|Barked: Sat Dec 16, '06 3:02pm PST |
|"On a side not, I love having 2 boys because when one goes potty the other goes right on top of them!"
Do whatever you want with age. I actually believe it's easier to adopt an adult. It is more difficult short-term, in that they all ready know who they are and everyone has to figure out their status right now. But then that's it. They do know who they are, and you won't be getting any surprises. A puppy may fit in easier for a while, but they are going to grow up. Then you have the whole process of them figuring out who they are, in addition to the rest of the pack adjusting.
Same with personality... You have to figure out how and if you want your dogs to interact. I do know people who have dogs that never see eachother. I think what it comes down to is, are you getting this dog because you want a certain type of dog, or because you generally want a playmate for your first dog?
If you're looking for a playmate, look to your first dog for answers. Aussies match Vance perfectly in playstyle, but he couldn't really care less about them. He prefers big, stocky gaurd dogs. Belle didn't care at all, as long as it was male and groveling. But if you want a certain type of dog for yourself, just go with it. Most of the time, pack mates come to love eachother. Even if it takes a while and they aren't really the best of friends, they are family.
Edited by author Sat Dec 16, '06 3:02pm PST
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