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Old 01-05-2014, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Kootenay View Post
Yarrow is 1 (almost 2)
Really? Wow, I would have guessed him much older than that because he seems so dignified and regal. Like, puppy silliness is beneath him.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:52 PM
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I like 2-3 years with 3 years being more ideal. That said, Cricket and Joey are around the same age, but that just happened to end up that way.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:54 PM
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My dogs are 2 years apart, but I'd really prefer more. 4-5 years, maybe a bit more. I don't like the idea that I could lose them close together
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:56 PM
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Three years gap is ideal for me.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:04 PM
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I swore after loosing the shibas together that I would have 3 years at least. And with Gage at 6 and Bristol at 3 i succeeded....until we took in Diesel...he is only one year younger then Bristol.

But I prefer a larger age gap.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:12 PM
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I like bigger age gaps but at this time, my dogs are pretty close in age.

Emily 9 (Jan 29)
Bayleigh 3 (Apr 1)
Pirate 2 (Jun 18)
Penny 1 (May 8)

Em to Bayleigh is nice. But then the young ones are only a year apart. Not ideal but that's what I got myself into.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:20 PM
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I like about 3-5 years, I think. That was the gap between Blackie and Rose and it worked out well.

Cynder is 8 and Abrams will be 1 in a few months. That's a bit too far apart for my liking.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:25 PM
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At least 4 - 5 years. I might be okay with less if I was getting a dog with no intentions of training for competition, but I can really only afford (both in a monetary and time way) to have one dog in active training. Meg and Gusto are 6.5 years apart, and it is pretty perfect for me. I had about a year where I felt like I was staying in agility class with Meg for myself, not because it was doing anything for her, but really only had about a 4 month gap between when I pulled her out of class and when Gusto started training classes. She's continued competing longer than I ever thought she would, so trials are a bit pricey, but I'm not going to complain about that

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:29 PM
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I think 2-4 is my ideal, depending on the individual dogs.

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:33 PM
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2-4 years for big dogs, 2-8 for small. Nola will be 5 or 7 when/if NextDog arrives.
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