I know puppies aren't just for Christmas. I'm not daft.

(33 Posts)
PositiveVibez Mon 24-Dec-18 22:13:33

But we thought we would get our puppy whilst we have 3 weeks off and DH starts shift work. Omg. We adore her. Minimal accidents. Friends with other dogs. Friendly with kids and adults. She is perfect ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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PositiveVibez Mon 24-Dec-18 22:14:28

Here she is X X

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marmiteloversunite Mon 24-Dec-18 22:20:59

Gorgeous!! What's her name?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 24-Dec-18 22:24:18

I would happily get a puppy for Christmas- it's one of the longest holidays in our extremely quiet house.

If your house isn't quiet then no, terrible idea.

Bottomplasters Mon 24-Dec-18 22:25:04

Dog rescue?

PinkHeart5914 Mon 24-Dec-18 22:26:43

Awww ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

sherrysfortea Mon 24-Dec-18 22:27:07

Wow she's adorable!!!!!! What is her name??

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PositiveVibez Mon 24-Dec-18 22:48:36

her name is Winter ๐Ÿ˜„

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PositiveVibez Mon 24-Dec-18 22:50:33

Not a rescue. 12 weeks old

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PositiveVibez Mon 24-Dec-18 22:51:58

House is very quiet this year. She is very settled and lovely and gorgeous. I love her more than my husband ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Costacoffeeplease Mon 24-Dec-18 23:08:57

Iโ€™m surprised anyone is letting pups go so close to Christmas, but hey ho

PrettyLovely Mon 24-Dec-18 23:11:04

Shes gorgeous op.

Ginandsonicscrewdriver Mon 24-Dec-18 23:12:53

Sheโ€™s so beautiful!

one2three4five Mon 24-Dec-18 23:17:33

Aaaaah, she's adorable! What is she?

Bluearsedfly36 Mon 24-Dec-18 23:23:40

Awwww, lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š

babysharkah Mon 24-Dec-18 23:31:27

She's gorgeous. I have to say I hope you're prepared for the puppy biting weeding and pooing on everything stage though.

DeadCertain Tue 25-Dec-18 06:58:36

She's beautiful. My current dog and the one we have just sadly lost were both "Christmas" pups. Perfect time for us - just myself and DH in the household, time off work, nice and quiet. Have a wonderful Christmas!

confusedandemployed Tue 25-Dec-18 07:01:42

My DDog of my childhood was sort of a Christmas pup - born on Christmas Eve so came a couple of months later. She was adored for 14 years, a good age for a lab.

OP Winter is absolutely gorgeous!

sherrysfortea Tue 25-Dec-18 09:15:36

Winter is such a precious name! Love it.

Merry Christmas to you and your special girl x

BiteyShark Tue 25-Dec-18 09:22:42

Love the name fsmile

Yabbers Tue 25-Dec-18 10:18:32

The whole "not just for Christmas" thing winds me up.

They're not just for April or July or October either. Anyone who is going to get a puppy on a whim is just as likely to do it any other time of the year.

The message should be "have you considered what having a pet means" rather than just not to give a pet for Christmas.

Puppy farming is the real problem, not people choosing Christmas to get a pet.

Tamberlane Wed 26-Dec-18 09:16:36

I've seen responsible owners get a dog all year round....and responsible breeders place puppies in homes just before xmas as well...
The breeder of my current girl did...and I'd been on the waiting list almost a year at the point and her orignial planned owner decided it wasnt a good time for them to take on a pup so I was delighted to get her even with minimal notice ...it does happen

...but theres a reason its been demonised.

Christmas puppies are linked with idiots and impulse buying for a reason..
I work as a vet. The January owners with their new xmas puppy often fill me with despair as so many of those animals are impulse buys or just poorly thought through ideas.....and are already beginning to lose their appeal at 10 to 12 weeks (second vaccine time)as the reality and expense of a dog kicks in...esp with the toilet training in the cold wet January.

Many are first time dog owners and underestimated the work of a puppy especially with kids in the house as well..

a massive amount will be rehomed around the 8/9month mark as they lose the cute puppy factor and start to hit the teen dog stage....and owners appear surprised that desexing hasn't miraculously changed the behavioiral issues that are occuring from lack of training and poor socialisation in the early days.....and of course the amount that come from puppy farms to start with is massive....
responsible breeders often wont sell a clueless person a puppy at xmas...because the responsible breeders will always have their puppys back and dont set them up in situations that are likely to need that...

Tamberlane Wed 26-Dec-18 09:18:01

Winter however is beautiful and I wish ye the best with her!

Love the name!

Icklepup Wed 26-Dec-18 12:09:22

Is she a Labradoodle?

pilates Sat 29-Dec-18 13:35:51

Beautiful โค๏ธ That picture would make a lovely Christmas card

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