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#1 soontob6

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

We got a little male blenheim cav a month or so ago who is now 12 weeks and absolutely beautiful and spoiled rotten.  
I was speaking to a lady I know who breeds tri coloured cavs and she told me she's expecting a litter any day now.  I told her how cute I thought the tris are and she said Oh you should get one for a little friend for your blenheim as they love to have others as company.

I only work 9-3 one day a week so I'm pretty much home all the time and Marley is an inside dog so is with us and gets plenty of attention, but she said even so, they do like the company of another dog.
When I told dh what she said, he was all for it!  but now I wonder if the 2 dogs will become more attached to each other and not be as dependant on us and want to be with s all the time.

Who here has two cavs and are they as affectionate as they would be just on their own?

#2 *Ker*

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

I don't have two cavs, but have always had at least 2 dogs here.

My dogs love each other but are always happy to see me and the kids. They like both human and canine friends. I haven't noticed less dependance. I feed them, not the other dogs!

I say go for it, as long as the pup is healthy and temperament is good. But I'm an enabler.

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

You can never have too many cavs!

#4 soontob6

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I am very tempted, as I saw the last litter who were beautiful and the dad is absolutely gorgeous and has such a nice personality

#5 erindiv

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

My family has always had two dogs. It is lovely to watch them play together and so on. I don't have any at the moment but my parents have 2.

Have you considered a rescue instead, though?

Edited by erindiv, 30 January 2013 - 10:40 AM.


#6 Oriental lily

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

I personally would never have one dog. Always two.
You feel so much better leaving them if they have a doggy companion.also watching them play and interact together is hilarious.

Make sure they are both desexed early and get prefferably boy girl combo. Next boy boy combo but girl girl combo can cause some issues so I would avoid that.

My two dogs are incredibly bonded together. But they still compete for their human effections. Especially from DH and I.

They tend to ignore the kids lol.

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I have three female dogs. They get along just fine. There are no 'issues'. Never have been.

What do I think? I like dogs, so there was always going to be more than 1 dog in our household once we owned our home.  

My only advice would be to make sure you train them both thoroughly - while Cavvies are sweethearts, they really do need some firm guidance. They can be stubborn/dumb, and training is important to overcome that. And the more dogs you have, the more you need them to be well-trained!

#8 Madeline's Mum

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

I have two Cavs, they sure love each other but they would take human attention over each other any day!

My Tri is seriously hyperactive, but my Blenheim is a lazy and super stubborn. Bit of a grumpy teenager.

They are a bit high maintenance in terms of ears and coat, but absolutely lovely natured dogs.

#9 chickenpants

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

We have 2 cavs too, except ours are littermates so have always been quite bonded to each other. This is only an issue when they are separated though (eg, one goes to the vet while the other stays home).

Both of them love our attention though, and we normally have them somewhere near us - they are like shadows.  

Lovely little personalities, though different as chalk and cheese.

We work through the day so bought the 2 at the same time so they had company through the day, all they do is sleep though.

#10 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

I think ruby ones are the prettiest. I have no idea if their personalities vary by colour though.

Edited by la di dah, 30 January 2013 - 11:59 AM.


#11 soontob6

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

We do have a cattle dog but she is an outside dog and when Marley is outside, our cattle dog isn't too interested in playing.

Mum next door has a cattle cross who Marley just loves and whenever we visit they just go crazy and run around madly playing together.

Madelines's mum - Are yours boy/girl combo?  I was thinking that might be the way to go if we do decide to get one.  Even though they will both be fixed early, I don't want any power struggle issues down the track.
If we did get one it would be good for the kids (we have 4) as there are constant fights over who gets to play/hold/pat etc Marley at any one time rolleyes.gif  If we had two we would have more to go around wink.gif

The main reason why we chose to get a cav is how much they love to be with you and we wanted a special little inside dog who would love to sit on our lap on the couch and want to be with us all the time (we've had sh*tzu x before who would rather escape the yard and sleep on the middle of the road instead of be inside with us, even to the point of me closing all doors to keep her in and as soon as a door would open for someone to walk through, she would race outside and not come back when she was called)

btw, we live out of town now so no worries of Marley getting anywhere near the road, I know how they're not very road smart.

So as long as 2 cavs will still love us and want to be with us as much as one on his own, we might just have to get another original.gif

#12 chickenpants

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

The worst that could happen is you'll have 2 fluffbutts on your lap rather than 1, both competing for your love.

Be prepared for many adoring loving looks, pathetic pleading puppy eyes and lots of little licks on both your left and right. There's no respite!




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