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Does Gender Really Matter??

June 29th 2013 3:09 pm
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Hey Pals! So mom and dad have been going back and forth on possibly adding another dog to the family. Not 100 percent sure yet but a lot of what we read says that if we do it should be the opposite gender as me.

What do you think pals? I know personality is probably the biggest issue. I know a lot of my pup friends have siblings they live with.

Mom went to petco today and seen a really cute Red heeler mix that was an adoption event. He was two years old and reminded mom of me but its really important that I am happy.

Lots of love,


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Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 3:37 pm

Male and male isnt so bad (but pecking order WILL be established)... but SSA(same sex aggression) is a VERY real thing with some females.

It can stay dormant for till they are a couple of years old... and then simply explode.. and there are few ways to deal with it..

Read up WELL... go in the forums here and post and ask for guidance... there is a wealth of experience...

Be SURE of the kind of dog you want. There are no guarentees but you can narrow the odds alot.

That said.. some folk have a house full of Furs and never have a problem. BUT it pays to do alot of research abd asking.

Flicka does fine with Lucas.. as 2 males they simply dont have a problem. They are both rescues so there was no history to work with. However.. Flicka does NOT do well with other males.... so.. once again.. ask.. read... post... BE prepared.
Barked by: Meeko (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 4:27 pm

Thank you! I am thinking We would go with a female but most likely another herding breed mix. I will take a look at the forums too.

Thanks again!
Barked by: Cathey U

June 29th 2013 at 4:34 pm

Whoa! Do you really wanna have to share your toys, treats, beds, pawrents, Evfurrything with another pup?

Think 'bout it.

Jus' kiddin. There are 3 of us here. We get along. I jus' take their toys and chewies and grab their cookies. ;-)
Barked by: Meeko (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hahaha Zoe! Yeah we are definitely thinking real hard about it.
Barked by: Wendy G

June 29th 2013 at 5:48 pm

My pawents r torned on dis tisshooe. I r a bery fwiendwy guy-pup an' I wuff meetin' nu pups an' pwayin' an' stuff. Sumtimes Momma finks a sibwin' wood be gud fur me - sumpup tu pway wif, 'sides hur (BOL), bud sumtimes I r more dan Momma can handle an' hur finks it wood nod be such a gud idea, wite now, at weast.

Dere r all kindza junk tu consider afore bwingin' anuber pup intu da pack, bud we kno' yur pawents r bery smart, Meeko. Dem choosed yu, wite??
Barked by: Meeko (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 6:12 pm

Zaidie- Yes They are smart for choosing me. Mom wishes they would have gotten my sister too. She was black and white but looked a lot like me otherwise. Then we could have grown up together. Oh well wasn't meant to be. We think if its maeant to be we will know it.

Thanks for your comments :)
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 8:59 pm

We too were thinking along those lines once or twice, but it didn't work for a lot of reasons...
A long time ago, I did not get along with my doggy cousin at all, we fought, though we were 2 males, and less then 3 months old, even. OMD! It took almost 2 years of long visits before we wouldn't fight...and even now we are not fed together, or playing with edible toys, like chewies and such. We both seem to do resource guarding.
However I do seem to get long well with other dogs that visit in my yard, male and females; all neutered...

I think its a personality thing, and the pups need to be seen together to make a decision.

Ponder it well, and have fun dog so!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

June 29th 2013 at 9:00 pm

Dogretary meant 'have fun doing so', BOL!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

June 30th 2013 at 3:09 am

Me and Finley are both girls and we gets along ok. But I did growl her a lot when she was new here, BOL!
Barked by: Fitzcairn (Dogster Member)

July 1st 2013 at 4:40 am

Do you go along to help them look for a dog? Maybe you could let them know which one you like. If it was our ma she'd probably go for the opposite sex.
Barked by: xena CGC (Dogster Member)

July 1st 2013 at 11:29 am

make sure you are in on picking a brother or sister.
are you at ease with them do you want a older sibling or do you want to be the older brother. look at all sizes of dogs do your cats have a say in choosing if so have your meanest and friendly meet it . THEM IN CARRIERS it is very important that they get a say. i had a dog loose an eye because the cat i had at the time did not want that dog in the house.she liked all other dogs in the neighborhood.T
Barked by: Meeko (Dogster Member)

July 3rd 2013 at 7:54 pm

Thank you Xena! I appreciate your advise. I am thinking an older female sibling possibly. Definitely not rushing into anything as we want to make sure its best for all of us.


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