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    DefaultBreeders with large number of dogs

    This has been on my mind for awhile. Once in awhile I'll look at various breeder website (some from around me, others referred to on this site).

    It amazes me at the number of dogs some of them have. 12+ (some closer to 20). How on earth does one family keep so many dogs? And show them if they are breeding stock?

    However, I've known people on the lab boards with (close to) 10 who lived indoors and had great lives.

    Is it more a question of the individual and how they manage that number of dogs and less question of how many they have (hey - you can have one dog and treat it badly right)?
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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanya
    it more a question of the individual and how they manage that number of dogs and less question of how many they have (hey - you can have one dog and treat it badly right)?
    IMO, yes. For example, Essy's breeder has 12 dogs but they are not all breeding age. She has older adults as well as puppies she kept from a recent litter and all the ages in between. She stays home so the dogs have plenty of interaction. The dogs are well cared for and extremely well behaved (better than my 2 ). I don't have any issue with someone having that many dogs when they are in a situation like that.

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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    #1: you MUST have unlimited source of income
    (especially if you are not selling them all)

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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Its all individual. There are people who I think shouldn't have one dog but others who have 12+ and the dogs are healthy and happy.



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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    thanks so never judge a book by it's cover!
    I guess I just can't imagine having that many dogs!
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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Gabby's breeder had a large number of dogs. I had concerns about the number, but my fiance pointed out how happy, healthy, and loved they were.

    There were later problems with this breeder, but his number of dogs really had nothing to do with it.

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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by gabbys mom
    Gabby's breeder had a large number of dogs. I had concerns about the number, but my fiance pointed out how happy, healthy, and loved they were.

    There were later problems with this breeder, but his number of dogs really had nothing to do with it.
    Replace "fiance" with "boyfriend", and "his" with "her", and I could have written that exact same statement.

    ETA: oh, and replace "Gabby" with "Baloo"......Ok so maybe I would have just had a similar statement, and not exact, per se.
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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Ha, sometimes we should trust our gut instead of our guys, eh, Kate?

    But then I wouldn't have gotten Gabs and I wouldn't trade her for the world.

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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by gabbys mom
    Ha, sometimes we should trust our gut instead of our guys, eh, Kate?

    But then I wouldn't have gotten Gabs and I wouldn't trade her for the world.
    This is true. I think it all worked out in the end.

    (but next time, I'm visiting breeder's alone!)

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    DefaultRe: Breeders with large number of dogs

    There are some very well-known breeders who have many dozens of dogs. It's more of a "livestock" approach. From what I hear, the dogs aren't mistreated, although it certainly doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy to think about it.

    Theo's breeder had about 16 dogs on her 120-acre farm. Not all were in the house with her, obviously. They had immaculate, spacious, and comfortable kennels, and she had a complex system where the dogs would rotate through the house. Also the older dogs would live in the house. They also all got daily training and people time from her and her bevy of sweet teenage girls who worked in her boarding kennel. It seemed to work out.

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