I have been searching on the internet for about 1 week or so... and this is the most reliable site i could find. I am looking for a Medium to Large size dog. I want a boy. A dog with a moderate temper. Something that when around kids a lot will be gentle and patient. I would like a fluffy dog (but that is highly optional) ,that doesnt shed a lot. I would like to be able to get them as soon as possible after he is born so i can start bonding with it.
I myself am a very patient girl that loves animals. The dog will be able to have 10 acres that i can take it for walks or play with it on. I am going to have a lot of free time and i want to be able to spend it with a new companion...
will you please message me back if you have any breed suggestions
***Edited By: lpn169 on 4/3/2009 12:50:14 AM*** Reason: No breeder names/referrals permitted
The problem is, a fluffy dog that doesn't shed alot is a poodle, or port. water dog. Most doodle mutts/crosses still shed and most of those breeders are just adding to the shelter problems. You best bet is to really decide on what to much shedding means to you. Alot of short haired dogs shed as much as long haired. The difference is the long haired dogs coat floats around. Short haired sticks to everything. As a breeder, I say no outfit is complete without dog hair lol.
From their decide on how much you have to spend on grooming. There are alot of groom breeds who can be fluffy but require brushing. Wheatons, the poodles, etc.
Lastly looking into some spaniels. The brittany and the springer are great all around. Not exactly what I would call fluffy, but don't require as much grooming as the poodles, and wheatons. Still have some hair, and get along great with kids.
Any puppy you decide to purchase, make sure it comes from a good breeder. Get a written health guarentee, see the pups and kennel, etc. Do your research. Good luck
okay to try and narrow down what i want. i want a dog that doesnt shed excessivly. something that i can clean up when needed but at the same time i dont wanna like eat cereal in the morning and like have hair in my food.. if you know what i mean.. lol. i like soft dogs of anysize.. but they have to be able to be a family type dog that gets along with kids and other dogs. i love running but i dont want those really skinny structure type dogs. weight doesnt matter. i do not want a very small dog though. preference is a medium dog
A wheaton terrier is a medium-sized dog, slightly fluffy,doesn't shed a lot, comes in boy, and would love to run around 10 acres. A wheaton loves kids, and is good-natured. They can be stubborn but with lots of positive reinforcement and love, they will come around. They are the least aggressive of all the terriers. When they are puppies, they are a medium brown and black ontheir faces but will turn a fawn colour as they become adults.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
I would avoid those puppy selling sites like the plague. If there are any reputable breeders there, they are far outnumber by puppymillers. Try looking at the AKC site. They list all of the breeds and provide info on each one. They also list the parent club for each breed, which maintains a list of reputable breeders for their breed.
You should never bring a puppy home before 8 weeks, even longer for tiny breeders (12 weeks). In some places it's illegal to sell a pup before 8 weeks. Puppies need to spend time with their litter and mom after they are weaned. This is when they learn bite inhibition and get a good start on housebreaking. A good breeder will also start on socialization at that point.
I agree with Rottluvr. Stay away from internet sites for puppies. I bought my husky off an internet site and it wasn't the best choice I made. Don't get me wrong, I love Jayda but she has behavorial problems and I'm sure she is inbred. Have you ever noticed when they post pictures they have this cute little background behind them? I feel there is a reason for that. They don't want to show their real habitat and are most likely puppy mills. Try to find a breeder around you that you can go see the surroundings or go to a shelter and save a life. After I bought Jayda and she ended up having walking dandruff and the behavorial problems, I tried contacting the person I bought her from and low and behold no answer and they are no longer on the internet. Think about it.
Contact a local shelter or rescue. They can help you decide what dog is best for you. Most have people who kow the dogs and their temperments etc., which makes things a lot easier. They also have a good idea about shedding, etc.
Spending $$ on an internet dog (PUPPY MILL!!) is a terrible way to find a companion that you'll have for his/her life.
One week really isn't enough time to search. There are literally hundreds of breeds out there. You need to realistically think about your lifestyle, what you want from a dog, traits it must have, activity, how much time you'llhave or be willing to provide for grooming, etc. And if you have the money to afford the upkeep and food a dog requires.
hello please if you are still interested in the puppy as posted on your adds please do get back to me for more information thanks and waiting to read from you soon.please email me firstname.lastname@example.org