Chico and Cali
Join Date: Jul 2007
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I think it depends on the experience of the 5 month old puppy. If he has been properly socialized and started on training I think it would be great. In fact, I'd probably prefer it, if I also had an 18 month old puppy. Tiny puppies require so much attention etc..
If on the other hand, he didn't have good socialization etc. I'd rather have the younger puppy.
Just because a breeder planned to show the dog, doesn't mean his first 5 months were optimum. I'd want to make sure that he wasn't crated all the time, and had good early socialization etc.
Good luck with your decision.
Chico, Cali, and Finnegan