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Offline bflover

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2012, 11:04:57 PM »
Thanks! I have talked to her and arranged to go meet them sometime this week! Hope everything goes well!

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 12:08:35 AM »
Better puppy-proof before you go! (just sayin')

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2012, 02:04:35 AM »
I got Riley at 4 months old and it was a great age, he was playful still but more confident to leave his litter mates.  Riley's breeder will not sell her pups until at least 12 weeks old, she says they are just too little.  Good luck, I bet you bring him home.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2012, 11:47:24 AM »
Thanks! I have talked to her and arranged to go meet them sometime this week! Hope everything goes well!

LOL I know someone bringing home a puppy, ha ha haaa. Once I see them, I'm done for, and I bet you will be, too!   :nodding:
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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2012, 05:04:37 PM »
Xixi is my first bichon but I had other doggies all different ages and they do adapt. Also I change the name on one of them and had no problem at all I guess they do respond to tone of voice.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2012, 05:24:57 PM »
Thats so exciting.I hope it all works out for you.Alison

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 12:28:49 AM »
Oh Yes!!!  :thumbup:

Thank you Alison!

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 01:02:54 AM »
This is so exciting, I would love one of Terrell's puppies! I can't wait to hear more!  :nodding:

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 04:41:26 AM »
Pixel who is a new rescue brought into my home is an undeterminate age I think she could be at least 4. She has already bonded with me in one week to the point where she is too possessive not with Chich but with visitors etc something we are working on. I think 5 months is a great age to get a pup and the pup will have been taught doggie manners by his mum. Thats a huge bonus!

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »
HI! I'm so excited and preparing for puppyhood yay! I can't wait till I meet him.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2012, 10:41:13 PM »
Wish that  I did not have to work and I could meet you at Terrell's.  I would love to meet you - depending on what time you will be there and if you would not mind my coming.  Puppies are the best and I am so excited for you.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 03:09:55 AM »
Yay congratulations on getting a Bichon puppy (soon!)  :cheer:
5 months is not old at all. He is still a baby!  You can easily change his name and he will get used to his new name quickly.  A well-bred Bichon puppy adjusts to a new home quickly and very well. 

The advice  Sandie and Mary-Ellen have given you is excellent!  Make sure the parents have had their knees, hips, heart, and eyes tested and clear of any genetic diseases. Not every breeder tests for all that but it is all important.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2012, 12:13:40 PM »
So I got my puppy the saturday that I went there. He is so sweet and cuddly. He did get used to his name quickly haha a few treats sealed the deal. I fell in love once I saw him and thanks for all the advice.

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2012, 12:54:08 PM »
Woo hoo!  :cheer:  Congrats!

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Re: Planning on purchasing a 5 mnth old puppy? Help!
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2012, 01:46:47 PM »
 :woohoo: Can't wait to see PICTURES! Tell us all about him ...  :thumbup:

Thank you Alison!