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Old 12-09-2014, 10:58 PM
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Default Would you get a breed sight unseen?

I was perusing some different breeds, just because, and it got me thinking.

Would you ever purchase a puppy from a breed you have never met, say a rareish breed that you have little chance of meeting the breed beforehand? Just based on internet research and discussion? Why/why not? For those that have done this, did the dog end up being what you expected?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:05 PM
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Probably not. When I was seriously considering Koolies I made a point of meeting a couple. I was even going to go meet Traveler and Didgeridoo. I didn't want to be caught off guard. I am sure I would have been happy with a puppy even if I hadn't met the breed, but I feel better meeting prospective breeds first.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:19 PM
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Pfft, never. Who would do that?



Seriously though, did it, and would do it again depending on the circumstances. When I end up importing another Koolie from a different line it'll be similar since lines can be so different.

Worked out fantastic for me the first time! Traveler ended up being everything I wanted and more. I'm glad I went with my gut.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:21 PM
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I did, so....yes!

Before purchasing Abrams, I'd never met or interacted with any Chessies. Did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people, and it seemed like the breed as a whole would be a good fit for what I wanted.

Abrams is exactly what I thought he'd be. I didn't think he'd be so talkative or loud, but everything else about him is what I pictured.

That being said, I *did* know I liked retrievers as a whole. If I was branching out into a different "type" of dog that I didn't have experience living with/interacting with, I would likely be more inclined to want to spend time with my breed of choice.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:27 PM
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That being said, I *did* know I liked retrievers as a whole. If I was branching out into a different "type" of dog that I didn't have experience living with/interacting with, I would likely be more inclined to want to spend time with my breed of choice.
I actually never thought about that part. Staying within the type but never meeting THAT breed. That would be a easier leap.

I went from Kaylee to herder because I figured a herder would fit me better form what I read on paper. I either know myself very well or am very lucky!
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:35 PM
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It would honestly depend on the breed for me, and what kind of temperament type I thought I could handle.

For example if I were to do it, I'd be more likely to take on an Aussie or a Lab, as opposed to an Akita or a Beauceron, because with the latter I'd feel way in over my head at this point with the role I'd take on as an owner.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:44 PM
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I would have to say no. There are quirks of some breeds I just couldn't live with and like to learn that before I commit.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:45 PM
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Sure. Why not.

I'm pretty comfortable just doing breed research and making a decision from that. Other peoples dogs can be deceptive lol.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:46 PM
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I might, depending on the breed.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:19 AM
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I would, assuming I'd done enough reading on the breed from various sources.
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