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Old 03-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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I'm planning on getting an Aussie puppy eventually.. probably when I'm in university and am financially prepared and have a pet friendly living space. It may have to wait until after university, but I do eventually want a red merle/tri Aussie girl and I want to pursue multiple dog sports with her. Until then, I'll be doing obedience and agility work with Cali.

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:31 PM
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I wish I could say this year or next (major puppy fever going on right now), but I'm hoping I'll be ready for another puppy in about 4 years or so. And, while that sounds like a long time, it's really not all that long. I want to go back to school and get started on a career before I commit myself to another dog. So as long as that all goes well, I think I'll be more than ready for a new puppy by then. My dogs will be 7, 8 and 9 years old by then, and that's a lot of years to go for me without a puppy! I love training puppies and really miss it. I really enjoy working with my adults too, but puppies are such fun little sponges.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:39 PM
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I am unreasonably excited! lol

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:39 PM
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:43 PM
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Oh jeez. Not until most of my guys have passed. In ten years (my oldest dogs are 6, maybe one slightly older than that) my youngest will be a little over 11. The current plan is to not add any new dogs until we just have him, and possibly not even then. It's a long, long way to think about but after all of mine have left I'm considering not actually owning a dog of my own again and just fostering. The idea in my mind is that I could easily foster a group as opposed to one at a time like now, or I could take and foster dogs that need to be in single dog homes like DA dogs. Only time will tell though.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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When both of mine have passed.

Phoebe is coming up on 13, Orson is coming up on 6. So I have a while

I will be downsizing. In number of dogs (from 2 dogs to 1 dog) and in actual dog size. I am taking into account the handling, training, traveling, and exercise needs of a larger dog vs an older, slower me, LOL.

After my two have passed, I will probably be looking at a dog in the 15-30lb range, but nothing is set in stone of course.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:15 PM
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As soon as I can move!!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:19 PM
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I honestly love dogs, but Katy has made me a cat person. No joke. At this moment in time, I don't think I ever want another dog.

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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Not for a good long while. The schnauzers will have to be retired and gone, and the three younguns well into dog sports before I even think about adding in another.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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My plans keep changing (not because of lifestyle, rather because of how I feel about certain breedings and individual dogs). I am content with taking the time to talk to people in the breed and to lean more about exactly what I want.

At this rate, maybe not for another for years. ****, Trent will be 7 by then
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