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Thread: Another dog?

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    Senior Member Catherine Marie's Avatar
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    Dear Friends:

    Well, I took the plunge and opted for a puppy. Here's how it happened...
    I put out an all points bulletin to various breeders in my vicinity. Most said that they did not have any older puppies or young adults but good luck with that anyway.
    One site I'd forgotten about asked you to input your postal code (Canadian version of zip code). This site listed breeders within your postal code area. A very kind lady from New York state got back to me. I hadn't considered adopting a 'foreign' dog but she was so nice and her kennel was a pleasant 2 hours drive from my home in Southern Ontario. I had to investigate.
    Here's the situation. About 15 years ago her son with special needs needed an occupation and they found that he was excellent with dogs. They began breeding for non profit. They have only a few litters a year, just to keep Daniel gainfully occupied and so they charge only what they need to keep their breeders in food and vet bills and other essentials. She had one male puppy left out of 8 and she'd had only 7 people on her list for possible owners. Hence he was left.
    When I arrived with my friend, we found a typical breeder's house- crates in the kitchen, covers on the furniture and from past experience, this is the sign of a true breeder's home.
    We met both mom and dad dog ( he was a handsome devil) and a few other pups. This little guy was so calm you'd think he was a cat! No shivering, shaking, strange behaviours toward us.
    It was love at first sight.
    We brought him over the border but not without some questions as to why his price was so reasonable. The customs officers called the breeder to confirm that all was legit. This was a bit nerve wracking. But we cleared customs and off we went home.
    What a great decision this was but boy, am I tired!
    So far, he remains calm and curious. He's crate trained and outside trained. What a relief. We now have the long road ahead of us for training.
    Here's an early picture.
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    Awwwwwwwwwww!! He's so cute...and he was meant to be your furbaby...he was waiting for you!! What a sweetheart!

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    Check out that adorable face. He is so cute. Congratulations..

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    He is just so cute. I think fate step in and he was to be yours.Happy Training

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    AWWWWWWWWWW...he really is adorable! I love how he is sitting, lol! Sounds like the perfect dog for you!

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    So very adorable!

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    Puppy NEEDS to be kissed and cuddled!

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    Love the pose!!!

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    He's so cute!!

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    He is so sweet! What have you named him?

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    I'll give you all my stash for him!!!!! NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    He is so sweet! What have you named him?
    Since he was born in Derby, New York and schnauzers look like little gentlemen and gentlemen wear derbies his name is Derby!

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    Adorable!!

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    OMG, he's adorable! And his name is perfect!

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    Absolutely beautiful pup - you are going to have a wonderful future together!

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    What cute little Derby. I can see why it was 'love at first site' He is a cutie.

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    Oh he's so cute! We have a female mini schnauzer and I love her so much! I call her my little teddy bear because she all the time comes up to me when I am on the computer or just sitting around and wants me to hold her on my lap like a baby-she sits up facing out on my lap and will stay there for hours. I hope you get lots of love and enjoyment out of your new family member!

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    He's adorable!!

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    Oh, how adorable!! I love his little elbow on the wood. Makes me think of someone driving with their arm out the window. :lol:

    Be sure to take loads of pictures. Not just for us, but for you. Our Rottweiler lived 9 1/2 years, and I took 370 pictures. (It was not enough)

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    Awwwww he is sooooo adorable :D:D:D

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    what a cutie. I love him too. Have fun.

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    precious, thanks for sharing and glad you got the dog over the boarder

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    You should make him earn his keep as a dog model...he's cute, cute, cute.

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    He is just perfect!!! His name is perfect too! I would love to just kiss his sweet little muzzle!
    Sounds like he was meant just for you! I am so glad you thought to check out that other site, it's horrible to think that you might have missed having this little darling.

    Enjoy and don't forget all us quilt board "aunties" love pics!

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    Beautiful pup - sounds like it was meant to be - what a great story.

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