I’m getting my new Afghan Hound puppy (most likely a male) in 10 weeks time. I will be entering him in agility and possibly conformation. He will be neutered and will be thoroughly socialized and trained with other dogs before I dare consider purchasing another.
I’m only thinking about the Bloodhound, Saluki or Old English Sheepdog but I’m also very fond of the Samoyed, Dalmatian, Borzoi and the Irish Wolfhound. Any other suggestions?
I would like a very graceful and attractive dog as I would be showing him/her.
Should I get the same sex puppy or the opposite sex puppy as to my Afghan Hound?
How old should my Afghan Hound be before I buy another puppy? Note that depending on the breed I get, I could be waiting up to 3-5 years for a show quality dog.
Answer by Cat
Neutered and spayed dogs can’t compete in conformation, but you can do everything else. Also, conformation isn’t about “graceful and attractive” dogs…dogs are judged according to their breed standard. It doesn’t sound like this dog comes from a reputable breeder…because he/she would have explained all this. EDIT: I deleted my babble and have a couple questions instead. Why do you feel this breeder is “very experienced, reputable and responsible”…as you stated in your other question? Why are you asking what breed you should get next…because you haven’t mentioned anything about your wants/needs and lifestyle. Unless you count the “graceful and attractive” comment. They’re graceful and attractive, but they’re still dogs…and as such, can pee/poo on the floor, chew up your shoe, roll in stinky things, get into the trash, shed on the couch, steal your food, play in the mud, etc.