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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post

    To get back to where I started do I purchase another Westy for him as a playmate or do I get him to stand over another Westy to obtain a playmate?

    The reason I would breed him is simple, my Dog's bloodline is one of the top blood lines and I have had already had requests via his breeder for him to be a sire when he is old enough. For his fee I can either take the money or I can have a pup from the litter.



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    Well see,here is my problem.
    Do you want a play mate for your dog or do you want to breed a litter?

    Really , come on.
    How can you expect me to accept let alone understand your reasoning?
    You want a play mate for your dog now yes? Then whats the go with the breeding one 20 months down the track? Can you not see how that appears to other readers?

    I have read and I'm trying not to assume.
    I am going off exactly what you have written .

    You came asking for advice on getting a playmate for your current Westie and breeding your current Westie in the future.
    To look at it any other way is just not logical.

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    My advice is to start with your local shelter ( forgot you dont want a heinz-quite your perogative) so then start with your Breeder. They will perhaps know of an ex show dog or ex breeding dog that could possibly do the trick.There are many avenues to explore and no reason to breed a litter just because you want a play mate for your dog.
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    Sorry chops - all he has written is that he wants another dog but doesn't know if to get one now or wait until his dog is old enough to breed from. There are people out there who use their dogs as studs - it's not illegal nor is it necessarily a bad thing. I am NOT going to judge someone without having the info. For all we know this dog is from champion blood lines and going to add to the breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    I think the OP was actually more a question of whether to wait to get a new pup as a playmate or to get one now. Not so much about whether to breed from his pup.

    I'm afraid the long post about whether to breed or not, mostly did not have any relevance to culprit as he would not actually be the breeder.

    If we were so successful in educating PawSha maybe you could look at the differences in the posts between Paw-Sha's welcome and Culprit's The more gentle approach with Paw-Sha was much more successful.
    Excellent post Tkay.

    I'm still not sure why Culprit was bullied and abused while PawSha was treated with respect and tolerance.

    A few people such as Occy and Mags have offered sane sensible advice. The rest have simply run in a pack and jumped in for the kill. The treatment meted out to this new member has left me feeling very uncomfortable. If I was looking at this forum for this first time today and read through this thread I would probably decide not to join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    You have made an assumption based on nothing. As a new person to this forum to be attacked straight out after my first post gives me the perception that the users on here are simply know it all's. Opinions are just that, opinions.

    One, you know nothing about me.
    Two you know nothing about my dog nor his breeding nor his quality.
    I can guarantee that I am a responsible owner and my dog is of the highest quality. I don't wish to have a Heinz variety from the pound. Also if others do not care about their pets the onus should not be put on me to take care of them. In saying that, I am all for owners to have to obtain a pet licence before they can actually have a pet.

    To get back to where I started do I purchase another Westy for him as a playmate or do I get him to stand over another Westy to obtain a playmate?

    The reason I would breed him is simple, my Dog's bloodline is one of the top blood lines and I have had already had requests via his breeder for him to be a sire when he is old enough. For his fee I can either take the money or I can have a pup from the litter.

    To add if I knew what the response would be like from the "Though Police" I would have never registered or posted.

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    DH - perfectly simply - it is because this person has said they want to use their dogs to breed. People automatically assume they are irresponsible because most people who have replied are people who own rescue dogs or have worked in rescue - it warps how you read things. Some people also seem to lack basic comprehension skills, but that's the internet for you!

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    I did what most dog people would advocate against and got two pups at the same time, with the intent on givng each other company for the times when I'm unble to be there for them.
    That said, I toughed it out, with separate training sessions, taught them to respect each others space and how to behave inside etc and I have two well adjusted dogs now.
    In retrospect, I would definately have had a larger age gap between the two but from speaking with others, would pay more attention to the genders of the two dogs than anything else. I have a male german shepherd and a female labrador (desexed) and
    so far I have found that apart from "sibling" rivalry, they get along well, have a strong heirachy established and above all recognise us (me, hubby and daughter) as superior to them. A woman who adopted two sisters from my shepherds' litter is beginning to see issues between the two of them so I'm thankful I went for one of each gender.
    There are many differing opinions on the one dog or two debate, the biggest thing being once you have made your decision, be prepared to stick by it for the next 12 years!

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    If I had seen this thread (or one with a similar response), I would not have joined the forum. Just goes to show that people really need to think and read before responding.

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    I'd be more inclined to get another playmate for him now. Although dogs who are introduced as adults will form strong bonds, I tend to beleive that the younger they are when they are introduced, the easier it will be for them to form a bond.

    If your guy is left on his own for too long he may become accusomted to this and develop an aversion to having to share.

    Edited to add - I am a firm beleiver that two dogs, who are able to keep each other company, is always better than one. I will never have a solo dog.
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    I think this thread is a great example of how people need to resist reading emotion into text. The question may not have been clear and background wasn't too detailed, but the advise given was an honest opinion. There's no way of knowing if anyone got aggressive or know-it-all at the beginning.

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    BTW - I'm desperate for a second dog (although, I'm sure I'm chiming in too late to influence culpit's decision).
    For what its worth, twice the attention, twice the food, twice the mess... I simply don't have the time in my lifestyle to accomodate a second little buddy.

    Luckily for my boy, he gets my full attention and all the tickles.

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