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Thread: Finally decided on a breed....what next

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    I agree with Beloz about the personal preference, if you don't care either way then it doesn't. I've got both male and female and my preference (well will be in the future) is female dogs. Its up to you!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Thank you. Not sure when the next litter is due there is one due in March but they are all spoken for so I will wait for the one after that.

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    If you chat to the breedr about what sort of personality you are seeking they may be able to match you to a pup. They will know which pup is bouncy, which one is softer, etc etc.

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    I wouldn't choose a Cav based on gender, choose the one that you like and that the breeder thinks will be a good match after all they know their puppies best.

    Remember that puppies change a lot from day to day and often when people look at a puppy they will want the sleepy one that is ready to climb into their lap because it chose them. When often in reality if you came back in another hour or two it could well be a different puppy that is ready to have a nap in your lap, so listen to the breeder.

    Also something I always tell my puppy owners, by all means take a week off but don't forget to slowly build puppy up to being confident and happy with his own company away from the family so when everything does go back to the normal routine in a weeks time it is not another shock to puppy.

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    Thanks again. I have spoken to another breeder from dogzonline she has a litter due shortly but all the girls are likely to have been spoken for already.
    Is it safe to assume the breeders on dogzonline are reputable. I am completely new to this and want to do the right thing. I will compile a list of questions to ask we are planning on visiting to meet the Mum (the Dad is not one of her dogs) is there anything I should ask or check to make sure the breeder is ok.

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    No sadly it's not safe to say all are reputable. Do your research and find out the necessary & adviseable health checks for Cav's and make sure the breeder you choose carries these out.

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    Also how many litters they have had from this dog and when the last one was. I thought there would be a sticky somewhere on what to ask a breeder, but cannot find one...

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    Me again sorry you will all be sick of me.

    I am really trying to make sure I choose a good breeder I am meeting with one this weekend and have found another through dogzonline I am waiting to hear from. Both state the parents are heart and eye clear both are registered with the cavalier club and breeders association I have just read so many horror stories on here. Are these the main things to be concerned with ?

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    Ask them what the average life expectancy of the dogs they've bred have been.

    If you are talking to two different breeders, it would be polite to let them both know and check it's ok with them. It should be but nothing can annoy a breeder more than a buyer that hasn't been upfront with them about things like that and doesn't let them know when they've got a puppy - and the breeders do talk to each other about potential buyers.

    The breeders should be asking you as many questions about how their puppies will be taken care of, as you ask them. Do say what you want, it will help them with what puppy they can offer, but don't be too demanding. They will want their best show dogs to go to people who want to show (or keep for themselves) so if showing is not your thing then they may want to offer you one that has the markings in the "wrong" places etc.

    Any promises that are important to you - get in writing (email will do). I'd be looking for a breeder that meets this list.
    What is a responsible companion animal breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase
    And obviously follows the code of ethics on the dog kennel association in your state. eg DogsVic, DogsNSW, CCCQ (Qld) etc.

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    my sister has one of these dogs..Cute little thing..She got a male and
    had him desexed at the appropriate age..
    FUnny cause when she comes over to my house she brings him
    all with a dimonte collar and all smelling fresh and looking beautiful.
    He leaves soaking wet from my Dogues..
    So funny...
    I shouldn't laugh really. lol

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