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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by RD, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I was chatting with some friends on yahoo messenger and someone asked who Dakota's breeder was, and eventually asked for her website.

    I gave it to them and wound up browsing it as well, looking for updates, and found out that she did a repeat of the breeding that produced Dakota and the pups were born a few days ago. And as soon as I saw some of those little faces I went into "Get another puppy" mode. I've been pacing, fidgeting and clicking back on that site for updates every hour. :rolleyes: This would be my 'dream breeding' as the results of this litter were so outstanding the first time.

    Now the thing is, I don't NEED another puppy. I've got my boys and I am happy with them. Summer break has just started, so I have a ton of time on my hands to devote to them. Ripley needs his memory refreshed on his training and hopefully will see a behaviorist that can apply their methods and make them work for him. But, even if I spend an hour daily training Ripley, and 20 minutes daily training Dakota, and 20 minutes daily exercising them both, I've still got MANY hours left to devote to the puppy. During the summer my social life usually goes "kapoot" because I travel so much, so friends will be undemanding.. I'll seriously have nothing better to do than put all my effort into raising a pup..

    OK honestly I'm just starting to realize that there is no point to this thread but to "think out loud" (well. sorta.) but really if any of you can convince me not to want this pup please do. This is NOT what I'd planned to be obsessing over as soon as summer break started. :(
     
  2. nicco

    nicco Wolfpack

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    Well...I don't really know what to say.
    If you are really sure you can take care of another dog (puppy) then go for it.
    Only you can decide
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  3. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Yeah, right, like we're going to try to convince you NOT to get another one when you've done so well with Dakota! :D
     
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    nedim New Member

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    I say go for it. You look like you know what you're doing and you sound really devoted.
     
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    Go Fot It!

    Sounds like you are a good responsible mom! If you truly love the breed, another one won't faze you, plus you are in the perfect situation to raise another baby. Good luck! :p
     
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    Whenever I want a puppy, I recall the teething. Talks me right out of it.
     
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    bogolove New Member

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    LOL! It sounds to me like you have already decided for yourself. Do you just want us to validate your decision? ;)
     
  8. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    You took the words out of my mouth!! :D
     
  9. Purr

    Purr ~3 Mutts~

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    Haha...LOL Rip! I recall reading a thread about a breeder you were going to help out over the summer, and you said that she was going to give you another pup anyway. You should go for it! And, Dakota could have something new to herd LOL.
     
  10. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Well Purr if I get this pup, then when I go to work for Jo I will most likely not be able to take the BC she would offer me.
    The ones that she has are not show line BCs like Dakota but dogs from true, pure working lines. They're more serious, "hardcore" workers which is what Ive come to want in a BC.
    OR I could do the smarter thing and wait a year, and get the pup when I go to live with Jo.. And honestly I think that is what I *should* do as I'd get one heck of a good herder, but.. Eh.. *Whines* I want a puppy SOON!! LOL.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    If you want a dog from working lines then I'd definitely wait if I were you. I know how hard that is, but you can do it. I can tell you, if Border Collie lines are anything like Fila lines, there is a world of difference between show lines and working lines that you'll enjoy dealing with on a day to day basis.
     
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    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

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    Oh Grace. :D *dangles a shiney Dobe puppy in front of you* Or even better! *dangles my squishy little Drake in front of you* Hehehe! Does the thought of pretty Doberpups deter you in any way, shape, or form? :)

    But like Renee said if you really want a BC from working lines, I'd wait. Puppies are so tempting, but it's better to wait for what you really want, not a spur of the moment urge.
     
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    Purr ~3 Mutts~

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    I just meant that you were gonna get another pup anyway. Now, normally all this talk about puppies would make me nutty wanting one, but LOL I've got my hands full, and for the first time in my life, I don't want another pup for a while. :eek: It's a new world record :D
     
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    To be honest, if it weren't for not putting Bimmer in a position of having a much bigger dog to deal with that might challenge him, I might never have another puppy, just do Fila rescue. Puppies are cute and all that, but I really do love the special bond you have with a rescued adult.
     

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