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YAAAAAAAAAY!!!

Sorry I have been on holiday, that's why i havn't posted for a while. Unfortunatly Dailyne do not have any puppies from the litter i went to see left, but today i went to see another few pups. One lil girl left, but still with her brother and sister. The people there were soooo nice. The puppies are in their really clean kitchen all snuggled up together. I think thats great because they will have grown up around humans.

Mum and dad are young at 2 years but are really friendly. They are alot smaller than the dialyne adults, but i want a small beagle so thats great.

The lil girl was around 5 1/2 weeks old, so i will have to wait anotehr 2 weeks (which is annoying) but fine to get everything ready.

the parents (or blood line) or something like that have had like 50 odd champions,. The price is £850 te same as the dialyne ones.

One lil question - how far can i walk them when they are around 8-12 weeks old?
 

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You really shouldn't take them out until they've had all their shots. Over here that is close to 16 wks. Unless rabies and parvo aren't a problem in England. It's hard to wait, but to me it's just not worth the risk. You know you are a responsible owner, it would be nice if everybody else was too.
 

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Until the pup has had all of it's shots, you can't walk them outside. They need to be fully protected first (around 4 months, depending on when they start). I was always paranoid about taking all my pups outside the home at all when they were young. We didn't take them visiting with us, or anywhere except the vet.

When the pup has finished it's shot series, start with shorter walks (I start less than 10 minutes per walk at first), building up the length slowly. I kept it under 30 min. until Duke was about 7 months. He's a year now, and we go for an hour, though he'd be more than happy to go longer, I'm not.LOL

The 2 weeks will fly and you'll have time to get fully prepared for your new family member. Can't wait to see more puppy pics!
 

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Ditto. We're chomping at the bit to take Maggie out for a walk, but she still needs one more set of shots, so we haven't even taken her into the front yard yet. We do put her on the leash and walk her back and forth in the backyard, just to get her used to the leash, but it will be another month before we can take her out on a 'official' walk.


Congratulations by the way!! Have you decided on a name yet?
 

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Thanks for the advice all.

There isn't rabies here in England, but i have been reading loads of puppy books to help me prepare and it says that she will need around 16 shots lol.

Li'L Maggie the name, well 99% sure, will be "Timber".
 

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Congrats! I waited until Daisy had all her shots before taking her on a proper walk. Until then we stuck to the yard.
 

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First of all: Congrats! I think you'll be a great beagle daddy.

Secondly, I agree with everyone else about walking them before they had their shots! BUT, I do think that it's important to take the puppy out with you (don't put him on the ground!!) when you go places, in order to expose the pup to different scenes smells and noises. That is SOOO important with their personality and self confidence. I also asked the vet about this (a little too late with Chloe, actually) and he completely agreed that I should take her out with me when I go out, but not put her on the ground and let her sniff other dogs before she had her shots. I did let her play with my cousins dogs at their home, as I knew they were up to date with their shots, and it was indoors.

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As I'm waiting to bring home my furbaby, I can feel your excitement!

Is the reason for not taking the dog out until they have all their shots so that they don't get a disease from another dog...or so the puppy doesn't pass on something to the other dogs? I'm kind of confused by this. I haven't really found anything that explains it well.
We have relatives who want their dogs to meet ours. If we know they are up to date on their shots, can they be together? Or is it best just to wait it out?
 

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Well, you should ask the vet. But, if after the first vet appointment he says the pup is healthy, and you know the relatives' dog is up to date with his shots and healthy, I don't see a reason to not start socializing the puppy as soon as possible. I think it's very important, and many specialists and breeders will tell you the most important age to expose the puppy to different places is 7-10 weeks.

I say GO FOR IT!
 

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My vet, who also takes care of my friend's two dogs said it was OK for her to bring them to my house to play with Maggie. We also went to puppy classes at the vet's office but everyone who attended was a client at that clinic and was up to date on all vaccines.
 

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It's been a while since I had a puppy but if I remember right it's about age 12 weeks that they get their last shots in the UK and then you need to leave it another week I think for the shots to fully take effect before you can walk puppy on the ground.

But, like others have said, before that you MUST take her out to socialise her but carry her in your arms, do not put her on the ground and don't let her sniff other dogs.
 

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Puppies now have their shots at 8 and 9 weeks most puppies leave their mother with the first shot already done. Then you have the second shot done and your pup can go out 1 week later.

You should just do small walks at first a couple of hundred yards will be plenty a couple of times a day, just increase the distance as your pup gets older. Do not over exercise your pup as you could damage its joints and give it problems later in life. I know of a couple of people who thought that their dogs suffered from hip displasia but it turned out that they had damaged their dogs by over exercising them to young.

You should just do lead walking until they are about 6 mths yes of course you can let them run around and chase other dogs and play just be sensible no 20 mile hikes or 5 mile jogs etc.
 
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