Only one puppy at a time. WAY too much work otherwise. And I think 2 dogs per responsible dedicated handler is about all a person can handle. DH and I have 5 dogs...but Ike's a senior and already trained. No way are we adding another unless someone gets to stay home and not work...
I've had two puppies in the last 4 years. I love puppies! But my pups have been pretty good, no destruction and easy to train. I would love to be a puppy raiser if they were all like the two I've had recently.
I dread the day my "pup" turns 2(in a few weeks) but I'm not getting another puppy for a long, long time.
Puppy stage just doesn't last long enough, IMO.
We have adult rescues, except Skylar is my puppy (9 months)
I hate to say it, but I don't think i'd get an adult again- I really like raising a pup the way i want to, and being in total control of how they turn out.
I've actually never raised a dog from a young puppy to adulthood. I have had foster puppies and dogs of various ages and some foster puppies lived with me for several months, but my own dogs were all rescued as adults.
I've have also had fosters who were older puppies (~8 months) but acted like young puppies and had to be treated as such... One even went to a puppy kindergarten class because his behavior was so much that of a young puppy, and he was 9 pounds so he fit in ok with the puppies.
I have an 8 month old puppy named Gracie who is going through her Evil Puppy from **** stage. She is a PB and I got her from a rescue when she was 2 months old.
She is a beautiful sable. She is a holy terror but also so sweet and loveable. She is very silly and makes me laugh.
Gracie is doing great with her basic obedience but has soooo much energy and is VERY smart. Right now she is dealing with a bout of lameness (going for x-rays on Monday) so I have to limit her exercise which is contributing to her crazy antics.
I just love her and wish she could stay a puppy forever.
I've adopted puppies and adults, but I'd rather raise a puppy!
I currently have 1 puppy, Dixie(GSD X), my 2 year old boy, Jasper(chow X), and my 10 year old girl, Tippsy(chow). I'd love to adopt another puppy when Dixie's 2-3, but it really depends on if I'm financially able, and weather or not Tippsy's still around by then because I don't wanna make her put up with another puppy at 12 or 13 years old. So I definitely won't be getting another until after Tippsy's gone.
one puppy at a time here too, at least 2 years apart. as much as i love and absolutely adore puppies they can be a lot of work sometimes. thankfully i got lucky with my two!
i currently have 1 puppy. his name is Mason and he just turned 10 months old.
my other dog ivy is going to be 5 this spring, so their is a 4 year difference between them. i got them both at 8 weeks of age.
i will always get my dogs as puppies as i prefer raising them from the start.