Looking for unbiased advice.
I am 78 years old and except for a recent health scare I am very fit and independent. I still work out 2 hours a day 4 days a week, look after three horses, do all my own chores, live on a 50 acre farm and can still handle my chain saw.
My last dog died just recently. It was unexpected, rapid decline due to bone marrow cancer. It has been weeks but I am still devastated. He was my constant companion.
My friends think I am too old to get a puppy. I have always owned Bouviers and love their independent but loyal disposition. I had hoped to adopt an older Bouv but they are few and far between. I decided to have an open mind and applied to adopt a 5 year old German Shepherd but the rescue hasn’t even bothered to reply. I am sure they think I am too old and feeble to adopt.
I contacted one of my previous breeders and it just so happens that he has a 5 month old male Bouvier puppy for sale. The dog is related on the dam side of one of my previous dogs purchased from this breeder. He was also the only puppy left and already 5 months old. He turned out to be the best behaved and balanced of all my dogs and lived to be 13.
Now the breeder has someone coming to look at this puppy this coming week-end. What do I do? I thought I would wait to see if they purchase him. If not I really would like to buy this puppy.
What is the sensible thing to do??
Your unbiased opinions will be appreciated.