Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 11:49 AM
joce's Avatar
joce joce is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,441

Currently that I am not having a houseful of dogs again or all being old at the same time again. I am telling myself that Byron and gizmo will pass and we will be happy with blitz alone for a while but just saying that I am doubtfull.

A lot of dogs that we have had have ended up here on there own or it was just kinda meant to be so I can't say I would turn the right dog down.

And what's my home without fur????

I make enough cost isn't an issue. We made it so our house prequalifiquation and bills was off one salary. Time is more the issue. And currently stress with old dogs I don't want to die

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain
dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few
persons -James Thurber
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:28 PM
Jenne's Avatar
Jenne Jenne is offline
Ball Thrower
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southeastern, VA
Posts: 341

I consider what pretty much what everyone else has said, time, money, living situation, current pets, goals/training, but I also consider what I like about my current dog and what I dislike.

Right now I'm narrowing down and eliminating breeds in consideration of getting another dog in 3-5 years (depending on how my living/work situation works out). I know I want a short-haired, bigger dog for my next, but I want a dog similar in personality to my current dog. A bit more confident, but still eager to please, smart and easily trainable. I'm sort of leaning towards a vizsla, but I'm not sure, yet and probably won't be until I know for sure what my future work/living situation will be at that time.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Flyinsbt's Avatar
Flyinsbt Flyinsbt is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 886

I live alone, so it's all up to me. The decision is based on space/time/money, and getting along with my current dogs.

I'm down to 2 at this time, and since I had 3 for years, I'd really like to get another. Even though when I had 3, I always thought 2 would be a better number. But, I am still dealing with a mountain of debt from the veterinary expenses of my recently deceased dog, and will be for probably another 4 years, so I don't think I can get another dog before then. I do like to participate in sports with my dogs, and that is expensive, so another dog would mean more entry fees I can't afford, plus a higher chance of more unaffordable vet bills.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:01 PM
momto8's Avatar
momto8 momto8 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 792

Personally we consider everything. Time, training,money, what we want to do with thepuppy, why we want the puppy. We actually sit down and make pro con lists to help decide if the timing would be right ect. Our whole family is in on the decision and if its a breed we don't have experience with then we research together and set it up to go meet the breed in person. Our exception was beezers Courtney was the first we ever met, but we did our research first
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Pops2 Pops2 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UT
Posts: 3,072

What kind of hunting I plan to do with them.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site