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To sell, or not to sell

2394 Views 13 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Angie B
Trying to make a decision on whether or not to sell a dog. She's a pup I kept out of a litter almost 2 years ago. She's a great marking dog and handles OK for her age, I just haven't put the time into her as I have with the other 2 dogs. She has her NAHRA started title and is ready to run intermediate. The wife is very attached to her, and is totally against selling her. This dog LOVES to work, actually she has a hard time containing herself when I'm working one of the other dogs. I feel that I am putting her on the back burner and not giving her a fair shot. It seems that training the 2 older dogs is more of a priority, and I'm not sure why.
With our first baby coming this summer my time is going to be even more restricted to train and the extra $ wouldn't hurt either.
I'm trying to decide whether I'm being a realist by contemplating the decision or just being selfish.
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She's definetly not an unhappy dog. Her tail wags all the time and she's so enthusiastic about EVERYTHING. Would it bother me to sell her? Yes and no. If the right home came along where she would be competing and hunting I'd do it and not feel bad about it. If the chance came up just to ship her off to someone who I didn't know anything about, I couldn't bring myself to do it. She reminds me alot of her mother, and she has some qualities that are better and some that are not what I look for. I've been thinking about it for quite some time, it just never sat right with me, even though it may be the best thing for everybody involved. I feel like I just wrote to Dear Abby!

Signed,
Confused in NY

Oh and Keith.......I couldn't sell my wife. You have no idea how long it took to FF, CC and get through basic OB. :twisted:
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