Getting a puppy

@Marie2473 (8519)
Sweden
January 14, 2007 12:51pm CST
Me and my bf are talking about maybe getting apuppy. not just now, but soon. I like to plan thinks like this since it is like having a baby more or less, and I was wondering if somone has some tips. I was thinking about the rase bozer, but i have also heard that this is a BAD choise if it is your first time as a dog owner!?
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• United States
15 Jan 07
WE JUST GOT A NEW PUPPY FOR CHRISTMAS. A NINE WEEK OLD AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD NAMED STAR. THEY ARE LIKE HAVING A CHILD. BE PREPARED FOR POOPING IN THE HOUSE, TAKING TO THE VET EVERY MONTH, WHINING, CHEWING, GROOMING, BATHING, SOCILIZING (PEOPLE AND DOGS),N CRATE TRAINING AMONGST OTHER THINGS. PICK A PUPPY THAT IS HEALTHY. ONE THAT WILL FIT INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE. ARE U ACTIVE, CALM, BUSY, HOME OFTEN? THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME YOULL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF A PUP. REMEMBER BIGGER DOGS NEED LOTS OF ROOM TO EXERCISE. I HOPE ALL GOES WELL FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK!!!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Congratulations on getting your new puppy as I am sure it is loving you and your partner. I bet it is very cute and is very active. Puppies are so adorable. Make sure though when you make a comment you put your text in small letters and not caps. All cap letters tells people that you are yelling and someone on myLot may end up reporting you to myLot. Just a helpful hint. :-)
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx alot - I am aware of the fact that it is not easy to get a puppy, but i think it will be worth it.
• United States
15 Jan 07
i did not know that thanks!!!
• India
15 Jan 07
Yes puppy and dogs are really nice for pet,just keep them.
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• India
15 Jan 07
Just keep puppy in your home.they are really cute.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for your input!
• India
15 Jan 07
I would suggest you go for a chihuahua pup. Its the best choice for a small house. you can get the best chihuahua pups delivered at your steps from the best of bredders in USA you can contact me here www.sharesale.com/r.cfm?B=59211&U=139736&M=8220
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
18 Jan 07
That would be a problem since i do not live in the states =)
@lsen06 (5000)
• India
15 Jan 07
to get a puppy is very good decision . it is also a long term commitment. if you agree, you can get it . all dogs are beautiful . i love a street dog , named kalu . he is very sincere to me . i love him.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for your input!
@bck_1409 (662)
• India
15 Jan 07
hi its a gud idea bec's dog can become agud frnd n a family member ,who need nothing else but love and care so go on and get one soon i can assure of great fun becase even i hav one its a pamerian dog
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for your comment!
• India
15 Jan 07
Puppy's are nice,only if u have genuine interest for keeping pets.There is possibility of lot of time being lost on them.Bbut if ur a genuine animal lover then its better u try it.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx alot for your comment!
• United States
15 Jan 07
I think it is a good idea if you both take care of the dog since it is your first time I think its a good idea rather than doing it on your own you have the help of one another. I would go to a shelter because you can help an animal in need and have a loving dog to care for. Best of luck!
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx alot for you advice
@myjewel (268)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i suggest you get a small dog like a toy dog with a very good temperament so as not be shocked with the big responsibility that comes with a big dog. its like having a baby. it comes with great responsibility.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
thanx for responding
@adnanmd2 (830)
15 Jan 07
I think its better you take Rase bozer ..Its just a puppy na so no need of geting scared..i think you will really succeed... Best of luck..!
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for commenting, but it was a typo. boxer was what i ment!
@dadacute (10)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
Try to buy a pitbull, it's fun to have a pitbull.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for suggestion
• Qatar
15 Jan 07
oh nice to have loving puppies as its just like timepass. instead of kids lets play with puppies and have fun but as a dog owner for the first time its a great responsibility as we have to run around them all the time
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx alot for commenting
• Canada
15 Jan 07
A dog is a great companion who will be with you for about 10 - 14 years if you are lucky. I know by experience that a really small dog is not a great choice with kids, they get jelous, they get hurt easily and they require a lot of care. Long hair dogs need hair cuts, short hair dogs get cold. All dogs should go to the vet for shots, get fixed etc.. You have to live with the dog so it is important that you pick one that is family oriented. If you don't have a yard then a walk or walks will have to be done. All sounds great when you don't have a dog but I guess what I am trying to say is it is a responsibility. Just prepared to have to do stuff with the dog. I agree with someone who made the comment about a mix breed dog. I think they make the best pets, but that is just my personal opionion. I had a lab and I barely survived puppy hood, took a year of playful, chewing but he was the best dog we ever had. Great with the kids, loving and gentle. But you need to spend time with it or it will become a frenzyied animal always needing your attention.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx alot for your response. I know that it is alot that comes with taking a puppy into your home. I do have some things to think about before going through with it.
@Stijn1234 (266)
• Belgium
15 Jan 07
I really would love to get a dog actually but unfortunately I'm allergic to them :-((
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Oh I feel so sorry for you!
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
15 Jan 07
How exciting! I wish that I was home enough to be able to have a puppy. They require a lot of work and attention in the beginning, especially. I have always liked small dogs. We had 3 dachshunds (wiener dogs) as I was growing up, so I am partial to them, and that is what I would get if I were to get a puppy. I'm sure that you'll pick the perfect one; it sounds as if you're taking your time choosing, which is good. Good Luck! Post a picture of the new family member when he arrives!
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
hehe, I will for sure post a million pics when we have the new member. i do belive that it will take time though coz once we have decided it will take time to find the breeder we can trust, and so on!
• India
15 Jan 07
Hi I welcome this idea only if you can support the puppy for its lifetime, since dogs get attached to us very soon and they will not like to leave us (and we too, of course). I have a puppy at home. It has almost become a family member now. I cant even think of getting seperated from it. Even he cannot live happily without us. So it will become a lifetime bond. Think and act. Only if you are prepared for this do buy one. Else dont. I actually opposed buying a doggy, but now I cannot imagine a life without him. He comes with us for everything from shopping to even attending functions sometimes, though not often. Dogs will become mentally afftected if you are going to leave them in the middle for some reason. All the best...
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
exactly, they are with us for a lifetime, atleast their lifetime. that is why i am puttig alot of thought into it coz I really wanna be sure!
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Half moltese terrior and silky are a great crossbread puppy to keep, they can easily be kept indoors if you let 'em out a few times a week. They're playful and play a good role in your relationship.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for suggestion
@superbren (856)
15 Jan 07
i would recommend a yorkshire terrier, they are very sweet and quiet too. mine id called jack and he is 6 mths old. we keep him indoors and he sleeps in the utility room at night. he loves a walk and is afraid of nothing . i also have a boxer who is a big darling but its hard to beat a tinsy wee dog you can lift in your arms and cuddle.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
he he he, yeah boxers are kind of BIG =)
• India
15 Jan 07
You can always talk to me in presencemakessense@yahoo.com regarding your choice of pups and its products.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx
• India
15 Jan 07
puppies should be given a lot of care and love.the breed you select depends on your taste and and you experience with dogs
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
Thanx for commenting!
@maikeeho (196)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i love labrador and golden retriever they r not just smart dogs but you can rely on them really.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 Jan 07
So i have heard, thanx for your input