My dad has been immensly irresponsible and bred his bitch. The puppies are being born right now. They will be ready just in time for christmas (wonder how many are going to be unwanted xmas gifts? ) We have a 15 week old DD. And I just want to rescue 1 from being possibly kicked out when the cute puppy stage has gone and it gets too big (they are boxer pups). What should I do? I know a fair bit about dogs and know they're expensive and that puppies are equal if not worse than having a baby. I just want at least one to have a good home!
Have adequate space for a boxer (better than my dads at any rate, he lives on a narrowboat!), i don't have excess energy at the mo but that will change when dd is sleeping through. I don't have a lot of help during the day, dd is an easy baby now, but she will be 6months old a week before christmas, so who knows what she will be like by then?
New puppies and a new baby are easier than new puppies and toddlers but are by no means an easy match.
You need to think about walks - would you manage with a pram? Have the energy after a sleepless night?
Training classes - would you be able to get a sitter? How would manage training during the day with a young baby?
By 6 months she could be crawling - how would you cope with toilet training and a crawling baby?
Cost - babies are expensive as are puppies.
A boxer is likely to be a lively pup right into adolesence and beyond - how would you feel about an over exuberant Boxer knocking your newly walking infant off her feet? (it will happen)
Another option would be to try and get a rescue involved with rehoming of them if your Dad would go for that? I'm guessing not, since he'd be after the cash
I can understand you want to rescue one, but it won't be easy. I've been there and done it myself. To be honest, I had PND and my puppy was what got me through it, but even with that it was a struggle.
The best thing you can do is try and help your Dad sell the puppies responsibly and not to the first tom, dick or harry that offers the right amount of money. Rescue involvement is the best option.
The mother is fine AFAIK, but the dad almost died when he was a pup, they thought it was parvo, but it was actually gastroenteritis. And he has to eat loads otherwise his weight just vanishes and all his bones stick out after just a couple of days of not eating properly. Probably not the best dog to become a father