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Hello;

I have 9 puppies 2 girls and 7 boys, Mother-Austrialian Cattle Dog = Dad - American pit bull.
4 weeks old Today Jul 25 2006

I am thinking of raising all 9 in a large fenced in yard.
I am looking for information about raising several dogs(9 dogs)together at one time.

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I don't mean to be rude but if you are looking for information on the net on how to raise 9 dogs together then you just don't know enough about dogs to be doing it.

If you read through this site you will see the many problems (some major some small) people have had with just 2 or 3 dogs living together.

Why would you want to keep all 9 dogs?

What are the dogs going to get out of it?

How are you going to find the time to train them all ?

Wow you must be rich to afford those sort of vet bills :shock:


There must be a million questions to be asked and answered :shock:
 

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He will need to answer himself , but what I got out of it when reading it was that he is going to raise the puppies until weaned I am assuming . I don't think he imagines keeping them all , It just sounds like he is inexperienced with raising pups and had a boo boo .
 

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He will need to answer himself , but what I got out of it when reading it was that he is going to raise the puppies until weaned I am assuming . I don't think he imagines keeping them all , It just sounds like he is inexperienced with raising pups and had a boo boo .

Oops sorry if I misunderstood what you had written. I thought you were going to keep them all for ever :oops:



:? What's a boo boo
 

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9 dogs, all the same litter, with one (or both?) parents = PACK !

That = very hard for human to maintain position of dominance.

If you want a pack of semi-wild dogs in your yard, fine. But if you're looking for pets, the prevailing wisdom I've always been taught is that the pack mentality doesn't manifest until you have more than three dogs together. So, I'd keep the pick of the litter and start finding homes for the rest.
 

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I was suggesting to raise them all for ever. all 9 from the one litter.

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This is what i am here for.

What are the problems with 9 dogs, are they that bad in a group???
 

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KeithCash said:
What are the problems with 9 dogs, are they that bad in a group???
With a pack of that many dogs, it is nearly impossible to give each one as much individual time as they deserve. Each one needs their own training time, their own socialization time, their own bonding time with you. Nine pit bull mixes will require constant supervision; they should never be left alone together for any period of time.
 

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oops ! I guess I was wrong , WoW keith I hope you work from home and don't have much of a social life . I am finding out that even having 2 dogs can be a chore at times especially the puppy years . It would be really hard to socialize that many dogs and train them especially if they are living outdoors. Is weather a problem where you live ? If it gets to hot or to cold , I don't think pits do well in extreme weather . I was reading on the Johnson bulldog board that some people lost some nice dogs because of the heat .
 

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Just don't bite off more than you can chew. I commend you on wanting to keep all 9 rather than tying them in a burlap bag and tossing them in a river.. or dumping them off at the pound. It happens. But I think 9 dogs would be taxing on anyone. It's going to be very difficult to maintain harmony. I would work on finding some good homes, and keep the select few that you're attached to, and who have the best temperaments!
 

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If you plan to keep them, I would start investing in separate kennels now... both the APBT and ACD can be same sex dog aggressive as well as very driven dogs. I have owned both breeds extensively and while you may not have problems with them for awhile, there will come a day (when they hit 8 months to 18 months or so) that all hell will break lose between them... you could have some success in opposit sex pairs, but even then you should be supervising. There would be no way to keep them all as house pets...unless of course, you live in a mansion!

Training will be difficult as well, without a lot of help. If you have friends and family willing to help, you may be able to pull it off...that's alot of pups to try and train by yourself.

Money can also be an issue...high food bill, vaccinataions, wormings, alterings...it will be pricey.

If you have the funds and the manpower to help..good luck. Otherwise, i would try to adopt some out.
 
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