we bred our German Shepherd for the first time and one of the puppies cries all of the time. There are 8 puppies and they'll be 8 weeks old next week and he's already been picked for a new home. He's a larger pup so he is obviously feeding well and I don't know what to tell the new owner when she comes to get him- she's insistant on taking HIM. He's the only one of the litter that cries like this. Any ideas??
If your puppy has been vet checked and seems sound and healthy with a good weight then I wouldn't worry about it. Some puppies are bigger talkers that others. Just make sure your client knows this puppy is a big talker. Make sure you give a health guarantee with your puppies in case there is a genetic health issue that has not made itself know yet. MLW
I really appreciate your reply and will do that. I checked the bloodlines carefully and did the hip check on our female before breeding so hopefully he's just vocal - I definitely don't want to breed again if there are any problems and I don't want them to be bred either if it's hereditary.
My guy is two and a half and is very vocal. He was like that from 8 weeks when we got him. The breeder told us he was a talker. It sounds like whining or crying but he really does let us know when he wants things. If he's anxious to go out he starts pacing and making his sounds. When my dad is visiting and gets his coat to leave we hear this strange howling, as if he is asking him to stay. I've gotten used to it and think I understand what he is "saying". Look who trained who!