I went to Happiness is pets for a puppy for my 4 year old son. Amanda was the 'new' manager that helped me. She sold me a Schippereke. Since I was unfamiliar with the breed I asked her if the breed was good with children. She said oh yes they are very good with kids. I also looked at a Golden Retriever while I was there, but decided to get the Schippereke because my son wanted a black dog.
I brought the puppy home and she was extremely nippy. She would run up and jump on my son from behind and bite him in the back. I was reading up on the breed and on the internet one of this breeds names is Devil Dog. I also read that they are not good with children.
I called Happiness is Pets the next day and spoke to someone else and told her what happened. She said she would call the owner and get back to me which she did. They offered to trade her in for the Golden Retriever puppy. I was happy with that, even though I had to pay an additional 300 dollars.
So now we have had the Golden for 4 weeks and we are crate training her. She keeps urinating in her crate which I was told was pretty rare. I do let her out every 3 hours when I am home to go outside. Last night 3 hours after I let her out she peed all over her crate.. a lot of urine.
This morning I called the vet to see if she may have a UTI or bladder infection. They said to bring in a urine sample. The vet said there are crystals in her urine and put her on an antibiotic. Now I am nervous because of what I read here about dogs with Crystals in their urine from Happiness is pets.
My puppy is from Terry Glover in Melton, IA. Funny how I looked for him on the internet and there are no breeders in Melton, IA. I hope I didn't get one of the pups from that Steve guy.
Des Plaines, Illinois