Oh no! I might be getting a puppy! Why do I say “Oh No”? Well, because there is so much to do! It might not happen until the end of this year, or maybe even next year… but I am hoping for something this summer.
I love puppies. I haven’t had a puppy since Levi was a puppy back in 2000. Levi was born in November 1999, and he came to live with us in February 2000. He was twelve weeks old before the breeder would let him go. Same with Lucy. Though I would like to get a puppy a little bit younger, of course I respect the breeder’s opinions and get the puppies when I can.
I hope to get a Danish Swedish Farmdog. Or a Finnish Danish Swedish Yard dog. They are the same. 🙂 I am talking to some breeders in Denmark and Sweden and Finland. And I have a local friend here who is from Finland and speaks Finnish which is a huge help!
I hope all my rescue friends won’t hate me for getting a puppy. I will continue to rescue… though I’m pretty burned out with rescue. I’ve dedicated over 10 years to rescue and now it’s time for a non-rescue dog.
The breeder in Finland has a litter on the ground and is expecting two more. I am trying to contact PetMove to see about costs and stuff for transporting a puppy. Of course the weather has to be just right to fly a puppy overseas.
I’m excited about a training plan for a puppy! I will have to build PVC hoops to teach the puppy basic groundwork. No jumping or excessive running until the puppy is over a year old, I do not want to strain her little bones and joints. I will be very careful with the puppy physically and emotionally. I will socialize her everywhere, taking her to all sorts of places, teaching her to be quiet in the car, and comfortable in all types of situations. Yes, I think I am ready for a puppy! A nice well bred happy confident healthy puppy! I would love to do obedience with her, and do Utility!
Yes, I’m excited. I’ll keep ya’ll posted as things develop. Hopefully when a breeder and I agree on a puppy, I’ll be able to post pictures of the sire and dam, as well as the puppy herself. But only if it’s okay with the breeder. If the breeder prefers I don’t post pictures, ya’ll will just have to wait until I get a puppy, then pictures galore!
And yes, I want a female for various reasons. A little sweet girl. I don’t care what her markings are like, I just want a nice solid working dog!