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Old December 16th, 2004, 04:57 PM
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Thought this might be helpful

SIGNS OF A HEALTHY PUPPY

Moderate weight, not too fat and not too skinny
Clean pink and odor free ears
Softn smelling coat
Clear, clean bright eyes
Clean pink and odor free ears
No runny nose
No coughing
Active
Playful and friendly
White teeth and pink gums
Fresh smelling breath
No blood stains or diarrhea under the tailexible muscles

NORMAL PUPPY BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST

Mouthing or chewing
Vocalizing during play
Acting cautious but curious
Active and energetic
Avoiding extended eye contact
Short attention span
Rolling over on his back
Wanting to play with everything
Pawing or pouncing on people, places or things
Barking whining, mild crying
Following you around
Chewing on everything
Sleeping frequently and at odd times
Rolling in smelly things
Frequent urination

ABNORMAL PUPPY BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST

Eating feces
Vomiting
Going in circles
Head shaking
Staring at nothing
Hard biting of people or animals
Growling
Snarling
Hyperactivity
Aggressive behavior
Hard stares at people
Timid
Overly shy
Hiding in corners or under furniture
Overly possessive of people, places or things
Attacking people, dogs, other pets
Excessive barking
Repetitive whining
Cowering and cringing with normal interaction
Moving away from people
Avoiding petting by people
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Old December 30th, 2004, 06:32 AM
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NORMAL PUPPY BEHAVIOR CHECKLISTMouthing or chewing
Vocalizing during play
Acting cautious but curious
Active and energetic
Avoiding extended eye contact
Short attention span
Rolling over on his back
Wanting to play with everything
Pawing or pouncing on people, places or things
Barking whining, mild crying
Following you around
Chewing on everything
Sleeping frequently and at odd times
Rolling in smelly things
Frequent urination



Huh, sounds just like my husband!!!!! LMAO!!!!

Very helpful checklist, mastiff! I've printed it for future reference.
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