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    Question peekapoo

    I just bought a 9 wk old peekapoo. parents are full blood with papers. I have had her for two days and she does not each to much should I be worried because she is still very playful. And if I ever wanted to breed her what age do you wait till for it to be safe for her.

    Thanks for any help I am new owner of a dog
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    Please do not breed her. There are too many unwanted, homeless dogs being up to sleep every day, and the world does not need more mixed breed puppies. Plus, spaying her will help her live a longer, healthier life, reducing the risk of mammary cancer and elminating the risk for pyometra - a life-threatening infection of the uterus.

    If you don't think she's eating enough, check with your vet on the amount she should be eating for her size and age.
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    Excuse my sarcasm, this isn't directed towards you, but a mutt with papers? Will there be no end to irresponsible breeding?...
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    Angry peekapoo

    have you ever seen a peekapoo they are perfect for a family dog and also run more in cost than some of your full breds. she won;t have as many health problems as pure breds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissyofFL View Post
    I just bought a 9 wk old peekapoo. parents are full blood with papers. I have had her for two days and she does not each to much should I be worried because she is still very playful. And if I ever wanted to breed her what age do you wait till for it to be safe for her.

    Thanks for any help I am new owner of a dog
    I'd be very curious to know what she is papered as and what registry she's papered with. The only reputible all breed registry in the US is the AKC, all of the other registries are crock, made up so puppy mills can sell pups as "registered" and get a whole lot more money for them than their worth. It only cost about $30-$70 to adopt a mutt from the pound, I'm sure you probly paid more than that. And how can the parents be full blood when their "breed" in itself says that they're mixed breed. It is in your and her best interest to have her spayed. IMO unless you know everything there is to know about breeding, you shouldln't be breeding.

    Now to actually answer your question. Puppies can take a few days to get used to thier new surroundings. Your "breeder" should have sent you home with some food that she's already been eating, so you can continue with it or switch slowly if you would like. If they didn't give you any food and you sudenly switched her food that could cause her to hae an upset tummy. How much are you feeding her a day? and how offten do you feed her? many people tend to over feed thier dogs and she may just not be hungry. If you are truely concerned about her then you can call your vet and set up an appointment. It's also recomended that you take a new puppy to be checked by a vet within a few days after you bring it home.

    Some other things to keep in mind with a new puppy. They should be vaccinated every 3 weeks untill they are 16 weeks old and are not "fully" protected untill they have recived their last set of shots. Puppies are prone to getting themselves in trouble so you should know the number for the emergency vet and know how to get there just in case you ever need it. You should also start looking for some obedience classes to enroll your puppy in, that way your pup will get some basic obedience and you'll have a well mannered dog in the future.
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    Smile thanks

    her parents are pure pekingnese and poodle i made sure to meet them and get reg #'s for both and see their papers but thanks for the advice this is new to me and i plan on spoiling her she had first shots i am supposed to take her for next in 2 weeks. do you know anything about how often they should be groomed.
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    If you really want to spoil her, do what's best for her health and get her spayed.

    As far as grooming, that depends on which parent she takes after more. Since Peke-a-poos are a mix, not a breed, there's no saying whether she has more like poodle curly hair, or pekingese silky fur. It also depends on whether and/or how you want her clipped.

    My Pekingese isn't clipped at all. I like his fur natural, and he has the most amazing tail ever. I groom him at home so far, brushing him a few times a week to prevent tangles. People I know who go to groomers typically go every 6-8 weeks, just like people haircuts.
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    Grooming all depends on how her coat grows out as she gets older. Poodles are often taken to the groomers once a month. You should defietly investing in some good brushes and combs and start grooming her now. You'll probly want to groom every day or every other day. Also don't forget to brush the teeth when you groom her. Dogs can get tarter and gum disesase and should be brushed on a regular basis just like we do. They make toothpste just for dogs in many different flavors, don't use human toothpaste it's not good for dogs. You should also get a good pair of nail clipers and start practicing with them, since she is young you probly don't need to actually cut the nails, but you can touch her nails with the clipers and give her lots of praise for behaving. Also get her used to touching her over her entire body, playing with her ears and touching her toes, this will make it alot easier for her to be groomed and easier for her to be treated by the vet if she ever needs it. You can always go to a profesional groomer and have them show you some grooming techniques that you can use to groom your pup.

    The most important thing to remember is to TAKE IT SLOW, she's just a pup and grooming is completely new to her. You also need to give her LOTS OF PRAISE for behaving and doing what you ask her to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissyofFL View Post
    have you ever seen a peekapoo they are perfect for a family dog and also run more in cost than some of your full breds. she won;t have as many health problems as pure breds.
    Yes, they run more in price than purebreds because it's irresponsible people breeding them for a profit. And what makes you think a mutt won't have as many health problems as a purebred?

    You say you are new to all of this, well sorry to be a bearer of bad news, but you have a LOT more to learn. And this dog should NOT be bred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissyofFL View Post
    I just bought a 9 wk old peekapoo. parents are full blood with papers. I have had her for two days and she does not each to much should I be worried because she is still very playful. And if I ever wanted to breed her what age do you wait till for it to be safe for her.

    Thanks for any help I am new owner of a dog
    You say she doesn't "each" to much. Can I assume that you meant she doesn't "eat" too much? How often are you feeding her and what are you feeding her?

    As for breeding, you should wait until she is at least two years of age, but the bigger question is why do you want to breed her? Not only would you be risking her health in multiple ways, but there's already too many homeless mixed breeds, and that's what she is - a mixed breed.

    The ways you will be risking her health is not only do you risk losing her in "puppybirth" (like childbirth), but each heat she goes through increases her chances of breast cancer later in life, uterine cancer, and an unspayed dog risks pyometra which is a lethal infection.

    You say that her parents were purebred with papers, but even puppymill dogs are purebred with papers. Do you know anything about her parents? Were they healthy? Were her grandparents healthy? Are there diseases that have been handed down through her "family tree"? Some of these diseases might not crop up until she is older, and maybe not even til after she's had puppies. Are you willing to pass her diseases on to other dogs, to make them and their new owners miserable and heartbroken?

    Do you really know enough to take all those risks?
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    I don't care about the parent's "papers" - you do NOT have a purebred dog - its a MUTT - and it should be spayed - not bred to produce more mutts.

    Small dogs don't eat much. It might be the parents are poor quality, the pup is sick, etc. If you are worried about your pup, take it to the vet.

    And IMO if you paid more then about $100 for the puppy, you've been ripped off.
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    It is a common misconception that mixed breeds are healthier the a purebred. This simply isnt true. You dog could get all of the health problems from BOTH of her parents, just the same a purebred dog can. Mutts can bloat, have hip dysplasia, aggression and a number of other problems, just as purebreds can. Health testing is one way to help prevent passing these issues on to future puppies.

    Its true your dog is a mix breed, not a purebred dog (even if both of her parents were purebred, the were not of the same breed). This dog should not be bred, if for no other reason then she is not purebred. She can not be shown, held to a standard, or earn a championship. Im sure you love this little girl, and Im very sure she is just adorable, but neither reason is a good one to start breeding. If you woud like to become a breeder, please start researching what makes a good breeder, find a reputable breeder, purchase a puppy, show him/her, earn points (if not a championship), get him/her health tested, THEN you may be ready to breed!
    "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love, faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made" -Roger Caras
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    I don't know, maybe we should be amused by what people get when they mix breeds.

    For example:
    Cross a Pointer with a Setter and get a Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet.
    Cross a Kerry Blue Terrier with a Skye Terrier and get a Blue Skye, a dog for visionaries.
    Cross a Pekingnese with a Lhasa Apso and get a Peekasso, an abstract dog.
    Cross an Irish Water Spaniel with an English Springer Spaniel and get an Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle!
    Cross a Labrador Retriever with a Curly Coated Retriever and get a Lab Coat Retriever, the choice dog of research scientists.
    Cross a Newfoundland with a Basset Hound and get a Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors.
    Cross a Terrier with a Bulldog and get a Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes.
    Cross a Bloodhound with a Labrador and get a Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly.
    Cross a Collie with a Malamute and get a Commute, a dog that travels to work.
    Cross a Deerhound with a Terrier and get a Derriere, a dog that's true to the end!

    Or maybe we should just be amused with the thoughts alone, and not breed mixes!
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    This type of dog was made on purpose this is not just a dog got pregnant from around the hood. It also is in demand right now. So what is wrong with wanting this type of dog. I prefer her to any pure bred, this is what I wanted and so do others. And to everyone who snapped at me about breeding I only asked is because I have been asked if I will breed her later with their dog and wanted advice on that situation. so do all these other people think everyone should have the exact same dog,ever heard of to much inbreeding makes them stupid so there is nothing wrong with wanting one different.
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    You say this dog was made on purpose? What purpose would that be? Hmmm, maybe to make greedy breeders more money? Are you telling us that out of the hundreds of purebreds already in existence we needed another breed? And the best line of all "inbreeding makes them stupid". LOL Yes, stupid breeders make stupid dogs, I'll agree with that. If you breed your dog, I think most of us will know exactly how smart your dogs will be. My advice to you...before you breed this dog, go to an AKC sponsored dog show and talk with a breeder. (Ahhh yes, I know, Curbside is dreaming of a Utopia again.) Find yourself a mentor...there's more to breeding than just putting two dogs together.
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    Okay CP, you took my designer dog idea - but you did a better job than I would have.

    I have a Shepnocloo. He's a very fancy mix of GSD and I have no clue.

    Chrissy - I do understand where you are coming from. You just got a pup you adore and most likely didn't expect this reaction. I also understand the somewhat new trend toward designer breeds. I think what you are missing is that your dog - a mix - is no different than mine. Just because mine was an accident makes him no less or no more a mutt than yours. You seem to think that because he was bred on purpose that makes it okay or somehow different from the millions of homeless accidents. "Designer breeds" do end up in shelters. And they were created by unethical breeders to sell more pups to people who will be duped into believing they are getting something new, different, exciting, or trendy.

    This is in no way a commentary on YOUR pup - of course he's every bit deserving of a good home as any other dog. But I go to my local shelter every Wednesday and I see the kennels full of not so designer mixes and it makes me sad that their lives are in vain. No legacy, just the living examples of human's inhumanity.

    Please understand that no one wants you to feel attacked. But on a dog forum, you have to expect people to react in a dog's best interest. You have the dog now, enjoy...but don't perpetuate the problem. If people didn't feel you were smart or truly a dog lover, they wouldn't waste their time on a thread they see way too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawyer View Post
    I have a Shepnocloo. He's a very fancy mix of GSD and I have no clue.
    LOL! I don't know if I can type in between my laughter. O' I think this one is the funniest of them all. Thanks for the light heartedness.
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    thanks i just wanted an opinion about the situation and had asked if anyone had experience with this type of dog. I never said I would breed her actually when I was asked I just wanted to know what the pups would turn out with being mix or if it was safe. to even consider. I understand what dogs are in the pound the one I adopted everyone said was the ugliest one they ever seen and were not sure what mix it was but i loved him and kept him for over 10 years. I have a cat now that i also found on a street as a kitten in the rain and took her in so I know about strays. This is the first that I have went out and actually bought. And just wanted to know more about. Thanks for your response.
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    I just think CP is being a jerk because if that is her dog on the picture she has then she has alot to be snappy about. no originality to it plain and simple. give me a mutt anyday.
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    Chrissy, that was totally rude and uncalled for.
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