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Crazy dog lovers / buyers

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by sneakysniper, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

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    What happened to going along to choose a pup from a litter when they are ready to go or even when they are a few weeks old, so as you can get an idea of their future markings and personality?

    I have been considering getting a GSP pup for the last month or so but all the litters are reserved within a few days of the birth. How can you choose a pup before it's born or at a few days old?
    What's the matter with people lol? :mad:
     
  2. sneakysniper

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    Well, i have put a deposit on a pup, not the ideal situation as they are only a few days old, but there seems to be no other option these days.
    She looks more like a hamster than a dog at the moment:
    pup 001.jpg pup 003.jpg
     
  3. lewis850

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    awwwwwww mate, thats the nicest thing ive ever seen !!

    keep us updated with pics ;)
     
  4. Titchgamer

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    Check rescues mate.
    There are lots of great dogs in homes that need a second chance after being cast out.
    Everything from a few weeks old to old age.
    Dont put money in a breeders pockets, put it to good use and help a rescue :)
     
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    Our bear is a rescue, awsome doggie :D
     
  6. DaveC_24

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    Couldn't agree more! My family has had a few rescued German Shepherds, and they have been absolutely fantastic. Some of them had had a really hard time before going to the rescue home; one was a Christmas pup, and our latest was beaten when younger and had a lot of psychological issues as a result. They can take some extra work, but after a year or so with us he was a totally different dog, with his good nature showing through rather than the trauma that he suffered. There are some truly wonderful dogs in rescue centres who are just waiting for the right home. If you can be patient enough to teach a rescue dog to live by your rules (and it can take time, especially if they have had issues in previous homes) then they will be the most loyal, loving pets you can have! :)

     
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    I tried rescue and came unstuck with the dogs deep seated behavioral problems he came with, never been socialised with other dogs and children so we had to re-home him to remove risk. Much that I would love to give a rescue dog a home I couldn't risk it so that's why we ended up with a barking perm or Cavapoo.
     
  8. Titchgamer

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    All our GSD's have been rescues.
    We have had everything from puppy farm dogs to one who was so badly neglected and beaten the Vet give her less than a week when we got her (Turned out she lived to 15....)
    There are some dogs which you dont want to attempt to rescue unless you are a very experienced dog owner but any decent rescue will help find the right dog for you.
    Like I said I would never put money in a breeders pocket, Dont get me wrong not all breeders are in it for money but there are allot of them that do not care about the welfare of the animals and sell them to people who should never have a dog in the first place.
    That is why there are so many dogs on the streets and pounds and the unlucky ones who get put down or worse used as bait dogs... :mad:

    Anyways thats my piece over hope you find the right dog for you :)

    And some of our dogs just to show :D

    Shadow - Rescued from a motorway after being dumped near newcastle:
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    Kim - Got this beauty from the police, Apparently she was to clever for the force but her previous police friends keep in touch and send her a crimbo card every year :)
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    Zarra - Probably the most intelligent dog I have ever come across, This was the beautiful poor girl that was neglected and beaten as a puppy so bad it nearly killed her.
    She had gangrene in her tail so she had to have half her tail amputated and only got the fur to grow back on it in the latter part of her life.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. sneakysniper

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    There's the catch. Rescue is a good and moral idea, but i would only consider that if it was just me and the mrs at home.
     
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    Molly.jpg molly 2.jpg Molly 3.jpg

    Got some more pics from the breeder today, Molly's eyes are now open! Hoping to pick her up August 18th, booked a week off work. Just gotta slam in the overtime now to pay for her! :)
     
  11. r_haines666

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    my dog was got as a rescue when she was 6 months old
     
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    If your are going to rescue an unknown dog it is wise to be prepared for the possibility of a failure - but most rescues by experienced dog owners go pretty well.

    The two standard standard pieces of advice are
    1 - Don't buy a pedigree anything. - I keep a tame geneticist, and there is some basis to this.
    2 - Avoid rescues

    Here is Henry - the rescue Great Dane - and a fine friendly monster he is too.
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    I've been waiting almost two years for a Border Terrier bitch, but each litter I was waiting on only had two females, and I was third in line. I gave up on that breeder.
     
  14. sneakysniper

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    4 weeks old now:
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    Well she's been with us since Saturday. I've booked a week off work and thank the lord i did, it's like having another baby all over again!

    Up at 0530, out for a wee, back in for food, game of fetch and rough n tumble, out for a poo, YES you do want to go back to sleep lol....
    Im knackered, especially after shooting last night :)
     
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    i'v been looking for an ess for a while now, only thing is when you phone rescue centres about a specific dog it always seems to have "gone" and they try to convince you that another dog they have is better for you!
    now im a stubborn git so if i can't rescue one it looks like ill be getting a pup!!

    on the plus side though it will be a good expeiriance for the kids! i never had that opertunity as a child!

    just means a yr of feeding and picking up poo before i get a friend! lol
     
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    p.s try www.pets4homes.co.uk really good site. check it daily!! dogs go fast you can also learn alot just by veiwing which dogs sell and which dogs dont!!

    make sure both parents are working if poss! your looking for breeders that have bred for their own benifit i.e freind needing other dogs hence the litter. and also the more expensive does not mean better dog! if you and a mate had two great working pointers and three friends said hey breed those and we will have a pup, th rest of the liter you would want rid of hence selling early there is a lot to it!
     
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    Great looking dog. All the work done now will pay dividends later on. Plus ain't it fun..
     
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    She's got some feet on her! Lovely looking mutt :D
     
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    We decided when we set up RR that I would get a Quad and she would get a dog. But the quad got nicked after 10 weeks and I found out that Boots our pedigree Tibetan Terrier or should I say Pinrow mystic prince cost more that the quad. Boots is a fantastic dog so laid back all the kids that stroke poke and prod him he just opens one eye and rolls over and spread his legs and almost shouts tickle me .
     

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