My friend’s parent’s dog Buddha has fathered yet another litter of puppies several hours south of Chicago.
He is a farm dog and not being farm-savvy, I have no idea why they don’t have this dog fixed.
The owners of the mother are giving the puppies away and my wife and I are seriously considering adopting one of them. We have the phone number of the owner and will be calling her tonight and I need your help to know what to ask before we make the decision to drive several hours (whenever the puppies are old enough to leave their mother). I suppose to pick one out we should go down beforehand and see if one of them likes us.
Here is what we know:
The father is a part Sharpei and miscellaneous. He is good natured and friendly. A different friend of mine (Tron) has a 3 year-old son of Buddha from a different mother. Tron’s dog has the best temperament of any dog I have ever met.
All we know about the mother is that she is a medium sized miscellaneous.
The puppies were born on 6/20/2008. We have no pets in our house now, but have both owned various pets before - including dogs. We will be getting the potential dog neutered/spayed. We also have the time to devote to owning and training a puppy/dog.
So other than a picture of the puppies emailed to us, questions about the mother’s temperament is there anything else we should ask that would be potential deal breakers before we make the drive?