Well, I have always had 4 or 5 dogs at a time. It is very hard for me to resist puppies! Most all my dogs,but 3 were females. Many people say that it is better to have 1 of each-but I have never had a problem. Whenever I have gotten a pup,I guess I have been very lucky because they have always welcomed it. The only factor that may have made a difference for me,is that they never were an "only child" and there was always more than one. It is hard to determine how she will accept a pup. One test would be to have another dog come to,and in your home with her, to see how your dog reacts.Some dogs do not accept another on "their turf". Several months ago I brought home a rescue little shaggy dog,and no one cared! Other people may have some good suggestions!