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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    Hi all, I am new to the forum. I have a Westy male pup who is six months old. I am wondering should I get another so he can have a play mate when we are not at home. I was thinking of waiting till he is 20 months to two years and stand him and take one of the pups as his fee. Or should I buy one now and not wait?

    I have had plenty of dogs but never had a Westy and it's been fun, battle of wills etc. We have fallen in love with the breed.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Hey Culprit,
    I think that it's a brilliant idea for you to have another pup and playmate for your little guy. You sound like you're ready, know the breed, love the breed etc. I'm quite new to having 2 dogs, i've only ever had 1 at a time before. I must say; it's brilliant!!! I love watching my girls play, chase each other, steal each others toys. I now find myself wondering what it would be like to have 3 lol.
    Whether you get your new pup or wait a bit longer is really for you to decide. You know your pooch. If he's still silly, boisterous and not toilet trained i would wait. If he is starting to be more obedient, socialized around other dogs, then there's nothing wrong with getting one now.
    In re. to standing him...i wouldn't. I'd put my name down for a pup at the breeder that you got your first pooch from. Another option is like 'Occy" said; an ex-show dog.
    Either way, you'll love having 2 dogs and your current pooch will too.
    Let us know what you decide. Good Luck!
    PS. I'm no expert.
    Last edited by Magdalena; 10-01-2009 at 02:05 PM.

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    May I just ask why you needed to come to a "know it all' forum to ask these questions?
    Why did you not just seek advice from your Breeder?
    When will you becoming a Registered Breeder yourself?

    Oh just one little thing...you mention not appreciating having the guilt trip played on you,that you are not responsible for the countless dogs that end up in pounds everyday.
    Well sorry , you are.
    You want to breed yes?
    You want to create more dogs yes?
    Then you as a breeder can most certainly be held accountable amongst the hundreds of others that breed also.

    May I also take this chance to ask will you be desxing pups before placing them in homes?
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    I'm sorry, but I find it outstanding that no one has actually seemed to have read what Culprit has said. He stated that he planned on breeding his dog with a breeder's dog. I assume then, that it is the breeder doing the breeding (a registered breeder). To further that, Culprit then stated that the breeder has potential buyers for the puppies, and that he was given the choice of money or a puppy from the resulting litter (he stated puppy, yes?).

    How is this, in any way, furthering backyard breeders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I'm sorry, but I find it outstanding that no one has actually seemed to have read what Culprit has said. He stated that he planned on breeding his dog with a breeder's dog. I assume then, that it is the breeder doing the breeding (a registered breeder). To further that, Culprit then stated that the breeder has potential buyers for the puppies, and that he was given the choice of money or a puppy from the resulting litter (he stated puppy, yes?).

    How is this, in any way, furthering backyard breeders?
    Just because it may be registered, just because it may be completely healthy and safe, it still means he's bringing more puppies into the world that have a high chance of not finding a forever home.

    The only reason he wants to breed the dog is because he wants one of its puppies. I think it would be completely fine if he bought another de-sexed Westie as a playmate and nuetered his current one.
    He doesnt need to breed it just to have another.
    As stated soo many times before, there are so many homeless dogs already, why bring more than one dog into the world when you could save a life right now.
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    They are yet to say that they are Registered though .

    And these are simple enough questions I would of thought to ask her Breeders?

    And in fact I have just reread and answered my own question re the Registered Breeder , they have already stated they are not.

    They ask whether to stand him and take the fee,or a pup in place of dollars.
    If they are concerned about a play mate for there current boy then surely waiting 20 months is a tad unrealistic?

    So have we actually ascertained that the 'breeder' that wishes to use him is responsible and ethical? Is this in fact something we can ever do over a forum? In fact is it even really any of our business?

    The point here is , they want a playmate for their pup. Why would breeding one 2 years later come into it?
    As has been said,there a many 'companions' just begging to be chosen
    Breeding to produce a single playmate makes it the business of those who are left to look after the ones that wern't needed .

    They asked for advice.
    The advice is ; Go check your local shelter as a starting point.
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    Unfortunately Chop, I think Culprit has made up his mind.
    I don't know why he even asked for our opinion.

    Apparently im a, quote 'aggressive knowitall'

    Does my head in.

    I'll repeat; Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up, and permanately set

    Culprit, we would love a Westie owner on the forum, we gave you our opinions on your question, but it seems you only wanted responses agreeing with you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I'm sorry, but I find it outstanding that no one has actually seemed to have read what Culprit has said. He stated that he planned on breeding his dog with a breeder's dog. I assume then, that it is the breeder doing the breeding (a registered breeder). To further that, Culprit then stated that the breeder has potential buyers for the puppies, and that he was given the choice of money or a puppy from the resulting litter (he stated puppy, yes?).

    How is this, in any way, furthering backyard breeders?
    I did read it and responded appropriately

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    I wasn't referring to you, Occy

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    I think the OP was actually more a question of whether to wait to get a new pup as a playmate or to get one now. Not so much about whether to breed from his pup.

    I'm afraid the long post about whether to breed or not, mostly did not have any relevance to culprit as he would not actually be the breeder.

    If we were so successful in educating PawSha maybe you could look at the differences in the posts between Paw-Sha's welcome and Culprit's The more gentle approach with Paw-Sha was much more successful.
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    or perhaps...just perhaps...people could learn to read before they respond?

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