Post # 1
Before we got married in June, I was browssing the internet, as you do, and I came across a standard poodle breeder that were looking for homes for a new little of chocolate poodles. I wanted one bably, but was told I couldn’t (hubby didn’t want a puppy).
So after the wedding, I am convicing Darling Husband that puppies are way better options then babies (lol), So he said maybe in a year or so, but not now .
The breeders I was in contact with currently are moving and now are trying to home 2 more puppies. I desperately want the chcolate standard poodle.
It’s a girl, and apparetly has a very good temperament.
So ladies….I need some game strategies on how to convince Darling Husband to want this adorable puppy!!! We will be getting a house (with a yard) by November sometimes (should be) and the puppies should ready to home in Novemeber….
Post # 3
Oh. my. gosh.
I was just telling my Fiance today that I have puppy fever, and I think a standard poodle would be the best fit for us (namely me). He told me we’d see in the future… lol.
Have you shown him the pictures? OR better yet, have him go with you just to look at the pups. You can tell him you just want to see if the breed is a good fit.
And then he’ll fall in love with her and snatch her up!
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Post # 5
Take him to “just look” at the puppies. hehe
Post # 6
Puppies are cheaper than a baby didn’t work? What about a “dog for safety” or something?
Post # 7
I never thought I would want a puppy. My husband, on the other hand, always wanted a basset hound. I said fine, and honestly it is the best thing ever. The love I have for my Paco is just amazing. I actually get emotional some days when I have to go to work because he comes to the window and waits for me to back up to go away. It makes me feel so loved by this little creature. get that puppy!!!
Post # 8
Thoes pics aren’t enough!?
That puppy is the best, as are all puppies. I have major puppy fever too but our apt dosn’t allow it neither does our lifestyle at the moment.
Today at the market I work at was hosting a pet costume contest and an organization which places dogs was there showing some, so there was so much cuteness and all these dogs with a “jacket” with adopt me on it. It was torture!!!
Post # 9
If you are really interested, your first step should be to research the breed (preferably WITH your DH) to see if they are a good fit for you, if you’re not already familiar with poodles. Is the breed bigger or smaller than you would like when fully grown? Do you have the time and money for grooming? Does their energy level match yours? Is your Darling Husband okay with a poodle? The national and your local breed clubs are a great source to start your research. It’s easy to fall in love with a cute puppy, (all puppies are cute, but they have to be to make up for their naughtiness! LOL!), but puppies grow into adult dogs.
If it sounds like a poodle would mesh well with your lifestyle, start looking at the breeder. There are two threads on these Pet Boards with a LOT of information on finding a responsible breeder, one of which is a sticky at the top of the boards so it’s easy to find. At a bare minimum, you want someone who breeds sparingly, health tests, and even if your puppy won’t be a show dog in your home, you ideally want to find a breeder who shows and has titled their breeding stock. Are the pups being sold with limited registration, (meaning they MUST be spayed/neutered unless they are to be shown)? Will she take the puppy back at ANY POINT in its life if you are no longer able to care for it? Responsible breeders usually have a waiting list, and unless they had a much larger than anticipated, they often don’t have puppies in current litters unspoken for. It is also a red flag that the breeder is trying to place two puppies before she moves…if she knew she was moving, why did she plan a litter at that time? That would probably be a question you should ask before you bring home a puppy from the litter.
If the breed is a good fit, but this particular breeder doesn’t meet the critera of a responsible breeder, you should probably pass on this puppy. Go back to the breed club website(s) and find a breeder who IS a responsible breeder, and start looking for one or two whose who appeal to you and get on their waiting lists. Many responsible breeders only breed a litter every year (or less!) so it’s entirely possible that you may be ready for a puppy (since your Darling Husband says “not now”) by the time they actually have a litter with a puppy for you. Alternatively, you could search petfinder.com to see if there are any pups near you needing a home.
If this breeder IS a responsible breeder, then see if Darling Husband would be willing to at least go MEET the puppy and CONSIDER bringing her home. You want to make sure her personality meshes with yours, (for example, if you’re novice owners, you probably don’t really want a very dominant puppy). If the breeder is responsible, she will also want to make sure you and puppy would be a good fit together, and not just be willing to sell to the first people who stop by with cash-in-hand. If she is a good fit, you probably won’t have to do too much convincing to get Darling Husband fully on board. If she’s not a good fit, that just means she’s not “your” puppy and that you have to keep looking to find “the one”!
Post # 10
Darling Husband wanted a dog just as much as me, so I didn’t have to do much convincing. However, I would mention it is a good way to test your parenting skills, how we raised our puppy lead to a lot of conversations on how we are going to raise our kids.. hehe.
I also wanted to jump in and say YAY CHOCOLATE POODLES! I have a chocolate labradoodle and she is the love of my life.
Post # 11
@Miss Apricot: +1
Wanting a puppy is fun and exciting (they’re soooo cute!), but make sure you also want to exercise an adult dog daily, groom it, scoop its poop, and (occasionally) clean up its poop, puke, and pee in the house. It happens. Hopefully you have experience with dogs already and are a responsible dog person.
My boyfriend (he’s now my husband!) and I adopted an adult greyhound 5 years ago (I’ll admit I kinda had to talk him into it…) and it was the best decision we ever made! I love him (our greyhound haha) so much!
Post # 12
Cute puppy!!! My puppy just turned 3 on thursday and she is my heart! I have always known that I wanted another one, but we wanted to wait till current Miss Puppers was a bit more mature and trained (she’s all lab and energy and stubbornness). Lately I’ve been brining it up but Darling Husband says not now, blah blah blah.
I have devised a plan to start asking for a baby in hopes that he’ll try to postpone babies a bit more by suggesting a new puppy, LOL! I’ll let you know how it goes! Maybe you could try that angle as well? 😉
Post # 13
I just told him I was lonely at home! haha, my SO works full time and I only work part time (lucky me) and we just bought a house together. We were going to wait until next year to get our pug but I convinced him otherwise!! We take him home Nov 6! 🙂
Post # 14
@bowsergirl: sorry for the late reply….wow school comes along and makes me forget that I should actually respond to people.
@Starling13: I would love to know how it goes!
Post # 15
Sorry for abandoning this thread. I am glad thatbi am not the only one with puppy fever instead of baby feaver (lol)…
I actually decised that whrn I get a puppy I may adopt one from the shelter…all those doggies need some love. Makes me sad i cant take them all.
@bowsergirl: I emailed him the pics while he is at work.all he does is email me back pictures of babies…haha. he likes to counteract my puppy fever with pretend baby fever …he actually doesnt want kids now, just likes to bother me with pics of them because I want a puppy so bad…haha.
We are gettimg ahouse soon, with a yard (yay!)..so hopefully thst means puppy for me….I will WEAR HIM DOWN! LOL
Post # 16
@MrsAKSkier: oh yes I had dogs growing up. I love dogs and pets and only been without when I moved overseas.
Chevk out this beauty..she was my childhood dog..I miss her so much
Her name was Queen, and she was everybit a royal