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Old 01-29-2013, 11:25 AM
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SSSSHHHHH! I started talking to Gwen a little this morning. :P

BUT, I have another breed in mind as far opposite as I could get that I'll have to meet first... No one is going to know what breed I'm getting next for a while.. since I won't be able to make up my mind!
Good luck not getting one of her dogs. I'll be talking about it so freaking much that you will just fall in love before they are even little embryo's! BTW... I think we have hijacked this.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:22 PM
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These responses were all fantastic, thank you! I came back from an accidental ban - really glad to know the moderating team doesn't truly consider me a spammer! - to find that my thread had posted and many folks had replied. What a delight!

It seems that, for some breeders, my age may be a problem, but I probably shouldn't bother with 'em if that's the case. More breeders would, and should, care about my circumstances, regardless of my age.

I should mention that, although I'm only 22, my SO is a few years older. We're both very mature people with pretty solid life plans. He's had dogs his whole life, and I've raised Gypsy up from a pup to a well-trained adult that I'm proud of.

Admittedly, we are at a transition in our lives right now. We're both graduating with our respective degrees this spring. He'll be looking for a job, so we may be moving. Meanwhile, I'll be working, collecting experience in my field before I start grad school in summer/fall 2014. I do have a good job right now, and I'm very employable if we have to move. I wouldn't want to add a dog until A) SO finds a job, B) we find a place that we'll be staying for a while, C) we're financially secure and ready for the time commitment. That would be late-ish summer at the very earliest.

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Also, you're killing me by not saying the breed name!!
Hehe. Silken windhound! I've been in love for years and years.

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BTW... I think we have hijacked this.
Hijack my thread all you want, friends. I enjoy reading any dog related chattery.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:16 PM
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Hey Kirsten, I just got a Silken Windhound (see my sig for her pic) about six months ago. I was 23 at the time and a vet student. We have a reputation for being poor and insanely busy, so I was extremely worried about having my application blown off... but I made sure to explain that I did indeed have copious amounts of free time, and that pretty much ALL of that free time would be spent with my dog. I put a lot of effort in getting to know this breeder and her dogs and in the end, she really wanted to place one of her pups with me and said that she thinks it'll be a perfect fit. In the end, she did a really good job at matching a pup that fit exactly what I was looking for... I'm super excited for you! Silkens are such fantastic dogs
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I've spoken to a few breeders seriously about their dogs and my age was never a concern. I'm 22 now. I've always sent a little story about me, my interests, my future plans, etc, in the 'intro' e-mail. Then I always am sure to attach some of Jackson's videos (tricks, etc) and explain I'm into dog sports and have dabbled in some, etc, and it's just... never been an issue. I think breeders can tell the difference between a "dog person" and just a 22 year old who is partying every weekend, or spending the night on others couches, etc. Not to mention, for most reputable breeders, I'm almost positive none of my non-dog-people friends would ever know how to go about finding or contacting them in the first place... they'd be more apt to hit up the local pet store or classifieds ad more than anything.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:01 PM
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Sighthounds are so growing on me... I'm debating between another herder next or a sighthound. It's going to be a hard choice! I can't wait to follow your progress and hopefully new addition!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 PM
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Age really wasn't a concern with either of the dalmatian breeders I went with. Although I do have to say Ivans breeder was a bit shocked the first time she seen me. LOL To her I am still the Kid.
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I was just coming 18 when I first inquired about Quinn - another rare breed with a tight sense of community! Now, my breeder did speak to my mom (Quinn was considered my birthday present - she was born 20 days before my 18th birthday) a lot (I don't think it was BECAUSE I was so young, but because my mom was the one who first inquired) and was well aware that she was on board and an experienced dog owner, but she was also fully aware that Quinn would be my dog and I would be the one handling and training her. I was also the one who signed her contract

I am 20 now and in contact with a breeder for my second English Shepherd. If my age is a concern she has not brought it up yet.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:53 PM
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I was 22 when I got Marsh. His breeder had met me in person before we talked about me taking Marsh, so she definitely knew I was young. I had put in a puppy application at the same time, and wasn't immediately turned down. I don't know if it would have become an issue, since I withdrew from that litter I think before the dogs were even bred.

I had traveled several hundred miles to the National Specialty and talked to a lot of people about the breed and my intention to play sports with the dog, so I had done a lot to show my seriousness.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:33 PM
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Been wanting to respond to this all week but couldn't justify typing up a response when I had four exams and two quizzes to study for. Week of Hell is now over, though!

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Hey Kirsten, I just got a Silken Windhound (see my sig for her pic) about six months ago. I was 23 at the time and a vet student. We have a reputation for being poor and insanely busy, so I was extremely worried about having my application blown off... but I made sure to explain that I did indeed have copious amounts of free time, and that pretty much ALL of that free time would be spent with my dog. I put a lot of effort in getting to know this breeder and her dogs and in the end, she really wanted to place one of her pups with me and said that she thinks it'll be a perfect fit. In the end, she did a really good job at matching a pup that fit exactly what I was looking for... I'm super excited for you! Silkens are such fantastic dogs
You're actually the reason I found this forum, haha! I did a Google search for recent silken windhound forum posts, or something, and it directed me to your thread with Lugia pictures. She's gorgeous! I'll probably grill you with questions about her at some point, if you're up for it.

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I've spoken to a few breeders seriously about their dogs and my age was never a concern. I'm 22 now. I've always sent a little story about me, my interests, my future plans, etc, in the 'intro' e-mail. Then I always am sure to attach some of Jackson's videos (tricks, etc) and explain I'm into dog sports and have dabbled in some, etc, and it's just... never been an issue. I think breeders can tell the difference between a "dog person" and just a 22 year old who is partying every weekend, or spending the night on others couches, etc. Not to mention, for most reputable breeders, I'm almost positive none of my non-dog-people friends would ever know how to go about finding or contacting them in the first place... they'd be more apt to hit up the local pet store or classifieds ad more than anything.
I debated sending the breeder some info on Gypsy but decided against it, since I'm not actively searching for dog #2 yet. I wish I could say I was into dog sports, but I'm not. Not yet. Not to say we've do nothing together; quite the contrary. But we have no titles or certifications to show for it. Maybe by the time I'm ready to purchase a dog, I'll have a little more obvious dog-world-saavy to my name.

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Sighthounds are so growing on me... I'm debating between another herder next or a sighthound. It's going to be a hard choice! I can't wait to follow your progress and hopefully new addition!
What breeds were you considering, out of curiosity? And you can bet I'll update ya'll with what happens! And eventual puppy pictures!
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We brought Rylie home when I was 20 and Ian was 18. I spent a LOT of time talking with her breeder beforehand. We had our own 2 bedroom apartment and had quite a bit of free time, as we both had different class schedules. I know that our ages concerned her a bit at first, but she realized we were both mature enough to handle a puppy

After that, it was a piece of cake. Chloe's breeder (out of state) wanted our vet information, a copy of our lease agreement to make sure we could have more than one dog, and I think that's about it. We talked a LOT, as I put a deposit down on her at 5 weeks and she wasn't shipped until 12 weeks.

My 17 year old sister ended up getting a chihuahua puppy from Emma's breeder. She spoke with both my mom and sister to ensure that the puppy would be taken care of. My sister, for the most part, pays for the puppy. My mom takes care of vet bills, though.
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