Puppy Care . . .

THE JOURNEY HOME:     Your new puppy will be ready to leave the nest and start a new life away from its brothers and sisters at around 8 weeks of age.   On the day of collection you will need a suitable travelling crate for the journey home in which you can lay a puppy pad (this may need to be changed should it become soiled).

Agree with your breeder a suitable collection time and ask that the puppy is not fed prior to collection. Try to toilet the puppy at the start of your journey (stroking its tummy may help) and again during the journey if it takes longer than 45 mins. If you take the puppy out of the car for a break DO NOT assume you can control it without a lead & collar - after all you would not want to lose your new puppy on the very first day!!

Do not become alarmed if your new puppy is sick on the journey home, after all this is probably its first journey of any significance in its lifetime. Spitz in common with many breeds are not natural car travellers so take the time once you have your puppy home to take it out in the car every day or so until it becomes accustomed to travel.

Although you should not attempt to feed your puppy either during the journey, or for the first hour after it arrives at your home, Fresh Water should always be available to it.

Ownership . . .