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PostSubject: Purchasing new pup from same breeder?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:25 pm

Hi everyone,

Recently we have been looking to get a new husky pup so that our boy has someone else to play with. From what i can tell, having 2 huskies appears to be better than 1 ( if you can handle it Razz ). Our boy just turned a year old, and the same breeder we got him from has a 4 month old girl available. The breeder just went through the process of moving and hasn't been advertising. She is the last girl left from her litter.

So i guess i have 2 questions for any experts out there.

1.) is buying a pup from the same breeder but different litter the same as buying 2 pups from the same litter (littermate syndrome?). My assumption is no - but would love to hear anyones opinions.
2.) is buying a 4 mo pup a risky move? - We like the idea of a 4 mo as she is already potty trained and crate trained, I'm not worried about breaking some habits she may have learned, but would like to hear everyone suggestions.

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PostSubject: Re: Purchasing new pup from same breeder?   Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:58 am

If you did it, it wouldn't be that much different from the way I did it. Kohdi was a year old when I got Mishka (8weeks) from the same breeder. The key to raising ANY two dogs (or more) together, is balance. Giving them their quality alone time with you, in addition to their together time. With my two, I'd take them on walks together (it's great bonding time for them) but I'd also take each one occasionally on their own solo walk with me...good, long walks/hikes/runs where it would be just the two of us for a good amount of time.  Playtime, same thing, you can let them play together all you want, but set aside some time to just play with one or the other too. It just takes balance, giving them their together time, and giving them their one on one time with you as well. Training, should be done seperately, maybe one person in the household takes one out for that quality one on one time, the other stays home and does some training. It sounds maybe like it'd be a pain in the butt, but in reality, it seems to just fall into place in real, everyday life.
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PostSubject: Re: Purchasing new pup from same breeder?   Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:41 am

If you are getting from a good reputable breeder then I don't see any reason not to purchase from her again. As you have had a year with your boy already to bond and train him, if he is solid in his training then you should have no issues taking on a new pup. Littermate shouldn't be an issue though even older dogs can bond deeply if they don't get their alone time, so that alone time and individual training is still important.

A four month old has it's pros and cons. She will be ready to do long hikes with you sooner since you won't have to wait a whole other year before she is grown to do heavier stuff with, as you already mentioned some of the basics are done for you. the biggest con that I see is she will be going into the teen phase soon, so doesn't give you much time to settle her in before she could go through being a little demon but that's just something that is going to happen regardless if you don't opt for a grown dog from a rescue so might as well get it over sooner rather than later.

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PostSubject: Re: Purchasing new pup from same breeder?   Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:13 pm

Thanks for the responses!! I think we are going to go get her (:
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