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Old 11-10-2012, 08:23 AM
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This. I really wish we had 2 or maybe 3, 4 is too many to never feel like someone is being neglected.
On the other hand, four allows me to take two and leave two, so I'm not always leaving poor Mushroom home alone anymore. I don't know if he cares one way or the other, but I care.

Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if I only had one dog, could go away for the whole day hiking or overnight at dog trials or flyball and not have to worry about the old dogs left at home. Of course, when Steve was hurt, if I'd only had one dog, I would have been INSANE.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:35 PM
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It really depends on space, time, breed (yeah I do think that matters), etc.

9 dogs of any breed no matter how much time a person has to care for them, is too much for an apartment. It just is.

That said, 9 malinois =/= 9 whippets =/= 9 cavalier king charles spaniels.

I've kennel-sat a few breeders. 9 collies is waaaayyyy to much for me. I was exhausted by the time they came home. But those dogs were all extremely loved and well taken care of. It's a breed that gets along well so they only had to be separated when someone was in season. Both owners worked from home. The dogs got to go herding, showing, etc. They had an awesome life.

9 borzois on the other hand, I could totally handle that. lol. I don't ever personally want more than 4 at once, but if I was working from home 9 would be doable without compromising their quality of life.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:39 PM
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It really depends on space, time, breed (yeah I do think that matters), etc.

9 dogs of any breed no matter how much time a person has to care for them, is too much for an apartment. It just is.

That said, 9 malinois =/= 9 whippets =/= 9 cavalier king charles spaniels.

I've kennel-sat a few breeders. 9 collies is waaaayyyy to much for me. I was exhausted by the time they came home. But those dogs were all extremely loved and well taken care of. It's a breed that gets along well so they only had to be separated when someone was in season. Both owners worked from home. The dogs got to go herding, showing, etc. They had an awesome life.

9 borzois on the other hand, I could totally handle that. lol. I don't ever personally want more than 4 at once, but if I was working from home 9 would be doable without compromising their quality of life.

I can barely even imagine 9 malinois in an apartment. Holy crap..they'd have a world domination plan by the end of the day!
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Right now, our limit is just the one. I think when the munchkin gets older, like 7ish, I'd like to add a puppy, but I'm pretty happy with my one right now. A vast improvement from the 0 it was a few weeks ago.
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I can barely even imagine 9 malinois in an apartment. Holy crap..they'd have a world domination plan by the end of the day!
That would seriously be the most amazing reality TV show EVER.

Nine malinois. One apartment. No yard, and a very frazzled owner.
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I've had six in one house before, plus any fosters or over-night transports. Never had a problem.

When I moved out, it was clearly too much for my mother. When I got Zander six months later, it was clear he had gone without basic training, grooming, or care in the six months I was gone. She's now added two more dogs, so the count is 7. Plus rats, reptiles, ferrets, etc. From what I hear from my brother, she gives away a bunch of little animals every few months, then goes and gets a shitload more.

If I could take some of the dogs back, I would. But our current limit is 2 because of USAF restrictions.

So, depends on the person, situation, breed, all of that.
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On the other hand, four allows me to take two and leave two, so I'm not always leaving poor Mushroom home alone anymore. I don't know if he cares one way or the other, but I care.

Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if I only had one dog, could go away for the whole day hiking or overnight at dog trials or flyball and not have to worry about the old dogs left at home. Of course, when Steve was hurt, if I'd only had one dog, I would have been INSANE.
You can't leave Victor home alone because he will sob horribly. Neccy walks slower than the others, and because of this, there is no other option but to walk each individually. It blows.
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I can barely even imagine 9 malinois in an apartment. Holy crap..they'd have a world domination plan by the end of the day!
I have two and it sucks. 9 would be so very sad. (And humorously scary)
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I can't imagine 9 of them all with that pacing/circle walking behavior...I'd be laughing all day!
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I can't imagine 9 of them all with that pacing/circle walking behavior...I'd be laughing all day!
I was imagining more like, ricocheting off the walls and tearing holes in the drywall in the process.
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