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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Ditsy42, Mar 23, 2011.


  1. Ditsy42

    Ditsy42 PetForums VIP

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    Would you have?

    For me personally, 5 would be my limit for my chosen breed in a normal sized family home, I have 2 at the moment and keeping a bitch from the litter, so going up to 3, OH said that's enough for us and have to agree with him.

    I know a few peeps in our breed who have a HUGE number of dogs in relatively small houses and IMO I don't agree with this, how can you give them the best, excercise them, train them etc etc, unless u r lucky enough to have kennels and land,, not to mention the toilet stuff to pick up, my two produce enough of that on their own lol :D

    I know of a couple who are now up to around 16 Rotts, 5 of them r pups they kept from same litter,:nono: I find this really shocking, but nobody says nowt about it as they have owned the breed for a number of years, nobody will have a word said agianst them, even though they know, now wait for it, they live in a one bed ex miners bungalow :eek: no room for all the dogs to roam or even stretch out, how can they excercise all of those dogs and train all them pups to a satisfactory standard, more than a full time job, kinda boils my pi$$ to an extent if i'm honest, but suppose it's their choice, I just find it a shocking situation?
     
  2. Alice Childress

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    Wow! That's an insane amount to have, especially in one bed!! It drives me nuts the way certain people can not have a word said against them simply because they have been in the fancy for a while.

    I don't have a dog yet!! However, purely guessing, I cannot imagine I could handle more than two. That's partly because I like big breeds though :)
     
  3. Ditsy42

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    Yep and they r 2 women as well, none of the young bitches r spayed and the dogs are entire, how the hell they manage that is beyond me, I know what 2 intact males can b like when bitch on heat :rolleyes::

    Yeah I suppose it depends on breed, u oculd have 16 small dogs I suppose, but still same situation re excercise and all
     
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    3 - but my hubby won't let me get number 3.

    He says 2 are enough!!! Boooooooooo!!!:p
     
  5. 6-7 although I have space for more. I guess that many because I plan to keep 1-2 back from Alaska's first litter.
     
  6. catz4m8z

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    I have 3...and am def getting a 4th in a few years. I would go to 6 but then they would all be very small toy breeds...
    Max I would ever have I think would be 8. Then only if I lived in a big house with big garden. Mainly coz that would be 2 lots of seperate walks and I wouldnt want to be bothered with more then that!:eek:

    Some people just dont seem to regard walking as necessary though and will quite happily have tons of dogs just stuck in their house and garden..:(
     
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    We have three and are planning on going up to four :D
    We do have space and time, but think this will be my limit! :D i hate odd numbers ;) :D
     
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    i think i could happily cope with 3, but 4 would be my absolute limit.
     
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    I think we could handle 3, but I'm happy with my two, and it means when we're in a position to foster, we'll have space- though that won't be for a few more months.
     
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    What is so scary about really tiny breeds is that going from 1 to 2 to 3 I really have noticed no difference in care, effort or expense!!:eek:
     
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    I have 4 dogs at the moment and can't see myself ever going above this number unless I won the lottery, had a bigger house and did not need to work:D

    Even then, I don't think I would have more than 5-6.
     
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    Keyusha will be our 3rd and last until one of them leaves us. I am the main carer of the dogs and do the bulk of the walking, i dont think i could handle any more than 3 sibes!

    If we did get a 4th i think it would be something a bit easier,more biddable, i'd like a staffy :)
     
  13. SixStar

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    6 is probably my limit, I've got 5 at the moment, so there is still a space left for another rescue dog, should one steal my heart.

    I live in the countryside- rural and no neighbours. I couldn't imagine having more than 2 or 3 at the very most in a town or estate.
     
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    2 at the moment as we have no garden but I wod if we had a large garden have upto 4 I think 2 would be large breeds the other two smaller I think
     
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    I struggle to keep on top of Bella and Henricks antics, I cant imagine being able to cope with more than 2. Before Bella came alone I said I would never have more than 1 at a time, Im glad Ive got two now though, they amuse each other so much.
     
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    Only have 1 now, but would love all 4 cavalier colours :)
     
  17. Believe it or not apart from double the poo and double the food its not that hard. Mine walk 2 each and brace very well. Surely you have room for more GSD's...*nudge nudge* :tongue_smilie:
     
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    I suppose I could fit one more in, but I would have to rehome the kids ;).
     
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    I am very likely going to get a black and tan cavalier just waiting for the right one. Must be patient! :tongue_smilie: ;)
     
  20. Nicky10

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    6 maybe not sure I could ever cope with 16 especially big ones in a small house :eek:
     
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