|Posted by LEE BOOTH on May 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM|
Most people beleive that the proper way is by liftting a small puppy by sliding your hand under its tummy. If the puppy is large, use both hands and support the puppy’s head. Cradle a puppy’s legs close to its abdomen. When a puppy is picked up and its tiny legs flail in the air, it becomes instantly frightened and it may protest. Gently snuggle the puppy’s legs with both of your hands, creating a feeling of safety for the pup.I have seen several breeders refuse to sell some people puppies based on the way they hold the pup.
Some breeders and owners hold their dogs by the excess flap of skin on the back of the puppies neck.They claim they are imitating the way the mother would hold the pups in a natural setting.They also beleive that if you hold a puppy by the back of its neck and it screams then there is a good chance the puppy is probalby not of pure blood.
Here at Booth Kennels we cradle all our pupppies by their tummy because we have no need to perform a pure blood test because we know all our dogs are.We love all our adults and puppies the same and we want to hold our puppies in a manner that accuratley reflects our love for them.
How do you hold your pups?Would you let someone hold your puppies by the back of their necks?
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