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Old 01-25-2016, 05:08 PM

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I have the opportunity to buy a beautiful LH pup from a nice breeder. Going from 2 to 3 is a big step. I met a related pup from the same breeder and he had a one in a million personality. What things do I need to consider in making this decision? I wanted this pup before, but passed due to the upcoming huge dental bill for Piper. She became available again (for reasons that I won't go into, but they make me respect the breeder) and I'm thinking of getting her. Thanks for all thoughts!
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for me personally, I loved going from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and even better, loved going from 3 dogs to 4 dogs. My dogs are all very good natured dogs and I think they think the more the merrier . lol.
but, I would think, it depends on the dogs. How old are the dogs you have now, and do they like other dogs ? How old is the new dog?

I think you should go for it !!!!
how far away does the breeder live ? and would they let you take the dog on a trial basis to see how it got along with your dogs. maybe most breeders wouldn't do that but it wouldn't hurt to ask ...

we definitely need some pics ...
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I say go for it! As long as you think your current two will adjust over time. We just went from two to three back in August and I am so happy we did! I stressed over it something fierce before Finley actually came home but after a few days everything was so fantastic.

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She's 14 weeks. I've had my eye on her for over a month. She held her a little longer since she's tiny. Then the first 2 people who were going to buy her backed out.
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Well you know what I'm gonna say! Yes!!! The breeder sounds amazing and you seem really excited about the potential pup. You e done a great job rehabilitating Piper and you're already a great chi mom. I went from 2-3 and 3-4 very smoothly. You will love having three. Three was very manageable for me, it was just that it was an odd number and made me want 4 lol.
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The only downside to three is walking them all on lead at the same time, you have to have two on one side. Not a biggy, but more complicated than having one in each hand.
We had three for a couple of years, and it isn't much different to having two.
You can carry three at the same time, which was much easier than now we have five and I have to make two trips when putting them in the car etc.
The main advantage is you can take one out, and the other two keep each other company at home.
Practical stuff aside, go with your gut. If you feel this puppy should be part of your family then you should get her.
I have no urge whatsoever now to add any more dogs, five (even though it's an odd number) is definitely my limit.
One of the reasons we added the last two was because the first three were all rehomes. It was nice to have totally unspoilt puppies that we could bring up exactly as we wanted. No hang ups or issues, just clean slates. It is totally different than having to undo all the mistakes that someone else has made.
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Thanks, I was just on the phone with the breeder for well over an hour, talking about all things Chihuahua and about this pup. I will decide tomorrow. (DH & I have a rule about sleeping on any purchase over $500.) lol
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Ha - that rule would never help me, once I've decided I have to have something, it never leaves my brain!
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