

I second that that is definitely NOT a reputable breeder. That looks like puppy mill palooza.

Anyways, I personally don't like shipping puppies but I know it's worked out for many people. The puppy needs solid nerves however and I'm not so sure you're gonna find them in that place..


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Mocha is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mocha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
wow this is a big time puppy mill

B and T Canine Corral

these first two puppies dont even look like gsds!!??

http://www.bandtcaninecorral.com/Ger...rdPuppies.html
The first two look like rotti mixes, the third one looks like a golden retriever ??!!?


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Mocha is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-03-2014, 01:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
my boy diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,208
Default

i thought the same about the yellow puppies
they look like goldens or golden mixes
the 1st two are the homeliest looking gsd pups i have seen for a while
with horrible conformation
that is if they are actually gsds
my boy diesel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2014, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: I live in my house near some schools.
Posts: 35
Send a message via Skype™ to Maverick27
Default

Thanks to you all! I tried calling and she was dodged my calls. I canceled immediately, and am going with a local breeder here in SoCal German Shepherd Dogs and German Shepherd Puppies California Kennels. Her lines are imported from Germany, and aka paperwork goes back 4 generations. I'm definitely more comfortable with this breeder. Thanks for all the input! We're going to visit the liter tomorrow, but can't pick til 3-29. Pics to come soon.
Maverick27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com