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Old 12-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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1-2 keepers, and I want to foster for a local bully rescue.

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
1-2 keepers, and I want to foster for a local bully rescue.
This mostly. I really, really want a young dog and an olderish dog. And a foster from ARLP!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:54 PM
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3 to 4 is ideal, but we've had up to 6 at a time. Six is hectic, but with my job change, I could make it work. I enjoy the heck out of having different dogs at different stages. Enzo and Ozzy are couch potatoes. They don't really do a whole lot except play in the yard with us and each other. Ozzy runs with Steven, but only because he's the smallest and running at Stevens pace is hard for the taller dogs.

Anyway, two higher drive dogs makes things good for me. Knox has the highest drive/intensity/requirement on my time of any dog I've ever owned, worked with or fostered before in my life, so if I had another one of him, I'd be at my limit. Luckily, Indy is a chill, relaxed dog. She is able to settle in the house, go a couple of days to a week without getting a hardcore exercise in.

So I could add 1 to 2 medium energy dogs to this without rocking the boat too badly. Just no more males, because Knox is a jerk. And we're looking for one more. I want another Dutch, but I wouldn't say no to a Mal.... lol

And I'd like the ages to be staggered a bit more, but Oz is 6, Enzo 5, Knox and Indy are both 2. But a good four years or so in between each group of two works out.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:18 PM
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I love bringing the dogs with me when I travel. It is easier traveling with two, but three is manageable and probably the number I'd like to stay at for keepers. I would also like to eventually foster, though.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:19 PM
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Ideally, I like to have enough to be able to give a pack 2 days off while running fresh dogs on the off days. For hog dogging that would mean 9 dogs w/ no more than 2 each under 2 yo & over 7 yo & at least 5 between 2-6 yo.
If I were running coyotes or bobcats the numbers would go up to give the dogs an extra day off.
However most diggers keep about half as many & just rotate the most wore down dogs out every couple of days.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:40 PM
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One for me personally, two to three in the house.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:42 PM
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3-4 is my personal limit. We have 3 right now and I am not looking to add another since Buster is pretty DA and I don't want him to be stressed with how old he is. And 3 is perfect right now. Plus, you can only have 3 in the city any way.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:10 AM
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One for me personally.
but two in the home.
In the perfect situation, me and my significant other would each have a dog.

I like having one dog.. but I also like the idea of the dog having some other dog company when I'm not around, so it's the ideal situation.

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:44 AM
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I've managed up to 6 before with very little household issues. Space and time, that's all I need.

My ideal pack would probably be closer to 4, with the dogs in different life stages. Plus any fosters that come through. Traveling isn't a big deal for us. Once we come back to the States, that will probably be it. I drive...everywhere. All the time.

I also have never dealt with aggression, though...and never plan to. I can take harder/stubborn and maybe slightly edgy/shy dogs. But I'm done with major aggression and major fear/skittish. Heart can't take it. Lol.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:22 AM
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Ideally? Three dobes, and that's it. We'll get there, eventually.

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