We have a Doxie (Ladi) mix about 5-6 years old and an APBT pup(Sadie) about 9 months old... our doxie used to be so much more playful but is getting a little older and lazy...lol we are thinking of maybe getting a lab pup for our other pup to play with so she has a dog to play with... do you think that they would tag team the little dog or play with eachother more... if we got another one... we have a 2 year old son and a large back yard... its really hard to make this decision so i wanted to ask you ladies what you think about it... 3 dogs seems like a lot but Ladi is small and Sadie is about 40 lbs not very big... we want Sadie to have another dog to play with... and also think it might be easier to introduce a new dog when she is younger comapared to when she is 6-7... Have any of you ladies gone through this? how many dogs do you have? what do you think about getting another pup?Answer Question
Answer by smurfyangel at 8:45 PM on Mar. 3, 2011
Answer by SpaceToast at 8:48 PM on Mar. 3, 2011
I am kind of where you are right now. I have a 10 year old golden retriever and a 3 month old German shepherd. The both play well together but I know sometimes Dixie gets tired of Bella wanting to play ALL the time. We thought about getting another dog but we think it would be just too much for me. I have a 10 year old, a 5 year old, twin 4 year olds, two dogs, one rabbit and fish. So my plate is pretty full.
Do you have anybody that would let you puppy or dog sit for a week?? Kind of trial run without the guilty feelings if you had to give the pup up. Or maybe try fostering a pup?
Answer by kc932 at 9:09 PM on Mar. 3, 2011
Answer by jesussaves58 at 9:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2011
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 4:02 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
i have some friends that had an older, 15 pound weiner dog. they got a great dane as a puppy, and the dane ended up being 200 lbs (the biggest dog i've ever seen). the two of them were inseparable, they played, they walked together. Unfortunately, the wiener dog got killed by a hit and run. the couple saved a kid from being hit and the dog got hit. anyway, my point is size doesn't matter. getting the other dog as a pup is a good idea if you're going to get another. i think the doxi will still establish dominance. you'll need to help the pup not to hurt the doxi while they're learning to co-habitate.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Mar. 4, 2011