|12-31-2013 01:28 AM|
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|12-31-2013 01:16 AM|
|Cassidy's Mom||It says the pups will be ready to go home on February 6th - that's 8 weeks. It looks like people can come visit and pick out which puppy they want at 3 weeks.|
|12-31-2013 12:24 AM|
looking by that facebook post, its already happening and nothing you can do, people can't wait to come look now and sad faces about waiting til they're 6 weeks /sigh
she states she wishes she could keep them all, well keep them all until they are 8 weeks atleast!
|12-30-2013 03:14 PM|
|12-30-2013 11:52 AM|
|12-30-2013 11:29 AM|
|my boy diesel||lovely, a gsd and mastiff mix puppy given away at 3 weeks to any old person who can afford them, what could possibly go wrong!?|
|12-30-2013 11:24 AM|
Cross is a Mastiff.
When I first found out about it she was asking if anyone knew where to buy a blow up pool this time of year. I knew she just found out she was pregnant so I made a joking comment on the status about if she was considering doing a water birth...that's when I found out she was going to use it for the dog!
I sent photos of a proper whelp box and tried to explain the logic behind bumpers but yeah..
|12-30-2013 11:10 AM|
She is in Syracuse... I agree that if you are selling puppies that makes you a breeder but it would seem according to the law statute that you're only a breeder if you're selling more than 25 a year out of your home which would not make her in violation of that law
She texted me like a week before they were born she didn't know that her dog was pregnant. I told her to feel for them on the belly she felt them kicking.
I tried to give her as much advice as I can but even though I've suggested using this website (many times) I don't think she has based on the action
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|12-30-2013 10:14 AM|
|dawnandjr||Like others have said, 3 weeks is too young. They should still be nursing and should now be started on kibble (I would suggest RAW, but we know that wont happen). This is the time frame puppies start becoming work for the human, and hence why she wants to get rid of them. See if you can find a rescue willing to take the entire litter and keep them til they are 8 wks and adopt them out to responsible owners. Where abouts in NYS are you? Or even if the rescue would be willing to educate the owner on how to properly raise the puppies and maybe help with food for them. Do you know what they are mixed with? Reason for asking is you have two breed rescue resources to go to if you know the fathers breed.|
|12-30-2013 10:00 AM|
|pyratemom||Three weeks old is too young to leave the litter and mother. Pups learn a lot from the socialization of the litter, including bite inhibition. They are likely still nursing at this age or should be. Eight weeks is considered acceptable but I believe even 12 weeks is better. Of course they are cute and cuddly at 8 weeks and easy to get rid of, but three weeks is too young. And, if your friend is selling these puppies then she is a dealer, no matter what the law says. If you are selling something then you are in business - she is a backyard breeder whether accidentally or not. She needs to have her female spayed to prevent "accidents" from happening if she is going to be that careless. I know friends don't always take advice but you would be doing that litter a favor by pointing out to her the young age she is separating them will affect their personality for the rest of their lives. With no litter socialization and no learning bite inhibition, the dogs could grow up to be a problem and you didn't say what the cross was. Does she even know?|
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