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Old 02-13-2013, 05:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Those pups look fluffy! I doubt they are working line though without a pedigree. Do they have ofa or are they just gonna demonstrate that the parents are athletic?
The OP didn't state that there was no pedigree, only that it is not online.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm sorry this experience didn't work out for you.. Sad for you and sad for the dog

I was one who said go for it, I have always had good experiences with my co owns (two) but I have heard alot of negatives from others.

Moving on, YES, while cute those puppies can hng with the chickens, make sure if you get him, to have him tested for coccidia, puppies eating chicken poo, which is pretty normal as puppies can be pigs, chickens carry alot of yucky stuff in their poo.

Good luck I hope everything works out
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Thank you for the advice, Carmen. How do you go about treating coccidia and what should I look out for? I've never dealt with it before. Also, as far as there not being a pedigree, they will come with a big puppy packet with their AKC paperwork, a bag of their puppy food, their shot record, deworming record, clear statement of health from their vet, my copy of the written health guarantee, and copies of the parents' pedigrees. I think I said earlier in the post that both parents have been OFA'd and I've asked to see the reports from where they were OFA'd and the trainer is coming to actually work them with a helper and allow me to see them work. I'm loving how the breeder is being honest and open with everything and isn't acting like they are trying to hide anything. I'm supposed to go over there and spend a couple hours with them in about an hour or so, so I have to get offline and go get dressed. Wish me luck
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bethany , it's a stool tested sample..Something you would probably normally do when you take the puppy in for it's first exam...Coccidia causes wicked diarhea in most cases as well, can be hard to get rid of , but meds do work..

Just mention the 'chicken thing" when you vet him..
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Thank you. I just got back from spending some time with them all. They are truly great people. Both parents have OFA good hips and elbows and were tested DM clear. The breeders didn't have any problem showing me the certifications and paperwork on each dog. They were an overall clean environment with the puppies being raised inside around the family. I really really like the little guy that I originally thought I would like; the second picture down of the darkest sable boy. He is very friendly and loves to chase a ball and rope toy. So......I placed the deposit down! I'm also very satisfied with what their guarantee entails. Hips and elbows guaranteed for two years and free from all genetic diseases for life. I pick him up in two weeks! I'm so excited. She did say that she would keep me in plenty of pictures of him and how he's doing over the next two weeks and I'll do the same for you guys. Now the difficult part of coming up with a name!
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The waiting is going to be a hard one for you also, gorgeous puppy, congrats.
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The waiting is going to be a hard one for you also, gorgeous puppy, congrats.
Oh it killed me not to be able to bring him home with me today, but I know it's what is best. I'm smitten.
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what is the name of the sire and what is the name of the dam. I would never buy a dog not knowing the genetics -- did they give you that ? If the pedigree comes with the puppy pack , or is it the registration ? that comes with the puppy pack.

ps -- remember the shipping for the magazines
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I'm so sorry - I had high hopes for the co-own and think, if done right, can be a wonderful thing.
Unfortunately, sometimes breeders just want a dog out of their hair while not giving up total ownership, and it turns out badly for all.
We co-owned a male (intact of course) Keeshond quite a while back and it was not a great deal at all for us, and it was the same type thing. Although a sweet and loving boy, if not tethered to one of us constantly (and even sometimes while tethered) he'd pee all over my house, having never been raised or living in one ever in his short young life.
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it could not have worked out -- I was one of the nay-sayers . You don't give your "valuable" female just entering into an appropriate breeding age to a complete stranger !
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