Hooked...When to take/When did you take the next step?
Background...I started searching for a pup over a year ago. With a lot of help from someone far more knowledgeable than me and a little patience (the hardest part) I found a breeding that fit. A few emails and phone calls later the breeder agreed to sell me a pup-thanks Crimson Kennels. My FC/AFC Roux, MH X Faith MH (just passed the Master National) was born towards the end of April. He's been an absolute joy for my family and me. I had the opportunity to observe a HT several weekends ago. If I wasn't already hooked, the HT sealed the deal. I can't get enough of all things retriever. He will be headed off to the trainers before long and that got me thinking-when would be a good time to start searching for pup #2? I know there are multiple factors that go along with this question/answer but when did YOU take the plunge? I'm thinking 3 would be a good number for me to keep at all times but trying to figure out how to space them out has me a bit confused. Having said that I'll say this: I'm COCDAWG. My pup is @ 5 months old. He has caused my ability to work and think clearly to decrease. I am an ADDICT!!