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Thread: Breeders, have you ever held on to a pup past 49 days to accomodate a buyer?

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    Default Breeders, have you ever held on to a pup past 49 days to accomodate a buyer?

    If so, how long?
    Sherri Young

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    The REAL question for me is..... have I ever had them all spoken for at 49 days.

    The 49 day thing is a trial/Richard Wolters invented mess.
    Almost any other sporting breed people keeps their pups together until the 8th, 9th or 10th week.

    I am very willing to accomadate whatever a buyer that will be a good home for the life of the dog needs to get started right.

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    No Sherri.......You should send that pup to me immediately!!!!

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    Yes, I have kept them for a couple of weeks past the rest of the litter. Two weeks would be my limit without charging a fee.

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    As long as socialization continues, I see nothing wrong with that. We sometimes have to keep them to 8 weeks so we can have their eyes CERFed.

    Just keep feeding, playing with them and housebreaking and the buyer thinks you are wonderful. LOL
    A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

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    I am inclined to do it as the person is a retired serviceman coming from Singapore (he contacted me more than a month ago telling me he had requested to come to Alaska, was an avid upland and waterfowl hunter and wanted a pup as soon as he got here). He emailed today saying he was approved to come here and will arrive in July (pups would be ready to go 2nd week of May). He really would like us to hold the pup for him.

    The 49 day thing is a trial/Richard Wolters invented mess.
    Almost any other sporting breed people keeps their pups together until the 8th, 9th or 10th week.
    I realize this, but it is a touch longer.

    I am very willing to accomadate whatever a buyer that will be a good home for the life of the dog needs to get started right.
    And that is the reason I am considering it. Just wondering if anyone else had done it.
    Sherri Young

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    Yes Sheri, a couple/few weeks at no charge but 2 months ??? Time to charge a boarding rate. Get payment up front with a refund if he gets it sooner.
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    I've held them as long as sixteen weeks for a puppy buyer while they were on an extended trip on behalf of Uncle Sam. The buyer did pick up the actual expenses involved with the pup staying, food, Vet, etc.
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    I've held for a couple months for a family that was moving, they paid vet bills and basically a boarding fee, UP FRONT.
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    A friend of mine (Navy guy) who was entering his final shore duty before retiring had the breeder hold the dog for 2 months.

    He also paid a fee for this. The breeder did a good job of socializing and some early bird and water exposure. Plus the pup was kept current on shots.

    I would fully expect to pay for anything past a pup being 8 or 9 weeks. I'd rather not get a pup at 7 weeks.

    If the guy balks at a reasonable fee, you probably don't want him to have one of your pups anyway.

    Brian

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