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Hello, our new puppy, Monty!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Scrooge, Dec 18, 2017.


  1. Scrooge

    Scrooge PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, this is our Puppy, Monty. Unfortunately, we haven’t a clue what breed/s he is but we love him all the same. He was advertised with his 3 brothers as labs with pictures of labs. When I arrived he clearly wasn’t a lab, had a big flea infestation, looked skinny and had a swollen belly :( the seller gradually admitted he was a lab/spaniel mix. He also gave some bull story as to why the parents weren’t available to see. The state of the house and where Monty slept was horrific, so against all what I researched I couldn’t leave him there, I had to have him. He was booked in first thing the following morning at the vets and now he’s doing great.

    The vets highly doubted he was 8 weeks old and he only weight 2.4kg! this was him a few days after he came home


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    A couple of weeks later again, we come to realise he looks a different breed at different angles

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    This is him now at around 6.2kg, he’s a brilliant puppy, training is coming really well and his temperament is lovely. We couldn’t be happier!

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    Anyone want to take a guess what breeds he has in him? Haha
     
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  2. Bobbie

    Bobbie PetForums VIP

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    He is adorable have fun
     
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  3. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Commander of a tiny, furry army
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    Poor little mite, this sounds like his 'breeder' may have been a puppy dealer- they act as 'middleman' for puppy farms, they use them to con buyers into believing their pups are lovingly home reared, as the general public are getting wise to buying directly from the farmers.

    I would be reporting the address he was bought from to both the RSPCA & Trading Standards, they need to be stopped.

    Hard to tell what could be in his mix, he reminds me of the labradoodles that inherit the wiry rather than fleecy coats, & due to the popularity of this mix of breeds they are a good money spinner for unscrupulous breeders.
     
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  4. Kim Watcham

    Kim Watcham KIM N ARCHIE

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    hi ...his so lovley you enjoy him and happy days to you x
     
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  5. Scrooge

    Scrooge PetForums Newbie

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    He’s now past the 16 week stage at weighs just over 10kg so I think he’ll be about 15-20kg. We are so happy with him, such a lovely temperament and he learns so quickly! We have sent off a DNA test and hopefully get the results back this week.
     
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  6. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Lovely looking pup, what an awful start he had.
    He does look a bit like a labradoodle of some sort, I wonder if one of the parents was a lab and the other a poodle spaniel cross. Will be interesting to see what your DNA test comes up with although they aren't that reliable
     
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  7. Scrooge

    Scrooge PetForums Newbie

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    We’ve had a few suggestions that he is a miniature wavy haired labradoodle like this one

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  8. Kim Watcham

    Kim Watcham KIM N ARCHIE

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    his lovley and come on so well love the photos
     
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  9. Scrooge

    Scrooge PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks :)
     
  10. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell Banned

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    He's quite Westie in the face. Or some sort of terrier.
     
  11. PickleRoo

    PickleRoo PetForums Junior

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    Welcome, he's landed on his feet! :)
     
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  12. Animallover26

    Animallover26 I am me.

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    He looks very terrier like to me.

    He looks lovely.
     
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  13. Scrooge

    Scrooge PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks :)
     
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