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Old 02-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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Hey guys, I have been having puppy fever for a whole now & lately it's gotten really bad. t the end of march I will be going back home & will be there indefinitely due to family issues. So space & time aren't an issue.

The problem is I want one from a breeder but I feel guilty doing that because there are so many needy animals out there without homes. But only 2 of my dogs in all the dogs I have ever had ever have been from breeders (Izze, & Bear) so on the other hand I feel like I have "paid my debt" so to speak to rescuing. The puppy will be an ACD definitely, & have been in contact with a few reputable breeders (I think) the problem is most of them are like ... A days drive from me & I just don't think I can make the drive there are a few "hobby" breeders in my area who have "ranch" ACDs who don't show conformation but their dogs are healthy & seem (haven't gone to see any yet) happy, they only have a few dogs & only breed a few times a year.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:24 PM
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I'm at least 10 years out from ever getting another dog (no new dogs until this crew has passed on) so it gives me a lot of time to debate.

I have firmly banned puppies in the house.. and then I take it back every so often. CURRENTLY I'd like to only get adult rescues but man, I would like a beezer.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:04 PM
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I thought I was also a "no puppy" person too because in some ways an adult dog is easier, but there are some things in the adult rescues that, if I had had them from the get go, that wouldn't have happened so I think in some aspects it's better to start from scratch then to try to fix what someone else messed up ... You know?

Not knocking adult rescues ... Cuz they are great too ... But thee are some things about buddy & the others I have had that I know proper upbringing would have made a non issue.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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No, I definitely feel that aspect as well. In some ways, it was much more positive to have Sham and Smalls as babies. I still remember all their awfulness as puppies, but as adults they're well rounded. Sham rolls over and offers me his feet in the air to trim his nails. I love what they've become growing up here.. I just don't love all of what puppies come with in general, heh. I also prefer to take the dogs that otherwise wouldn't be placed or would need a really specific environment.

My boyfriend questions my logic at least! He doesn't understand why I hate all the normal puppy stuff so much but happily take a totally unsocialized adult, or a dog that will bite over an issue. Like I said, at least I (hope) have a long time before I have to decide on a next dog. Sham is the youngest at slightly over 2, and then every one else is 6-10. I can accept that in 10 years not every one will be here (and likely sooner than that :\) but logically Sham should still be around and only then will I add another. If I add.. I also think about just fostering. Then DA dogs could be fostered here.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:18 PM
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We're not getting another until atleast one of
our two have passed on, but we're definitely set on getting an ACD, be it from a breeder or rescue. We have time to figure it out ourselves, but if we go the breeder route, we're most likely getting them from a friend of mine who breeds ACDs in Sacramento. I love her dogs, as well as her ethics and her love and knowledge of the breed. We'll see what we decide when the time comes or what comes first.
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We're not getting another until atleast one of
our two have passed on, but we're definitely set on getting an ACD, be it from a breeder or rescue. We have time to figure it out ourselves, but if we go the breeder route, we're most likely getting them from a friend of mine who breeds ACDs in Sacramento. I love her dogs, as well as her ethics and her love and knowledge of the breed. We'll see what we decide when the time comes or what comes first.
you will be fine, you have had Ma'ii as your teacher . he is a good example of a "working" ACD. Izze was a lot like him, she was a "take no crap" kind of dog. Unless she was in public, then she was kind of like an SD in many ways, she would "put up" with people stepping on her, bumping into her, strollers running up on to her heels (though i did give all those careless folks a piece of my mind when they thought it was 'no big deal')

but at home she was a different animal, or if she was "working" she was all business & dont **** with her. LOL I loved that dog ... which is why i want another breeder pup, so i can have that again. I know i will prolly be posting in the whining/venting thread "whoa whoa as me why did i do thi to my self" at some point ... but it will pass i know & once they mature they become great dogs, but its my belief that they have to be 'started' early in order for you to 'mold ' them into thedog you want them to be.
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