|SeeMy Kennel and Embroidery
Miniature Pinschers & Whippets
Welcome to the SeeMy website.
|My name is Mary Ann Mattingly. I live in Anderson, Indiana along with my husband Sean. Email me at SeeMyKennel@comcast.net|
I am a member of the American Whippet Club, the Miniature
Pinscher Club Of America, and the Anderson Kennel Club. I am a dog groomer during the week and spend most
of my weekends at dog shows. I show in AKC, UKC and International
shows (IABCA). In my spare time, I do custom embroidery specializing in dog
September 5, 2009 -Patch get WD, BOW, and Best Of Breed in Ohio
Septermber 6, 2009 Andy wins Best Of Breed in Ohio.
September 12 and 13, 2009 Andy wins Best Of Breed in Indiana.
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Words of wisdom.....
You have to make some decisions before you start searching for a dog. Consider the size of dog that's appropriate for its environment, the coat type, the breed's potential health problems, ease of training, exercise requirements, and temperament of the breed. The key is to research the breed or breeds that you are interested in. Never buy from a pet shop, and don't just buy a puppy because it is cute. All puppies are cute but they all grow up into dogs, be sure that is the breed that you want to spend 10 to 15 years with. A puppy or dog is a lifetime commitment. You can not just trade them in for another one whenerver you feel like it.
I don't recommend large dogs for small spaces. Similarly, small dogs are not a good match for example someone who wants a dog to jog with. Medium or small-sized dogs are best for most situations.
Consider the coat type. If you don't like to deal with a shedding dog, get a short coated one. Or if you plan to get a breed that needs upkeep, plan to see a dog groomer regularly. Research what amount of grooming the dog will need.
Research the health problems that are commonly associated with each breed. Some breeds have hip problems. Others have eye problems or deafness. Learn the tests that are conducted on the breed to weed out health problems.
Ease of training
Pick a breed that will suit your patience level. Some breeds are difficult to train. Others are easier to train. Consider how much one-on-one time you have to devote to training. All dogs need at least puppy and basic obedience classes.
Some breeds are more energetic than others. Pick a dog that will suit your family's activity level. Also consider if your house has an exercise area. Be truthful with yourself as to how much time you actually have to devote to a puppy or dog. An older puppy or young dog might be a better match if you do not have the time it takes with a young puppy.
Read the breed descriptions to determine what the characteristics of dogs are. This is an important consideration. For example, an active person may not want a dog that is too passive and aloof. Pick a breed that will get along with your family's
activity level. If you have children, pick a breed that typically gets along well with them. Also, children should never be alowed to play with a puppy or dog unsupervised.
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