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    Thanks so much for the information you have provided. I've thought about another breed for a while!
    Thanks for informing me about the Doberman health issues. Which other breeds could you possibly recommend?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by searchingforanswers View Post
    Thanks so much for the information you have provided. I've thought about another breed for a while!
    Thanks for informing me about the Doberman health issues. Which other breeds could you possibly recommend?

    Thanks
    Well as far as I'm concerned, if you have the time and you buy from the right lines, there is no dog better than a Dobermann or Dobermann cross (lol though of course I could be biased...)
    My warning would only be to make sure that you are very selective about which dog you bring into your home. Truly I would advise this for any breed though - I just feel that with a powerful breed like a Dobermann, well there can be a lot at stake. I would recommend trying to choose a dog that would get along well with the rest of your family, but given that your dog is still a puppy, it would be hard to know what she will be like when she matures. My dog has a couple of GSD friends and they play very well together so there's no reason why a Dobermann couldn't be the right dog, but it's a big commitment (10+ years) so you want to make sure you get it right.

    I would just wait until your current dog is a bit older and well-trained. My dog is now 3.5 and he can help me train new dogs incredibly quickly. Dogs learn quickly from humans but not as fast as they do from other dogs. Basic commands, toilet training etc it's all easier when you another dog who already knows the deal that they can emulate. And believe me, they will learn from your other dog almost inevitably so you just want to make sure they're learning the right stuff.
    Your dog will also reveal more of her personality as she matures. For example, whilst my dog is fine in a dog park, there are not many dogs that he would want to live with but I can pick the ones he will almost instantly these days. When he was a puppy he loved everybody.

    My dog enjoys playing with other dogs, but I have learned that actually he prefers to be an only dog. Not all dogs want to have other canine companions, you may find that they appreciate having you to themselves.

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    It is always about how much socialising a young pup gets. Lots of controlled meeting other dogs at an early age, such as at an obedience club puppy class is essential, and sadly so many times not done.

    I absolutely believe it would be just fine having a GSD and Dobermann living together, so long as the right thing is done with the socialising and training at a young age.

    However, I have to ask, the prevailing opinion through all the replies to your Op is that you should not consider taking on another pup until your GSD is a lot older, so why are you still asking if you should be considering another pup?
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    What other breed would go with a active dog?
    any dog basically.
    But if your dogs get too rough with each other, the larger breed will take more physical zoomy attacks than say a dainty one.

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