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    The boyfriend and I are quite keen to introduce a new canine addition to the mix. We are both interested in looking at rescue dogs. Was looking at petrescue.com and i was falling in love with every 2nd dog lol. Oskar is only a little tacker at the moment, and we don't want another puppy, I would like a dog in the age group of 12mths plus and another staffy x or purebred. It will be a female, desexed and as soon as Oskar is old enough, he will be getting the snip. Just curious, if anyone has rehomed an older dogwith a younger pup and also children (of the human kind)?

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    So great that you guys are looking into rescue pups!!
    First of all, you should be able to introduce an older dog with a younger pup at home... probably be easier than the other way around actually so there's a bonus! And the fact that you'll be having a boy/girl is good also.

    Not sure on how the kids will work but as always just introduce slowly and with supervision is always the best bet. Most rescue pups have personality assessments etc so just take your time in finding the right one... you'll know it when you meet them

    Goodluck!
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    Thanks Gemmie. Yeah I have been looking at the personality notes of a few different dogs, and I defo want to get a female dog this time round as I have read on several occasions that desexed male and females tend to get along better. I imagine two male dogs could get a tad heated. Oskar is a very placid though can be quite boisterous being so young still but I totally love him to bits, and we thought, well we have our pup, let's rescue a pooch. I have been looking at profiles to see if the dog would suit having a pooch playmate and if they are suitable for children. I am totally into staffies, and have seen some lovely girls. Naturally we would take the girls (humanoid chillies) and Oskar (canine chillie) to meet the prospective new member of the fam.

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    Our rescue dog probably should have not been rehomed in a house with kids because of her jumping. Which is taking much longer to fix than I thought. But we are very slowly getting there and I have no regrets.

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    I am a huge advocate for rescue pets. Most rescues will have a description of the personality and will say "great with other dogs, cats and children" or "very energetic dog, would be more suited to a family with children that are 12+"
    Luckily for you (very unfortunate for them) staffys and kelpies are the most often abandoned dog breeds so you will definately have your pick of the litter (pun)
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    well, I am not such a big kelpie fan, beautiful dogs but they are quite a ball of energy, more then staffies I reckon. But yes I agree, there seems to be a lot of staffy x and kelpie x dogs. I hve been looking on these rescue sites and you see these beautiful faces looking back at you and you just wanna yell at people...." desex your dog!!!!!!!!!!"

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