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Same Age 8 7.27%
6-12 months 13 11.82%
1 - 1.5 years 16 14.55%
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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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How far apart in age are your Dogs

Interested to know how far apart every one got their Dogs

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I had 12 yr old Clover when Onyx came home at 7 weeks.
Onyx was 5 months when I adopted 21 month old Kacie. Clover passed at almost 15 yrs of age.
Karlo~ 8 weeks came into the picture when Onyx was 2.5 yrs, Kacie almost 4.
Now Karlo is almost two!! Time sure does fly!

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wow onyx that is amazing
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4 to 5 yrs apart is perfect for me!

Get to raise and focus on training and socializing one and then knowing exactly what I'm adding the new pup to!




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4 to 5 yrs apart is perfect for me!

Get to raise and focus on training and socializing one and then knowing exactly what I'm adding the new pup to!
Indeed! Five years between dogs here! Also works out great in that the younger dog defers to the older dog based on her seniority, so both dogs get along great. Too close in age (like one or two years age difference) would have probably caused constant squabbles for the alpha position, as my older dog likes to think that she is boss.

A new pup needs a lot of one-on-one time for training, bonding, socializing. Having an older dog that is settled means I did not feel too guilty spending more time with the younger one during his first year.

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Our two are almost exactly 6 months apart in age. We got Harley at 8 weeks and Annie was about 12 weeks old when we got her. They're both 3, Harley will be 4 in April.
Hopefully the next one will be coming this spring. (yay!)
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Raven is 3 and Kaiser is 1. I had Raven for 3 years before I added Kaiser (who was 1 when I got him).
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I marked same age, as Niko and Rosa are just two months apart.

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Including my moms dogs, they are close in age, which means in a few years, we'll be heartbroken to the extreme. Lexie is 8, Cooper is 7, Racey is 9, Beau is 4, Rem is 5 months.


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