My other thread has me thinking - how much prep did you do to get your dog?
With Rufus - i just went to the pound - looked - said OK I will foster him. as my others died not long after, he stayed.
For a show pup - I have known for years what lines I wanted and I had 4 or 5 breeders chosen. One was in WA, one in QLD, two in VIC and perhaps one in NSW or Tas.
The name has come to me in the last few days and may not be the name I go with - it all depends on the personality of the puppy.
I know the breed - have known all along
I know the breeding - have known for ages
I know the breeder - I respect them and I know their dogs by their breeding
I get the chance to go meet the potential mums next week I hope
I will have to wait at least another 6 months for a pup now - possibly longer
I have told the breeder that the pup will come overseas with me - they seemed surprised but at least they know my plans for the future.
I feel as if I am getting into a supportive relationship in regards to this pup and it is VITAL that I have that support as I want to show and showing can be a harsh world.
So - how much research and waiting and prep went into your pup or dog?