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Best companion for a Puggle

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Hello! This is my first post and I must say I am very excited to learn from all of you.

I have a 3 year old Puggle named Tucker who is great. He's trained, great with people and other dogs and is looking for a new friend. I have been playing with the idea of adding a new member to the family. So far it is mostly bigger dogs with labs and goldens winning the race.

My questions for you are:
What are the best (and worst) breeds for puggles to be paired up with?
Would a puppy lab or golden be suitable for my Puggle, assuming they met and got along?
Would you recommend another type of dog for any reason?

I appreciate all feedback and am excited to be a part of this community!

Chris :thumbsup:
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Some dogs do love the company of another dog. For instance, 2 of my dogs are extremely close and I know for a fact they enjoy having each other. While they also love us humans, I see them together most of the day. Tynan is protective of Timber and has blocked other dogs he thought may have been a threat to Timber. What about when dogs grieve after the loss of a companion? To say that dogs don't need a companion is too black and white. Some dogs do prefer to be an only dog while others thrive on living with other dogs, in other words to lump them all together is inaccurate.

Traciek88 suggestion of going to a shelter with Tucker will help you decide what dog is a right fit for both you and Tucker. I like that idea.

If you decide to get a large breed puppy, it is possible to teach the pup to play gentler with a smaller dog. Just takes a lot of supervision and consistency. I have a smaller dog, about 40lbs living with 2 - 110lbs dogs and 1 - 170lbs dog with absolutely no issues. It did take training as 1 was 7 weeks old when I got him and the other was about 4 months old, but he was much more laid back pup.

Different people can handle different levels of challenges when raising a puppy with a smaller breed dog. It's up to you to decide what will work best for you without making you doubt your decision.

As for breed suggestions, what about another puggle or a Beagle. Beagles are pretty social dogs.
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