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Old 01-05-2014, 05:09 PM
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What kind of age gap do you prefer to have between your dogs?
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:12 PM
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Mimi will be 4 the end of June, Ezra turns 2 in 4 days. Probably a little closer that I'd want ideally, especially when they get older, but I had Mimi for 6 months and knew I wanted a second. Ezra just fit in. Puppy #3 will more than likely come before Mimi turns 6. I don't think I have a preferred age range, and thankfully, I have a breed that does very well in groups.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:18 PM
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2-3 years. Gambit is 3.5 (just celebrated his gotcha day) and Shaman is almost 8 months. There will be no more dogs until Gambit passes or I write the next Harry Potter series and am filthy rich.

Lady Chesh is also 3.5 but she doesn't countvas she is both feline and useless
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:27 PM
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Lady Chesh is also 3.5 but she doesn't countvas she is both feline and useless
*snort*

I have only ever had 1 dog, but I would love to add another ES when Hudson is 4ish.
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I don't know what my ideal would be, and if/when I get another dog the age difference probably won't be a factor. Wesley being three years older than Feist is nice in theory, as he's supposed to be older and wiser and a mature dog. But he's a crazy boy standard poodle, so I'd say they're about the same maturity level.
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I like having 5 or so years between dogs. Our papillons are all spaced about 1 year apart and I don't want to do that again. I don't like having multiple seniors at the same time. Multiple youngsters is fun but the senior years can be very very rough.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:05 PM
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I like having 5 or so years between dogs. Our papillons are all spaced about 1 year apart and I don't want to do that again. I don't like having multiple seniors at the same time. Multiple youngsters is fun but the senior years can be very very rough.
This exactly. Kim and Webster are only a couple months apart (though we got Webster a year after Kim, he came pre-grown. A little bit. Not like he grew very far.) and there are two years between Mira and Webster.

We're starting that whole five-years-between-thing...now. Ha. Mira turns five in July and sometime this year we plan to add our fourth. Then no more dogs for a very long time, least five years. If everyone lives forever (and that is my plan) then there will be no more dogs at all, so I hope our fourth is as amazing as our first three
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I kind of like my age gaps right now. Jasper is 5, Yarrow is 1 (almost 2) and Onyx will be 1 in a few months. Yarrow and Onyx are in theory closer in age than I'd like, but it has worked out just fine. They are total opposites in all ways temperamentally so I don't really find that they join together in puppy naughtiness, and they love to play which is nice. Jasper is an old soul, always has been, so he seems like my old man even though he isn't really that old.

I think my max is 3 dogs, at least for now, so the age gap between Onyx and my next dog will probably be substantial.
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Not the age gaps I have. LOL Peewee is 15, Ivan is 8(9 in may) and Phoebe is 10 weeks. I would prefer to have about a 3 or 4 year age gap in between dogs.
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Yarrow is 1 (almost 2)
Really? Wow, I would have guessed him much older than that because he seems so dignified and regal. Like, puppy silliness is beneath him.
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