|Barked: Fri Jul 6, '12 8:59pm PST |
|Ava was just over 2 when I started looking for another puppy.
She's kind of a lazy girl though. We joke that she's practically an old lady at the age of 3.. It's hard to imagine that when she was a puppy she was ever what one would call playful, considering these days she seems to think she's too mature to be caught playing with toys (occasionally she'll let loose and joyously bound after a stick, but she gets bored with it fast and don't you even think for a second that she'll bring it back! She has too much dignity for that!
Anyway, I always wanted a dog who was more Naturally toy motivated than Ava, so by the time she was 2 I was ready for another puppy.
Now that I have Nix...? Well, I still find myself wanting more Border Collies, but I don't think I'll seriously be ready for another one until he's at least 5, or maybe even older. He needs a lot more time to mature. But to be honest, I will most likely be waiting years and years until one (or both) of them are gone from old age before getting the next. I feel like if I brought in a third dog it would be harder for me to make sure everyone's getting their fair share of attention.
So... IMO, definitely no less than 2 years between puppies even with lazy temperaments, but for some, depending on the dog, it could be much longer.
Edited by author Fri Jul 6, '12 9:06pm PST
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