What Kind of breed is she?

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  1. kromatic

    kromatic New Member

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    Just got a new puppy, shes 4 weeks old. I cant seem to figure out what breed is she, Im almost sure she is a mixed breed...

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  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Uhm.. why do you have a puppy at 4 WEEKS?!?!?
     
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    a street vendor was selling it in the streets(illegal), couldn't help getting it. I'm taking proper care of her, spoke to a vet, and got her the necessary puppy products
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    No idea, what till she's bigger and you'll see better :)

    What products have you got so far? Lots of people have raised pups early on here if you have any questions.

    Not an impossible task. Make sure you socialise properly with other dogs and you can begin SIMPLE obedience straight away.
     
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    We can probably make a better guess when she is a bit older. Perhaps you can post more pics when she is about 8 weeks. She should show more breed traits by then.
     
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    It's hard to tell when they're this young.

    Do a lot of reading on here, your pup is missing out on some crucial socialization times with their mom and litter. It's up to you to make that up so she can be a well-adjusted dog.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Welcome. You've taken on a challange, but you seem to be doing the right things so far. There are many threads on socialization and training. She's darling by the way!
     
  8. kromatic

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    I got her the proper food products, bottle, esbilac 1st & 2nd step puppy food, got her a soft puppy bone, bed, toys
     
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    You may not need to bottle feed her at 4 weeks. Try soaking some dry puppy food in warm water until it is soft and see if she will eat it. She may only eat a spoonful per meal but she will need to be fed about every 3 hours. (More often if she acts hungry. Less often if she doesn't eat eagerly each meal.) She will probably have to poop within 5-10 minutes after eating so you can start paper-training her or litterbox training her right away.

    Best wishes with your new baby.
     
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    suthrnladi suthrnladi

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    what a cutie, and what a challenge you've lined up for yourself. Hang in there and definately read everything you can here.
    Good luck.
     
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    I got Chili @ Five weeks... so I can echo that your in for a bit of work..Its worth it tho

    do you own other dogs? Calm dogs that can help teach her manners that she can interact with?
     
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    You may want to try some canned puppy as well. You can soak dry puppy as well, just takes longer. When I've weaned puppies in the past I have warmed canned food in the microwave until it is barely warm(just a couple of seconds)and they seem to eat it better than soaked dry. Just whatever works best for you, and best of luck! Keep us posted.
     
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    I bet that dog will be huge, if a four week old puppy is that size already.

    My suggestion is to get a large breed puppy kibble and supplement with a table spoon or so of cottage cheese and maybe some green cow tripe (but only a little).

    I'd go with Fromm's Gold Large Breed Puppy, because I've seen what Fromm's can do for a dog first hand. Plus, it's easy to digest and is a good "allergy" food.

    I've seen puppies go as early as 6 weeks from working lines, but that's not so common here. I'm not sure how to advise you to get socialization for your puppy.

    I know that there are breeders who will email the sammy list and say, "Singleton litter- my puppy is 3 weeks and needs other puppies to play with. Can your bitch take her for a day?"

    And because all of the breeders know eachother, this is a common practice to make sure that the little one gets that socialization.
     

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