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    We are getting a new pup.py, a baby brother or sister for Jeb. Any thoughts on whether a female or another male would be best?
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    When we decided to get a playmate for Abby, we opted for a young adult dog and crossed our fingers. We went to look at a choc. female and a yellow male in the same family. We took Abby with us. She wouldn't have much to do with the female but 10 mins. after meeting the male, they were off and running. They've been joined at the hip ever since.

    When Abby was a puppy, she was "big-brothered" by our then 7 y/o male golden ret. (RIP). They got along really well even when she chewed, sat or slept on him.


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    I won't be the first here to say that it depends more on the temperament of the individual dogs than their gender.

    That said, we have a male (older) and a female (younger) and they have always gotten along brilliantly. But there are plenty here who have two or more of each and who get along great.

    A more important question might be do you want to deal with the potentially more complicated spay surgery vs. relatively simple neutering surgery? Again, many people have had no problems with their females being spayed (Chamois had a tough recovery and herniated her scar), as well as those whose male dogs had trouble with neutering. However, most vets will tell you a spay is much more complicated, bigger surgery and takes a bit more attention and care during the recovery.

    Either way, good luck with the new addition.

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    A female. Helen's females are more laid back and quiet. That would be an excellent compliment for Jeb

    I'm glad Jerome said yes!!!

    I saw the pups last Thursday, at 2 days old. They are super sweet and I'm sure will be great dogs, another Amy and Tar breeding

    More importantly, are you going with yellow or black and what are you naming him/her. There is only one yellow female.... better put your dibs in now if you want it
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    We've decided to get another male. He will be a full brother to Jeb. They were born on 9/10/09. We need suggestions for introducing the new pup to his big brother. He will be crate-trained. Jeb is very good-natured with all dogs, even the not-so-nice ones.
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    9/10 is an awesome birthday, its mine and I shared it with Oona.

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    Congratulations! I would love to get another puppy, but we have decided to wait until Bauer is 3. How exciting, and don't sweat the intro. The dogs will figure it out.
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    You won't have a problem with Jeb. He gets along with everybody

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    You should be just fine. Males mostly get along with everybody. It's when you bring two females together that I've heard you need to be careful.

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