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Must have: Crate,
water bowl they can't tip over,
some toys (need something to distract them with when they're getting into stuff they shouldn't) - depends on the dog, but for Perry we only had 1 or 2 for the first few months, and his skinneeez stuffingless raccoon was (and still is) his favorite. Something to chew on - we prefer antlers, but others like bully sticks, etc. A puppy kong (good for teething, etc)
Collar for name tag (you can also get name tags that clip on rather than dangle which was a must for me - I don't like the dangling ones - can get caught in things and can be chewed on) - some would put this in a nice to have, but for me having a name tag and therefore always wearing a collar is a must - not every one will check the chip as quickly as I'd want, and it's easier to call me than to take the dog to the vet to find out who they belong to.
Comb (the ones with coarse and fine on the same comb are my preference) - a lot of people like the cc combs (#006) - but they're expensive and others will work fine as well
Good to have:
other toys (skinneeez makes a variety of different animals and sizes - Perry now loves the 26" ones even though they're longer than he is),
more chew toys (variety)
expen (though some on the forum would put that as a must have and for a new puppy it probably is - I got Perry at 9 months old and it was a nice to have when we're at my Mom's but we don't have one at home).
indoor potty option (you can search the forum for what different people use - some would put it as a must, for me it's a nice to have, but not a necessity)
Short AND long leash
nail clippers (depending on if you'll take them to be groomed often enough of will do it yourself)
clippers/ scissors (if you plan to do your own grooming or touchups between appointments)