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    Frankie - Cavalier KC Spaniel male - Pets, dogs / puppies - Gumtree Brisbane

    Consider taking on a dog like the one above? How would you train a deaf dog?

    Tell me what you think honestly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Ok...firstly....have you fixed your fencing issues, since this dog is a wanderer??

    secondly...deaf dogs are often trained with sign language..are you willing to commit to this??

    Are you ready for a high maintenance dog?

    Would this be the best for Poppy?
    Yep! Fence all fixed! She has been contained for the past week with no escape attempts!

    I am willing to commit to signing to train BUT not sure if I am ready for a high maintenance dog (kind of the reason I'm steerting away from puppies) AND not sure if it would be best for Poppy! I know she would love a fur friend to run around with and this guy looks a little on the quiet side.

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    Honestly nooooo not me!!!! I already feel like i'm way over my head training a non deaf, non escape artist dog lol

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    Its those sad little eyes that get me!

    I know he probably isnt the right match for us! I hope he finds someone to love him and take their time with him!

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    Update

    I posted in the CKCS thread on DOL my interest in getting another in 3 to 6 months and got a few PM's from a breeder then a phone call!!!

    She wants to re-home this dog...

    Clarelly I Am The One - Owned by J Kelly

    She is 12 months old and was the only one in her litter. She was sold to a pensioner who lived locally on the provision he would pay her off in installments while the breeder showed her. Over the Australia Day long weekend the breeder had her for a show and was to meet her owner afterwards. He never showed up. She has since been trying to contact him but nothing.

    She had her gentically tested recently as I assume she was maybe going to breed from her. She has the MRD gene which is something that effects the folds in the retina of their eye. I have'nt done too much research on it YET but the breeder informed me it would not and does not effect her eye sight. They just cannot breed from her because she may pass the gene on to offspring and their eyes may be effected.

    She is booked into a show in June which will be her last. She will then be desexed and re-homed. Seems perfect in terms of the time frame we were looking at.

    Only downside is she is in Vic so I wouldn't be able to meet her. I wouldn't know how her and Poppy would get along. I know lots of people buy from breeders who are interstate but would you do so with an exsisting dog?

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    Sadly I'd say no as well. I wouldn't want to take a dog because I feel pity for it I'd want to take a dog because I can make a difference to it's life.

    I've seen a deaf cattle dog complete in CD, they had the dog from a pup and owner and dog were very in tune with each other.

    Another was a Coolie, partially deaf and partially blind, it had no interaction with anyone or other dogs.

    One of my old Kelpies aged 15 started to go deaf around 13, but the bond had already been built & training established.

    At the kennels many of the old Cav's were deaf, but it was a transition not from birth so again they seemed responsive.

    The wanderer part, more so than the deafness part, rings alarm bells for me and signals hard work.

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    You need to speak to this breeder more and do your research.

    Tell her exactly what Poppy is like, how excited she is around other dogs etc ask her how she thinks this dog will handle that.

    Ask her where the puppy is housed, with other dogs? does it go in the house? Or is it kenneled. Remember that breeders often can't have all their dogs in the house all the time, but good breeders will circulate their dogs thru the house and or have a dog room/family room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    You need to speak to this breeder more and do your research.

    Tell her exactly what Poppy is like, how excited she is around other dogs etc ask her how she thinks this dog will handle that.

    Ask her where the puppy is housed, with other dogs? does it go in the house? Or is it kenneled. Remember that breeders often can't have all their dogs in the house all the time, but good breeders will circulate their dogs thru the house and or have a dog room/family room.
    Thanks Mac!

    She said she is crate trained (for shows) but sleeps on their bed and loves to snuggle so I'm assuming she is indoors for most or at least some of the time.

    I will talk to her more about Poppy and how she is with other dogs. Thats a great suggestion! Thanks! I dropped Poppy off at AGB's for the weekend and her and Batty went CRAZY!!! They LOVE one another! I was there for about 20 minutes and when I left they were both wet, muddy and still rolling around together!

    She did say she hasn't got basic training like sit, drop etc but walks on a lead nicely. She also said she still sometimes pee's in the house (another sign she is an inside dog) so I guess I would have to start at the beginning with that. Giving her a command when I see her going outside and go from there. Just like I did for Poppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Honestly...I would wait until Poppy is older. I have 2 young dogs here plus Eddie and it is HARD work!!!
    Do you think that has something to do with the breed you have?

    I really want Poppy to have a fur brother/sister. I think that on the days we need to leave her alone it would be much kinder to her if she had someone to keep her company.

    Of course its not the only reason we want another. But definately a contributing factor.

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    Wow Amy! You must have been very excited to get that message!

    Personally I wouldn't hesitate on the interstate thing, so long as I was super comfortable with the situation. That includes really feeling you can trust the breeder. Would they possibly consider a short period that you could return her if it really absolutely didn't work out?

    2 young cavs should probably get along like a house on fire. And yes, they'd probably get into some mischief... But youngsters really enjoy each other's company, and they can form a really strong lifelong bond.

    Like having human kids. Some people want to leave a good few years between babies and some like to have them close together. It's an individual preference.

    Plus I am probably biased as I just adore the ruby colouring as well....

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