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Omg, How old?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by thedogsmother, Jul 25, 2009.


  1. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    I was just in P@H buying Henricks birthday presents (yeah I know I'm very sad) and I met a woman carrying an adorable little border collie pup, I asked how old he was and she said "6 weeks, I've only had him a week:eek:". So I checked in case I hadn't heard properly and yes the litter went to their new homes at 5 weeks old, I wanted to explain that even though the litter had been eating solid food for a week they were still missing out on vital social aspects of their development that they should be getting from their mums and siblings, but it was a bit too late for that so instead I just said "you have a lovely puppy" and I walked away:(.
     
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    to leave mum at 5 weeks bad breeder
     
  3. sallyanne

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    Disgusting :mad:
     
  4. sequeena

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    The poor little pup. Otherwise the woman didn't have a clue or she wouldn't have him in the first place :(
     
  5. Acacia86

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    Oh the poor puppies :( and poor mum :(

    Even people who don't know anything about dogs knows that puppies have to stay for at least 8 weeks.
     
  6. DKDREAM

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    Thats so sad, but makes it come across like the so called breeder did it for money, as soon as they start to eat more lets get rid of them, less feeding costs, no cleaning up for us when they start pooing and peeing everywhere. lets just hope the puppy recives the correct socilisation or it could end up being homed when older.
     
  7. DevilDogz

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    Thats sick!!!! Bad bad bad breeder!!
     
  8. thedogsmother

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    wounder how much the pup cost the women? do you know?
     
  10. thedogsmother

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    No, to be honest I was getting quite upset and she was getting quite defensive so I didn't think it was a good idea to ask anything else, he looked like a nice pup and looked really healthy and wasn't timid so hopefully he will beat the odds and be ok, but as an owner she should have insisted he stay till he was 8 weeks and as a breeder I can't belive they could sell a pup at 5 weeks.
     
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    poor puppies thats discusting!:mad:
     
  12. DKDREAM

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    I agree its so shocking, some people just have no clue do they? It says alot for the breeder really..... not.
     
  13. Jazzy

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    We once had a pup at 5 1/2 weeks old. She was a crossbreed and from a litter near my sisters house and we picked one and was meant to be picking her up at 8 weeks but when she was 5 1/2 weeks old the woman phoned my sister and told her that we would have to have her now because she couldn't cope anymore. She had a few kids and I think it was an accidental mating as I'm talking 30 years ago and spaying wasn't heard of as much then.

    We weren't really ready for her because we were living with my sister for a week or two because our house was having central heating put in but we took her and fortunately had no problems. She was a lovely girl - a cross between a border collie and a cocker spaniel. She lived till she was 16 years old and died at home in our kitchen and is buried in our garden with her best mate Benji the toy poodle.
     
  14. DevilDogz

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    My mum saw a littler of 4week pups :eek: They were mongrels this must be about 3/4years ago now.
    So she went to see these puppies and try and help the owner with these puppies..
    They told mum they had just started weaning the puppies!!...You would never guess what they were weaning them on!!!?????.....WOTSITS....yes no word of a lie!!!

    Mum said she would buy them off her (the lady didnt care where they ended up :mad:)
    She said they were £60 each or £90 for the 3..Yes mum left with the three!!

    She worked so hard with them tiny little things they where..We never planned on keeping any just wanted them out of there..3 of mums closest freinds have one each!! :)
    They are the best little dogs ever!!! But really people should not be letting them go at these ages its dam right sick!!

    This was a happy ending there sadly not all :(
     
  15. sequeena

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    Can't believe he was outside at his age! :mad:
     
  16. thedogsmother

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    He was being held in her arms, but everyone was having a little stroke and infection/disease could easily have been spread this way.
     
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    Good for your mum that's great.
    I can't believe people would sell puppies that early.

    Though saying that I did raise a lab x puppy who was 4 weeks, the mum had reacted badly to the anesthetic and died during her c-section :( At 4 weeks the woman could not cope any more, she had been hand rearing this one puppy and you could tell she was completely exhausted. I bought this puppy for £50.
    I kept the puppy for a week, took him to vet checks etc then gave him to a friend who's dog had a litter the same age and she was keeping one, so the puppy could socialise and grow up with a friend.

    x
     
  18. DKDREAM

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    Thats true in his case he maybe more prone to picking something up leaving the mother so young, he will miss out on anti bodies wont he?
     
  19. sequeena

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    Especially where animals are kept and regularly go :mad:
     
  20. kenla210

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    when we picked daisy up we thought she was 7.5 weeks old, we didnt really know they had to be 8 weeks and the breeder let us pick her up a couple of days early so we could get her on my daughters birthday.
    It was only a few weeks later that we worked out the dates from her birthday and realized she was only 6.5 weeks.
    We've had no problems but I do think the breeder should have known. She wasn't the first to go... :(
     
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