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I put a deposit on a puppy. Pregnancy just confirmed.

not gaurenteed a dog though- as i want/need a female.

So cross fingers enough females are born I'm 3rd on the list for a female!

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Nope no details until i know wether im' getting a dog or not. But nice breeder and my DREAM color.... if i get one :)
 

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So cross fingers enough females are born I'm 3rd on the list for a female!
I was in this EXACT position a little more than a year ago! :lol: I was third on the list for a girl and I was praying for enough girls - Ironically, Lucybug was the 3rd (and LAST) girl born to Holly last year... I wasn't promised specifically the 3rd girl pup (I might have gotten the 1st or 2nd girl born if one of them would've been a better fit for our family) but it was so cool that when the last little girl was born, Arreau was videoing the birth and said "You just made Barb Plum very happy!" And boy HAS she EVER!!!

Fingers crossed - hope your dreams come true!
 

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Totally crossing my fingers for you! I have been there more than once in recent months. It's so exciting, yet so nerve racking. Things will turn out as they're supposed to though. :)

On a side note, how is Bernie doing in his new home?
 

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Bernie is doing great in his new home- playing with kids an dlounging on the couch all day while they are at work. he's definatly happier.

As is my mr trouble Jackson (who just finished a Control unleashed class and it has helped his confidence lots!)

and yes now the Waiting ARGH>>>>>>

If i don't get one from this liter i'd probably wait for next years litter... which isn't nearly as nice of timing for me.. (Plans are to breed my aussie bitch next year as well)
 

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good for you - hope she has at least 3 females - of course, first hope mom has an easy pregnancy and delivery.
keep us posted - i'm sure you will be having a few anxious weeks.
 

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I was in the same position as you and was on the list before it was even confirmed the bitch was in pup and now I am getting my baby in 12 days time :). The only problem I have found of having to choose a pup so early is you don't get any idea of personality before you choose.
 

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Personality wise i'm pretty flexable. really. I've got aussies. so ummm poodles tend to be pretty easy compared to them. I can take the energy of a higher energy busy dog... since we play flyball as well.

Kiah (My newest aussie) i had no choice on personality- i wanted a female- there was 2- i wanted the best structure as i was taking her as a show dog. I ended up with the toughest most drive dog out of the litter *L* She fits in great in our house.
 

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Mine was the most confident of the litter but now suddenly is the most fearful which I'm bummed about. I am sure your bundle of fluff will be perfect though, enjoy him!
 

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Mine was the most confident of the litter but now suddenly is the most fearful which I'm bummed about. I am sure your bundle of fluff will be perfect though, enjoy him!
That's a shame. That definitely is the problem with choosing or being assigned a puppy before they are old enough to have a personality. Don't you want to do television and movie stuff with him?
 

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That is a problem when puppies are not evaluated by a "stranger" !!!

Very often breeder thinks that they "know their pups" when in actuality, puppy temperament becomes obvious ONLY in a strange situation and with the strange
person performing a test !

It is easy to be "outgoing" with mom and siblings and person who handles you gently every single day ...
 

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Yep he is supposed to be a film dog, I mean my boss has had puppies from a puppy farm in terrible conditions and within 1 hour on set have been fine so she said not to worry as I can help him gain confidence and work with him but he did tremble to the sounds of a puppy socialisation CD so I may have my work cut out for me. I am going to go and visit them again on Saturday and see if there is any improvement.
 

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Mine was the most confident of the litter but now suddenly is the most fearful which I'm bummed about. I am sure your bundle of fluff will be perfect though, enjoy him!
How old is the puppy? Puppies go through a fear stage around 6-months of age. It is really important to handle it properly so that they come out of it well adjusted.
 

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How old is the puppy? Puppies go through a fear stage around 6-months of age. It is really important to handle it properly so that they come out of it well adjusted.
I think he's only about 6 or 7 weeks old so far, so not even out of the litter box... He shouldn't be in a fear period yet I don't think.
 
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