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How long is too long to wait for a dog

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by cottonmouthcur, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Just wanted to here yall opinion on how long is to long to wait for a dog turn on in regards to hogging and hunting. Thanks in advance cotton
  2. jstevens

    jstevens Premium Member Premium Member

    how long is to long for you? their have been dogs' that didn't turn on till 3-4 years old.
  3. reddirt redneck

    reddirt redneck Big Dog

    All dogs are different, like people.. Some dogs 12-18 mths, others 2-3 yrs old


    depends on your patience and the value of the dog to you...
    plenty of greats including the most influential stud of all time the great dibo dogs were late starters...

    most of us would all have very different pedigrees today if dibos life didnt play out as it did,,,
    one of the better breeders of his time the rev howard heinzl was quoted as saying
    "I wonder how many dibos I culled at a year and a half years of age" and changed his values and patience...

    I have heard of bolio bitches turning on as late as towards four to five years of age,,,
    depends on the individuals involved...
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  5. slowstarter

    slowstarter Big Dog

    Sometimes you have to think of these animals like humans. LeBron is the man right now and he has been ranked in the nation since middle school. Mike was culled by his jv coach at to young of age.
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  6. stinkrock

    stinkrock Top Dog

    As long as you want to wait. I myself like late starter. Young dogs that act hot will give some owners a false message. Most are pushed to soon because of that. Jm2c
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  7. I just a wanted to get others take on it me personally have waited 4yrs twice once was worth the wait and the other was a watse of feed.
  8. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Chihuahua Premium Member

    Its all up to the owners of said dog of how long they would wait for a dog to mature...Plus it also depends on what age one considers to be a late starter as some feel 3 years of age is a late starter while others feel 4 and up is a late starter.....with that said one of the main reason why some wont put up with late starters is because that trait can be passed down to the offsprings and one could just end up with more late starters.
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  9. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very true Saiyagin. Sometimes a yard can fill up with late starters.
    A good example in Skull 4XW. He was placed in a pet home. (Guy loves bulldogs but does not do bulldog things, but we send him pups and when they return at 6-8-10 months that are very workable, socialized and in great health). Skull slept 23.5 hours per day. Take him for a walk and you may have to carry him back.

    He was returned here. From 10-23 months nothing. Not an ounce of energy, not an ounce of desire. From 23-30 he was bred a couple times by the next guy who owned him. From 30-36 he was damn near starved to death. The last owner got him and at around 40 months or so he turned on. A schooling process took place and his first show was just shy of being 4. He went on to win 4, 2 over champions and 2 of the four went over 2 hours.

    I just bred his daughter yesterday. A repeat breeding. The first breeding I have a male and a female. The female is another slow starter. The male turned out to be semi-slow.

    Saiy, is right. It can be a passed down trait.

  10. stinkrock

    stinkrock Top Dog

    slim and saiyagin
    Good post
  11. Dream Pits

    Dream Pits CH Dog

    For me 3 years. If not then move on
  12. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    I'm interested in the character traits of these dogs: the when, why and how they react to their environment. Drives. An awesome breed indeed! Some knowledgeable folks here I’ve learned from. Especially within the topics of training, nutrition, conditioning and historic anecdotes.

    As to the OPs specific question. Consider this. Good new and bad news.

    Bad first. A convicted felon (for an animal cruelty/dog fighting violation) no longer can own an APBT. He also forfeits his God Given, American rights to own firearms and vote. Maybe looks over his shoulder every now and then thinking some animal rights maniacs are seeking an opening to tag-team him to a pulp. But the good news is as a convicted felon, you can still talk about dogs on gamedog.com.

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