Hello everyone, i'm new to the forum and just want to say hi for starters. a few weeks ago we put a deposit down on a baby female black lab. my gf went to visit her yesterday and took some pics and i'm not sure if i have anything to be worried about but there seems to be small patches of hair missing that i didnt notice on her 3 week old visit. she is now 4 weeks old. i've attached the pictures, i would appreciate it if someone could let me know what it is/ if it's normal/ or what i need to do about it. thank you -- Mat
What are they contained in? Does not look secure.
I don't see missing hair on that puppy.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Raised in a kennel raises some slight red flags for me - what efforts has the breeder done for socialising and initial training of the litter?
As for the spot, could be a scratch or a nip from another puppy, or could be some skin irritation - ask the breeder.
ask the "Breeder" - I do see what you mean though. but the best person to help is the breeder.
personally I woudl NEVER buy a puppy that was not raised INSIDE with the family. Even breeders who use kennels for their dogs raise them puppies inside with the (human) family for proper socialization and even some early training.
I would recommend you do alot more research on how to find a breeder/puppy. Alot more goes into getting a puppy that finding an add that says "puppies for sale", you need to learn more about breeding practices, and the parents (i.e. was apropriate genetic testing done prior to breeding)...
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
okay. they are kept in like a 5x8 kennel with momma when we visit. there are 3 females all with pups within a week of each other in the same setup so they get plenty of socializing
Do each of the parents of these puppies have clearances? What are the scores for their hips, elbows and eyes? Have these puppies been wormed?
As for raising inside our breeder had her puppies raised inside with a FAMILY for socialisation not a dozen other puppies.
I would not be purchasing from this 'breeder' it sounds too much like a puppy mill to me. Does this kennel have a website?
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