Adopting another doggy? Question?

We really want to adopt another dog and this time a German Shepherd (preferably puppy).


Thing is, we already have a 1yr old Yorkie (Luigi), and I am so scared that he is not going to adjust well to a hyper puppy that is bigger than him. He is +/- 3kg's and really didnt do well with getting knocked around by my sister boisterous labrador. Luigi kept going to bite him.


What do I do?


What breed would you recommend as a good companion for Luigi?

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 12:45 am
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FutureApostle
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I feel like most terriers can be a little territorial no matter what you bring home (thanks napolean complex) but Im a firm believer that if you throw them in with the mix, theyll all learn to survive.  The good thing about bringing a puppy home to another dog is that the other dog will definitely teach it manners... Im sure Luigi will take a number of good snaps at your new dog but often that works out well, especially by cutting a larger dog down to size :)  Good luck and please post pics whenever you make your decision!

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:31 am
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Introduce them slowly, and make it a positive experience for your yorkie. Give them treats for reacting positively to eachother. Gradually your dog will get better. My dogs are the same size and my older one still attacked my new puppy every once in a while when he got too hyper, they worked it out and now they are best friends.


My only suggestion would be to be very careful of the shepherd you adopt. The only way I can see this turning out bad is if you get an older shepherd that may have some serious behavioral issues, and react to the yorkie snapping at him. Puppy german sheps are awesome though. They take a lot of time and dedication to training, but once you get them trained they are fantastic dogs!

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 5:52 am
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Thanks ladies!

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm
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I've also heard that you should introduce them in a neutral place so they the dog you already own is less territorial.

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

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