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View Poll Results: Preferred Age Gap Between dogs
Under 1 year 0 0%
1-2 year gap 7 18.92%
2-3 year gap 14 37.84%
3-5 year gap 12 32.43%
5+ year gap 4 10.81%
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 11:40 PM
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We have 3. 2 Huskies & 1 GSD. Our 1st is now just a little over 5 yrs. old. The 2nd is about 3 yrs. old. Our latest addition to the family is a year & a half. He's the GSD.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-04-2016, 04:42 PM
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My first 2 were 1 year apart. We just lost our boy at 12. Our female is 11. We will be adding a pup to the mix in a month. Boy oh boy, it's been a long time since I've had a puppy. We are very excited, and I think my female will love having a companion. I do worry about the puppy annoying her at times though, since she is an older girl. I will have to make a huge commitment into tiring out that little ball of energy!
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-04-2016, 05:06 PM
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I also voted 2-3, but I've failed on that AGAIN..Masi will be 8 in April, Kizzy 2 in March, Kholee just turned 1

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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-04-2016, 05:30 PM
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Right now I have 3 female dogs living in the same small house. They all get along great. Two are mine, a 16 year old show line GSD and a 4 month old working line GSD puppy, the third dog is my husband's 5 year old springer spaniel. All three have polar opposite personalities and a big age gap so I think that's why it works so well. All 3 also gets tons of individualized attention and exercise.

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Sinister ~ black male GSD 3.11.09
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 03:52 PM
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I went with the 2 - 3 year gap..

Mine are 12, 4 and a 2.. It helps to have them up and running well into their training, before adding another...

If your goal is to compete, maybe the 3 - 5 year gap is better..


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