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    kartikmadhira is offline Junior Member
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    Hello friends, this is kartik here. iam from india and 18 years old.good to see a dedicated lab forum. well iam looking to buy a lab and i have whole bunch of questions lined up.please help to solve my quiries.

    1) My both parents employed but still there is only 3 hours of gap-(9am- 12 am) that when nobody is there in my house.so is that okay for a dog to be kept inside or outside the house for that long- 3 hours?

    2) what should i buy - male or female? i ve genreally heard that females are kinda gentler and smoother of the two? but i dont know of the other sex.

    3) is it really okay to buy a pup when iam 17? considering it will be me who will train it?

    4) what about the vaccination? does anybody know how much will that cost me ?

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    Kartik.

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    Hoping that this is an honest inquiry from India!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sure that this pup is at least 6-8 weeks old before you get it (prefrably 8 weeks old).

    Three hours alone should be o.k.

    If you are a responsible 17 year old, then the pup will be in good hands (there are some young people on this board...Dierdra comes to mind).

    Male or female does not matter.

    Vaccinations, I can not answer from the US.
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    Kartikmadhira,

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    Thank u members for ur kind replies! iam really confused with so many articles to watch on! Can u suggest me some good articles?
    regards,
    kartik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belles mom View Post
    Hoping that this is an honest inquiry from India!
    Yep. It is.

    PLEASE don't make the mistake that is so common amongst the members from India on here & bring the pup home at 4 weeks old. NO pup no matter what the breed should leave its mother & littermates until 7-8 weeks (8 is better). This is to ensure the pup gets all its nourishment from its mother while still developing & helps socialize it amongst other dogs in this case, its littermates.

    Assuming you are getting a dog from a decent breeder, they should give you the appropriate feeding instructions when you bring him/her home. Can't advise on the vaccination regime because it depends on what diseases you guys vaccinate against & how often. The first thing you need to do is find a good vet that can advise you & care for this dog throughout its life which on average is usually 12-15 years. Sometimes older if you're lucky. Good luck.

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