Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Not a breeder, but someone will just 3 more months of dog owning experience than you. Honestly, owning even a working breed large COMPANION dog costs alot of money and time. The financial and human resources dedicated to your dogs can only increase with how committed and dedicated you are to your canines.
I'm a student now with fairly stable student awards and loans, and raising puppy is stretching funds. She gets pretty basic care: $100 on food a month, some individual training, a class, insurance, treats, and very few toys. I can't go for as many individual training sessions as I would like because I don't have the time or the money. I can't buy every toy I want because I don't have the money....you get the point.
So I would say, as a student, you can start, but you'll be limited in what you can do with your dogs unless you had 0 financial concerns. From the sounds of it, you're just planning to show your dogs. But as a first time dog owner, you'll probably need a bit of help with training and obedience before you have a LIVABLE and obedient dog that you can take anywhere, never mind show. Food and toys are cheap...training is $$$$$$.
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