I love UK Rotties, but I am still looking here in the US! I'm just getting ticked because there really isn't anything "Rottweiler" here, and I want a mentor in conformation because the boy I'll be getting I want to compete in conformation and other companion events, and I have never done conformation before.... LOL.
No such luck yet.. Pretty much bummed... But I have many friends (cyber friends) in the UK helping me out, giving me advice, sending me links, referring me to people over here, etc. so I know I will have them!
Google "Ch Windrift's Bronx Bomber at Ringside" and look at images..
That's the male I really love right now who is in CA, but doesn't have any planned breedings currently... :(
I love them, too. And yes, they get shipped to you. I live in Arizona, so if I got one from the UK, at 8-9 weeks old he'd have a signed vet health clearance and be shipped to LA in CA. It's a 10 hour trip, puppies make it all the time, but I'm still nervous so that's my last resort! I just LOVE UK Rotties, though.. Then I would pick up the puppy (30 min plane ride home) and just cargo his crate, and drive him home! I would have to keep him mainly in my house until he received his rabies and waited 30 days after because of a contract if they're too young for rabies shot.
Apparently at that young of an age, they take things in stride, and sleep most of the time anyhow. It's the older dogs that have a rougher time. You let the pup out, give them some treats and play time, and they bounce right back!
I guess the Canadian breeder I was really interested in isn't offering pups to anyone besides who she knows personally currently... :(
No, Rottweiler's are a whole other ballgame. If I get another basset, there's a rescue near me in NJ. I've been checking out their dogs from time to time. I don't think I'd go the petstore route again. I mean, I have no complaint, she's healthy and smart. But she was there for a month, and just LOONY from confinement and lack of training.
Do they fly them to you? I love Rottweilers. They're great dogs. I love their big heads and their sweet eyes. <3 Too big for me and this condo though. Too much dog. Although Molly is 58lbs right now. I got a lecture at the vet. :/
Wow, that sounds interesting... I wonder how that works ???
Genetics play a part first, then it's up to you to make the dog be the best it can be! Some dogs will kick your butt a little harder than others, though ;)
There aren't that many Basset breeders in my area, either. There aren't any Rottweilers locally, I am thinking of importing from the UK, and have one breeder in mind in Canada. The only one near me that I like is 7 hours away in another state, and I am keeping an eye on them, but if I don't like them, well it's Canada or UK for me! But a Basset is waaay different than a Rottweiler, IMO. I won't even bring in a rescue Rottweiler.
I got her at a local pet store. I tried to contact Basset breeders in my area but no one ever got back to me and I had my heart set on a basset. She was a complete MONSTER as a puppy. I mean, I had welts and bruises from her jumping up and nipping me while we were walking.
It took me a good 2 months to get it out of her system. I used to have to stand on her leash so she couldn't jump or run around me and then I'd ignore her til she calmed down. She was unmanageable. But I worked hard, she worked hard, now she's my best pal. I always tell people, you don't buy a great dog, you make one.
She loves Sojos mix so that helps me feel good about it. You could always try straight instant raw oats if you wanted to. You just soak them in water for like 10-15 minutes instead of cooking them. That's how Sojos works. So it's still 'raw' just not raw meat. Lol!
I'm trying to find butchers and things will discounted meats, not going too well.. I may have to 1/2 and 1/2 as well, unfortunately. Right now I am hoping to aim $80 a month on 100% raw, hopefully lower!! *fingerscrossed* If I really cannot, I think I will do Orijin. They are always readily available (2 miles away!) and they have their new mix out which I believe is 80% meat?? No wheat or grains at all.
That's half the reason I mix her meat with Sojos Original Mix (Rolled Oats, Rye Flakes, Barley Flakes, Ground Pecans, Tricalcium Phosphate, Kelp, Carob Powder, Parsley, Basil, Alfalfa, Vitamin D3). To cut down on price. She's supposed to get 1lb of the raw meat a day. I cut her back to about half a pound, so she gets about 4-5oz of raw and about 3/4 of a cup of the oatmeal mix, twice a day. The 1lb a day would run me something like 86 dollars a month (if I went and got it myself instead of shipping, which added 20 bucks). She's 58lbs as of her vet visit this week. Ideally I need her at 55. We both need to de-pudge. :)
And everyone should have a basset! :D Big dog, little chassis!