What You Need To Know When Picking A Puppy

This was a last minute e-mail I sent to a friend in California, who contacted me only a few hours befote she was leaving to pick a puppy from a breeder she's been researching.


Actually, everything looks specialized - for a show breeder. And even better, what i actually like is that she's doing things with the dogs (using them in commercials) - which to me, suggests that the dogs she's breeding should (in theory, anyway) have solid temperaments.

The only thing i actually wasn't crazy about is that the way her dogs look. i do not just like the pigment or the luster of the coats. But really, that's more of a private preference, as I'm not a show breed judge.

The main test i like to recommend is that you simply should cradle the pup in your arms, in order that its feet are up toward your chin, and its back is cupped in your hands. The pup should lie still, kind of a sack of potatoes and just gaze sweetly up into your eyes. If he won't allow you to turn him the wrong way up , or won't stop squirming... throw him back and pick another one.

If he passes that test, subsequent one should be to pin him on his side. He might squirm a touch bit initially on the other hand calm down and allow you to hold him therein position... a minimum of for 10-20 seconds.

And finally, find a metal bowl... or something that makes plenty of noise... kind of a hoop of about 20 keys... and while the pups are playing, toss the bowl or object about five feet from the pups (the breeder won't like this, but ignore it, you're picking a companion for subsequent 15 years, and you'd wish to confirm you get an honest one! So don't ask permission... just do it!) Watch the pups. Good pups should run up thereto to research . Weak pups will cringe and conceal . don't buy a pup that cringes and hides. If the dog just shows indifference, this is often okay... on the other hand I'm getting to test to ascertain if the pup is deaf or not. If he's not deaf (clap, or shake keys behind the pup, when he's not looking)... but he was still indifferent to the bowl drop... then the dog remains one i will be able to consider.

This is really all you'd like if you're choosing a dog for a pet. you'll also test his ball drive, but to be honest, for a pet that's just going to bum the house, a pronounced ball drive makes no sense .

She seems like an honest breeder, as far together can tell from an online site. So, I'm sure she'll assist you out. Just be honest about what you're and aren't trying to seek out during a dog.

That's all for now, folks! Adam

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