Nervous about a singleton
Hi all from Japan!
I am about to embark on the journey of being a miniature schnauzer owner. Being a first time owner, I am really nervous, hoping I"ll do a good job.
I've read several books and was very careful in selecting a breeder-- The grandfather of my puppy is a Japanese Champion, and amazingly the place is a 15-minute walk from my house.
Last week I got the call saying they have a puppy for me to come and see! My initial excitement however has turned to disappointment. I checked on the internet site and discovered that the pup is a singleton. I hope the breeder will do everything possible to help the puppy with proper socialization and bite inhibition etc., but still I don't know if I have the confidence to raise a pup that might have added behavioral issues.
If I were an experienced owner, I might take the chance, but...
Saying no will be hard for me to do. The breeder also has a grooming shop and a dog hotel, which would have been very useful. I can't change breeders and then waltz my new dog into their shop for a cut. Plus my wife is not happy that I am being wishy washy after we have already gone through all of this work to select a breed and breeder for our family.
so I guess after all this, I am asking for your advice. Should I take the chance? In your experiences, are singletons especially difficult? Am I making this harder than it needs to be?
Thanks for your time and consideration!
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