|09-19-2013 01:46 PM|
I would have loved to have a sibling of my male. They did a repeat breeding when my male was 2 years old. I didn't learn about the litter until a while later but I wouldn't have gotten one anyways since they are byb's.
|09-19-2013 01:30 PM|
No worries LaRen, they are all thoughts worth entertaining. While no can predict the future, even 5-10 years from now, there are no indicators at present that my income/financial stability would not continue on its current stable path or even increase with further experience.
As heartbreaking as it would be to lose all three within in months of each other, who's to say disaster wouldn't strike tomorrow? I am fortunate to have a very supportive family and friend group available through all the good times and bad.
I really appreciate your concern and you asking these questions. It can be hard to find people to play devil's advocate when there's puppy cuteness involved.
|09-19-2013 01:20 PM|
|09-19-2013 01:16 PM|
I have 1 more question, are you prepared to have 3 dogs within 1.5-2 years age difference, because they will all be seniors at the same time, senior dogs can be very expensive, not to mention how heartbreaking it will be to lose them all within possibly months of each other?
I too would love to have a pack of 3 someday. I just wanted to ask some questions.
|09-19-2013 01:05 PM|
Hi LaRen, questions are fine.
I have discussed many of the issues of adding a third dog with our breeder, trainers, friends with multiple dogs, and scoured this and other forums. This is not something I am interested in rushing into and am determined to do right by all parties, even if that means waiting.
|09-19-2013 12:49 PM|
I have a couple of questions, if you don't mind.
How old are your current dogs?
Have you had them since they were puppies?
Can you financially handle having 3 dogs?
Do you have enough time in your day to make sure they all get the attention that they deserve?
What are your reasons for adding a 3rd dog?
Are you thinking about getting another male or female?
|09-19-2013 09:23 AM|
|Kahrg4||Thanks guys! Both my boys are neutered so no worries there Selzer. Glad to hear I'm being a silly worrywart and over analyzing again.|
|09-19-2013 09:20 AM|
Not full siblings but my parents got a lab from a breeder then the next year our puppy's half-sister was bred to our puppy's father. So Cody was Tia's half-brother and also uncle, it was funny trying to explain it to people
They were completely different dogs though they shared many of the same genetics; Cody was outgoing and stubborn while Tia was shy and very soft.
The breeder was concerned as Sue was that there might be an accidental breeding but Cody was already neutered by the time Tia came so it wasn't an issue.
|09-19-2013 01:09 AM|
|selzer||The only problem that you might have is if they are male and female, and you leave them intact. A breeding between sister and brother is really not a good idea. Other than that, it makes no difference.|
|09-18-2013 11:12 PM|
|lhczth||Totally irrelevant unless you expect full siblings to be clones of one another. Then it could be a problem.|
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