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  • Four Hounds?

    Help me make a decision- Just adopted one of my foster dogs, a 9 month old suspected Majestic Treehound. That makes three Redtick hounds. I now am considering adopting her "big" brother. I'm guessing he'll be 90 lbs-ish at maturity. I also have three precious kitty cats. People living with multiple large dogs, lend me some support! Can I do this and maintain sanity? I keep asking myself.

    Oona, the newest addition
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/...e139b9b8e7.jpg

    Her bro' Orson
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/...2b0e3811_b.jpg
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  • #2
    Kewl thing about hounds is that they love to live in packs. Just let them know from the go that the kitties are not to be eaten.
    Deidre

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    • #3
      it can work

      As long as you have the time to give each one the love and time they need, than it could be a wonderful thing... especially since hounds thrive in larger groups. Just make sure you play some scent games with them, and i'll bet it will be great.

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      • #4
        They look like they are worried about you.
        "We are all ignorant--we merely have different areas of specialization."~Anonymous
        People, PLEASE..It's ONLY a website!~Me

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        • #5
          i had to look up this breed, love hounds,just wasn't sure about this breed. i think it'll be great, i had 3 g.s.ds and a st. poo, otis the cat was in charge,one of the sheps had never been a house dog,much less lived with a cat,she learned real fast, Otis is teeth off! the other dogs and i taught her.
          ~~Everyone is entitled to my opinion!~~

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          • #6
            Well, I live w/ 2 danes, 1 labx, 1 aussie mutt dog mix. But they are NOT hounds! The dogs tend to keep each other company, only coming to me when they really need mommy time. All my dogs are older, 11, 9.5, 7, 4.5, so no puppy antics, they really enjoy laying around. Pretty sure I'd go crazy if they were all younger. I actually thought that 3 was the perfect number, but I'm pretty sure that is just because the youngest dane is so trying and requires more of my attention and time then the other 3 put together. It is definitely a personal decision. Some people on here have in excess of 10 dogs!! I really don't know how they do it, even though we probably have about the same dog food bill!
            I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
            -Michelangelo

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            • #7
              Sure, I know folks with 10+ dogs. Um, insanity? I'm worried about everyone getting attention. What was said about them keeping each other company, that's very true and a nice justification. They love each and play so good. When I need my zen time, up goes the baby gate and the hounds can play. Age is a key player here- 4 years, 1 year, and two 9 months.

              Here's their Petfinder listings before I pulled them for ABTCR. You'll see why I'm so attached. They were apart of a cruelty case and were surviving on garbage. Tears me up every time.

              http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=14073132
              http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=14073131
              That Tenacious Terrier!
              www.thattenaciousterrier.com
              https://www.facebook.com/ThatTenaciousTerrier

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              • #8
                WAAAAAIT a minit! Aren't you the lady who has the dog that jumped over the fence and gave himself a zipper? And you want TWO MORE of those???? What's WRONG with this picture? [backs up] You go on ahead, girl. I ain't no REAL woman like you are.
                "We are all ignorant--we merely have different areas of specialization."~Anonymous
                People, PLEASE..It's ONLY a website!~Me

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Smart-n-Pretty View Post
                  WAAAAAIT a minit! Aren't you the lady who has the dog that jumped over the fence and gave himself a zipper? And you want TWO MORE of those???? What's WRONG with this picture? [backs up] You go on ahead, girl. I ain't no REAL woman like you are.
                  LOL yes, I'm that lady. I've lived in this house for several years and he's never hurt himself. It was a freak thing, not a Coonhound thing!
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                  • #10
                    I'm starting to think Coonhounds are reeeeeally stretched out Sibes, colored different and minused the fur.
                    I say absolutely go for it! Whudda ya have to lose? (Don't answer that question.)
                    Often it's not what you say, but how you say it.

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                    • #11
                      GO for it we were showing Borzoi, Whippets, Chihuahuas, and Chinese Crested (also had 4 cats) at one point. I handled the Borzoi, Whippets, and CC's my sister wanted to get involved so my parents got her what she wanted to show so we ended up with the Chi's (I ended upo loving them and will never be without one). Seeing that I started showing as a junior handler until I "growed" up and moved out all our dogs lived together peacefully. We did have 1 Borzoi with a high prey drive (all from the same breeding ummm just didn't go to the same school I guess) she had to be seperated from the Chi's, cats, and CC's but she was also pretty just dog aggressive in general, so she was seperated from the Whippets too, and even her Borzoi friends if food was around.

                      It can be done and peacefully too. But I am the one that defies everything and has a LC Chi, and a Lhasa with 3 kids yougest 2.5yrs. With the right dogs, and them having the right respect for you and ech other I think breed doesn't really matter. As long as you understand them at with your hound experiance I believe you do.

                      How could you deny that face. I want one that is too adorable, and with what they have been through....
                      If you sweat the small stuff, all you have is small soggy stuff.....

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                      • #12
                        Hey, guys. I know someone asked me about Orson and whether or not I decided to keep him. Well, I did. I couldn't bear the thought of separating him and his sis. They love each other. Orson would have been so upset leaving her.


                        http://cooniegoonie.smugmug.com/Pets...637_FhA38-A-LB
                        http://cooniegoonie.smugmug.com/Pets...73728490_EZNp3


                        I think I'll just have to get a bigger place. I still want that terrier.
                        That Tenacious Terrier!
                        www.thattenaciousterrier.com
                        https://www.facebook.com/ThatTenaciousTerrier

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