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Forum: General Puppy Stuff Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By qbchottu
Either fly the puppy to you or fly to get the...

Either fly the puppy to you or fly to get the pup. Don't drive - it is far more stressful and dangerous IMO - flying is statistically safer than driving cross country.

It's a long flight, but a...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
Thanks my_boy_diesel. Not to say anything against...

Thanks my_boy_diesel. Not to say anything against this program or say my goals are better in any way. I just breed for something different: balanced and whole rather than focusing on one or two...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
http://www.germanshepherddog.com/about/german-shep...

http://www.germanshepherddog.com/about/german-shepherd-dogs/breed-standards/
"Character

The German Shepherd Dog must be well-balanced (with strong nerves) in terms of character, self-assured,...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
DJEtzel: Only reason I even brought up nerves was...

DJEtzel: Only reason I even brought up nerves was due to your statement above.

No - we don't have to worry about Lauren and Finnick. Learning to settle and being quiet in the crate while she is...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
I think this is a temperament issue with your dog...

I think this is a temperament issue with your dog rather than the method of going about crate training. Finnick was loud in the crate, but never anxious or destructive. He displayed no anxiety...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 29,652
Posted By qbchottu
Gorgeous boy with such presence and confidence!...

Gorgeous boy with such presence and confidence! Congrats and thank you for being such a dedicated home!
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-29-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
Hahaha oh lord do I know all too well!! :crazy: ...

Hahaha oh lord do I know all too well!! :crazy:

Finnick was our loudest and most vocal pup. He showed this trait from around 4 weeks old, and I have been giving Lauren a heads up regarding his...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-29-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
Believe Lauren was staying the night at her...

Believe Lauren was staying the night at her sister's before heading back to her home. Don't think they had a crate there.

The entire litter was started with crate training at 6 weeks old. Each...
Forum: Health Issues 09-28-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 433
Posted By qbchottu
Do titers if you can. Otherwise I don't vaccinate...

Do titers if you can. Otherwise I don't vaccinate when I don't have to. Especially on older dogs with health issues. My problem male with bad hips and fistulas doesn't get vaccinated - it is too...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
Cont... 5 weeks old ...

Cont...

5 weeks old
http://i.imgur.com/NuMMq3E.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KrMze64.jpg

Socializing with friends in big places at 6 weeks old :wub::p
http://i.imgur.com/CpWd6HJ.jpg

8 weeks old...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
In honor of his very own thread, here is a birth...

In honor of his very own thread, here is a birth to 8 weeks old progression of Archer von Nadar aka Finnick :)

We had 8 in the litter: 4 black and reds - 4 sables - 5 boys and 3 girls - Archer was...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By qbchottu
Huge congrats to Lauren! This is a super puppy...

Huge congrats to Lauren! This is a super puppy with rock solid temperament and gorgeous structure. I could tell early on that this little guy was special - he was the only sable male in the litter...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-25-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By qbchottu
Congrats Lauren on a super puppy. Archer is the...

Congrats Lauren on a super puppy. Archer is the whole package - lovely structure, excellent temperament, balanced drives, and lots of personality. I think you two will go far in whatever venue you...
Forum: General Information 09-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By qbchottu
Being financially well off has nothing to do with...

Being financially well off has nothing to do with if the dogs and you are in a prudent and apt situation. I know several well off people that are nothing more than dog collectors that snap up the...
Forum: General Information 09-20-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By qbchottu
Depends on the dog, pedigree, and purpose. I...

Depends on the dog, pedigree, and purpose. I estimate 5k+.

What's your goal in adding another dog - and an intact female at that - to your pack when you are already overwhelmed and burned out?...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,039
Posted By qbchottu
Yes I would say so ime Hi back :D

Yes I would say so ime

Hi back :D
Forum: Puppy Behavior 09-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By qbchottu
Nothing to do with dominance. It's just a puppy...

Nothing to do with dominance. It's just a puppy obsessed with you. I have a litter of 8 right now - there are always 3 or 4 that adore looking at you always. They will always be touching you with a...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 09-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By qbchottu
Might be filling out and gaining more muscle...

Might be filling out and gaining more muscle mass. Metabolism and feeding needs decrease as the dog ages so make sure you aren't over feeding and making him overweight
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,039
Posted By qbchottu
Based on OP's needs and requirements, I would...

Based on OP's needs and requirements, I would recommend a moderate to higher drive showline or a lower drive working dog - both need excellent on/off switches.

As mentioned, find a trustworthy...
Forum: Showing (Conformation) 09-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By qbchottu
Possibly - if I do, I'll enter my girls Wink,...

Possibly - if I do, I'll enter my girls Wink, Barracuda, Abracadabra, and Wiva :)

I will also have my Wiva puppies so come say hi! Archer, Artemis, and Alakazam will be going to their forever...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 09-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By qbchottu
You should know that most breeders started off...

You should know that most breeders started off fairly lenient and easy going until one or two bad apples forced them to be more stringent and militant with their contract. All it takes is one or two...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 09-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By qbchottu
I have noticed many breeders have an "you must...

I have noticed many breeders have an "you must return afflicted
pup in case of a genetic issue in order to get a replacement"

I feel this amounts to one of two scenarios:
- the breeder wants to...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By qbchottu
I also talk it out with the buyer on an...

I also talk it out with the buyer on an individual basis and add/delete/change anything if it's reasonable
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 09-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By qbchottu
I have all those clauses in my contract - it's...

I have all those clauses in my contract - it's just a way to protect the puppy should there be an issue later on. When you first meet someone looking for a pup, most everyone seems nice and like a...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By qbchottu
Thanks Daisy&Lucky's Mom! Linda: When I have...

Thanks Daisy&Lucky's Mom!

Linda: When I have some time, I'll have to post pictures of all of them and Wiva :)
I just get lazy about it, because posting picture threads on this forum is a pain...
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