I have more than 3 dogs and I love it! They are all great! They can be a handful and sometimes when you get home and just want to sleep or relax you have to take care of them before going to do anything else. I would'nt change it though. It keeps me alive!
I think three is a big leap from two but after three,four is nothing:) Did that make any sence? I have four and it is the same as having three. But having two sounds so much easier than having even three to me. You have to be able to have the dogs work in a pack and all have their pecking order. It can be difficult but it can work.
I have three and would not trade them for anything. You have to remember though, that the more you have the more expense you have. It seems like everytime I go to the vet it gets more and more expensive.
I have three Siberian Huskys and a Chow/Shepherd mix (4). I don't think I'd want any more. I like having three or four over two. I like to take one of the girls with me quite ofter. By having three or more, no one is every left alone. That is something that is very important with Sibes. They can be very vocal if displeased and they don't like being alone. You will have to grin and bear the arguements (sp) over pecking order. They can be very loud and sometimes even draw blood. We've only had a few punctures from canine teeth. Best Wishes
I guess it just depends on how much room you have, financial ability, how busy you are, etc. My friend has 7, 4 GSD (or GSD mixes) 1 belgian malanios, 1 beagle, and a wolfhound. They have the perfect set up for it. They live out in the country with acerage, and they've built a small building with 5 indoor/outdoor runs, a shower and storage for food, etc. When they are gone they can put them out there and not worry about them being out in the elements. She rotates who comes in and out of the house, because there are a couple of them who don't get along. Its a lot of work for her, but she loves every single one of them! Right now I only have 1 dog, but would love to have multiple. Just depends on your situation.
Hi beaglecookie - They all get along fantastic. At first, Harley was just too small to play unsupervised with the labs (80lbs each).
We still supervise, but if we have to turn away - it's no big deal at all. Harley has learned not to walk or run right underneath the big dogs. He knows he'll get stepped on by mistake.
HE LOVES my labs and the labs LOVE him too. Harley tries to fit in like a big dog too. wants to play tug a war with them... thank god Diesel realizes that Harley is small and doesn't fling him around at all. Diesel lies down to play tug a war with him.
When food is an issue... Harley is the alpha for some reason. Harley steals treats and food right out of the labs mouths, but the labs don't dare get too close to Harley and his Grrrr's.
I'll have to snap a picture of them in a dog pile... Harleys always on top!!
Everyone pretty much said what I was going to say. Too many if when you can't afford to properly care for them.
I have 3 dogs but it's more like 2 active American Eskimos and 1 lump. LOL! I have a Chow mix that mainly stays downstairs and doesn't do much of anything. Believe me...I have tried to get him to do things but he is not interested. If I throw a ball, he just looks at me. If I run around the yard, he watches me. He is my faithful buddy and a great listener. He never tells my secrets. The Eskies are my entertainment, shopping buddies, and keep me on my toes. I would have more dogs but my husband would evict me.
I have 3 … The only problem that ever comes up is vacations… accommodations for 3 dogs at times is hard to find. Would never leave without them .. so we have to hunt a little harder. But I love having all 3.
aziablue, I have a suggestion. You wouldn't want to get a third and then say, "OMG, I've made a BIG mistake!!!" Why not try fostering for a local rescue or humane society? Then you can see how much work it is having three vs two BEFORE you make the final commitment. It might be fun to see how your dogs get along with different types of dogs. Who knows, maybe you'll want to keep one of the fosters!
I have 6 collies a springer spaniel a pyr mix and a white schnauzer...The biggest is 112# and the smallest is 18#..They are just one big family..Yes, it's a lot of work and expense but they are all rescues..I wouldnt give them up for anything...
Hi there. I have 3 GSD's A 12 year old bitch and 2 males, 8yrs & 2 yrs.(both entire) I have never had any problems at all and they get on fine. They share everything, toys, food and beds. Lacey (the old girl) is the boss and they have great respect for her despite her age. If the 2 boys are playing and she wants to wash their ears one bark from her and they stop and go over to her. They are great time wasters and I love watching them. We have a lot of fun together and I wouldn't be without them, but having said all that I wouldn't have 3 again.