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|I have an 8 yr old male (neutered) Akita who is pretty easy-going and generally non-aggressive, unless the other dog gets aggressive with him (the only problem we've had with him is with the neighbors Chihuahuas, but they are nasty to everything, including their owner). Keyser is also wonderful with my 6 yr old son, but he generally doesn't play. So, I'd like to get puppy that would play with my son more. Another Akita has been vetoed by others in the house, so I'm doing some research on breeds that are playful, non-aggressive and that might mesh with an older Akita.
Any ideas? I also need opinions on whether I should go female or male. There is another female in the house, but because she's a small, yapping, aggressive Pomeranian mix, we keep her and Keyser seperate. I'd like the puppy to get along with her too, but its more important for the pup and my Akita to live peacefully.
Would you go male or female? I'm hestiant about female because every female we've ever had has been dominant and aggressive, even after spaying. My male Akita was raised with a very dominant, aggressive female who had to be put down 4 yrs ago. He was perfectly happy playing rough with her, but I think a mellow, submissive dog would be best. i know this depends on the individual pup, rather than the breed.
Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions on breed and whether male or female would be better, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Breeds we are considering so far: Labradoodle, Black Lab, Golden Retriever, Sampyed- my choice so far
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