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O.K, I am finally doing serious puppy shopping! I am sooo excited, a little nervous, very cautious. I have a question; a breeder sent me pictures of two puppies, there is 6 pictures of each puppy. Cute puppies, but in ALL the pictures the puppies' tongues are out of their mouths.

I hope this isn't too dumb of a question, but is that odd?

The puppies are 6-7 weeks old, and they are holding the puppies, why not a picture of them standing?
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Lynn,

You are TOO cute!

Well, I would probably ask the breeder if her air conditioning is working! lol Seriously, though....Is the breeder in a state where it is really HOT right now, like California? Gucci's breeder has a litter right now, and I just checked her website and didn't see any tongues, so I don't know? Maybe a breeder could tell you if puppies pant alot in the summer months? I don't remember Gucci doing that, but we got her in March and it was chilly still.

I encourage you to ask for pictures of the pups standing or sitting, tell the breeder you want to see their legs, stance, etc. and see if she will send you various pictures from the front and side, so you can see the WHOLE puppy, not just the face. Faces are adorable, indeed, but I, like you, would want to see more.

Are you considering going to see them in person?

Email her back and just say the pictures are adorable, but you'd also like to see a front standing view, and a side standing view.

My breeder sent me alot of pictures, I remember one picture she was sleepy and one of her eyelids was droopy and I panicked and asked the breeder about it and she probably thought I was NUTS, because she laughed and said that Gucci was just tired at that particular time, and she sent me alot more pictures later that day when she was more alert. So, I can relate.

I'd love to Ohhh...and AHH....over a picture? Wanna share? hehe

Darnit..I better get off here and get some work accomplished! lol

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I’m not sure there is anything wrong with the pictures, but I would want something other than a puppy being held with its tongue out also. If I could not go to see the puppies I would want to make sure both parents had all the proper test and then ask for additional pictures showing mouth closed, the body, legs, feet, etc. Selecting a puppy from photos would be extremely hard for me. Even if you are buying what a breeder would consider “pet quality” you want it as close to the standard as possible with no apparent structural problems. Enough can happen as the puppy grows, so I would not want to start with something that could develop into a major issue later on.

Remember some photos may not show much other than how cute they are, due to the age of the puppies..

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My best guess is that the puppies tounges are out because their baby teeth are growing in! I remember my litters having their tounges hanging out also at various ages.
As far as them holding the puppies in the pictures....thats because it's almost impossible to get 7 week old puppies to sit still for pictures! They are crazy fast and busy at that age. And I am sure they wanted to get nice clear pictures for you, so it was much easier to hold them.
Good luck with your new puppy! When do we get to see the pictures?!


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Oh Lynn, how exciting-- Casper is going to have a new bro or sis. Could you just ask the breeder for standing pictures?




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How exciting, more new puppies pictures!!!! I wish I was going puppy shopping Can't wait for all the updates. Happy shopping.


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Lynn, I am SO excited for you!! How fun to go puppy shopping - that is my favorite kind of shopping. Has Casper still been coming to the store every day? ARe you hoping to bring the new one as well?
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Lynn!! Where did ya go? WORK? Ehh....call in sick, take a "puppy shopping" day. hehe

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I would take a personal stress leave day....then do some shopping and the stress should disappear......voila....gone....

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O.K, I am finally doing serious puppy shopping! I am sooo excited, a little nervous, very cautious. I have a question; a breeder sent me pictures of two puppies, there is 6 pictures of each puppy. Cute puppies, but in ALL the pictures the puppies' tongues are out of their mouths.

I hope this isn't too dumb of a question, but is that odd?

The puppies are 6-7 weeks old, and they are holding the puppies, why not a picture of them standing?
Lynn, at that age it's hard to get pictures of puppies holding still. They're really busy exploring the world and learning about it.
I have tons of pictures of the puppies and most of them the dogs are in my lap on the floor and since it's hot here in So Texas I'm in shorts and the shorts don't show so they wind up looking like porno shots.
I would wonder if the puppies are raised outside with the tongues always out. I just looked at the pictures I have and the tongues are in.
Ask her if she can send you videos of them and also show you pictures of where the puppies are raised.
It's a two way street, not just the breeder's rights to question you. You have the right to question the breeder too.

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