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B-day coming up and i want a dog: help me

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thechickman04, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 16th birthday [​IMG] is coming up this weekend and i want my parents to get me a new puppy. They have kinda said yes (i think [​IMG] ) my only problem is i cannot decide on what kind to get, and i can not find anyone around here that breeds puppies for a reasonable price.

    I want a dog that is not really small but not big kinda just medium. One that is easy to train and wont want to harm my chickens. Does anyon ehave any suggestions? OR puppies for sale?
     
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  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your local shelters for a rescue animal, it's cheaper than a breeder, and a lot of times they have ones that are already potty trained and have had some basic obedience training. A lot of times shelters will allow you to bring in another dog/cat to test compatibility of animals, ask them if you can bring a chicken to test them with.
     
  3. Turtle

    Turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya what they said. I think that is a great idea and then you can have one that may also protect your chickens from predators and its much easier than a puppy to deal with.
     
  4. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have checked our shelters website and most if not all the dogs are fully grown i am looking for one that i can raise myself
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I think it might be a good idea to get a definite yes before proceeding! After all dogs live a long time, and you can't take one to college with you! I tried- the officials didn't like it! [​IMG]

    And if they okay it, a shelter dog is the way to go. Just have to keep looking for the right one.
     
  6. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the parents definite okay and i looked at another shelters website and i found this puppy...i kinda like the scraggly look

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    what do ya think???
     
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  7. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    AWWE I love that dog I am a fan of that look to
     
  8. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a great one! Just be sure you start training him right away w/ your chickens!
     
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    he's cute go for him
     
  10. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terriers are not generally the best idea around chickens.
     

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