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We waited so long for Casie, and he will be two in July. (now is the time someone writes and says are you nuts?)
I'd love to start looking for #3 beagle now so that we can have him trained during the summer, and not have to throw a young dog out into a snow pile to do his duties. Am I crazy?
Those who have more than two, respond please....and you can tell me I am nuts! Our city limits you to four dogs...so I can have two more!
 

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We only have one now as our beloved Merlin died in October but we are on a wait list for a puppy in May . I don't think we could handle 3 only because of the money; for going away ; kennels, and vet bills , even the cost of purchasing them is hefty as we like getting puppies. I think it is nice having 2 as they keep each other company . We certainly have the room for 3 as we live in the country on 6 acres . I think 2 kids, one cat and 3 dogs plus chooks and ducks would be more than we could handle. Still others do it and if it's what you want then I say go for it.

My hubbie would like a goat but I don't think so.
 

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I would have a second beagle in a heartbeat if it weren't for the difficulty I'm having training Maggie. And a second beagle would make dog number three for us, since my son's dog Spinelli lives here with us also. As far as being nuts...you're probably asking the wrong forum! LOL
 

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As far as I'm concerned, once you get past two dogs, another one just makes things more interesting! LOL... I have two Beags, a Bassett Hound, and possibly adding a foster Beagle soon. I would seriously recommend getting a good vacuum cleaner!
 

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I have four and I don't mind it at all. Feeding time is referred to as my farm chores, but other than that and cleaning up after them in the yard it is fine. A good vacuum cleaner is a good suggestion because we do vacuum at least 3 times a week, but that is because I do infant daycare in my home and can't have the babies crawling in hair. I have a Rainbow vacuum and love it. (the water basin grabs all the dust and hair and keeps it from flying back out of a bag...if you are unfamiliar with the brand. The vet expenses are also important to think about. Your neighbors and whether they can tolerate more barking/howling as well. Where they will all sleep. Two sleep with us and two sleep in their kennels in the kitchen. If you already have 2 you won't hardly notice a difference with a 3rd.
 

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If you are crazy what does it make us?! I would say the difference from one to two was the biggest change - once you have bitten the bullet and gone for two, three is not that much more work (cost of vet bills, boarding when you go away, day care all does increase, though). I found going from three to four was even easier - I now walk them in shifts of two and I find that is more enjoyable for me than waking three at a time... and two are left behind and can keep each other company. They do get louder as the pack gets bigger, though - they definitely do get into a pack mentality when all together!!
 

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Oh stop it, my dh was hoping you would all talk me out of it. The only draw back right now, is the vet bills....at $1000 a piece in their life times that's a big bill....but then I look at my kids, and think this is the time to get insurance. I'll think about it, I can always say NO....yea, right. Never thought about fur and vacumms, but I suppose that would be a problem..well not a BIG problem. I'll keep you posted.

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cobi and casie's silly mommy.
 

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I'd consider a second beagle, once Scout has matured up a bit. She's still very naughty and chews things. And the additional noise might be a problem. I've already had complaints from the neighbors about her barking. We'll have to see how this summer develops.
 

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I really want a third beagle too! My husband just rolls his eyes and shakes his head (but he loves them too)! This forum doesn't help either, the more cute pictues I see the more I want to get another one!
But this forum also made me realize I am not crazy for wanting so many!
 

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I am with you...the more I see the more I want! Stop posting those cute pictures of your dogs! :eek:)
 

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Question: How many beagles is enough?
Answer: Just one more!

If you can handle it (mentally, physically, and financially) then your other beagles will do fine. Might I suggest adopting a rescue for number 3?

Quote:... The only draw back right now, is the vet bills....at $1000 a piece in their life times that's a big bill....
I wish my beagles only cost that little over their lives. Yes I said that little. If $1000/beagle/lifetime were all it cost, Murphy and Summer would have been almost 30 beagles in the last 13 years. But that didn't stop us from adopting Kali, now did it?
 

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I'd love two more doggies on top of the two dogs and two cats I already have! Our council only allows for two cats and two dogs though. i can apply for a permit to let me have another of each but haven't, yet!

I'd like another cocker, a blue roan boy named Archie. And a beagle boy and his name would be Billy.

Keep dreaming for me though!
 

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I'm with Joe about adopting if you get another beagle and, like him, I wish that our dogs had only cost us $1,000 each over their lifetimes.
That's a big reason that we stopped with 4 dogs and 1 cat.
 

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Other than the expense of vet bills etc, there isn't much difference between 2 and 3 dogs.
Our third dog is a lab. With one of our dogs being large, it does make traveling with all 3 interesting...
 
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