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    Hi everyone. I just wanted to get some input on knowing when the right time is to introduce a puppy. Cooper is now a little over a year old and loves other dogs and people. Our “breeder” recommended we purchase another puppy for him before he is 2 years old. Is that a hard and fast rule? I’m in Alaska so there are very few reputable breeders here, which means we’d have to go “outside” to bring home a puppy. We do however want to take our time and not rush into a breeder that we do not know. I guess my question is how long is too long to wait?

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    Default Re: Introducing a new littermate to an adult male

    Although I have no experience of more than one dog in the household, my guess is that there are no rules but that it depends on the dog and owner how that works out!


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    I have a two female english bulldogs 6yrs old and 1 yr old the oldest gets tired out by the youngest one then wants to sleep my youngest has lot of energy. Sometimes she ends up playing by herself. Im contemplating about getting a male but I know three will be alot of work

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    So I brought in Louie when Jax (French Bulldog) was 4 and it was not love at first site. Louie was full of energy and bugged Jax but Jax tolerated him. Jax is now 7 and Louie is 3. In January I brought home a puppy, Ella. She is quite energetic and will tire Louie out. Jax will play when he feels like it.

    I honestly don’t think there is a cutoff age as to when to bring another puppy home. It’s more dependent on the personalities of all dogs involved.


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    I just brought Jasper home a month ago, and I have a 5 year old bully, Sophie, who has always been very playful. My son and his dog, a rescue of unknown origin named King who is at least 5 live with us. Jasper wants to play all the time, and really likes to use his teeth! He is learning from King and Sophie when enough is enough. They take turns playing with Jasper, and sometimes they all three play together.

    It did take a few days for Sophie to learn not to play too rough, and King took about a week before he would tolerate Jasper.

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    I have 4.
    One was 11 when Bella came, one was 9 (the only male) and one was 8. (None of them are bulldogs)
    They all took to her pretty well. Actually the only male we had was the one we were worried about, but wouldn’t you know he is her favorite to play with!


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    My son has Bogey, who was 7 when they adopted Ruger at 8 weeks old. It was not love at first sight but my son did a great job of showering Bogey with lots of attention, making sure Ruger did not get overly "shark like" with him, and spent time with Bogey when Ruger was sleeping or crated. Just like you would do with an older child bringing home a new sibling. Bogey and Ruger are now inseparable and Bogey is very tolerant of Rugers puppy antics.
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    Default Re: Introducing a new littermate to an adult male

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod52 View Post
    I have a two female english bulldogs 6yrs old and 1 yr old the oldest gets tired out by the youngest one then wants to sleep my youngest has lot of energy. Sometimes she ends up playing by herself. Im contemplating about getting a male but I know three will be alot of work

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    OMG!! I just had my son's 2 bulldogs along with mine for 5 days. We are exhausted!! 3 dogs are nuts!! And they were good- just a lot of walking, tussling with toys, barking at nothing ( when one starts, the other 2 follow), and poop bags- went through a ton!! Hard to keep things neat and tidy with 3 dogs, my floors were a mess. And the hair- ohhhhh the hair!! I love them all, but 1 is enough!!!
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