Sorry for a really dumb question...

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  1. Khristine

    Khristine New Member

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    sorry for a really dumb question...but i've never owned a girl pup/dog before.. and well i'm not sure Roxie is a girl LOL.. when she pee's she kind of lifts her leg a little bit... doesn't squat (oreo does that but he's a boy) ..

    Roxie's genital is sort of like a very tiny thing sticking out of a hole.. i dont feel any testicles but aren't girls supposed to holes? :D .. oreo i can see is a boy because i can see his testicles and his long thing lol.. is this normal for a girl pup.. i'm seriously clueless haha... i just want to make sure roxie is a girl and i didn't get a boy and giving her a girl name..

    i don't think showing a picture would be appropriate, but i seriously don't know! :eek: can anyone tell me what it's supposed to look like? sorry for a really noobie question!
     
  2. CreatureTeacher

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    Female dogs do have an external structure for urination. So do human females, if you think about it. I'm sure there's a name for it, but I don't know what it is. But a female's urinary structure is close to the base of the tail and the rectum. A male's penis will be farther forward on his belly. And I know several female dogs that lift their legs. A lack of testicles is a dead giveaway.

    If you want to PM me a picture, I'll let you know. :)
     
  3. Khristine

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    ok well at first when i looked at her genitals, i thought it was a weener :p but when you say close the the rectum.. just looking it looked like it was on her belly.. when i did take a picture and i looked at it.. i see the difference now :D sorrry for a really dumb question! :p thanks creature teacher!

    but looking at her.. i don't think she's 13 weeks.. but then again what do i know! :p thanks again!
     
  4. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    If she lifts her leg, that's normal. Female dogs will do that too.
     
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    She might not be 13 weeks. A lot of people lie about their pups' age to get rid of them when they become pests at about 6-7 weeks. (It's illegal to sell a puppy younger than eight weeks and separate it from its mother.)
     
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    You know, I really love that this is somewhere anyone can ask a question like this and it's not a big deal. No one is going to make fun of another person for not knowing, or act shocked or disgusted or make inappropriate or cruel remarks. Remember the thread about male dogs and the "red thing sticking out?" This is a great bunch of people here, and I'm proud to be part of something that really is a community in the old fashioned meaning of the word.

    Everyone gets a hug now. :D
     
  7. crazydog

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    sorry to get off topic but is it really illegal to seperate/sell pups before the age of 8 weeks? because when my aunt was down here trying to buy a puppy she came across about 4 people who were selling pups younger than 8 weeks. she turned them down

    again sorry to get off topic
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Khristine, my female is now 11 1/2 years old and has lifted her leg to pee for as long as I can remember. My male actually does not lift his leg.
     
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    Well, it's supposed to be illegal in most states. But of course it's not usually enforced. I've known too many dogs with emotional problems left over from being taken from their mothers too early. But if you see someone doing it, report them to the local humane society or SPCA. They can usually talk the person into keeping the pups until they're old enough to be separated.

    Thanks Renee! This is a great community we've got here!
     
  10. Khristine

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    thanks everyone for being so kind to respond! :)

    i was hoping they didn't lie to me when i got her about her age, but they really really really wanted to get rid of her.. they were going to take her to the shelter if no one wanted her.. so of course i wanted her..

    they gave me this little paper from the vet that they took her too, it said she the vet estimated that roxie was 5 weeks when they had seen her (1/12/04) .. so she'd be about 13 weeks now.. but i'm thinking maybe shes 16 weeks.. which isn't so bad.. i still love her!

    also i am totally against people who sell the puppies under 8 weeks.. i've seen adds for puppies being sold at 4 weeks!!! :mad: .. i want to call these people and have a word.. but i know that wouldn't get me anywhere :p .. some of these people are just in it for the $$$ sadly..
     
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    I never sold a puppy before 8 weeks until I read that they go through a fear stage at 8 weeks and should be settled in their new home by then. So most of my later litters went "home" the weekend closest to their 7+ week. I remember when I bought a pup once (MANY years ago) The breeder called me when the pups were 5 weeks old and said they were ready to go !!! Boy, I learned my lesson!! This is the stage the mom is trying to wean the litter and pup food enters the picture. The mom now doesn't clean up after the pups ao the "breeder" is fed up with the mess. The pups need contact and raising from their mom, so this is a no-no! Think of the number of puppies who are discarded at this age and you know why there are so many dogs in shelters. ALWAYS go to a dedicated breeder !!!
     

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