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    I have a deposit on a litter and have first pick male, there are only two and one is EIC. carrier the other clear, I do not care about breeding later on so is there any reason to shy away from the carrier?

    Also is 7 weeks ok to pick up? I though 8 was the norm.

    Thanks,

    Dan

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    There is no reason to shy away from the Carrier. He is only that...a carrier. He is not affected. Many people like to get their pups at 7 weeks (49) days and others like to wait another week. I've picked up all my pups at between 7 weeks and 8 weeks.
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    No reason to shy away from a carrier other than breeding. I don't think there is any real consensus on whether 7 or 8 weeks is better.

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    Thanks Jill,

    I assumed the carrier would be no problem but so not like making assumptions.

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    Love my carriers as much as my clears!!! In fact, they have turned out to be the most naturally talented!
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    NOPE

    Not afraid of carrier regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrkyman View Post
    I have a deposit on a litter and have first pick male, there are only two and one is EIC. carrier the other clear, I do not care about breeding later on so is there any reason to shy away from the carrier?

    Also is 7 weeks ok to pick up? I though 8 was the norm.

    Thanks,

    Dan
    In this choice you must make between the two what are you not telling us ?
    Is there a good reason to take the carrier over the clear ?
    Price? Size? Looks? Disposition? Anything?

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    If you're not going to breed, just pick the one you like best and roll with it.
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    I got a carrier, i had a. Lot of clear dogs, this carrier is a dog of a lifetime. Wouldn't trade the pic i made for anything

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    Do yourself a favor, when you go to pick your pup tell the breeder that you DO NOT want to know which one is clear and which one is the carrier. Then let the pup pick you, you will me miles ahead in the long run. That way you are not influenced by the pup's carrier status in the first place. I have a clear and a carrier and am happy with both.
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