Best of luck Cdnjenga !!! I keep my fingers crossed !!!!
Good luck in whatever you decide :fingers-crossed:After silence since I last posted, I had an email from the rescue organization today saying I would be contacted shortly about a home visit... So I guess I'm still moving forward with the process! The email I received didn't really share much info, so I have no idea if I'm even in the running for the dog I applied for or just to be approved by the rescue group. Approval is good for 6 months, so even if this poodle's not the one at least I wouldn't have to go through all this again if another dog comes up that I'm interested in. I'm holding off on visiting the potential breeder I'm interested in otherwise till I know what's going on here. Anyway, I'll let you all know more when I know more.
Is she a Mini? Is she coming from a poodle rescue group or a shelter? If she is coming from a poodle rescue, I don't think it would be out of line to ask that she be Optigen tested via a blood test. If she is a carrier.... no problem. However, if she is an "affected" she will go blind usually starting around age 6.I noticed that too... I will definitely be asking if she had her eyes checked and how they looked, especially knowing the problems some poodles have.
I totally agree! Over the last few days it became obvious that the timing of this rescue wasn't perfect. My grandfather has so generously offered to fly me over to England for a visit as a birthday present in November, and getting a rescue dog right before that trip wouldn't really have worked. I can't wait to see my grandpa, he's 95, lives on his own in an apartment with minimal help and does better than some people 20 years younger than him. I lived in England for over 3 years so I have a lot of visiting to do during the 9 days I'm there! Can't wait!Good luck on your search! Im a firm believer in fate! I would take this as a sign that the right dog just isnt ready for you yet! It will work out in the end. Keep us posted!
Well, maybe adopting! The breeder I'm interested in won't be breeding until end of December, which means pups end of February/ early March. So up until that point I'm looking for a rescue dog. If the right one doesn't come up then I'll be going to the breeder. Either way, I should have a dog by May (I hope, I hope, I hope!)Cool congratulations and what a wonderful thing you are doing, adopting.
I'm not sure, good question. I'll ask how they decided what mix she was. Of course if it's the puppy mill owner who labeled her, then it could be completely incorrect. I also thought she looked different from other schnoodles I've seen, as most look a lot like schnauzers and really I don't see much schnauzer in her.Do they know for a fact that she is a Schnoodle? Her patterning looks like some of the Aussiedoodles I've seen.
I am considering it, although it depends on how our phone discussion goes. I have done research on schnauzers/ schnoodles and saw that barking could be an issue, so it's on my list of questions! Barking would be an issue for me because I live in a condo.Are you thinking about adopting this dog. If you are, be warned that Schnauzers and SchnauzerXs are notorious barkers.