Puss n boots I hate to be negative, and I am not even going to get in to what you probably spent on your mix puppies when you could have got a mix from the shelter.
I will tell you I have learned in my 10 years experience as a breeder that I will not sell 2 puppies from the same litter... here is why...
Even if you can potty train them and socialize them, they will ALWAYS like each other better than you. Maybe not now, but as they mature together, they will. They will start ignoring and defying you, they will get a 'twin-speak' going on, and they will plot against you and try to dominate you.
Think I am crazy, but I have tried several times to keep 2 puppies myself from the same litter. It never works out, they both end up acting so bad that I place one with another family. Then... like magic the one I keep, starts to act right and get with the program.
I guess you can do what you want, but you are setting yourself and the puppies up for failure.
Boots, Yes Ma'am they are hard work. I am trying to keep a positive attitude. As soon as I feel overwhelmed by them and think about re-homing one with my mother-in-law, they seem to fall into ranks and obey like good little soldiers.
But every one in a while they realize they out number me three to one and go AWOL!
Sorry for the military terms, Air Force brat. And I feel like a captain in some battle against obnoxious barking, poo-rolling, and unstable bowels!
Thanks for the cheerful support.
Alicat1, Thanks for the piss and vinegar. As for now we are keeping our girls together. I am a little surpised that you would reply to a poster on a post that's pretty darn old just to be negative. A little out of the blue, but we all get our own opinions. Your comments are noted.
***Edited By: sweetgmichelle on 2/9/2006 5:07:29 PM*** Reason: ADD FOR ALICAT1
I happen to agree with Hounds on this one. 3 puppies is too much. First of all its not fair to the puppies to be crated all the time and secondly this is a yappy breed. No amount of bopping them or telling them to be quiet is really going to work with 3 of them going at it all the time. Do the puppies and yourself a favor and re-home 2 of them so, that they may have that special one on one family experience too. You were kind to get them out of a bad situation but, now you are getting overwhelmed. Since you now own these little cuties you can carefully screen new homes and feel really good about what you've done.
Exercise pen? What in the wolrd are you talking about?
I have updated. Several time's. About all three being spayed, the aftermath of that, them getting sick, crating seperately, I've updated with lots of pics. I have been here regularly sicne that ORIGINAL post.
I meant to copy and paste a part of the last post and instead added something else. My bad! I didn't realize this was an old subject. So sorry to have upset anyone. I seem to get duped by this now and then..
I have been on here since dec only so, hadn't seen the posts about these puppies.
Oh. Beagles, no offense taken. I have just been getting a few of these for some reason. I understand if you had never seen my original posts you may be confused.
That was a while ago, and we still have all of the ladies. They have adapted to our family pretty darn well. We still deal with normal puppy develoment issues (phases) but I think all-in-all we'll be fine once they have their fenced yard and we get them into puppy play time or agility. I do appreciate your concern for their well being!
Sweetmichelle-- I am sorry you took offense. I was not talking about you or your personal situation. I was actually replying to pussnboots post which is from today. I know you are handling your puppies. Which I think you are doing a fine job.