And lastly, any suggestions for female pups name? Thanks, Rebecca
|Hello- You will get loads of advice here but heres my view!
I lined the bottom of my puppies crate with training pads incase he had an accident! I also put a blanket at one end so he had something to snuggle into.
I wasn't keen on having him in a crate however it was the best thing I ever did! It provided him with somewhere "safe" to be that he saw as his own area, and it stopped him from damaging the house. He wasn't in for long (out by 6 months) but I think each puppy is different!
I'm sure that all puppies should come with papers and I know that in the UK you can buy extended papers from the kennel club but as a minimum you get a 5 generation pedigree paper.
Names for girls......... I like old english names such as Molly, Lottie, Lucy, etc
Good luck with your puppy- Post pictures so we can see her!
|Welcome to the forum. You asked a lot of questions. I will try to address one or two. First a breeder that says things but is not willing to show proof scares me. I would run not walk away from the deal. I suggest that you contact Tara for a breeder in your area. I love my dog, Bella, but I think that I was extremely lucky. My wife and I did a fair amount of research before we got her. We had one person tell us that the mother was a champion but did not have any papers to prove it. (Not where we got Bella.)
Second about crating. We stopped using a crate for Bella when she was about 6 months old. We thought it would be better for her to sleep beside the bed. Our previous sheepdog did and we were never bothered by her at night and Bella did not "Like" the crate. We both agree that we wish that she still slept in the crate. In addition the crate will become "her/his space". The place that the dog can go and not be bothered by others in the house.
Again welcome. There is a pheominal amount of information in this forum an a bunch of really good people to talk to and get advice from.
|welcome to the forum.
about crate training I'm not to sure did not crate train mine,but as far as the pedigrees the breeders that I got my showed me the pedigrees of the parent dogs even gave copies,to get the pedigrees for my puppies I still had to order them.besides ordering them yourself it would have your puppies name on them and not the breaders name,which it would make it better for you if you showed and or decide to breed yourself.you could ask the breeder if you could look at there pedigrees to see for sure about their ch. background.hope that helps.
good luck with your puppy.
As far as the crate training I use old towels. They are soft and absorbent. If they get chewed or too badly pooped on I just throw them away. If you don't have any, thrift stores are a good source. I stay away from rugs because they can eat the looped strings (they unravel when chewed) and cause stomach obstructions.
As far as how long, it depends on the puppy. Mine do enjoy their crates and still use them. I only have one that hates it, and he is reliable outside it. Ours still use them as adults - a safe spot to go, or if they are muddy/dirty until I can wash them off. Saves 5 dogs running through the house with dirty feet!
You should see the pedigree. In fact they should be proud of it if the dogs are any good! The pedigree is just basically the family tree of the dog, so anyone can print them. If you are in the US and the dog is registered through AKC, you do have the option of purchasing one at the time of registration. But, I don't see why you should have to - the breeder should already have gone through it with you. I would be skeptical - this is NOT the way a reputable breeder does business. I would suspect that there may be a few champions way back in the line several generations ago and they are claiming the "champion bloodlines". Saying the dog has champion bloodlines helps them sell more puppies. If the dog really has a significant amount of champions in it's lineage, you can bet they would be proudly showing it to you.
For a puppy that is going to be a pet, and you don't want to show her, this may be fine. Just proceed with caution. The risk of inherited diseases and other problems are usually higher when getting a puppy from a breeder that doesn't test and follow up on their pups for the life of the dog. Make sure you meet the breeder's other dogs, especially the adults. They should be healthy and friendly. If they offer excuses why you can't see the adult dogs, run!
Good luck, and we want pictures when you get your puppy!
|I'm not sure if I understood correctly but your breeder would not have a copy of YOUR puppy's pedigree; that would have to be ordered through the AKC. She should however have the sire and dam's pedigrees available. The breeders that I know do not keep the shiny, pretty AKC pedigrees in their possession. They don't let me buy mine either! They have everything recorded through their breedings and can quote them from heart. (One of my mentors could probably quote pedigrees for most of the dogs on this forum, just by knowing sire and dam or bloodline!)
They should however be able to tell you AT LEAST 3 generations back and be able to prove it through AKC registration paperwork.
There are also a few breeders on places like Puppyfind who have managed to weasel breedings with dogs who have good bloodlines without the kennel owner's knowldege. They then sell these dogs as "having champion bloodlines".
Example: I have a Lambluv dog. I am the only owner on him. Therefor, I could go out and let him breed everything under the sun and they would have bigtime champion bloodlines on his side and could AKC papers. Now, they couldn't register dogs with the Lambluv prefix because the owner of the kennel name wouldn't approve it but the pups could definitely be advertised as having "Champion Bloodlines" and that kennel name in their pedigrees.
Remember, names don't mean much. Medical tests and proven pups are what you want to look for.
|I have crate trained my last 2 OES. I didn't have a big enough crate last time, and Winston decided to eat my carpet at 6 months...and we thought he was safe! Best to keep them crated until a year if they don't mind. They can get up to no good while you are sleeping.|
|I agree Wendy...
We let Pearl out of crate at about 9 months --She has been very good while we were home....The first day after leaving her "free" for only ONE hour.... we came home to a mess...alot of papers, magazines etc ripped torn shredded.. Shame on us!! I really depends on the dog.
I also use old towels..Easy to wash in case of accidents, absorbent and cuddly.
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