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Old 10-19-2007, 06:19 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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My SO other plans to bring his full grown German Shepard to our new home to live sometime in the next year. I want to get a puppy, probably a small or medium size dog.

First question: what dog do you think would get along best with a German Shepard...Corgi, Beagle or Daschund?

Also, do you suggest get the puppy first and then bring the German Shepard or vice versa? I'm thinking the German Shepard is going to not be happy if we bring home a puppy one day but if there's one here already it might be ok. Currently she is staying with his mom and barks like crazy at all dogs and is territorial but sweet. Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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I imagine that the dachsund would be a good mix. All the dachsunds I had growing up thought they were big dogs, so they weren't intimidated by big dogs. Plus, they are usually sweet, too.

I understand your concern about bringing home a puppy to the dog. Because the German Shepherd is the dog that you are going to keep, I would let her decide if she likes and accepts a puppy instead of bringing her into a puppy's territory. Some dogs like each other right away, some have to learn to be accepting, and some clash. When we introduce a new animal to our family of pets, we always have a trial introduction. If it is obvious the dogs won't get along, we don't buy or adopt. Many good adoption facilities or breeders will support you in making sure that your GS can accept the puppy before you buy it or adopt it. Since the GS will be the most affected by this addition to your home, I'd let her decide who she can get along with and accept.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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A puppy would be submissive to the older dog so you shouldn't have a problem if it isn't too old. I brought a wiem(7mos) into my home with 5 other dogs and she is by far the biggest but is submissive to the one who is alpha. They all get along fine and play.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
 
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Good advice, thank you. I'm glad that the dachsund was mentioned because that's the one I'm leaning towards.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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We had a great big old male german shepherd, Bubba, when we brought home MolLeigh, our yorkie mix who was 3 lbs at 3 months old. MolLeigh just loved ol' Bubba. He was about 13 yrs old at the time. And he tolerated her just fine.

Our german shepherd, Myla, was brought home when she was 12 weeks old and she and MolLeigh (pronounced Molly) get along fine.

Yorkies are like doxy's, they do not fear large dogs.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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yorkies don't know they are small dogs to be sure. Mine will stand up to the weim which is funny since Gabby's (weim) head is bigger than Willie.
They are great little lap dogs and so easy to spoil.. not that mine is.. LOL
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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My SO other plans to bring his full grown German Shepard to our new home to live sometime in the next year. I want to get a puppy, probably a small or medium size dog.

First question: what dog do you think would get along best with a German Shepard...Corgi, Beagle or Daschund?

Also, do you suggest get the puppy first and then bring the German Shepard or vice versa? I'm thinking the German Shepard is going to not be happy if we bring home a puppy one day but if there's one here already it might be ok. Currently she is staying with his mom and barks like crazy at all dogs and is territorial but sweet. Thanks!
Dogs love puppies, are you kidding? She'll be thrilled.
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