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Old 08-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Talking Hello all, from the Southwest desert!

Hello!

My husband and I just adopted two 7 week old puppies who were in need of a home.

They are blue heeler/border collie mixes and very cute.

They join our furry family of four cats ranging in age 13 - 6 months. We weren't planning on adopting so soon after moving but we couldn't resist the call for help from a couple of tiny pups.

My husband's pup is a male, his name is Blue. He very much has the coloring of a heeler, blue on all except his paws that are red. He is a sweetheart, and once housebroken will make a very energetic, and fun addition to the family.

My pup is female, her name is Kaylee (after the Firefly character) Calypso, I call her KC. She is more adventurous than her brother right now, though smaller. She looks very much like the border collie side. Also an energetic pup!

My husband and I are looking for information, support and any general help that we can get in raising these puppies properly. We aren't sure how much they should eat, or what is the best way to train this mix or even how they will react to children. Both their parents are ranch dogs, herders and somewhere out working the desert. So far they have proven to be smart, friendly though a little clingy, and super playful.

We've never had puppies this small before. So any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Like I said we have 4 cats on top of this, and before you all worry, we have a fairly good sized house, and 5 acres of land around it, a good portion fenced and plenty of water for our desert. So we do have room and provisions for them. Our cats are a little less thrilled but they will come around or avoid them as cats tend to do.

Mostly right now, feeding habits and amounts, water amounts, tips for housebreaking and general added info about these breeds would be great.

Thank-you all for reading my post. Have a great day!

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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I won't be much help on the puppy issues as I haven't done puppies for many years.
Yours are very young and I would think the clinging and playing are completely normal.
We have training and feeding experts here to answer your questions. Just always give them all the water they want.
Lucky dogs that someone that cares took them in and you have plenty of room for active dog breeds.
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Welcome to the forum! We love pictures of puppies so feel free to post as many as you like!
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Thank-you!

I think keeping up with them will keep my husband and I active and probably in better shape. ^-^

Vet says in a week or so we can take them in to get shots and check up, which will be nice, nicer if it wasn't a 120 mile round trip, but we are suckers for a cute fuzzy face...or six...we wouldn't even look at dogs until we had space for them, and had no plans to get a 4th cat, but it was either adopt her from the street or let her die....not a hard choice....

So the 8 of us thank-you for your responses and I look forward to further research in our puppy care.

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Welcome Defender, to you, Blue, KC and all the rest of your gang, great to have you join us :-) I'm looking forward to hearing much more about all of them and seeing tons of pictures.
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Please do post pictures! I rescued my dog as an adult and never got to see him as a puppy, and we think he is the same mix as yours. Frodo had some baggage when I got him and we have regular training sessions with a professional trainer. If you can expose your pups to a lot of different social situations and when they are old enough, learn some basic obedience to start, you will have great dogs. Both those breeds are very active and exceptionally smart. It makes me very proud when we go out and people comment on how well trained my dog is, but then we have really worked on it.
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Welcome to df! Lots of nice people here and do go to obedience training as soon as the pups have all their shots. You will never regret it. Bless you for rescuing too.
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Thank-you everyone!

I will be posting tons of pictures as soon as we unpack the computers and set up the office, moving is heck on finding all your computer parts. Thank-you all for your support and comments! House breaking is going slow, but we are taking out time.

Gonna take a bunch of pics so we can load them when I dig out the cables!

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defenderinfaith to Df it's a gret community of dog owners who do care enjoy the forum
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