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    Default Looking at Possible New Addition on Sunday

    The breeder of my whippet dog phoned regarding a 15mth old show bitch (whippet) up for sale (she knows I've been looking). The bitches owners advertised her as pet home only so I didn't take any notice of the ad, but my boys breeder picked up on the prefix straight away. I have seen her and think she's a very nice type. So I contacted the owners & they would sell her to me for showing.

    Upon further discussions with the owners they are having trouble running between three different breed rings and made the decision to not continue with the whippets.

    However I have heard that she howls when separated from her brother - do I want to take that on? Would I be prepared to work on getting her past that? She has wonderful bloodlines....

    Just don't know what to do. Thinking I'm going to ask if she could have a trial weekend with us. See how she fits in with the current doggy dynamics.

    Really like the idea of an adult, but would of preferred her around the 6mth age that way she would slot in as the underdog with no problems at all.

    But gotta love those bloodlines. And what's wrong with me? I train other people's dogs with problems, I should look at this the same way. I think I've just gotten to used to leading a quiet life when I come home.

    Grrr... just don't know which way to turn. They've said I can look at her Sunday. Any thoughts??

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    Just one, go with a mix of head and gut feel. What you are prepared to do/not do in your own home life run against the bloodlines you would like so much.

    Sorry, I know I am of no real help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    The breeder of my whippet dog phoned regarding a 15mth old show bitch (whippet) up for sale (she knows I've been looking). The bitches owners advertised her as pet home only so I didn't take any notice of the ad, but my boys breeder picked up on the prefix straight away. I have seen her and think she's a very nice type. So I contacted the owners & they would sell her to me for showing.

    Upon further discussions with the owners they are having trouble running between three different breed rings and made the decision to not continue with the whippets.

    However I have heard that she howls when separated from her brother - do I want to take that on? Would I be prepared to work on getting her past that? She has wonderful bloodlines....

    Just don't know what to do. Thinking I'm going to ask if she could have a trial weekend with us. See how she fits in with the current doggy dynamics.

    Really like the idea of an adult, but would of preferred her around the 6mth age that way she would slot in as the underdog with no problems at all.

    But gotta love those bloodlines. And what's wrong with me? I train other people's dogs with problems, I should look at this the same way. I think I've just gotten to used to leading a quiet life when I come home.

    Grrr... just don't know which way to turn. They've said I can look at her Sunday. Any thoughts??
    yep...follow your gut instinct

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    No your right. It will be gut instinct.

    Not long ago I crate trained a young GSD because her owners couldn't do it.

    It was easy for me because she wasn't my dog. I did text book crate training & because my heart didn't lurch every time she had a whimper it was easy.

    So I can do this if I really want to, if my gut says yes.

    Thanks guys. Gotta run - dog walking job, thanks again.

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    Good luck with your decision.

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    Went and looked at whippet bitch yesterday, she is as lovely as I remember, could cover a bit more ground, but I'm being very critical and as my boy covers lots of ground, the pairing should be good.

    Nice outgoing temperament, very flashy, sweet face and straight on the out and back with nice daisy cutting gait.

    So I've said yes and will pick her up in two weeks time as we are having a big party this weekend and don't want to bring a new dog into that environment.

    Can't wait. Once she arrives will get hubby's help in posting a few photo's of the gang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Went and looked at whippet bitch yesterday, she is as lovely as I remember, could cover a bit more ground, but I'm being very critical and as my boy covers lots of ground, the pairing should be good.

    Nice outgoing temperament, very flashy, sweet face and straight on the out and back with nice daisy cutting gait.

    So I've said yes and will pick her up in two weeks time as we are having a big party this weekend and don't want to bring a new dog into that environment.

    Can't wait. Once she arrives will get hubby's help in posting a few photo's of the gang.
    Congratulations on your new addition to the family

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Went and looked at whippet bitch yesterday, she is as lovely as I remember, could cover a bit more ground, but I'm being very critical and as my boy covers lots of ground, the pairing should be good.

    Nice outgoing temperament, very flashy, sweet face and straight on the out and back with nice daisy cutting gait.

    So I've said yes and will pick her up in two weeks time as we are having a big party this weekend and don't want to bring a new dog into that environment.

    Can't wait. Once she arrives will get hubby's help in posting a few photo's of the gang.
    She sounds nice, particularly the outgoing temperament. So important in a brood bitch and a show dog.

    Not that it really matters but what colour is she? My boy is brindle and white but I do like the solid colours.

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    She is parti brindle - (white with orange brindle) .

    My boy is fawn brindle (parti-brindle).

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    Woohoo, congratulations on your decision. Pics are a must. If DA can learn how, anyone can! (her words, lol) welll.....I put them in her mouth. lol.

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