QUOTE (K/C Mom @ Jan 1 2010, 03:22 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=868900
QUOTE (MandyMc65 @ Jan 1 2010, 03:07 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=868891
QUOTE (ilovemymaltese @ Jan 1 2010, 11:44 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=868887
About shipping, its little less than 12 hours, from Cali. I checked the airlines but you have to cross the International Dateline, and I'm unsure how long the time difference is. When my father went to Korea(military) and he said it took about 9-10 hours, and that was almost 20 years ago, planes are faster now. You can always meet them in Cali, relax there for awhile then take a flight back home. But heck, Gigi's been on road trips 15+ hours and no problems for her! She just slept the whole time. The puppy will get over it.
12 hours is still a very long flight. I personally would not ship a puppy especially not that far. In Gigis' 15+ hours did she not get out, get attention, drink some water/food, etc... ??
Just because the "puppy will get over it" doesn't mean it's good for them. Why stress out a puppy that much? I would rather buy from a breeder in the US, close to me that I could communicate with and see every now and then. I guess if you are wanting a specific "look" then you might sacrifice that, but to me health, temperament and having a breeder I can visit to see my pup first are way more important than a "look". JMO.
Oh, that's the way I feel. And I could not deal with any sort of language barrier. I want to be able to easily communicate with my breeder. Having to deal with someone who has limited English would drive me crazy, frankly. Buying a puppy is stressful enough for all concerned... I just personally would not add to that stress for me or the puppy by buying from a breeder who was not in the U.S.
Oops, I forgot to mention in my first post that yes, we did stop twice for potty breaks. Food/water/ chew/even put the potty pad down on the floor when it was raining, ects were all done inside the car. I think the puppy would just sleep through it, right? And I was saying a puppy would get over it because dogs and puppies have been shipped trans-continental all the time, and I guess they were fine, so I'm guessing other puppies would be too? And I think someone is going to be with the puppy, if not, I would deff. arange for that. And if you really wanted to see the puppy first in person, I would just take a trip to Korea and get the pup myself, that's what I would probably do. Meet the breeder and pup in the airport. I'm from the DC metro area, half the people in my school doesn't speak good english(I know people from almost every country on earth), and try going over their houses! LOL I guess I'm just used to it.