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Old 12-16-2012, 07:01 PM
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My short answer is 2-4.

My longer answer is 2-4, depending on the dogs, LOL. I once dogsat for 2 older dogs and had Rowan and my old elderly poodle mix with me. I loved that... they were all so easy and it was nice having a variety. 3 chill dogs and 1 moderate-with-a-great-off-switch was perfect.

At my last apartment, my roommate and I each had 1 moderate energy dog, plus a moderate foster. They were fine, too, although it was pretty crowded in our little 1-bedroom!

2 Riffs, on the other hand, would exhaust me. I'm pretty much at my limit with Riff and Rowan as it is, unless I added a small, low energy dog.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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I have one right now and I really want another. I think two is going to be my happy number. I could end up wanting three when I have two, but I think it will be unlikely or when they're both much older and slowing down a bit.

Eta: another situation in which I could see three would be 2 higher drive dogs/English Shepherds and a smaller, easier going and more portable dog. I've actually thought that a pair of ESs and a Cav would be a great group. So I guess my short answer is 2-3!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:24 PM
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I have one right now and I really want another. I think two is going to be my happy number. I could end up wanting three when I have two, but I think it will be unlikely or when they're both much older and slowing down a bit.
I think two needs to happen for you too.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:28 PM
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I think two needs to happen for you too.
I totally agree! I am praying to the puppy gods that my breeder decides to have another litter sooner than later. And that they're all beautiful little shaded sable males!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:29 PM
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I totally agree! I am praying to the puppy gods that my breeder decides to have another litter sooner than later. And that they're all beautiful little shaded sable males!
I'll try and think about that really hard too! Maybe our combined mind power will work
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:31 PM
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I don't like having just one, and 3 is my absolute upper limit. So 2-3.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:50 PM
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In a lot of ways, I do really like having one. We're buddies, we do almost everything together, he's my go-to, he's super easy to travel with, bring to peoples houses, run errands, go on vacation with, etc.

But I think two is my ideal and hopefully within the year, I'll make that come true. I wouldn't want anymore than that on my own. I like to be able to comfortably be able to handle all my dogs, and be able to take them places with minimal stress, etc, and 3 just adds it to that bit more notch of stressfulness that I don't enjoy.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:32 PM
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As long as the dogs get along and there's enough space, then the more the better.
I have 6 right now and i'm doing pretty good. I love having a larger pack and I will probably always have a large pack.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:41 PM
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I think my perfect number would be between 2-3. We just have Teagan night now and it's just too quiet in the house. I would love for two terriers and a large breed dog. I grew up always with at least 3-4 dogs in the house so I am used to the chaos.
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I think my perfect number would be between 2-3. We just have Teagan night now and it's just too quiet in the house. I would love for two terriers and a large breed dog. I grew up always with at least 3-4 dogs in the house so I am used to the chaos.
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