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I live in Jodhpur, so if anyone can recommend trustable breeders here?

Hi everyone! Our family has zeroed upon getting either a Labrador or Boxer for My parents, since I have to go to college I get a very little time at home during vacations (1 month during semester break), I was wondering is it ok to get a puppy for while I wont be there most of the time and my parents only would have to train it. I think proper Behavioral and social training is essential for a dog to be social. My parents like pets but I wonder how would they be able to train the puppy properly to lets say avoid nipping. Other thing is we have never bought a puppy before, So we are in a kind of confused about where to get puppy from and things like puppy related medical emergencies. I live in Jodhpur, so if anyone can recommend trustable breeders here that would be great help. :)
By Abhishek Yadav · 16 Sep 2011 7:11 am

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By yogi bhai · 16 Sep 2011 5:35 pm
Hi Abhishek,

I guess Labrador will be the best bet for your parents rather than going for a Boxer. Not sure about good breeders in Jodhpur, but all breeders can ship the puppies for you. Look around in dogspot, there has been a few updates of very good puppies today as well. Remember, always go for a good pedigreed dog if budget is'nt a problem wether you intend to show him or not. Then the puppy will be healthy & will have a very good temperament which is very much desirable to be able to stay with your parents. Labs are pretty easy to train also.
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By Hemanshu · 17 Sep 2011 11:06 am
Abhishek
Since your parents have not experience in having a pet before, they have to be committed into raising puppy and doing all the things necessary like, daily walks, behaviour training, cleaning of mess, doctor's visits, etc..for a puppy to understand all necessary it takes around 6 months. This is as good as raising a human baby.
The second question around the breed, let me tell you, all the breeds are great, it depends upon the purpose you want to have a dog in your house, for example, if your parents needs companion, you might need a dog in which there is less to no protection instinct, for eg. Cocker, Labs, Goldens, etc..
If you need dog with protection ability can think of doberman, rotties, boxer, gsd, etc.
Also the size of the dog is important, since the bigger the size the more is expense around food, for eg. labs are vorrasious eaters, in short they will eat how much ever you will feed them and that will make your dog obese.
Hope I have given some points on what you can think and go with your breeds, on this site there are many bogus sellers, agents, etc, will be good to find reputed breeder and get your puppy. check dogsindia.com which has good list of breeders then this place.
Hemanshu

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By yogi bhai · 17 Sep 2011 11:29 am
If there is no one to take care of the dog except your parents, then do not go for dobermanns & rots.
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By yogi bhai · 17 Sep 2011 11:34 am
Dear Hemanshu,

Please do not badmouth the breeders on this website. Good Breeders also showcase their dogs here. You just need to be intelligent enough to recognize a good puppy from a bad one. These kind of comments is kind of derogatory to this website also.
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By Hemanshu · 17 Sep 2011 11:51 am
Yogi Bhai -
I am not passing any ill remarks to any breeders, I am not sure why were you offended, I understand not all breeders are bad at the same time I feel its necessary to help and give correct guidance.
All is my personal opinion and should not be taken personal, there is no intent to harm any good breeders or website.
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By Navjot Singh · 17 Sep 2011 3:16 pm
Since, your parents have not had dogs before will be responsible for raising the puppy, it will be a good idea to hire a dog trainer. Puppies have to be house trained right from the day 1. They need to be taught where they have to pee and pop. The dog trainer should give direction in this training so that your parents can then continue it for the rest of the puppyhood. Obedience is another area of training. Also, for first 3 months, the puppy will have to be taken for vaccination and deworming regularly. So, you will also have to expect them to spend money and time for it.
Abhishek, I don't want to discourage you from having Labrador or Boxer but these breeds are very active and to keep them calm and happy one have to not just take them for brisk walks but keep them mentally stimulated through various forms of exercises. If your parents are old and remain indoors most time of the day then I'd suggest you to reconsider your decision of having these dogs.
If you need a dog just for companion purpose, then there are breeds which are loyale yet great watch dogs to alert your parents. One of them in my mind is Japneese Spitz, very intelligent, easy to train, maintenance free coat, excellent with old people and renowned watch dogs. They are happy taken for light walks and don't require rigorous exercise. This makes them easy to raise. I'll past view links for the vedios which you can go through:
Labrador: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0cj81wHmfXc
Boxer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =59ZjA7TSNaQ
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By Abhishek Yadav · 17 Sep 2011 6:14 pm
Thank you guys for great pointers!

@Navjot:
Yes I think I should go for hiring a dog trainer that would be the best solution.
Since we don't have any problem in a way of taking dog to walk and daily exercise etc we would be going for boxer, though I know labs are great dogs for first timers but still I just love their goofy nature and yes they're good guard dogs too when trained.
And can you acquaint me with How much time it usually takes to train (does that depend upon dogs abilities or trainers) and How it is charged? Hour basis or based on Training type? Thanks again.

@yogi bhai: Yes, I have been reading a bit about rottweilers and dobs and we wont be going for them. They're way too energetic for us to get hold on. thanks for your suggestions :)

@Hemanshu: Points taken. And since we would be having a dog for first time what do you think about boxers as companion dogs as well as guard dogs?
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By Hemanshu · 17 Sep 2011 6:44 pm
DearAbhishek -
Boxers are good gaurd dogs and they are good with kids and family. Also they are called as clown on dog world. They are good companion's as well, loving and caring. Check the video's on youtube or other sites, gather more information, family too should be ready for new member.
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By Navjot Singh · 17 Sep 2011 7:38 pm
Abhishek, you are right, it depends from breed to breed. Labradors have to just be given a direction and they learn things on their own. Some dogs pick training soon and some little time. I'm not sure how much trainers charge as I've never felt a need to have one for my Labrador but a friend of mine in Delhi hired one who took about Rs 12000 for 20 days. You can search for trainers in your area on Just Dial and check with them how they are charging. I used clicker training to train my dog.

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By Swaminathan Ravi · 17 Sep 2011 11:45 pm
Hi Abhishek,
I understand your position since I was in the same place when I got my first dog I was in 10th std and I too had to go to college. Although it is important to check the pedigree of a puppy and selecting a good breed, please do spare a thought for the thousands of puppies who are born on the street without a home and are equally cute, goofy, loyal, protective and loving as any other dog. Also they are without a doubt one of the toughest "breeds" when it comes to health problems and climate related illnesses. They will also protect your home and family without even needing to be trained to do so. If you feel you need to get a pure bred dog do spare a thought towards our fine Indian breeds like the Rajapalayam which are also smart, easy to train and fantastic for first time dog owners. Hope I haven't offended anybody with my views, if I have I am deeply sorry.
Regards,
Ravi
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 20 Sep 2011 10:13 pm
Can some one tell me what will be the ideal adult weight of rajapalayam dog? one of the breeder told me that the adult fully grown dog weight about 50 kgs, which i feel equivalent to rottie. Is this breed such powerful and equivalent to rottie?
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By Hemanshu · 21 Sep 2011 10:54 am
KamalRaj
Rajapalayam is a breed belonging to Hound group, its basically a sight hound used during hunting games, while Rotties belong to Mastiff group.
Hounds are suppose to be sleak and have deep chest which helps them run. Mastiffs are bulking and they are used for hearding.
Rajapalayam will grow between 60-65 cms and will weight between 20-25 kgs.
Anyone tell'n you it will grow as heavy as rottie is false and may be the breeder is fake or does not have much knowledge.
Coming to power, rajapalayam is powerful Indian breed and can be used as gaurd dog.
Hope this information helps.
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 21 Sep 2011 12:24 pm
Thanks Hemanshu, but the breeder is promising that his dog reached 50 kg and he is sure that his puppy too reach good height and weight approx. 50 kgs. I am really surprised to see this, i plan to go and see his dog directly.
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By Swaminathan Ravi · 21 Sep 2011 1:35 pm
Hi KamalRaj,
Rajapalayam dogs are sometimes known to reach heights of 27-29 inches in height and grow much faster and larger than even their litter mates. I personally have seen two such dogs, both males and one of them is seen in this video from youtube which I recorded in Chandru Kennels, Dindigul, alongside the standard sized Rajapalayam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =89MKPQVsJXA
If you need more information you can contact Mr.Chandrashekharan of Chandru Kennels, Dindigul who breeds Rajas and has fantastic specimens. Check out my videos and my photos in orkut:
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Al bum?uid=1475117332322792115&ai d=1308476817
Probably something genetic but Im not really sure of why it happens.
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