02-25-2009, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
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Absolutely NOT true on the two females fighting thing. IMO- to me- it is about dominance and submission. If you have a very dominant dog then ideally you want a submissive one. If you have a submissive one then you want another submissive.
I think that a lot will depend on your dog and how she responds to a new friend and how well socialized she is. Dogs that are not well socialized tend to have a bigger problem with a new dog no matter the sex then dogs that are well socialied. This also works very much in reverse. If the dog you are looking to get is not well socialized then that can lead to problems.
I would look around find one that you like and see if you can arrange a meeting/play date for your dog to meet and greet the candidate for "sibling". If they seem to like eachother then give it try. There also is a period of adjustment and remember who the pack leader is-that's be you.
Also unless you have your heart set on a specific breed or dog, you might want to consider those breeds that are bred to be more pack/dog/people oriented. For example: Beagels like to be in packs. They are bred to run en mass and prefere not be an only dog. Where as a LGD-Livestock Guardian Dog like a Great Pyre or Akbash are bred to be solitary by nature and prefer to be by themselves guarding the livestock and need intense training and socialiation to be great family dogs. Which they can be.
Anyway, sorry for the lengthy responce. I hope this helps you out and I think it is great that you want to get another doggie pal! Best of luck and please let us know how it goes and what you end up getting!
Last edited by GeorgieGirl; 02-25-2009 at 03:31 PM.
Reason: posted at same time as dch!