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06-30-2014 09:38 PM
06-24-2014 02:30 PM
okieinalaska Just wanted to post an update, Kimber is doing great and is 17 Weeks old now. I added new photos in my album but I'm on my phone and can't copy the url for some reason. She's in puppy kindergarten and is a furry genius, she is so smart!
04-23-2014 02:04 PM
huntergreen congrats!!!!!!
04-22-2014 11:18 PM
selzer Sweet puppy! Congratulations!
04-22-2014 12:51 PM
Lark The picture with the monkey is adorable.
04-22-2014 12:22 PM
Espa I think the puppy will pick you.
04-22-2014 11:46 AM
okieinalaska A quick update. I went and looked at the puppies. Between the three females I had my pick. The one they had chosen for me was the smallest of the three and didn't have any interest in me. She also seemed whiny and cried the most. The third one was very outgoing and fearless and loved to chase a ball. She seemed pushy to me with the parents and other pups.

The second one they had not really considered for me as she had an umbilical hernia but I have dealt with those before and since I am getting my girl spayed I took a look at her. She had the best personality in my opinion. More laid back. I liked her doggie body language around the adults if that makes sense, she wasn't as pushy as the other two. She was interested in me. Was more of the middle of the road gal.
So I chose her.

I did pick her up at 7 weeks old. I would not have done so if my friend and his two dogs were not going to be at my house. I am so glad they were there. She followed them out to go potty every time and they taught her to use a doggy door. (Of course I was right there as well). In the week I have had her she has had only two accidents in the house that were my fault. She looked at the door and sniffed, I just wasn't fast enough. None in her crate at all.
My friend and his dogs are leaving tomorrow so I am glad she had the chance to learn from them. My little dog isn't thrilled by her but they are doing ok.

I took her to the vet and he said the hernia was nothing to worry about for now and we would fix it when she was spayed. She was worm free and weighed just shy of 12 pounds.

Here she is in a quiet moment with her monkey when she first came home.

and a week later

04-10-2014 10:20 PM
wyoung2153 I'm just going to say that you should use your judgement. I picked Titan out of a backyard. (knew nothing about breeders, backyard or legit at the time) The parents were fenced up and put away when we were there and the puppies were all over the place. Titan ran from me when I went to pick him him and hid behind his little puppy house.... when I got him.. and sat him on my lap.. he stayed there, not overly joyed but content.. this were the 3 times I went over to visit him since i picked him out and paid for him when he was 3 weeks old.

He has turned out to be the most amazing dog I know and have ever lived with. He has his small issues (allergies and is vocal as ever with guests upon meeting).. but is overall a stable, well socialized, wonderful dog. Being that you have worked with dogs for a while, I would go with your best judgment when you meet them. There is going to be that one that stands out to you, trust your instinct.
04-10-2014 09:56 PM
okieinalaska Thank you for the offer Muskeg, I am in Oklahoma. I moved back last summer after 15 years in Alaska. (Seward, Juneau and Eagle River) Thank you Selzer and other for your replies.
The other spouse is in the house with the kids feeding the dogs on the other days. They aren't going hungry just not getting AS MUCH attention as when the guy is there.
I will be seeing the puppies this Saturday in person. They (the owner and the vet tech) already have a puppy in mind for me, I will see then if I agree.
Puppies got first deworming today. They will have their first shots before going home.
04-02-2014 09:55 PM
Muskeg I am probably local to you and could help evaluate the pups if you are at all interested. Shoot me a PM.
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