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well my old boxer (whom we love dearly of course) is going on 11 now..

im considering getting a puppy to keep her active and just because id like another dog. around..

ive been talking to a breeder from CT.. what do ya think of this little guy?
I think he's awfully cute and he looks exactly like my boxer as a pup..


the dog is 4 months old... -they usually sell them at 2 months, but the guy was holding onto 2 of his pups to see which one he was going to show.. he decided to show 'the other' dog.. so this guy is for sale...

My 11 year old is horrible around other dogs (if they show any agression towards her)

but with puppies she is ok and i think they will get along well once the pup realizes my old girl is boss...

Im giving this one some serious thought..


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Originally posted by jbetts13
cute but whats the thing on him ears ???
they 'crop' the ears... make them pointy.. its got to hurt the dogs.. i had my 11 year olds done (as a pup) otherwise they flop down like regular dogs.. to be honest.. i like the cropped ears.. they always look like they are at attention.. but uncropped ears look great too..
 

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I've always heard that introducing a puppy into an older dog's home makes the older dog feel it's being replaced. I've heard the older one sometimes gives up on life. I don't have any firsthand experience but maybe someone else here does.

Great looking dog BTW!
 

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my older dog was like that for about a week or 2 just treet the older one like he is boss feed him first or pet him first it worked on my older dog
 

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SJ,

Like 6er, I believe I read somewhere that introductions of a new dog to an older dog should be somewhere other than the older dog's home. I wish I had done that with Tommy IV. I was too excited to get him home, and since Duskin had been such great pals with Tommy III, I didn't give it any thought. Do keep in mind, Duskin is only 3 1/2.

Tommy immediately thought this was HIS new house and Duskin was just another friend, as he had been around older and younger dogs at the "home" he was at. Duskin, on the other hand, was not used to a young, frisky, playfully aggressive pup and was not comfortable at all....even to a certain extent today.

She spends much more time in her bed and in a spot we created for her near the refrigerator for her to go to when Tommy gets too aggressive and we are not right there to immediately scold him.

Be sure to follow the hierarchy of the "pack", especially with feeding. I'm sure your breeder can give you a lot of invaluable info on the introduction if you explain your situation and desire to make it go smoothly. Remember...a scorned woman is a bad situation:hide: :worthy: :hide: :worthy:
 

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Good looking youngin......

I had read that they are trying to stop the cropping of ears on dogs like dobs etc....and also the cropping of tails.....Seems like even the AKC is willing to go with it if it gets done.....

On our German Shepherd dog, her ears were not standing up right and by what we were told at her age they should have been erect already. One day one just popped up and there it stayed........but that other just stayed flopped down......Wife took her to the vet who suggested two ways to deal with it, one a possible fix the other a permanent fix, which was to put an implant in the dogs ear which was a piece of wire which would hold the ear erect.......the other was to tape a popsickle stick on her ear.......we went the popsickle stick route, but soon she started to get a sore no matter how much gauze or padding was applied to the stick, Another trip to the vet resulted in her coming home with a new device taped inside her ear this time.....a tampon......now don;t you just want to take your favorite dog out with you with a tampon taped in her ear? Anyway it worked after about 4 months, now her ears are always erect like they should be.
 

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yeah if we go with the pup.. i would do an introduction at a local park... let them play for a while.. then do the same in the yard... then get them into the house...

and we'd definetly be making more of cass (my older one)


m still thinking on it.. i was not really ready to get a dog right away... I was just starting an inquiry.. and was always thinking about how my dog would take it... id hate for her to think she was being replaced...

the dog looks great.. really its a spitting image of mine as a pup...
 

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Having been the welcome wagon to just about anything on legs over the years, it's been my experience that older females will tolerate young males much better than older males tolerate anything. it's the territorial thing (Go figure and all that!)

In short order the young male will take over the duties your bitch*(dog talk) has assumed for herself!

Nice looking pup and I would do it in a moment!!

If you have a cat, bolt your swivel chair to a hard surface and forget all of the above!!
 

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well we are going to go ahead and get the puppy..
Im heading to mass on sunday morning meeting the breeder at 7:00 am (2.5 hours from my house) the breeder is actually meeting me part of the way.. otherwise it would be a 3.5 hour ride...



heres one more pic.. complete with spock ears...

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Well SJ,
My Dogs are waggin and awaitin an update!!
 

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