How many dogs are TOO many

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by juliefurry, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    I feel the same...two is enough for me. I want to be able to give them the proper attention they deserve. I work at least 40 hours per week, then have to give attention to family and fur family. :D That;s about all I can handle. I've thought about one more...you never know. ;)
     
  2. yanya

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    I should look into this. My mother and grandmother both say the limit is three, and I vaguely remember there being a story in the Star-Telegram a few months back that mentioned it as well. Hmmm...any ideas where I would find this information on the internet?

    Edit: Nevermind, I found it.
    http://www.fortworthgov.org/health/MR/Releases/numberofanimals2003.asp
    Three dogs, no Shiba for me...
     
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  3. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Thanks! It really is true. Life is much more interesting when you have more than one perspective too. And it's always seemed a bit fascist to me to think that animals should be the only ones to adapt - after all, it's their world too.
     
  4. Athe

    Athe New Member

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    I have 5 dogs, for myself this is perfect as I live with my sister and we can give the dogs all the love and attention they require. I wouldn't have any more than this. The most important things to think about are, can you afford medical emergencies for more than 2 dogs if they arise? can you afford annual checkup's, good quality food for more than 2 dogs. Do you have time to dedicate to proper grooming, pedicures, ear cleaning etc?
    Will your dogs nose be put out of joint with new dogs coming to live. There are some dogs I have met that have been stressed out in multi dog households and don't get on well with the other dogs. You also have to make sure that city by laws allow for more than 2 dogs. I know a women who breeds Golden's, the by laws dictate she can only have 2 dogs. She has 5 dogs, she just takes them out at individual times and every one thinks they are just the 2 dogs, they don't know the difference. I thought that was hilarious! :D
     
  5. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    we were 3 going on four but onion was a little pushy, what have you got now juliefurry.
    and if you think that you can handle more, go for it, save a life. If your not sure, find a friend or relative that will take the dog if you can't manage it.
     
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    I have 4, but 3 are pugs that sleep all day ;) I tried going down to two and it just didn't feel right...not enough work!! LOL. I did not have as many mouths to feed, dogs to wash...and the house, it was just too clean :D I think I do best with 4.
     
  7. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    We were originally planning on giving Tippy to friends. I'm so glad they didn't want her!! They got a dog from the shelter and chained it to a tree all day. Luckily the shelter took the dog back. I can't imagine life with out my TipTip.
     
  8. +Dogs4[my]life+

    +Dogs4[my]life+ Mixed Dog

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    About 3-5 dogs?
    but you 'll need a lot of $ for food, and for new dogs, new dog houses, bowls, tos, and such. space is no problem for me, bu our family is not too rich to take care of 3 dogs..
    i have 2 dogs
     
  9. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Well we have three now. I don't know if I want to wait to add another dog. I know Shelby gets a little out of sorts when anything new happens. We'll be moving so I know that will be HUGE change for her. Plus, I don't know about the yard in the house we are looking at. I know it's enough for our three but I think four big dogs would be pushing it. I, for some reason, don't like small dogs (for myself). I mean I LOVE all dogs but I am mainly a big dog person. I would prefer a big dog to a small one, although I have been looking at toy poodles lately (my husband doesn't want me to get one because he doesn't want to get caught walking it).
     
  10. shredhead (DOG LOVER)

    shredhead (DOG LOVER) Dog Spoiler

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    The limit for me is as many as I can get in the house.
     
  11. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    I totally agree!!! If I where grown and had lots of land and plently of money I would get all the dogs I could. Which reminds me when I do get older I plan on getting anywhere from 2-5 dogs. But I guess it just depends on the time and space you have.
     

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