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    I have been looking on Dogzonline for breeders of Weimaraners and Dallys, but they are only near Brisbane. I'm not ready to get a puppy yet, I want to wait until bella is up to Level 4 or 5 at DT so that i dont have to worry about training both of them @ once. I know I won't be able to go down to Brissy to have a look at the pups once I have chosen a breed, but what would you do? I want to get a pup from a responsible rego'd breeder, so chances are I would have to get a pup from down south. Would you get a puppy sight unseen?

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    Personally, nope, I wouldn't as I like to choose mine and have it choose me. I like them to fit to us and we them (as much as you can tell from a from such a young age) but many people do for many different reasons.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Couldn't you fly to Brisbane to see the pup's/choose one? As far as I'm aware if your flying your doggy flies free with some carriers.

    If your not flying...you would have to pay. Either way buying a puppy is expensive so to me spending an extra couple of hundred would be worth it in terms of getting to meet the breeder and pups parents PLUS you get to choose your puppy in the process.

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    No, I can't fly to Brisbane. well, maybe. It depends, I would like to, but I know that pup will be a female, so it depends.

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    Well firstly the two breeds you have chosen are not easy breeds. But if you've done your homework then you'll already know that.

    For the pet owner I don't think it's a big deal to pick a pup sight unseen, but you are putting a lot of faith in the breeder. So they will want to be a good one and you didn't get to meet the rest of the adult dogs.

    I've sent a pup sight unseen to WA today. Although we have spoken on the phone weekly and have sent numerous photo's etc. One of the kids has even done a talk at school on his puppy and she's not even there yet, go figure.

    When people have come to look at the puppies and I've told them which ones they've been able to pick from, there were only 3 all others were booked each and every one of them wanted to see which puppy picked them. On each occasion I warned them, just because that puppy picked you today, if you come tomorrow it may be different. And it was for various reasons; just found the squeaky toy and had to kill it before it wanted a cuddle. Oh I'm sleepy there's a good lap. Your wearing shoe laces, Ooo I like you. Or as one lady found, they all chose her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    No, I can't fly to Brisbane. well, maybe. It depends, I would like to, but I know that pup will be a female, so it depends.
    Why can't you... What does it depend on...

    I mean the choice is simple...you either buy the pup unseen or you fly and see it which IMO is a better choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Well firstly the two breeds you have chosen are not easy breeds. But if you've done your homework then you'll already know that.

    For the pet owner I don't think it's a big deal to pick a pup sight unseen, but you are putting a lot of faith in the breeder. So they will want to be a good one and you didn't get to meet the rest of the adult dogs.
    I've sent a pup sight unseen to WA today. Although we have spoken on the phone weekly and have sent numerous photo's etc. One of the kids has even done a talk at school on his puppy and she's not even there yet, go figure.

    When people have come to look at the puppies and I've told them which ones they've been able to pick from, there were only 3 all others were booked each and every one of them wanted to see which puppy picked them. On each occasion I warned them, just because that puppy picked you today, if you come tomorrow it may be different. And it was for various reasons; just found the squeaky toy and had to kill it before it wanted a cuddle. Oh I'm sleepy there's a good lap. Your wearing shoe laces, Ooo I like you. Or as one lady found, they all chose her.
    agree with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    I have been looking on Dogzonline for breeders of Weimaraners and Dallys, but they are only near Brisbane. I'm not ready to get a puppy yet, I want to wait until bella is up to Level 4 or 5 at DT so that i dont have to worry about training both of them @ once. I know I won't be able to go down to Brissy to have a look at the pups once I have chosen a breed, but what would you do? I want to get a pup from a responsible rego'd breeder, so chances are I would have to get a pup from down south. Would you get a puppy sight unseen?
    why Weimaraners and Dalmations now?

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    Boxerini,
    Dogs fly all over this country to new owners and new homes who have never seen them prior to their arrival. Soemtimes distance, business of day to day life, finances etc mean you choose to buy a puppy sight unseen.

    Once breed is researched thoroguhly, choose a breeder. Talk to all of them via phone if need be. Check them out as much as possible. See which one talks well with you, which one gives you good vibes and which one you seem to relate best with. It will also come down to which breeder is breeding in such a way that you agree with too!

    You can converse via telephone, you will be able to keep in regular contact via e-mails, website etc.

    If they are a good breeder you should receive a puppy that is in good health. Breeders are quite expereinced with flying dogs across state and interstate.
    When you get your puppy, you will bond with that puppy no matter which one it is.

    Besides that, a breedr will be the one to often ascertain which puppy suits which owner. They are the ones getting to know each individual puppy. The breeder will have a fair idea which one is suitable for whom and their needs/requirements.

    Hope that all made sense.

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    Boxerini arn't you a teenager? Whose paying for all this? You or the parents?
    Education not Legislation

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