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Old 07-15-2012, 11:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I guess we must have been very lucky. We got litter mates 2 years ago, Tuke and Zoey. Just to let you know, Tuke is a girl. We have had none of the problems mentioned in this thread. They have been absolutely fantastic dogs. They were separated during training and sometimes during exercise, other than that they were together. Zoey is a Velcro dog big time, while Tuke is a great kid dog, when the kids head out back, she's usually right behind them. Zoey prefers to stay close to my wife and I. I'm guessing it's their polar opposite personalities that has made this work out so easily.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow I didn't think about this. When i got Jasira, my old guy Dizan, who was 14 was still here. He tolerated her but didn't really want to play. He was slowing down and rested a lot. He passed away in September last year. Jas was about 3-4 months old at the time. I had asked Elaine , my breeder to keep an eye out for another puppy for me. I was going to get another girl until I read from you guys that 2 girls was a bad idea so I asked her to find me a male puppy not related to Jas. ( I have no plans to breed but the option is there if i change my mind; but I don't believe in breeding a female until they are at least 3 years old anyway.) Do you think Jas at 1 and Xerx at 4 months are to close in age? Not that I'd get rid of one or the other. My dogs are my dogs for life. I should add they get along good but I don't let them together a lot because my trainer friend told me that as little as Xerx was at the time Jas could break his back; so be careful.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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We had a couple in our novice OB class that had 2 female dobermans from the same litter. They each trained their own dog, but they were about 8-10 months and both had alpha personalities. They ended up getting into some pretty serious fights trying to establish dominace that required a lot of stitches on one of the dogs back and throat and an ear almost getting torn off. They missed more than half of the classes due to fight injuries. They even tried to fight during class and they always had their shock collars on. I'm not quite sure what happened to them as they quit coming to class.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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worst idea ever --- especially littermates. You will never appreciate them as unique individuals and you will always be battling with their tight involvement with each other.
Everyone has their own opinion on this but I found with my two boys we did appreciate their uniqueness. They had completely different personalitites. We had other dogs too and they bonded with them and with us as much as with each other. Buddy was heartbroken when we lost his brother but he was also heartbroken when we lost Xena the year before and she was not his littermate. He was also depressed because both daughters are out of the house going to college. Not only is the new puppy helping this but one of the daughters is home for summer break so Buddy is a happy camper once again. Raising two puppies from the same litter is not for everyone but it can be done successfully and I'm glad we did.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Tuke and Zoey have had a few fights, but they have been mostly noise and they will break it off once we get after them. Any injuries they have gotten have come from playing, Tuke use to go after Zoeys ears. Zoey also had her eye scratched & she had it retracted, that freaked us out. Our vet sent us right to an eye specialist (I didn't know dogs had eye doctors) and we were assured that it was minor and that dogs have the ability to retract the eye, pretty weird looking though.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Also I had to laugh at Selzer's Alligator comment. Daisy our 14 old lab will still try to take your hand off. Thank god she can still see & we can toss her treats.
Tuke and Zoey are extremely gentle taking food.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I don't get why everyone is hating the whole two puppies at once. I have to puppies and they're 4 days apart, they have both bonded together and have bonded with us really well, they understand that they can play but when we call them, game time is over and they need to hurry their little butts over to receive their commands.
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I've had both littermates, and pups close in age. I've never had a problem. They grew up to be fine dogs
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Generally the issues are:
Puppies bonding to each other rather than the owner
Owners not having enough time to offer each (it's THREE times the work to have two pups)
Littermate syndrome
Same-sex issues with sexual maturity if it's two sisters
Double/triple the cost in vet bills and food
Most reputable breeders won't sell littermates, or two pups to one person at the same time like this, so most pairs are gotten from BYB's
Inexperienced owners getting two GSD pups at the same time without making sure they can handle a single landshark first
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Default I'd love to get two puppies at once!

Distract one while the other goes on a walk ,vice versa. My my 6mnth old black and tan GSD she sleeps in my bed and now we have an 8 week old black & silver sable who wants to sleep where Mieka sleeps but we say no she has an alternative that she's been excepting , sleeping in my sons room. So at night mieka had here space and Millie has hers . Give them more often there own private time away from eachother. Should help for a while. And bones can easily start fights. So when givin a bone do it privately with each dog in separate areas.

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