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labrador puppies

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lizd4688, Jan 10, 2008.


  1. lizd4688

    lizd4688 PetForums Member

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    hi all,
    i new here.
    need to ask a question.
    i have a litter of pups,
    i was wonder when it would be safe to move them into a shed.
    they are in the whelping box at the moment. but they are 4 weeks and very loud...lol.
    do you think they would be ok in a shed...it has loads of room for them to play about
     
  2. Solitaire

    Solitaire PetForums Junior

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    Does the shed has heating and lighting ???

    I wouldn't move them outside until the are weaned from mum, my last litter weren't fully separated from mum until they were 5 1/2 weeks
     
  3. lizd4688

    lizd4688 PetForums Member

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    the shed has a calour heater but no light.i was thinking of putting mum up there as well
     
  4. Solitaire

    Solitaire PetForums Junior

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    I would wait until the puppies are weaned from their mum.
     
  5. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    Can I ask why you want them away from the house and in the shed?
     
  6. Esined

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    doesnt sound like a good idea :)
     
  7. sallyanne

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    Well I have just read the advertisement in the classifieds section,shocked is an understatement it reads:
    "Quote
    lovely labrador puppies for sale.
    6 black 2 female/4 male
    2 yellow both male.
    wormed.
    mum and dad kc....pup not.
    reason for this mum was not one before she got preggers.
    full of fun.
    ready end of january
    £250/300
    willing to discuss price."

    So it doesn't look like any tests have been undertaken either,as the Dam was still very much a puppy herself.Poor thing:mad:

    Surely the way to raise pups is to keep them in the house so they can adjust to everyday noise,i.e TV,phone ringing,vacume cleaner,to have as much human contact as possible.
     
  8. Esined

    Esined PetForums VIP

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    yep, socialising and training is one of the most important things,

    I know all of my kittens personality which is a must so they go to the right homes. Surely this goes for Dogs aswell ie you wouldnt sell a timid Dog to a family with children
     
  9. Debbie

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    Thats too young to be putting them in a shed!!!
    No lighting??? No heat lamp??? Just a calor gas heater??
    My answer is NO!!!!
     
  10. colacooler

    colacooler PetForums Junior

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    Yeah probably best to keep the pups inside as the socialising with humans and human noises etc is very important early on!
     
  11. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    It is a bit cold at this time of the year for them to be outside, they will be used to the warmth of your home, and will be a shock to the system. Calor gas heater is not suitable for pups, they may get burnt, or it may be knocked over and cause a fire.
     
  12. tan

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    Hi,
    I agree.My dog's litter of ten puppies were born in my lounge and they are now seven weeks old and they still live in the house.I wouldn't dream of putting them in a shed! How can puppies be socialised properly if they aren't in a home situation?My mum bought a puppy last year from a breeder who kept mum and pups in shed up the garden and the puppy she bought is afraid of just about everything! Yes,puppies are noisy(especially when you have ten like me lol) But surely that must be considered before you decide to breed?
     
  13. Solitaire

    Solitaire PetForums Junior

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    "mum and dad kc - pup not"

    Don't understand that advert, the puppies can still be registered now even if the mother wasn't when she was mated.

    I think you have upto a year to register puppies ???
     
  14. carol

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    hi i wouldnt not only they might get ill they are too young as well
    also you have poeple that go round steeling puppies from outside.
     
  15. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    She's saying the pups can't be registerd because the mother to the litter was under 12 months old.
    The KC will not register a litter when the Dam is under 12 months old.

    From there website:
    Are there any restrictions that would prevent me from registering my puppies?

    A. Yes, if any of the following apply:

    Breeding and Sale of Dogs Act (seek advice from your local authority)
    The dam has already whelped six litters, or
    The dam has already reached the age of eight years at the date of whelping, or
    The dam was under 12 months of age at the date of mating. If either the dam or sire are endorsed with progeny not eligible for registration (i.e. that there is a restriction on file at the Kennel Club that prevents any puppies from being registered). Please refer to your owner certificate if you are unsure, the endorsement will be clearly displayed.

    So that makes them not eligible for registration because the mother was mated under 12 months old :mad:
     
  16. bordercolliepup

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    It is way to cold this time of year to put puppies outside in a shed , I wouldn't anytime of the year , they need constant contact for socialising They need to know every noise around them , I wouldn't buy a pup that I know hasn't had the right start to life it's not fair on the animal , putting it through so much stress , and it wouldn't be fair bringing it into a noisy family especially with children how would the pup know how to react around them , sorry if this seems to upset anyone , If you don't want the noise or the smell or them getting under your feet then why have you let them to breed / and accidents can happen but you can from the age of birth to one year to have them registered, so why did the poor female get mated so young because it sounds like to me she was young herself , and her body wouldn't of fully developed , which I've seen a few dogs that have been mated to early and they havent fully grow as there body had to take in account that it had to aid the developement of the pups growing inside,

    Please don't put these pups in the shed , your get ill pups , , not use to the outside world of family life.
     
  17. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    Not only that but no health testing has been done.Labs should be hip scored & hold a clear eye certificate.
     
  18. lizd4688

    lizd4688 PetForums Member

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    thank you all for your answers.
    will take them on board
     
  19. lizd4688

    lizd4688 PetForums Member

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    the answer to your questions are .
    why...because they are a big litter and need the room.
    the shed is a dry and safe place with daylight coming in so they are not in the dark.only at night time.
    yes mum was young.but we went off what the last owner had told us that she had a season.
    she was checked out by the vet.
    im sorry if you disapprove but im just trying to make good a bad situation.
     
  20. lizd4688

    lizd4688 PetForums Member

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    im only trying to do what is best for them all.
     
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