Choosing a puppy is easy, but picking a puppy that's perfect for you and your family isn't so easy. Understand what to look for in the litter and learn the secrets to choosing your ideal puppy! However, before we go any further, please let me advise you against choosing two puppies. You may think that two puppies means twice the love and twice the fun, but unfortunately, it doesn't always turn out like that. It's just not worth the extra work and stress!
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Everyone seems to warn you against picking the runt of the litter. The puppy guidance books scare the beejebers out of you by saying that the puppy will be sickly, have personality flaws and behavior problems. It's NOT true! Or in our case, it couldn't have been a better choice in the entire world. My son, who was 8 years old at the time and one of those boys who was born to have a dog , spent eons researching how to pick a puppy. We found a breeder recommended by several people along with the Vet in the area and waited for the next litter to be born. Tyler was determined to choose a female and the biggest, most hearty puppy in the litter since that's what all the "professionals" recommended. Well, when we walked into the room filled with wriggling fluff balls of energy, all that research went out the door. Tyler threw himself into the center of the writhing mass of puppies and started to introduce himself. It was love at first lick!
Picking A Puppy
Does your puppy seem a lot smaller than his litter mates? Are you worried that the tinest dog might have the biggest problems? Then check out our complete guide to the runt of the litter. But when it comes to actually bringing a runt puppy home… suddenly their small size can become intimidating. Is a runt puppy bad? And by this definition, a litter can have more than one runt!
CockersOnline Forum. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Home Help Search Login Register. Topdog9 Site Member Newbie Posts: 2. I went to see a litter of puppies recently and one that I particularly liked was tiny at birth and is unlikely to grow any bigger than a Chihuahua. The puppy is healthy, according to the breeder and the vet who saw her at 8 weeks. The parents are both KC registered and of breed standard size. Does anyone have any experience of Cocker Spaniels who are so very small.